Latham & Watkins has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its proposed 20 billion Philippine peso ($420 million) acquisition of a stake in AC Energy Philippines.
India’s IndusLaw has grown its competition practice with the hire of Unnati Agarwal as a partner in Delhi from J. Sagar Associates, where she was an associate principal.
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 just a few months ago.
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 how the project can support companies’ broader human rights due diligence efforts, and the role lawyers should play.
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 firms should consider their strategies carefully.