CLOSING SOON: ALB Firms to Watch (Indonesia) 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indonesia has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.

CLOSING SOON: ALB Asia 40 Under 40 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions for ALB Asia’s annual 40 Under 40 list, which profiles the most accomplished lawyers in Asia under 40 years of age, will be closing soon.

8th ALB Malaysia Law Awards celebrates legal industry’s luminaries

BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the Malaysia Law Awards, a virtual event held on July 22, honoured the work of the finest lawyers, firms and in-house teams in the country.

SG: Former family court judge joins CNPLaw as partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Daniel Koh, who recently as a retired judge of Singapore’s Family Justice Court, has joined local firm CNPLaw as a partner.

Ashurst bolsters R&I practice in Singapore with CC hire

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has hired Robert Child as a partner in its restructuring, insolvency and special situations practice in Singapore from Clifford Chance, where he practiced for more than a decade.

Latham advises on $453 mln Thailand-India power deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins has advised Thailand’s Global Renewable Synergy Company (GRSC) on its $453 million acquisition of a stake in Indian solar power company Avaada Energy.

Delhi: Another L&L lawyer rejoins firm

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s L&L Partners has welcomed back intellectual property expert Subhash Bhutoria as a partner in Delhi. Bhutoria, who was at L&L between 2015 and 2017, was most recently running his own practice.

Japan's Miura ramps up expansion with Nagoya office, Asia initiative

BY Aparna Sai |

Japanese law firm Miura & Partners (M&P) is set to open an office in the city of Nagoya, which will be the firm’s fifth since it was established in 2019. The firm currently has three offices in Tokyo and one in Hiroshima.

Law firm diversity chiefs gain numbers - and influence

BY Reuters |

As protests against racism swept across the United States last summer, big law firms were forced to reckon with inequality and diversity in their own ranks. In the year since, many of them revamped their management to increase focus on diversity, including by adding a once-rare role in the industry: chief diversity officer.

SG: Stephenson Harwood welcomes arbitration partner from K&S

BY Aparna Sai |

Stephenson Harwood has hired international arbitration expert Chris Bailey as a partner from King & Spalding. Bailey will initially be based in the London office, and later relocate to Singapore.

India: Saraf exits L&L following spat, announces 21-partner firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Mohit Saraf, an erstwhile equity partner of India’s L&L Partners, has left the firm and launched his own outfit. With offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, Saraf & Partners will have more than 85 lawyers, including 21 partners.

VIDEO: Are SPAC structures suitable for Indian companies?

BY Aparna Sai |

In recent times, the concept of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) has become popular in the Indian business environment. We talk to Akila Agrawal, partner & head, M&A at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas about whether SPAC listings are suitable for Indian companies, and the risks they need to be aware of.