|
As in other years, the ALB Firms To Watch list for 2018 showcases a diverse mix of law firms, including a Philippine firm that’s more than six decades old, a fast-expanding Korean firm that looks to offer a counter to the Big Six, and at least four outfits that were set up by lawyers leaving more established firms.
|
Withers has advised Indonesian mining giant Bumi Resources on debt restructuring transactions valued at $4.5 billion, reportedly the largest debt restructuring deal in Southeast Asia last year, and one of the most complex deals of its kind ever in the region.
|
Mayer Brown JSM has hired banking and finance partners Kayal Sachi and Ian Roebuck as partners in its Singapore office From Allen & Overy.
|
Mayer Brown JSM has represented Standard Chartered Bank subsidiaries Standard Chartered APR and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) on their exit from Vietnam’s Asia Commercial Bank (ACB).
|
Indian law firm Tatva Legal has hired corporate finance expert Timothy Franklyn as a partner in its Bengaluru office.
|
South Korea is the largest foreign investor in Vietnam, being the source of a cumulative $50 billion of investment as of the end of 2016.
|
In the year since Singapore enacted legislation allowing third-party funding, a number of international funders have already opened up in the city-state, and interest among potential users remains high.
|
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) has advised Japan's largest financial group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) on its strategic acquisition of 73.8 percent of Bank Danamon Indonesia.
|
King & Spalding has hired M&A specialist Lee Taylor as the head of its Asia-Pacific corporate practice from Clifford Chance in Singapore.
|
Malaysia law firm Wong & Partners, a member of the Baker McKenzie network, has hired dispute resolution partner Janice Tay in Kuala Lumpur from fellow local firm Skrine.