Malaysia’s Skrine builds Islamic finance capabilities with partner duo

BY Aparna Sai |

Malaysian law firm Skrine has hired Islamic finance lawyers Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Hafidah Aman Hashim as partners in Kuala Lumpur from Mohamed Ridza & Co.

Clyde adds disputes heft in HK with Eversheds partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Disputes expert Rachael Shek has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in Hong Kong from Eversheds Sutherland.

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.

Former Kirkland HK partner joins Sidley after four-year break

BY Aparna Sai |

Sidley Austin has expanded its corporate and finance practice in Hong Kong with the hire of capital markets specialist Dominic Tsun as a senior project manager.

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.  

India’s Link Legal adds partners in Bengaluru, Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm Link Legal has hired three new partners: Aditya K Singh and Gaurav Sahay join from HSA Advocates, and Ketan Mukhija joins from P&A Law Offices.

Paul Hastings adds corporate partner in Seoul from Greenberg Traurig

BY Aparna Sai |

Paul Hastings has hired corporate expert Iksoo Kim as a partner in its securities and capital markets group in Seoul from Greenberg Traurig.

Asia Appointments: Week of February 15

BY Rowena Muñiz |

K&L Gates nabs corporate partner from BCLP, King & Spalding grows oil and gas practice from Baker Botts, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

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.

Mayer Brown closes Bangkok office, partner-in-charge joins Hunton Andrews Kurth

BY Aparna Sai |

Mayer Brown has closed its office in Bangkok, and the office partner-in-charge, Maythawee Sarathai, has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth as a partner.

HK: K&S snaps up Baker Botts’ China partner-in-charge

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm King & Spalding has hired Michael E. Arruda as a senior counsel in Hong Kong from Baker Botts, where he was partner-in-charge of the firm’ Beijing and Hong Kong offices.