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.

Q&A: Shamar Ennis, Walkers

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Shamar Ennis, a Hong Kong-based partner in the Global Finance and Corporate Group of offshore law firm Walkers, recently relocated from the firm’s Caymans office. She speaks to ALB about her plans for the region, trends we can expect to see this year, and why she’s happy to be back in Hong Kong.

Former Dorsey partner launches HK boutique

BY Aparna Sai |

David Cameron, a former partner at the U.S. law firm Dorsey & Whitney, has set up a boutique firm in Hong Kong called David Cameron Law Office.

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.

AZB leads on $430 mln India telecom deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners has advised Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel on the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in its direct-to-home (DTH) television arm for $430 million from Lion Meadow Investment, an affiliate of U.S. private equity company Warburg Pincus.

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.  

Axiom Solidifies Industry Leadership With Best Legal Service of the Year Award [Brought to you by Axiom]

BY Axiom |

The new award underscores the global company’s success in becoming the world’s largest alternative legal services specialist and bridging gaps in legal talent and knowledge in the Asia Pacific region.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Employer of Choice 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.

CLOSING SOON: ALB IP Rankings 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions are now open for the ALB 2021 Intellectual Property Rankings. The rankings will be published in the May issues of ALB Asia and ALB China.