HK: Harneys adds investment funds partner from rival Maples

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Harneys has expanded its investment funds practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Yucheng Fan as a partner from Maples Group.

White & Case strengthens caps market practice with NRF hire

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm White & Case has added capital markets specialist Margie Chan as a partner in Hong Kong from Norton Rose Fullbright (NRF).

SG: NRF welcomes projects expert from Ashurst

BY Aparna Sai |

Norton Rose Fulbright has recruited Andrew Digges as a partner in Singapore from Ashurst.

More hires for L&L as firm adds partners in Bengaluru, Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s L&L Partners has hired Abhishek Kumar and Vasudev Dibbur as the firm’s newest partners. They join the Bengaluru and Delhi offices, respectively.

India’s PSL announces Bengaluru office plan

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian boutique firm PSL Advocates & Solicitors is all set to open a new office in Bengaluru, the firm’s fourth branch after Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh.

Hogan Lovells boosts India focus with key hire from SPB

BY Aparna Sai |

Hogan Lovells has hired Biswajit Chatterjee as a partner in Singapore from Squire Patton Boggs, where he was co-chair of the firm's India practice and head of the Southeast Asia corporate practice.

Latham, Skadden, R&T act on PropertyGuru’s $431 mln SPAC listing

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Latham & Watkins has advised Southeast Asian online realty company PropertyGuru on its planned $431 million New York listing via merger with blank-check firm Bridgetown 2, which was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Rajah & Tann Singapore.

Former Khaitan lawyers open boutique firm in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.

Malaysia: 1MDB drops $1 bln lawsuit against Bakers, corporate head

BY Aparna Sai |

The scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) has dropped its $1 billion civil lawsuit against its former law firm Wong & Partners and the head of its corporate practice, Brian Chia, over losses suffered by the fund, media reports said.

Skadden, Ashurst, A&O advise on $15 bln Malaysian telecom mega-merger

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden has advised Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate Axiata Group on the $15 billion merger of its mobile subsidiary Axiata with rival Digi.com, which was represented by Ashurst. Allen & Overy advised Digi’s parent company, Norway’s Telenor.

Offshore firm Forbes Hare opens HK office

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Forbes Hare, which provides BVI and Cayman Islands legal services, has opened a new office in Hong Kong.

CLOSING SOON: ALB Firms to Watch (Indonesia) 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indonesia has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.