Kim & Chang, Skadden, BKL on Korea’s largest-ever domestic M&A

BY Aparna Sai |

Kim & Chang and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have represented South Korea’s SK Hynix on its $9 billion acquisition of U.S.

India’s Trilegal hires disputes specialist from SAM

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Trilegal has added Nitesh Jain as a partner in Mumbai from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

SAM adds six-member real estate team in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has bolstered its real estate practice in Mumbai with the hire of partner Bhoumick Vaidya and his five-member team from Kanga & Co.

Gibson Dunn advises Kimberly-Clark on $1.2 bln Indonesia acquisition

BY Aparna Sai |

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has advised U.S. consumer products company Kimberly-Clark Corporation on its $1.2 billion acquisition of personal care maker Softex Indonesia, which was represented by Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill and Soemadipradja & Taher.

ALB Conversations: Cameron Adderley, Hong Kong managing partner, Appleby

BY Aparna Sai |

Cameron Adderley, managing partner of the Hong Kong office at offshore law firm Appleby, talks about why law firm leaders need to be both proactive and adaptive, the manner in which the pandemic has shifted expectations of service delivery for both lawyers and clients, and how developing talented individuals is a great motivation for him.

The “Covid effect” on global business expansion (Brought to you by TMF)

BY TMF Group |

A rapid shift to online processes and procedures is allowing companies to bypass some of the usual setup roadblocks when entering new markets.

Asia Deals: Week of October 19

BY Rowena Muñiz |

BKL, Kim & Chang and Skadden on $9 bln SDD acquisition, Bakers on Gaw Capital’s $1.3 bln fundraising, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

Asia Appointments: Week of October 19

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Mayer Brown add arbitration partner from Bakers, Hylands nabs trade partner from Guantao, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

Bakers China arbitration head joins Mayer Brown in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Mayer Brown has hired Paul JP Teo as a partner in Singapore from Baker McKenzie, where was the Hong Kong-based head of the firm’s international arbitration practice for Greater China.

16th ALB SE Asia Law Awards honours legal excellence in region

BY Aparna Sai |

The 16th edition of the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, a virtual event held on Oct. 15, showcased the work of the finest law firms, in-house departments and lawyers in Southeast Asia.

Baker Botts becomes latest international firm to announce Beijing closure

BY Aparna Sai |

Energy-focused U.S. law firm Baker Botts has become the latest firm to announce plans to shutter its Beijing office. The 13-year-old office currently has five partners and three associates.

Singapore Disputes [Brought to you by Eugene Thuraisingam]

BY Chooi Jing Yen |

Virtual hearings were not unheard of pre-2020. The family courts for years experimented with allowing counsel to appear virtually for pre-trial conferences subject to certain conditions being satisfied. Likewise the State Courts, although the response was lukewarm. Teething issues with technology for the conduct of virtual hearings were never really properly ironed out; or perhaps the inertia was because the lawyers preferred the camaraderie of bantering in person.