Mishcon adds disputes partner to recently opened Singapore office

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Mishcon de Reya has hired disputes specialist Gavin Margetson as a partner in its recently opened Singapore office. He joins from local boutique Sharpe & Jagger.

SG: Oon & Bazul nabs corporate partner from RHT

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore law firm Oon & Bazul has added corporate specialist Ng Yi Wayn as a partner from local rival RHTLaw.

CCI Taking Strides Towards Penalising Individuals [Brought to you by Incisive Law]

BY Piyush Gupta |

In a recent development in India, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘CBDT’) has authorised the Indian tax authorities to share ‘relevant and precise’ information with the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’)[1].

E-Meetings – The New Normal [Brought to you by Chandler MHM]

BY Peangnate Sawatdipong, Panupan Udomsuvannakul, Sirawan Fuengfoosin |

The Covid-19 situation has accelerated digital transformation across the globe. Many organizations in Thailand, started to use e-meetings as an alternative to physical meetings during the early stages of the spread of Covid-19 in order to reduce face-to-face contact. The use of e-meetings was further accelerated by city lockdowns, travel bans and implementation of work from home procedures.

Is Singapore’s VCC a potential game changer? [Brought to you by Ocorian]

BY Jay Moghe |

The introduction of Singapore’s new Variable Capital Company (VCC) provides clear opportunities for investment fund structuring and domiciliation, explains Jay Moghe, Head of Asia Pacific Sales and Business Development at Ocorian, a global leader in corporate and fiduciary services, fund administration and capital markets.

Former SH litigators set up disputes boutique in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Malcolm Kemp and Yeeling Wan, former partners of Stephenson Harwood, have established a boutique firm in Hong Kong called MB Kemp that specialises in dispute resolution and insolvency work.

ALB Conversations: Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal, Decathlon Sports India

BY Aparna Sai |

Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal at Decathlon Sports India, talks about why managing people is always a learning curve, how comfort leads to confidence, and the need for legal professionals to keep it simple.

AZB, Links, CAM, K&S, Trilegal involved in $980 mln India-Japan energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners and Linklaters have advised Japanese financial services group Orix on its $980 million investment in India’s Greenko Energy Holdings (GEH), which was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and King & Spalding.

K&S snaps up Shearman energy duo

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm King & Spalding has strengthened its Singapore office with the hire of energy partners Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy from Shearman & Sterling. Clancy will relocate to Tokyo shortly.

SG: Rajah & Tann welcomes private wealth lawyer from offshore firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has hired private-wealth specialist Craig Paynter as a partner from offshore law firm Bedell Cristin, where he was senior associate.

COVID-19: the perfect storm for white-collar crime [Brought to you by Perun Consultants]

BY Gwynn Hopkins |

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed many aspects of our lives, from the way we work to how we live. And in doing so it’s given rise to an increase in fraud.

Freshfields, Sidley, STB advise on Yum China’s $2.2 bln HK secondary listing

BY Aparna Sai |

Sidley Austin has advised Yum China Holdings on its HK$17.3 billion ($2.2 billion) secondary listing on the mainboard of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sole sponsor, underwriters, joint global coordinators and bookrunners.