White & Case hires M&A partner in Tokyo from MHM 12 Oct 2021 By Mari Iwata
Dentons gets Asia real estate head from Paul Hastings 12 Oct 2021 By Aparna Sai
HK: Weil hires restructuring partner from Ropes 12 Oct 2021 By Aparna Sai
Pinsent Masons HK head passes away 12 Oct 2021 By Aparna Sai
SG now home to more than 1,000 law firms, 6,300 lawyers: report 12 Oct 2021 By Aparna Sai
Tiang & Partners, a Hong Kong firm that works closely with PwC’s global legal network, has hired Gaven Cheong as head of its investment funds practice from Simmons & Simmons.
This year, Ashurst joined the cohort of law firms establishing consulting businesses, citing client demand for legal-led consultancy services. Jamie Ng, global head of Ashurst Consulting, says the operation has already experienced rapid growth as it looks to reimagine the business of law.
Three law firms — Baker McKenzie, Milbank and Schulte Roth & Zabel — are driving Philippines-based casino Okada Manila’s plans to go public in the U.S. through a $2.5 bln merger with blank check company backed by a former Las Vegas Sands Corp. director.
Future Retail must take part in arbitration over a commercial dispute with Amazon.com, a Singapore arbitration panel ruled on Wednesday, rejecting the Indian retailer's bid to avoid the process.
In the past few years, Singapore has been building itself as a key dispute resolution hub for the region. Parties from around the world can now resolve their disputes in Singapore via a variety of methods and forums, including litigation at the SICC, arbitration at the SIAC, and mediation at the SIMC.
Kate Hodson, Partner and Head of ESG (Legal) at Ogier, discusses how the role that law firms can play in ESG, how firms can embed ESG and sustainability within their own business, and the key market challenges that Ogier is looking to address.
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Japan’s hostility towards crypto assets is unlikely to change anytime soon, as the new head of the financial industry watchdog recently reiterated the country’s tough regulatory stance.