Two more SH partners move to Hong Kong boutique MB Kemp

BY Aparna Sai |

Voon Keat Lai, managing partner for Greater China, and partner Ivy Wong have left Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong to join local boutique MB Kemp, which was set up in September by two other former partners of the UK firm.

Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 Litigators

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Asia’s Top 15 Litigators.

5th ALB Philippine Law Awards celebrates legal luminaries

BY Aparna Sai |

The fifth edition of the Philippine Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 20, showcased the work of the finest lawyers, firms, in-house teams and legal work in the country.

8th ALB Korea Law Awards honours legal industry’s achievers

BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 12, honoured the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.

Hong Kong plans to shorten IPO settlement time to one day

BY Reuters |

Hong Kong plans to shorten the time lag between an initial public offering (IPO) being priced and when the company’s shares start trading to as little as one day from the current average of more than five.

ALB Conversations: Kyuchul Lee, managing partner, DR & AJU

BY Aparna Sai |

Kyuchul Lee, managing partner of Korea’s DR & AJU, talks to ALB about why he feels the country’s legal industry is declining, his goal of getting his firm to the 100-bilion-won club, and the three key qualities he looks for in potential hires.

Ex-DWF SG partner duo find new homes at CMS, Hill Dickinson

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Babita Ambekar and Jonathan Goacher, former partners at London-listed firm DWF’s soon-to-be closed Singapore office, have joined CMS and Hill Dickinson, respectively.

Walkers’ Bermuda Calling [Brought to you by Walkers]

BY Asian Legal Business |

Walkers' Andy Randall, Nicholas Davies, Rupen Shah, and Joanne Collett speak to ALB about the firm's recent developments and its entrance into the Bermuda legal market.

HK: DLA real estate partner rejoins firm from Ropes

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

DLA Piper has welcomed back real estate Ed Sheremeta as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where he spent nearly six years.

India’s Link Legal in tie-up with compliance firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Link Legal India Law Services has merged with SD Services, a compliance and litigation firm based in Chennai

Chandler, CC advise on Vietnam’s first certified green loan

BY Aparna Sai |

Thailand’s Chandler MHM has advised Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company (Phu Yen JSC) on a $186 million loan to develop and operate a 257MW solar power plant in Hoa Hoi, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam, with Clifford Chance representing the lenders.

Asia Deals: Week of November 16

BY Rowena Muñiz |

O’Melveny on GDS Holdings' $1.67 bln HK secondary listing, Allen & Gledhill on Frasers' $990 mln deal, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.