8th ALB Malaysia Law Awards celebrates legal industry’s luminaries

BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the Malaysia Law Awards, a virtual event held on July 22, honoured the work of the finest lawyers, firms and in-house teams in the country.

Law firm diversity chiefs gain numbers - and influence

BY Reuters |

As protests against racism swept across the United States last summer, big law firms were forced to reckon with inequality and diversity in their own ranks. In the year since, many of them revamped their management to increase focus on diversity, including by adding a once-rare role in the industry: chief diversity officer.

McDermott revives Asia strategy with Singapore outpost

BY Aparna Sai |

Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) is set to return to Asia after receiving a license to open in Singapore, and also making partner hires from King & Spalding and Squire Patton Boggs.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: 2021 ALB Asia Fastest Growing Firms

BY Asian Legal Business |

Research for the inaugural ALB Asia Fastest Growing Firms has commenced. Please use the forms below to submit your numbers to us.

Singapore extends third-party funding to domestic arbitrations

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Singapore’s Ministry of Law has announced it will extend its third-party funding framework as the city-state continues its push to stand out as a leading arbitration hub.

India’s Khaitan acquires southern boutique Assentio

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indian law firm Khaitan & Co has acquired boutique Assentio Legal, which has offices in the southern cities of Chennai and Bengaluru.

Singapore’s WongP launches sustainability practice

BY Asian Legal Business |

Singapore Big Four law firm WongPartnership has launched a sustainability and responsible business practice. The practice will be jointly headed by partners Quak Fi Ling and Tiong Teck Wee.

Walmart’s Flipkart, Amazon challenge India court order on antitrust probe

BY Reuters |

Walmart Inc’s Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc have filed legal challenges against the resumption of an antitrust investigation into their business practices, according to sources and a legal filing viewed by Reuters.

Dentons squares off with fired partner over Chinese client fees

BY Reuters |

Dentons has become embroiled in a multi-front legal battle with former partner and longtime Big Law China practitioner Jinshu (John) Zhang, according to federal court documents filed this week, after Zhang and the global mega-firm clashed over client fees.

Philippines files criminal complaint against Wirecard’s former COO

BY Reuters |

Philippine authorities investigating the multi-billion dollar fraud at Germany’s Wirecard AG’s have filed criminal complaints against the payment firm’s former chief operating officer as well as others.

Glass Lewis opposes election of MoFo Tokyo MP to SoftBank board

BY Reuters |

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis has urged SoftBank Group Corp shareholders to oppose the election of corporate lawyer Ken Siegel to the board of directors due to his professional ties with the Japanese conglomerate.

Singapore: Clifford Chance launches document-automation solutions

BY Asian Legal Business |

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance has launched Intelligent VIMA Solutions to automate and generate documents based on the Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements (VIMA) suite based on Singapore law.