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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Employment partner leaves Simmons for Hong Kong’s Gall

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

FTI Consulting names sole Asia, Caribbean operations head

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Lewis Silkin launches Asia IP practice with Deacons hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Employment-focused law firm Lewis Silkin has launched an Asia intellectual property practice in Hong Kong after hiring David Swain as a partner from local firm Deacons, where he was a senior associate.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021.

DLA hires Quinn Emanuel partner as Japan int’l arbitration head

BY Aparna Sai |

Anglo-American law firm DLA Piper has hired Tony Andriotis as the head of its international arbitration practice in Japan from the Tokyo office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

ALB surveys and rankings H1: Submissions open

BY Asian Legal Business |

Research and submissions for the following lists and rankings are currently underway. Please see the list below about how you can find more details and download the relevant submission form.

ALB Conversations: Chris Lambert, managing partner, Robertsons

BY Aparna Sai |

Chris Lambert, managing partner of Hong Kong’s Robertsons, talks about the necessity for business owners to stay flexible during the pandemic, the need for fostering individual talents rather than nurturing a fixed idea of how a typical lawyer should be and the firm’s plan to remain an important participant among independent law firms in the city.