SG: Rajah & Tann adds partner from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has welcomed corporate specialist Raymond Tong as a partner from Clifford Chance, where he spent more than 10 years.

HFW snaps up second Reed Smith Singapore partner this year

BY Aparna Sai |

HFW has grown its Singapore energy and resources practice with the addition of Dan Perera as a partner from Reed Smith.

SG: RHTLaw launches transportation group with hire from Ince

BY Aparna Sai |

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.  

‘The nature of the profession will change’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

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.’

Singapore’s Virtual Bank Licences Could Provide Template for SE Asian Region

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

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.

SPB gets maritime heft in Singapore with key hire from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Penningtons expands in Singapore with WFW hire

BY Aparna Sai |

U.K. firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has added corporate lawyer Nick Dingemans as a partner in Singapore from Watson Farley & Williams.

In conversation with Francis Xavier SC –One of ALB’s Top 15 Litigators in Asia [Brought to you by Rajah & Tann]

BY Asian Legal Business |

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.

CAM latest Indian firm to open SG representative office: reports

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s largest firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), will be opening a representative office in Singapore on Feb. 12, according to media reports.

One more departure for BCLP in Singapore as K&L snaps up partner

BY Aparna Sai |

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).

SG: Latham projects practice witnesses another departure

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has added project finance expert Andrew Roche as a partner in Singapore from Latham & Watkins.

Singapore: CMS Holborn hires former CC counsel as banking head

BY Aparna Sai |

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.