Mumbai: Former Flipkart GC joins Pernod Ricard

BY Aparna Sai |

Bijoya Roy, formerly vice president and group general counsel at Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, has joined French alcoholic beverage producer Pernod Ricard as South Asia general counsel in Mumbai.

SAM, Khaitan act on $1 bln Indian education deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Indian online learning platform Byju’s on its $1 billion acquisition of Blackstone-backed Indian tutor Aakash Educational Services, which was represented by Khaitan & Co. Trilegal counselled Blackstone.

Seoul: Three new disputes partners for Yoon & Yang

BY Aparna Sai |

Big Six Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has bolstered its disputes offering with the additions of three new partners: Former presiding judges Su Yeol Lee and Sang Jae Park, and former chief prosecutor Young Hyun Kim.

HK: PRC firm Jingtian nabs disputes partner from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

Beijing-headquartered firm Jingtian & Gongcheng has hired Jimmy Chan (Chen Guohao) as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance.

Skadden, Hughes Hubbard advise Singapore’s Grab on world’s biggest SPAC merger

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Hughes Hubbard & Reed have advised Grab Holdings, the largest ride-hailing and food delivery firm in Southeast Asia, on its agreement to merge with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Altimeter Growth Corp.

Is your firm cybersecurity-ready? [Brought to you by SS&C Intralinks]

BY Jenkins Fung |

Like all industries, law firms are susceptible to cyber-attacks. In 2016, the Panama Papers leak shocked the world and brought cybersecurity to the fore. What came to light wasn’t only how politicians and world leaders exploit secretive offshore tax regimes; but also the rather astonishing lack of basic security practices on the part of the law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Q&A with Beomsu Kim, one of ALB Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers [Brought to you by KL Partners]

BY Asian Legal Business |

The most effective strategy in dispute resolution is to explain the client’s position to the court or arbitral tribunal in a clear and comprehensive manner.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Asia Top 10 Offshore Litigators 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Asia Top 10 Offshore Litigators 2021.

Asia Deals: Week of April 12

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Host of firms on Mohalla Tech’s $502 mln funding round, Skadden on freee K.K.'s $329 mln follow-on equity offering, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals table.

Asia Appointments: Week of April 12

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Adani nabs corporate expert from Everstone, three new disputes partners for Yoon & Yang, and much more in this week's Asia Appointments table.

ALB surveys and rankings H2: Submissions open

BY Asian Legal Business |

Research and submissions for the following lists and rankings are currently underway.

Research underway: ALB Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Research for the ALB Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2021 rankings has commenced. Please use the forms below to submit your numbers to us. We will also be reaching out to you individually.