ALB Conversations: Rachita Maker, Tata Communications

BY Aparna Sai |

Rachita Maker, vice-president and head of legal operations at India’s Tata Communications, talks about the key strategic shifts that legal teams of today should look at, how lawyers should approach technology, and the most important skills the lawyers of the future should possess.

Cooley launches resource centre for entrepreneurs in Asia

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. law firm Cooley has launched Cooley GO, a resource centre for entrepreneurs with businesses at different stages of the growth cycle, in Asia.

HK: A&O loses 4th partner since June as Gibson Dunn nabs tech specialist

BY Aparna Sai |

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has appointed technology transactions partner Connell O’Neill in the firm’s Hong Kong office from Allen & Overy.

K&L Gates snaps up PE trio in Hong Kong from exiting Orrick

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm K&L Gates has strengthened its Hong Kong office with the hire of Sook Young Yeu, Scott Peterman and William Ho as partners in its integrated funds and private equity practice from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Withers lands disputes team from Oon & Bazul

BY Aparna Sai |

UK-headquartered firm Withers has expanded its litigation and arbitration practice in Singapore with the hire of partner Chenthil Kumarasingam  and his team from Oon & Bazul.

Asia Appointments: Week of August 3

BY Rowena Muñiz |

IndusLaw elevates 8 to partnership, Loeb & Loeb raids Stephenson Harwood for estates practice hire, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top Disputes Lawyers 2020

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top Disputes Lawyers 2020.

Tian Yuan, C&F lead on two medicine and healthcare IPOs in HK

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

Tian Yuan Law firm and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have led on two new health sector initial public offerings of Hygeia Healthcare and Hepalink Pharma in Hong Kong. They’ve advised the issuers and joint sponsors respectively in both deals.

C&F, Paul Hastings, Haiwen, CC on 2020’s first PRC bank IPO in HK

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

Paul Hastings and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised China Bohai Bank on its $1.78 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong, with Clifford Chance and Haiwen & Partners advising the joint sponsors.

DeHeng, Zhong Lun, STB, Reed Smith on Smoore’s $885 million IPO in HK

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

DeHeng Law Offices and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised China vaping device manufacturer Smoore on its $885 million initial public offering in Hong Kong, with Reed Smith Richards Butler, Reed Smith and Zhong Lun Law Firm advising the sole sponsor Citic Securities.