SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Rising Stars India 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions are now open for ALB Asia’s Rising Stars India list, which spotlights the next generation of the country’s lawyers.

Nishimura first Asian firm to invest in legal tech platform Reynen Court

BY Aparna Sai |

Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm, has invested in Reynen Court, a curated “app store” allowing access to numerous legal-tech software applications via a secure platform.

ALB Conversations: Benjamin S. Tolosa, Jr., managing partner, TJ Law

BY Aparna Sai |

Benjamin S. Tolosa, Jr. is the managing partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution at Tolosa Javier Law Firm (TJ Law) in the Philippines. In this chat with ALB, he talks about how his firm has grown in less than two years of its founding, the importance of open and transparent communication to the firm, and how he wants TJ Law to solidify its reputation as a premier litigation firm in the Philippines.

Lee Suet Fern receives 15-month suspension over handling of LKY will

BY Aparna Sai |

Lee Suet Fern, daughter-in-law of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, has been suspended for 15 months after she was found guilty of misconduct over handling of the late Lee’s last will.

Legal and accounting network Alliott expands APAC presence

BY Aparna Sai |

Alliott Global Alliance, an international association of law and accounting firms, has increased its presence to 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, following the addition of law firm members in Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Thailand.

White & Case adds global debt finance partner in HK from Weil

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has strengthened its global debt finance practice with the appointment of Daniel Abercromby as a partner in Hong Kong from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Two more SH partners move to Hong Kong boutique MB Kemp

BY Aparna Sai |

Voon Keat Lai, managing partner for Greater China, and partner Ivy Wong have left Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong to join local boutique MB Kemp, which was set up in September by two other former partners of the UK firm.

Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 Litigators

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Asia’s Top 15 Litigators.

Asia Deals: Week of November 23

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Linklaters on PRC government’s $4.8 bln bond offering, Khaitan on Embassy’s $1.3 bln deal, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup

Asia Appointments: Week of November 23

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Two senior lawyers join MB Kemp from Stephenson Harwood, Mayer Brown elevates 4 to partner, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup

5th ALB Philippine Law Awards celebrates legal luminaries

BY Aparna Sai |

The fifth edition of the Philippine Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 20, showcased the work of the finest lawyers, firms, in-house teams and legal work in the country.

8th ALB Korea Law Awards honours legal industry’s achievers

BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 12, honoured the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.