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The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) witnessed a record 1080 new case filings in 2020, a 125 percent increase from the 479 cases filed in 2019, and the first time SIAC’s new caseload crossed 1,000.
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Clyde & Co has hired Rosie Ng as a partner in the firm’s global insurance group in Hong Kong from HFW, where she was a consultant.
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All six lawyers that comprised Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice) have left to set up a new practice, following the Chinese government’s sanctions on the UK’s Essex Court Chambers.
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The ALB Awards made its foray into the Middle East region with the inaugural event celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals, law firms, in-house legal teams and dealmakers.
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Clifford Chance has advised the joint bookrunners on PT Japfa Comfeed's $350 million sustainability linked bond (SLB) issuance, Indonesia’s first SLB and the world's first by an agri-food company.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised Chinese fintech firm Bairong on its $507 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Tian Yuan Law Firm assisting the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Latham & Watkins, Nishith Desai Associates and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas have advised India’s ReNew Power on its planned $8 billion listing on the NASDAQ via merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) RMG Acquisition, which was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Khaitan & Co.
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Malaysian firm LAW Partnership, which specialises in IP and disputes, has strengthened its corporate offering after hiring Raphael Tay as the head of its corporate and commercial practice in Kuala Lumpur from Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill.
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In another sign of the increasing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) in the legal industry, Indian law firm Dhir & Dhir Associates has launched an ESG practice.
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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has advised India’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone on its $497 million acquisition of a controlling stake in Gangavaram Ports (GPL), which was counselled by Khaitan & Co.