Hogan Lovells boosts India focus with key hire from SPB

BY Aparna Sai |

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, Skadden act on PropertyGuru’s $431 mln SPAC listing

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​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.

Former Khaitan lawyers open boutique firm in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.

Malaysia: 1MDB drops $1 bln lawsuit against Bakers, corporate head

BY Aparna Sai |

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, Ashurst, A&O advise on $15 bln Malaysian telecom mega-merger

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Offshore firm Forbes Hare opens HK office

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Forbes Hare, which provides BVI and Cayman Islands legal services, has opened a new office in Hong Kong.

CLOSING SOON: ALB Firms to Watch (Indonesia) 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indonesia has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.

CLOSING SOON: ALB Asia 40 Under 40 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions for ALB Asia’s annual 40 Under 40 list, which profiles the most accomplished lawyers in Asia under 40 years of age, will be closing soon.

Asia Appointments: Week of July 26

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Hogan Lovells bolsters SG office India practice, Kirkland nabs Greater China real estate head from Paul Hastings, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

8th ALB Malaysia Law Awards celebrates legal industry’s luminaries

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

SG: Former family court judge joins CNPLaw as partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Daniel Koh, who recently as a retired judge of Singapore’s Family Justice Court, has joined local firm CNPLaw as a partner.

Ashurst bolsters R&I practice in Singapore with CC hire

BY Aparna Sai |

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.