Reed Smith grows Singapore office with BCLP sextet

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Reed Smith has expanded its Singapore office with the hire of six lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), including partners Manoj Purushothaman and Simon Spells.

HK: Sidley cap markets partner returns to Kirkland

BY Aparna Sai |

Capital markets specialist Mengyu Lu has left Sidley Austin to rejoin Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in Hong Kong.

SAM snaps up two partners in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest law firm, has expanded in Mumbai with the hire of partners Lalan Gupta from Dhruve Lildhar & Co. and Amruta Kelkar from Economic Laws Practice.

Arbitrage Funds - Yet Further Reason to Litigate in Cayman? [Brought to you by Harneys]

BY Paul Madden, Paula Kay |

Arbitrage funds may have further options available to maximise the value of their position in companies seeking to avail themselves of the Cayman Islands merger regime.

Banking, funds, tech company counsel top list of highest-paid in-house lawyers in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

Legal counsel in the banking, funds and technology sectors are among the highest paid in-house lawyers in Singapore, according to Robert Walters’ Annual Salary Survey 2021.

Bengaluru: CAM real estate partner joins Trilegal

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas real estate partner Mridul Kumbalath has left the firm to join rival Trilegal as a partner in Bengaluru.

Japan’s AMT set to add foreign lawyers to equity partnership

BY Aparna Sai |

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) is set to become the first Japan Big Four Four to allow foreign lawyers to become equity partners after it launched a foreign law joint enterprise.

A Unified Approach to Restructuring Cayman Incorporated Hong Kong-Listed Companies [Brought to you by Carey Olsen]

BY Jeremy Lightfoot, Henry Tucker |

While it had been clear for most of the recent economic downturn that the 24% of Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed companies incorporated in Bermuda may have recourse to the court in their place of incorporation to secure an adjournment or stay of an actual or anticipated winding-up petition in Hong Kong, it is now equally clear that Cayman incorporated companies (which represent another 50% of the HKSE) will have similar access to restructuring assistance.

ALB Conversations: Andrew Powner, managing partner, Haldanes

BY Aparna Sai |

Andrew Powner, managing partner of Hong Kong law firm Haldanes, talks about a how a football team influenced his decision to join the firm, why his management style might be like the United Nations, and the prescience of his grandmother’s words.

Singapore: HEP family law experts join Withers

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Withers has grown its family law practice in Singapore with the additions of partner Ivan Cheong and senior associate Shaun Ho. Both join from local firm Harry Elias Partnership.

Former Kochhar partner joins HSA’s banking team in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm HSA Advocates has grown its corporate practice with the hire of Sumit P as a partner in Delhi from Kochhar & Company.

IndusLaw adds third Delhi lateral this month with Link Legal hire

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has hired yet another partner in Delhi, with the addition of corporate specialist Pratyush Khurana from Link Legal India Law Services, where he was an associate partner.