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Andrew Powner, managing partner of Hong Kong law firm Haldanes, talks about a how a football team influenced his decision to join the firm, why his management style might be like the United Nations, and the prescience of his grandmother’s words.
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UK firm Withers has grown its family law practice in Singapore with the additions of partner Ivan Cheong and senior associate Shaun Ho. Both join from local firm Harry Elias Partnership.
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Mumbai-based boutique White and Brief has hired Manu Varghese as partner and head of its general and corporate practice from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, where he spent more than 13 years.
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India’s IndusLaw has hired yet another partner in Delhi, with the addition of corporate specialist Pratyush Khurana from Link Legal India Law Services, where he was an associate partner.
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Peter Zaman, formerly the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office, has joined HFW as a senior partner.
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Singapore has added three names to its roster of senior counsel: Goh Yihan, dean of Singapore Management University's (SMU) School of Law; Abraham Vergis, founder and managing director of law firm Providence Law Asia; and a senior director of the Attorney-General's Chambers.
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Indian law firm HSA Advocates has grown its corporate practice with the hire of Sumit P as a partner in Delhi from Kochhar & Company.
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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Indonesian associate firm, has advised Indonesian power company PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa (DSS) on the $394 million sale of a 75 percent stake in three thermal power plants to China Datan, a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate.
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Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has hired fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.
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India’s AZB & Partners has welcomed infrastructure lawyer Anuja Tiwari as a partner in Delhi from DSK Legal.