HFW hires former Reed Smith Singapore MP

BY Aparna Sai |

Peter Zaman, formerly the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office, has joined HFW as a senior partner.

Former Shearman investment funds specialist joins Cooley in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has hired fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.

Latham stars in $420 mln Philippine thermal energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its proposed 20 billion Philippine peso ($420 million) acquisition of a stake in AC Energy Philippines.

State of the Market: Hong Kong and Singapore

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As a pandemic year winds to a close, businesses in Asia are hopeful that 2021 will be a year of recovery and possibility. With a vaccine on the horizon and talk of borders reopening, the picture is remarkably brighter than it was just a few months ago.

Withers banking duo joins Singapore’s Harry Elias

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s Harry Elias Partnership has hired banking and finance specialists Pearl Lim and Chan Wai Chong as partners from Withers.

Rajah & Tann launches ESG sustainability practice

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has launched a sustainability practice for environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance in the region.

Rajah & Tann tech arm launches cybersecurity platform

BY Aparna Sai |

Rajah & Tann Technologies (RTTech), a unit of Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann, has joined with cybersecurity service provider Resolvo Systems to establish a platform called Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity (RTCyber).

SG: Latham counsel duo join White & Case as projects partners

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has hired Tim Fourteau and Jamie Franklin as partners in Singapore from Latham & Watkins, where they were both counsel.

Bakers adds local principal in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Singapore, has hired disputes specialist Emmanuel Chua as a local principal. Chua joins from energy corporation Chevron, where he held an in-house role.

Singapore: ZICO Insights Law launches disputes practice with new hire

BY Aparna Sai |

ZICO Insights Law, the ZICO Law network’s Singapore firm, has established a disputes practice after hired Cheryl Ng as a director. Ng previous managed her own disputes practice at boutique Intelleigen Legal.

Singapore’s Oon & Bazul rare firm to make non-lawyer equity partner

BY Aparna Sai |

In an unprecedented move, Singapore’s Oon & Bazul has made Abdul Malik, a non-lawyer, an equity partner of the firm.

Dentons Rodyk gets new MP as Jeyaretnam is named judicial commissioner

BY Aparna Sai |

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson, the Singapore law firm of Dentons, has appointed Gerald Singham as its next managing partner. He will replace Philip Jeyaretnam SC, who has been appointed as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore.