Sapna Jhangiani QC has joined Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) as an international legal counsel. She will represent AGC as an advocate, and train its officers in advocacy.
Squire Patton Boggs has hired commodities lawyers Ivan Chia and Hazel Brewers as partners from HFW in Singapore and Brisbane, respectively.
Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) has hired three more lawyers from Squire Patton Boggs to its recently launched Singapore office, including partner Alfred Chia.
K&L Gates’ Singapore office has added funds specialist Ed Bennett as a partner in Singapore from Morgan Lewis Stamford.
Singapore’s Oon & Bazul has hired Benedict Eoon as a partner. He was most recently an associate director at local boutique Covenant Chambers.
Offshore law firm Ogier’s corporate administration business, Ogier Global, is set to open a Singapore office with the appointment Mei Luo and Connie Chan as associate directors.
Over the past few years, Singapore has worked diligently to develop its reputation as a hub for technology businesses and a home of innovation. With government support and the infrastructure to underpin this ambition, the city-state is often dubbed “Asia’s Silicon Valley.” But lawyers say while the groundwork is all in place, there are still areas that demand close attention and further development.
Khaitan & Co. has hired Karun Cariappa, a former partner and head of the India practice at Morgan Lewis Stamford, as a partner in its newly opened Singapore office.
One RHT, a network of legal and professional services firms that includes RHTLaw Asia, has named Tan Bee Lay as its first chief sustainability officer as it aims to achieve net zero carbon by 2030.