Christopher & Lee Ong (CLO), Rajah & Tann Asia’s Malaysia member firm, has named Shanti Geoffrey as the co-head of its white-collar crime and investigations practice. Geoffrey was previously running her own firm, Shanti G and Co.
AZB & Partners has advised SLP Beta Cayman (Silver Lake) as one of the investors in Indian online learning platform Byju’s $1 billion fundraising round, which values the company at $15 billion.
Singapore law firm Quahe Woo & Palmer has added Melvin Lum as a director in its dispute resolution practice from Big Four firm WongPartnership, where he was a partner.
London-headquartered Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has expanded its private client offering in Hong Kong after hiring Ian Devereux as the head of that practice, and Silvia On as a partner. Both join from Stephenson Harwood, where they were partners.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Indian food delivery app Zomato on its proposed 82.5-billion-rupee ($1.11 billion) IPO on the NSE and BSE, with the lead managers being counselled by Latham & Watkins and IndusLaw.
Today’s in-house counsels is viewed as much more than a corporate lawyer. They have taken on greater responsibilities that now entail a mix of strategy and risk management and plays a pivotal role in corporate decision making. The current business climate and the COVID-19 crisis have further exacerbated this concept. More than ever, corporate boards and executive management teams rely on in-house counsels for astute leadership on a host of issues.
Weerawong C&P, Thailand’s second-largest firm, has expanded its international trade and WTO offering after merging with Apisith & Alliance, including its founder Apisith John Sutham.
Matthew Gearing QC, a former co-head of Allen & Overy’s global arbitration group, and a former chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is set to join Fountain Court Chambers on May 3.