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In its annual list, ALB picks out Asia’s outstanding lawyers working with offshore law firms. These legal professionals have exceeded client expectations and requirements, delivering high-quality advice and support, and being recognised by their clients for the same. The lawyers in the list were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB. A few lawyers have been profiled below.
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Indian law firm Trilegal has beefed up its banking and finance practice with the hires of Pranav Sharma and Mallika Chopra as partners from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM).
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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.
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Allen & Overy has advised Philippine food maker Monde Nissin Corp on its 48.6-billion-peso ($1 billion) initial public offering, the country's largest-ever listing, with Milbank advising the joint global coordinators.
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Baker McKenzie has advised property developer China Evergrande Group on the placement of 260 million shares, or 2.66 percent of issued share capital, of China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group HK$10.6 billion ($1.36 billion).
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King & Wood Mallesons and Baker McKenzie have advised SF real estate investment trust (SF REIT), a unit of Chinese logistics giant SF Holding, on its $335 million listing in Hong Kong.
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HSA Advocates has hired a team of projects and infrastructure lawyers in Delhi from Advaita Legal, including partners Shailendra Kumar Singh, Alok Shankar and Monali Dutta.
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U.S. law firm White & Case has hired capital markets expert Rahul Guptan as a partner in Singapore from Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, where Guptan spent nearly 13 years, and was most recently co-head of the Global India Group.
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Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has hired a corporate team from Tatva Legal in the southern city of Bengaluru, including equity partner Manav Nagaraj and partner KS Bhargava.