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UK firm Ashurst has strengthened its global markets practice with the hire of Jessica Li as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy, where she was a counsel.
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UK firm Ashurst has hired Alexander Dmitrenko as a partner in Tokyo from Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was head of Asia sanctions.
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Latham & Watkins is advising Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) on the proposed privatisation of its Hong Kong-listed arm, CP Pokphand (CPP), with Ashurst advising a shareholder, Japan’s Itochu.
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This year, Ashurst joined the cohort of law firms establishing consulting businesses, citing client demand for legal-led consultancy services. Jamie Ng, global head of Ashurst Consulting, says the operation has already experienced rapid growth as it looks to reimagine the business of law.
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Oentoeng Suria & Partners (OSP), Ashurst’s associate firm in Indonesia, has hired Dion Alfadya as a partner in Jakarta from Ginting & Reksodiputro, which operates in association with Allen & Overy.
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Norton Rose Fulbright has recruited Andrew Digges as a partner in Singapore from Ashurst.
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Skadden has advised Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate Axiata Group on the $15 billion merger of its mobile subsidiary Axiata with rival Digi.com, which was represented by Ashurst. Allen & Overy advised Digi’s parent company, Norway’s Telenor.
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UK firm Ashurst has hired Robert Child as a partner in its restructuring, insolvency and special situations practice in Singapore from Clifford Chance, where he practiced for more than a decade.
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CMS has recruited finance expert Christopher Whiteley as a partner in Hong Kong from Ashurst, where he spent 15 years. At his new firm, Whiteley will help establish a capital markets and derivatives practice.
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UK firm Ashurst has added project finance expert Andrew Roche as a partner in Singapore from Latham & Watkins.