Slaughters, A&G advise on Aviva’s $1.98 bln sale of SG business

BY Aparna Sai |

Slaughter and May has advised British insurer Aviva on the S$2.7 billion ($1.98 billion) sale of majority shares in its Singapore business to a consortium led by Singapore Life (Singlife). Allen & Gledhill advised on the Singapore law aspects of the transaction.

Mishcon adds disputes partner to recently opened Singapore office

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Mishcon de Reya has hired disputes specialist Gavin Margetson as a partner in its recently opened Singapore office. He joins from local boutique Sharpe & Jagger.

SG: Oon & Bazul nabs corporate partner from RHT

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore law firm Oon & Bazul has added corporate specialist Ng Yi Wayn as a partner from local rival RHTLaw.

Former SH litigators set up disputes boutique in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

K&S snaps up Shearman energy duo

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

SG: Rajah & Tann welcomes private wealth lawyer from offshore firm

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

India’s Kochhar gets new resident partner in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Asia Appointments: Week of September 14

BY Rowena Muñiz |

King & Spalding nabs energy expert from Shearman, S&R Advocates promoted four lawyers in Mumbai and New Delhi, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

Latham HK partner leaves to join Shearman in London

BY Aparna Sai |

Shearman & Sterling has hired finance specialist Gary Hamp as a partner in London from Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong.

SAM hires environment lawyer from Khaitan in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest firm by headcount, has appointed Nawneet Vibhaw as a partner in Delhi from Khaitan & Co.

NRF partner joins Nishimura as foreign law head of asset, project finance

BY Aparna Sai |

Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm, has named Adrian Joyce as its foreign law head of project and asset finance. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright in Tokyo, where he was a partner.

Asia Appointments: Week of September 7

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Han Kun nabs real estate specialist from KWM, Helmsman appoints disputes associate director, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.