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U.S. firm King & Spalding has strengthened its Singapore office with the hire of energy partners Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy from Shearman & Sterling. Clancy will relocate to Tokyo shortly.
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Shearman & Sterling has hired finance specialist Gary Hamp as a partner in London from Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong.
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Baker McKenzie has appointed leveraged finance specialist Kenneth Ching as a partner in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.
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Shearman & Sterling and Bangkok-based The Capital Law Office have advised Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation (CRC) on its 78.1 billion baht ($2.6 billion) initial public offering, with Allen & Overy advising the joint managers.
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SoftBank Corp has announced plans to merge internet subsidiary Yahoo Japan with Korean messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech group, as it strives to compete more effectively with local rival Rakuten and U.S. tech powerhouses.
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Shearman & Sterling has appointed Max Hua as a partner in its capital markets practice in Hong Kong from PRC firm Haiwen & Partners.
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In an increasingly digitized economy, flexible working is growing common across the board.
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Allen & Overy has welcomed back capital markets specialist Felipe Duque as a partner in Singapore from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.
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U.S. law firm Shearman & Sterling has opened an office in Seoul, headed by project finance partner Anna Chung. The team also includes counsel Scott Baggett and an associate.
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Shearman & Sterling has expanded in Tokyo with the hire of Karl Pires as an M&A partner from White & Case.