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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Indian law firm Kochhar & Co has hired Richa Chaturvedi as the resident partner in its Singapore office. She was most recently a foreign lawyer at local IP boutique Yusarn Audrey.
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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.
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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has represented India’s Reliance Group on the $3.4 billion sale of its Tower Infrastructure Trust to British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC.

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Quyen Hoang, managing partner at LNT & Partners, talks about her journey to becoming a lawyer, the steps her firm put in place to counter the repercussions of the pandemic, and how LNT has been a pioneer in developing its own technology to manage timesheets and cases.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised Chinese bottled water and beverage company Nongfu Spring's on its $1.08 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Clifford Chance and Tian Yuan Law Firm representing the joint sponsors and underwriters.