CAM opens new office in India’s GIFT City

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), is set to open an office in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).

IndusLaw hires fourth partner in Delhi this year

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has added yet another partner in Delhi, with the hire of employment law specialist Vaibhav Bhardwaj, who joins from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

Malaysia’s CLO hires white collar crime, investigations practice co-head

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Bakers adds principal in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the Singapore firm of Baker McKenzie, has hired Kay Moon as principal in Singapore from Linklaters, where she worked for more than 10 years in London and Hong Kong.

India: AZB acts on Byju’s $1 bln fundraising round

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

SG: WongP disputes partner joins Quahe Woo as director

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

CRS hires private-client duo from Stephenson Harwood in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

CAM, Latham, Indus, JSA act on Zomato’s planned $1.11 bln IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

SG boutique Helmsman adds corporate head

BY Aparna Sai |

Shipping and commodities-focused law firm Helmsman has expanded its corporate capabilities after hiring Lynette Koh to lead its corporate and finance practice in Singapore from Mizuho Bank, where she headed the legal function.

Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 In-House Teams

BY Asian Legal Business |

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.

Thailand’s Weerawong bolsters intl. trade practice after acquiring boutique

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Arbitration heavy-hitter Gearing to join Fountain Court Chambers instead of Essex Court

BY Aparna Sai |

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.