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While law firms weren’t caught completely off-guard by the COVID-19 pandemic, its extended duration has caused many to rethink how they are delivering services to clients, in addition to making the most of their remote workforce. While the past 18 months have brought both challenges as well as more pleasant discoveries, lawyers can agree that how they work has changed permanently.
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Squire Patton Boggs has hired commodities lawyers Ivan Chia and Hazel Brewers as partners from HFW in Singapore and Brisbane, respectively.
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Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) has hired three more lawyers from Squire Patton Boggs to its recently launched Singapore office, including partner Alfred Chia.
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Hogan Lovells has hired Biswajit Chatterjee as a partner in Singapore from Squire Patton Boggs, where he was co-chair of the firm's India practice and head of the Southeast Asia corporate practice.
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Khaitan & Co has advised India’s Bank of Baroda on its 45-billion-rupee ($622 million) qualified institutional placement (QIP), with Trilegal and Squire Patton Boggs representing the bookrunning lead managers.
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Squire Patton Boggs and Crawford Bayley & Co have represented India on the $762 million sale of its stake in Tata Communications (TCL), which was advised by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Khaitan & Co counselled the brokers.
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Squire Patton Boggs has added veteran disputes lawyer Rodman Bundy as a senior partner in Singapore from Eversheds Sutherland, where he was head of public international law and co-head of the arbitration practice in the city-state.
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Squire Patton Boggs has hired Kate Sherrard as a partner in Singapore from Clifford Chance, where she was previously head of that firm’s Asia-Pacific maritime and offshore group.
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Squire Patton Boggs has launched a global commodities and shipping group after hiring partners Barry Stimpson and Jessica Kenworthy in Singapore from Reed Smith.
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King & Spalding has hired arbitration specialist Peter Chow as a partner in its Singapore office from Squire Patton Boggs, where he led the firm’s international dispute resolution practice for the Asia-Pacific.