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With technology usage ramped up by the global COVID-19 pandemic, forward-thinking law firms are increasingly looking to invest in smart technology solutions that enable their lawyers to thrive, regardless of physical location. Whether firms want to attract top talent with flexibility, work more collaboratively as an organisation, or offer clients a more sophisticated experience, post-pandemic, decisions makers are taking a strategic approach into 2021.
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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW), Allen & Overy and Dechert advised the Ayala Land-backed AREIT on its $276.65 million IPO, with Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices and Latham & Watkins representing the lead managers and book runners.
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The Singapore office of Dechert has added projects and commercial lawyer Maria Tan Pedersen as a partner from Jones Day, where she headed that firm’s Philippines practice.
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Dechert has hired litigator Maria Sit as a partner in Hong Kong from Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she was a counsel.
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Kareena Teh, a former senior partner at Dechert, has joined EY’s Hong Kong member firm, LC lawyers, along with two other associates, as the Big Four accounting firm expands its legal presence in the Asian hub.
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Dechert has hired corporate partner Siew Kam Boon in Singapore from K&L Gates.
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U.S.-headquartered Dechert has added funds partner Michael P. Wong in Hong Kong from K&L Gates.
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Dechert has advised Singapore-based private equity firm SilkRoad Property Partners on the final close of its latest real estate fund, SilkRoad Asia Value Partners.
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Dechert has expanded in the Middle East after forming an association in Saudi Arabia with the law firm of Hassan Mahassni. It is the firm’s second office in the region after Dubai.
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Dentons has advised the Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) on its debut issuance of $1 billion notes, with Dechert counseling the joint lead managers.