AZB leads on $430 mln India telecom deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners has advised Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel on the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in its direct-to-home (DTH) television arm for $430 million from Lion Meadow Investment, an affiliate of U.S. private equity company Warburg Pincus.

Former Kirkland HK partner joins Sidley after four-year break

BY Aparna Sai |

Sidley Austin has expanded its corporate and finance practice in Hong Kong with the hire of capital markets specialist Dominic Tsun as a senior project manager.

HFW snaps up second Reed Smith Singapore partner this year

BY Aparna Sai |

HFW has grown its Singapore energy and resources practice with the addition of Dan Perera as a partner from Reed Smith.

SG: RHTLaw launches transportation group with hire from Ince

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s RHTLaw has established a transportation and logistics industry group  after hiring Piyush Gupta as a partner from Ince, where he was the firm’s aviation and competition head in the city-state.  

Axiom Solidifies Industry Leadership With Best Legal Service of the Year Award [Brought to you by Axiom]

BY Axiom |

The new award underscores the global company’s success in becoming the world’s largest alternative legal services specialist and bridging gaps in legal talent and knowledge in the Asia Pacific region.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Employer of Choice 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.

CLOSING SOON: ALB IP Rankings 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions are now open for the ALB 2021 Intellectual Property Rankings. The rankings will be published in the May issues of ALB Asia and ALB China.

In conversation with Tony Dongwook Kang of Bae Kim & Lee, one of Asia’s Top 15 Litigators

BY Asian Legal Business |

Tony Dongwook Kang, partner in charge of cross-border arbitration and litigation at Korea’s Bae, Kim & Lee, was recently named by ALB as one of Asia’s Top 15 Litigators. In this interview, he talks about his standout work, adapting to the impact of COVID-19, and how he goes the extra mile for clients.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Super 50 Disputes Lawyers 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this new listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended arbitration and litigation practitioners based permanently in the Asian region. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.

ALB Conversations: Manjaree Chowdhary, executive director and general counsel, Maruti Suzuki India

BY Aparna Sai |

Chowdhary talks to ALB about why increased focus on corporate culture is critical in delivering long- term business success, how the ‘tone at the top’ embeds and operationalises the company’s culture, and the key initiatives that she has endeavoured to drive in her role.

India’s Link Legal adds partners in Bengaluru, Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm Link Legal has hired three new partners: Aditya K Singh and Gaurav Sahay join from HSA Advocates, and Ketan Mukhija joins from P&A Law Offices.

Former Jones Day partner launches sustainability-focused firm in Hong Kong

BY Aparna Sai |

Ben McQuhae, a former partner at Jones Day, has set up a boutique firm called Ben McQuhae & Co in Hong Kong that focuses on ESG and technology.