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Providence Law founder among three new Singapore SCs
BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore has added three names to its roster of senior counsel:  Goh Yihan, dean of Singapore Management University's (SMU) School of Law; Abraham Vergis, founder and managing director of law firm Providence Law Asia, and a senior director of the Attorney-General's Chambers.

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HFW hires former Reed Smith Singapore MP
BY Aparna Sai |

Peter Zaman, formerly the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office, has joined HFW as a senior partner.

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Hiswara acts on $394 mln Indonesia thermal power sale
BY Aparna Sai |

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Indonesian associate firm, has advised Indonesian power company PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa (DSS) on the $394 million sale of a 75 percent stake in three thermal power plants to China Datan, a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate.

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Delhi: AZB grows infrastructure practice with partner hire from DSK
BY Aparna Sai |

India’s AZB & Partners has welcomed infrastructure lawyer Anuja Tiwari as a partner in Delhi from DSK Legal.

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Former Shearman investment funds specialist joins Cooley in Singapore
BY Aparna Sai |

Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.

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Employment partner leaves Simmons for Hong Kong’s Gall
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Matthew Durham, a former Asia employment law chair at Winston & Strawn, has left the Shanghai office of Simmons & Simmons to join Hong Kong boutique firm Gall.

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FTI Consulting names sole Asia, Caribbean operations head
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FTI Consulting has appointed Jon Rowell as the sole leader of its Asia and Caribbean operations. A senior managing director, Rowell was previously co-leader of the operation with John Batchelor.

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Features and Analysis

State of the Market: Malaysia

The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed some of the year’s biggest events and set well-laid plans into a tailspin. Now, on the brink of a new year, as economies look to open up, the focus is firmly on the future.

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State of the Market: Hong Kong and Singapore

As a pandemic year winds to a close, businesses in Asia are hopeful that 2021 will be a year of recovery and possibility. With a vaccine on the horizon and talk of borders reopening, the picture is remarkably brighter than it was…

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Network To Get Work

How can law firms hit the ground running post-pandemic and start 2021 strongly? Legal networks like Lex Mundi are here to help.

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‘Lawyers play a fundamental role in conducting diligence’

Archana Kotecha is the Hong Kong-based CEO and founder of The Remedy Project, a social enterprise that develops greater protection for vulnerable workers and identifies exploitation risks. She talks to Asian Legal Business about…

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Biotech IPO Surge a Shot in the Arm for Hong Kong

As Hong Kong’s capital markets continue to have a strong year, one trend has been clear: The growing number of listings by Chinese biotech and biopharma companies.

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Going Beyond the Law

The recent push to compete with multi-disciplinary firms like the Big Four has resulted in law firms planning their own forays into non-law services, and the pandemic has only accelerated that trend. However, experts feel that…

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