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.

Q&A: Charting a New Course

by Sarah Wong |

After spending 15 years or more at Singapore’s domestic legal giant Rajah & Tann, disputes specialists Danny Ong and Wern-Jhien Yam decided to break away to blaze their own trail. The duo founded Setia Law, which prides itself as innovative and solutions-driven while boasting expertise in crypto disputes and restructuring.

Singapore: Clyde taps HFW for aviation expert

by Mari Iwata |

UK law firm Clyde & Co has hired aviation specialist Terence Liew as a partner in Singapore from Holman Fenwick Willan.

Squire Patton Boggs adds K&L Gates global energy co-head in Singapore

by Reuters |

International law firm Squire Patton Boggs said on Tuesday it has hired partner Lian Yok Tan for its energy and infrastructure practice in Singapore.

Allen & Overy adds M&A partner pair from Baker McKenzie in Singapore

by Reuters |

Law firm Allen & Overy said Tuesday that it has hired equity capital markets and public M&A lawyers Kenny Kwan and Caryn Ng as partners in Singapore from Baker McKenzie.

South Korea’s Shin & Kim opens office in Singapore

by Mari Iwata |

South Korean Big Six law firm Shin & Kim has established an office in Singapore, its sixth internationally, and fourth in the ASEAN region.

Portuguese firm Morais Leitão to open office in Singapore

by Mari Iwata |

Lisbon-headquartered law firm Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, is set to open a new office in Singapore as it eyes the growing renewable energy sector in Asia, as well as rising legal demand from Asian investments in Africa.

JSA, Trilegal, SAM, AZB advise on $2 bln India-Singapore healthcare deal

by Mari Iwata |

J Sagar Associates has represented Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek on its acquisition of an additional 41 percent stake in Indian hospital chain Manipal Health Enterprises from investors, including U.S. PE firm TPG, which was advised by AZB & Partners, and NIIF, which was counseled by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Trilegal represented Manipal Health.

Singapore’s RHT welcomes back real estate partner from Drew

by Mari Iwata |

Singapore law firm RHTLaw Asia has welcomed back real estate specialist Yeong Wai Cheong as a partner from Drew & Napier.

Singapore’s JTJB welcomes corporate expert from Oon & Bazul

by Mari Iwata |

Singapore law firm Joseph Tan Jude Benny (JTJB) has hired corporate lawyer Ting Chi Yen as a partner from Oon & Bazul.