HFW has grown its Singapore energy and resources practice with the addition of Dan Perera as a partner from Reed Smith.
Singapore’s RHTLaw has established a transportation and logistics industry group after hiring Piyush Gupta as a partner from Ince, where he was the firm’s aviation and competition head in the city-state.
Yihan Goh, dean of the Singapore Management University School of Law, was recently appointed as a senior counsel. He spoke to ALB about how the pandemic is impacting legal education, and what he and his team are doing to build the ‘law school of the future.’
Virtual bank licences have been something of a work in progress in Singapore over the past few years, and despite the pandemic, this process has remained on track. In June last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) shortlisted 14 contenders “eligible for next stage of assessment,” and by December, the city-state had approved four digital bank licences.
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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Two discernible trends include the greater willingness of commercial parties in the region to employ Singapore law as the governing law of their mercantile arrangements and to designate the Singapore International Commercial Court as the forum for dispute resolution.
India’s largest firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), will be opening a representative office in Singapore on Feb. 12, according to media reports.
K&L Gates Straits Law, the Singapore office of K&L Gates, has added Marius Toime as a corporate partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP).
UK firm Ashurst has added project finance expert Andrew Roche as a partner in Singapore from Latham & Watkins.
CMS Holborn Asia, the Singapore foreign law alliance (FLA) of CMS, has hired Daniel Tan as the head of its banking and finance practice. Tan was earlier a counsel at Clifford Chance.