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Lee Suet Fern, daughter-in-law of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, has been suspended for 15 months after she was found guilty of misconduct over handling of the late Lee’s last will.
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Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm, has invested in Reynen Court, a curated “app store” allowing access to numerous legal-tech software applications via a secure platform.
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Benjamin S. Tolosa, Jr. is the managing partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution at Tolosa Javier Law Firm (TJ Law) in the Philippines. In this chat with ALB, he talks about how his firm has grown in less than two years of its founding, the importance of open and transparent communication to the firm, and how he wants TJ Law to solidify its reputation as a premier litigation firm in the Philippines.
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White & Case has strengthened its global debt finance practice with the appointment of Daniel Abercromby as a partner in Hong Kong from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
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Alliott Global Alliance, an international association of law and accounting firms, has increased its presence to 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, following the addition of law firm members in Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Thailand.
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Voon Keat Lai, managing partner for Greater China, and partner Ivy Wong have left Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong to join local boutique MB Kemp, which was set up in September by two other former partners of the UK firm.
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The eighth edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 12, honoured the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.
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The fifth edition of the Philippine Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 20, showcased the work of the finest lawyers, firms, in-house teams and legal work in the country.
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Kyuchul Lee, managing partner of Korea’s DR & AJU, talks to ALB about why he feels the country’s legal industry is declining, his goal of getting his firm to the 100-bilion-won club, and the three key qualities he looks for in potential hires.
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Thailand’s Chandler MHM has advised Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company (Phu Yen JSC) on a $186 million loan to develop and operate a 257MW solar power plant in Hoa Hoi, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam, with Clifford Chance representing the lenders.