Georgian billionaire wins $926 million from Credit Suisse after fraud

by Reuters |

Credit Suisse was ordered to pay $926 million to Georgia's former prime minister on Friday for losing part of his fortune in a Singapore court ruling that represents one of the biggest legal awards made against the bank.

Stephenson Harwood lands Hill Dickinson’s former Asia regulatory head

by Mari Iwata |

Stephenson Harwood has hired Jonathan Goacher, the former head of regulatory for Asia at Hill Dickinson, as a partner in Singapore.

Linklaters makes corporate hire in Tokyo from N&A

by Mari Iwata |

Linklaters has welcomed M&A lawyer Yoshiyuki Asaoka as a partner in Tokyo from Nishimura & Asahi.

White & Case Singapore M&A partner moves to Freshfields

by Mari Iwata |

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired M&A lawyer Jon Bowden as a partner in Singapore from the U.S. law firm White & Case.

Shearman, Kirkland, MoFo advise on Softbank’s sale of U.S. fund to Mubadala

by Mari Iwata |

Shearman & Sterling has advised Abu Dhabi's sovereign weal fund Mubadala Investment on its acquisition of a majority stake in U.S. asset manager Fortress Investment Group from Japan's SoftBank Group, which turned to Morrison Foerster for counsel. Kirkland & Ellis represented Fortress.

Nishimura, AMT advising on SBI’s $1.1 bln takeover bid for Shinsei Bank

by Mari Iwata |

Nishimura & Asahi is advising Japanese investment company SBI Holdings on its 154 billion yen ($1.12 billion) takeover bid for its unit SBI Shinsei Bank, which is being represented by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune.

India’s IndusLaw adds partners from SAM, Tatva

by Mari Iwata |

Indian law firm IndusLaw has hired disputes lawyer Suadat Ahmad Kirmani and banking expert Pritha Chatterjee as partners from Tatva Legal and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, respectively.

Khaitan, SAM, Trilegal act on $1.4 bln India real estate deal

by Mari Iwata |

Khaitan & Co has advised Brookfield Asset Management on its $1.4 billion sale of two commercial properties in India to a partnership between its locally listed REIT Brookfield India, represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, counselled by Trilegal.

India’s Goswami & Nigam opens Dubai office

by Mari Iwata |

Indian boutique law firm Goswami & Nigam has opened an office in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, in a bid to cater to clients in the UAE and the wider Middle East region.

Ashurst adds 4 partners in Asia, including 3 from Shearman

by Mari Iwata |

UK-headquartered law firm Ashurst has hired four partners in Singapore and Seoul. Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli and Scott Baggett (Singapore), and Anna Chung (Seoul) join from Shearman & Sterling, while Lawrence Jhe (also Seoul) joins from Kim, Chang & Lee.

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