SAM, AZB act on Swiggy’s $800 mln fundraising

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Manaldas has advised Indian food-delivery app Swiggy on its $800 million fundraising round, which now values the company at $5 billion, with AZB & Partners representing Qatar Holding, one of the investors.

Reed Smith snaps up Stephenson Harwood partner in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. law firm Reed Smith has expanded its international arbitration practice in Singapore with the hire of a three-member team from Stephenson Harwood, including partner Timothy Cooke.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB India Super 50

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in India

Two more partners exit Stephenson Harwood in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Stephenson Harwood has lost two more partners in Hong Kong: Commercial litigation partner Richard Wilmot has joined local firm join Tanner De Witt, while energy specialist Marco Pocci has moved to MB Kemp’s newly opened office in London.

CAM opens new office in India’s GIFT City

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), is set to open an office in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).

IndusLaw hires fourth partner in Delhi this year

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has added yet another partner in Delhi, with the hire of employment law specialist Vaibhav Bhardwaj, who joins from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

Malaysia’s CLO hires white collar crime, investigations practice co-head

BY Aparna Sai |

Christopher & Lee Ong (CLO), Rajah & Tann Asia’s Malaysia member firm, has named Shanti Geoffrey as the co-head of its white-collar crime and investigations practice. Geoffrey was previously running her own firm, Shanti G and Co.

Bakers adds principal in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the Singapore firm of Baker McKenzie, has hired Kay Moon as principal in Singapore from Linklaters, where she worked for more than 10 years in London and Hong Kong.

India: AZB acts on Byju’s $1 bln fundraising round

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners has advised SLP Beta Cayman (Silver Lake) as one of the investors in Indian online learning platform Byju’s $1 billion fundraising round, which values the company at $15 billion.

SG: WongP disputes partner joins Quahe Woo as director

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore law firm Quahe Woo & Palmer has added Melvin Lum as a director in its dispute resolution practice from Big Four firm WongPartnership, where he was a partner.

ALB India Firms to Watch 2021

BY Aparna Sai |

Despite the challenging times witnessed by the legal industry since the outbreak of the pandemic, smaller law firms have punched above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.  In its annual list, ALB is spotlighting 25 such firms which have overcome obstacles and continue to make an impact on the market.  The list is in alphabetical order and some firms have been profiled

Small but Mighty

BY Aparna Sai |

Compared to some years ago when the Indian legal market was dominated by big names, we are now seeing the emergence of cutting-edge boutique law firms that are rivalling the former expertise and client service. Leaders from three such firms speak to ALB about their firms’ strategies, the impact of the pandemic and their future plans.