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With COVID-19 travel restrictions expected to hold firm for the next few months at least, lawyers are continuing to rely on remote working practices. In the field of arbitration, this adjustment has been rather smooth, as the pandemic accelerates trends already in process, but Francis Xavier SC, regional head of the dispute resolution group at Rajah & Tann and the immediate past president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), says that this also comes with risks.
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In another sign of the increasing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) in the legal industry, Indian law firm Dhir & Dhir Associates has launched an ESG practice.
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Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has welcomed corporate specialist Raymond Tong as a partner from Clifford Chance, where he spent more than 10 years.
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Two discernible trends include the greater willingness of commercial parties in the region to employ Singapore law as the governing law of their mercantile arrangements and to designate the Singapore International Commercial Court as the forum for dispute resolution.
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Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has launched a sustainability practice for environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance in the region.
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Rajah & Tann Technologies (RTTech), a unit of Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann, has joined with cybersecurity service provider Resolvo Systems to establish a platform called Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity (RTCyber).
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With a most unique year winding to a close, law firm leaders in Singapore look back on some of the lessons they learnt, and also the ways they put both clients and employees in focus during a difficult time.
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Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has hired private-wealth specialist Craig Paynter as a partner from offshore law firm Bedell Cristin, where he was senior associate.
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Cavenagh Law, the Singapore formal law alliance of Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, has appointed Paul Tan as a partner in its cross-border litigation practice from Big Four firm Rajah & Tann. He will officially start on Sept. 1.
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Rajah & Tann Asia, the legal network led by Singapore’s Rajah & Tann, has released a platform that enables clients to remotely generate and digitally sign contracts from any device in real-time.