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.
Latham & Watkins has advised Southeast Asian online realty company PropertyGuru on its planned $431 million New York listing via merger with blank-check firm Bridgetown 2, which was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.
The scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) has dropped its $1 billion civil lawsuit against its former law firm Wong & Partners and the head of its corporate practice, Brian Chia, over losses suffered by the fund, media reports said.
Skadden has advised Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate Axiata Group on the $15 billion merger of its mobile subsidiary Axiata with rival Digi.com, which was represented by Ashurst. Allen & Overy advised Digi’s parent company, Norway’s Telenor.
The eighth edition of the Malaysia Law Awards, a virtual event held on July 22, honoured the work of the finest lawyers, firms and in-house teams in the country.
Daniel Koh, who recently as a retired judge of Singapore’s Family Justice Court, has joined local firm CNPLaw as a partner.
UK firm Ashurst has hired Robert Child as a partner in its restructuring, insolvency and special situations practice in Singapore from Clifford Chance, where he practiced for more than a decade.