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The eighth edition of the Malaysia Law Awards, a virtual event held on July 22, honoured the work of the finest lawyers, firms and in-house teams in the country.
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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.
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Daniel Koh, who recently as a retired judge of Singapore’s Family Justice Court, has joined local firm CNPLaw as a partner.
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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.
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Latham & Watkins has advised Thailand’s Global Renewable Synergy Company (GRSC) on its $453 million acquisition of a stake in Indian solar power company Avaada Energy.
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Japanese law firm Miura & Partners (M&P) is set to open an office in the city of Nagoya, which will be the firm’s fifth since it was established in 2019. The firm currently has three offices in Tokyo and one in Hiroshima.
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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.
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In recent times, the concept of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) has become popular in the Indian business environment. We talk to Akila Agrawal, partner & head, M&A at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas about whether SPAC listings are suitable for Indian companies, and the risks they need to be aware of.
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Mohit Saraf, an erstwhile equity partner of India’s L&L Partners, has left the firm and launched his own outfit. With offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, Saraf & Partners will have more than 85 lawyers, including 21 partners.
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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.