Following the collapse of commodities giants Agritrade International Pte Ltd (“Agritrade”) and Hin Leong Trading (“Hin Leong”), the fragility of the commodities market became painfully clear, with financiers, banks and traders alike scrambling to secure cargo amounting to millions in trade financing.
In conversation with Erwandi Hendarta –One of ALB’s Top 15 M&A Lawyers in Asia [Brought to you by HHP Law Firm]BY Asian Legal Business |
It is not surprising that the brightest silver lining has been the increase of digitilization. It opens up many possibilities from doing fintechs to data centers. The impact is that it requires lawyers to be more sophisticated and to have the ability to synthesize things, to see things as interlinked and in holistic ways.
In conversation with Luky I. Walalangi – One of ALB’s Top 15 M&A Lawyers in Asia [Brought to you by Walalangi & Partners]BY Asian Legal Business |
Counsel to Mitbana Pte Ltd, a joint venture company of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Surbana Jurong (SJ), in the biggest and first-of-its-kind integrated smart and sustainable Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs) in BSD City, where the Project transform hundreds of hectares of greenfield land into TODs, including railways and public transport nodes, which expand BSD’s population of 200,000 residents.
U.S. law firm Debevoise & Plimpton has closed its five-year-old office in Tokyo.
Priya Rao, a former partner at India’s K&S Partners, has set up a boutique firm called Priya Rao & Associates in Delhi. The two-partner firm will focus on intellectual property, information technology and litigation.
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.
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.
India’s largest firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), will be opening a representative office in Singapore on Feb. 12, according to media reports.
Bahram N. Vakil, co-founder and senior partner at AZB & Partners, talks about why the firm is more focused on quality than size, how AZB’s lawyers dealt with challenges posed by the pandemic, and why he prefers not to have solo superstars but rather team players.