HK: Mayer Brown grows cap markets with hires from K&L, EY

BY Aparna Sai |

Mayer Brown has hired eight capital markets lawyers in Hong Kong, including partners Guiping Lu, Philip Hyde, Bonnie Yung and Jason Wang. While Lu and Hyde join from K&L Gates, Yung and Wang were most recently with EY’s Hong Kong law firm, LC Lawyers.

PRC firm AllBright opens Singapore office as it eyes SE Asia growth

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

Shanghai-headquartered AllBright Law Offices has opened an office in Singapore, the firm’s fourth overseas outpost after Hong Kong, London, and Seattle.

Shearn representing Malaysia, 1MDB on $5.6 bln lawsuit against KPMG partners

BY Asian Legal Business, Reuters |

Shearn Delamore is representing Malaysia's government and state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in a lawsuit seeking over $5.6 billion in damages from KPMG partners for alleged breaches and negligence linked to a corruption scandal at the fund.

CC, SAM, AZB, IndusLaw advise on $321 mln India-Oman oil deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) has advised India’s Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) on its $321 million buyout of the stake held by its partner, Oman’s OQ, in their joint venture Bharat Oman Refineries (BORL). 

SAM, Hogan Lovells advise Walmart’s Flipkart on $3.6 bln funding round

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Hogan Lovells have advised Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart on its $3.6 billion funding round led by investors such as SoftBank, which was counselled by Cooley.

Singapore’s PDLegal launches India desk with ex-Dua partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore boutique PDLegal has established an India desk with the hire of Lakshman Shankar as a partner. Shankar was earlier a partner at Indian law firm Dua Associates.

K&L Gates picks up IP team in Tokyo from DLA

BY Aparna Sai |

The Tokyo office of K&L Gates has hired a team of intellectual lawyers from DLA Piper, including partner Mitsuhiro Imamura.

Long-time Ashurst partner joins CMS in Hong Kong

BY Aparna Sai |

CMS has recruited finance expert Christopher Whiteley as a partner in Hong Kong from Ashurst, where he spent 15 years. At his new firm, Whiteley will help establish a capital markets and derivatives practice.

SG: FTI Consulting hires investigations expert as senior MD

BY Aparna Sai |

Forensic investigations expert Rachel Layburn has joined advisory firm FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in Singapore from WPP, where she was the group head of compliance for APAC.

India’s JSA nabs banking duo from Juris Corp

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s J Sagar Associates (JSA) has strengthened its banking and finance practice with the additions of Nand Gopal Anand and Pratish Kumar from Juris Corp.

McDermott revives Asia strategy with Singapore outpost

BY Aparna Sai |

Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) is set to return to Asia after receiving a license to open in Singapore, and also making partner hires from King & Spalding and Squire Patton Boggs.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Korea Law Awards 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

The annual ALB Korea Law Awards is now open for submissions! Returning for its 9th edition, the award ceremony continues to recognize outstanding contributions of private practitioners and in-house counsels within Korea’s legal landscape. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 11 in Seoul.