SG: Former family court judge joins CNPLaw as partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Daniel Koh, who recently as a retired judge of Singapore’s Family Justice Court, has joined local firm CNPLaw as a partner.

Ashurst bolsters R&I practice in Singapore with CC hire

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has hired Robert Child as a partner in its restructuring, insolvency and special situations practice in Singapore from Clifford Chance, where he practiced for more than a decade.

Delhi: Another L&L lawyer rejoins firm

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s L&L Partners has welcomed back intellectual property expert Subhash Bhutoria as a partner in Delhi. Bhutoria, who was at L&L between 2015 and 2017, was most recently running his own practice.

SG: Stephenson Harwood welcomes arbitration partner from K&S

BY Aparna Sai |

Stephenson Harwood has hired international arbitration expert Chris Bailey as a partner from King & Spalding. Bailey will initially be based in the London office, and later relocate to Singapore.

Asia Appointments: Week of July 19

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Bakers nabs cap markets expert from Ropes & Gray, SG: Stephenson Harwood welcomes arbitration partner from K&S and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

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.

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.

Cloud-based Rimon opens Korea office

BY Aparna Sai |

Rimon Law, a law firm operating on a decentralized, distributed model, has opened an office in Seoul.