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.

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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Super 50 Disputes Lawyers 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this new listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended arbitration and litigation practitioners based permanently in the Asian region. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.

Former Jones Day partner launches sustainability-focused firm in Hong Kong

BY Aparna Sai |

Ben McQuhae, a former partner at Jones Day, has set up a boutique firm called Ben McQuhae & Co in Hong Kong that focuses on ESG and technology.

CAM latest Indian firm to open SG representative office: reports

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s largest firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), will be opening a representative office in Singapore on Feb. 12, according to media reports.

ALB Conversations: Bahram N. Vakil, co-founder and senior partner, AZB & Partners

BY Aparna Sai |

Bahram N. Vakil, co-founder and senior partner at AZB & Partners, talks about why the firm is more focused on quality than size, how AZB’s lawyers dealt with challenges posed by the pandemic, and why he prefers not to have solo superstars but rather team players.

Companies mull cutting Hong Kong out of Asia contracts: FT

BY Aparna Sai |

International corporations working on deals in Asia, or entering into joint ventures with Chinese and other Asian counterparties, are considering excluding Hong Kong from

Singapore: A fertile ground for LegalTech innovation

BY Asian Legal Business |

Singapore has had a burgeoning reputation in LegalTech for some time now, well before the pandemic struck its shores. Whether it is the government or end-users like law firms and in-house teams, they have taken strides to embrace and launch initiatives to advance the use of LegalTech. The pandemic has unsurprisingly quickened the pace of LegalTech innovation, but there is reason to believe that the technological evolution of the country’s legal sector will continue long after the impact of COVID-19 has passed.

Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 TMT Lawyers

BY Marianne Tocmo |

We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 ALB Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers. In the recent years, the rapid development of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) industries transformed the way we do business, thus fast - tracking Asia’s economic growth.

Arbitrage Funds - Yet Further Reason to Litigate in Cayman? [Brought to you by Harneys]

BY Paul Madden, Paula Kay |

Arbitrage funds may have further options available to maximise the value of their position in companies seeking to avail themselves of the Cayman Islands merger regime.

Banking, funds, tech company counsel top list of highest-paid in-house lawyers in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

Legal counsel in the banking, funds and technology sectors are among the highest paid in-house lawyers in Singapore, according to Robert Walters’ Annual Salary Survey 2021.