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Shardul Amarchand Manaldas has advised Indian food-delivery app Swiggy on its $800 million fundraising round, which now values the company at $5 billion, with AZB & Partners representing Qatar Holding, one of the investors.
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Stephenson Harwood has lost two more partners in Hong Kong: Commercial litigation partner Richard Wilmot has joined local firm join Tanner De Witt, while energy specialist Marco Pocci has moved to MB Kemp’s newly opened office in London.
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U.S. law firm Reed Smith has expanded its international arbitration practice in Singapore with the hire of a three-member team from Stephenson Harwood, including partner Timothy Cooke.
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Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the Singapore firm of Baker McKenzie, has hired Kay Moon as principal in Singapore from Linklaters, where she worked for more than 10 years in London and Hong Kong.
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Christopher & Lee Ong (CLO), Rajah & Tann Asia’s Malaysia member firm, has named Shanti Geoffrey as the co-head of its white-collar crime and investigations practice. Geoffrey was previously running her own firm, Shanti G and Co.
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India’s largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), is set to open an office in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).
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India’s IndusLaw has added yet another partner in Delhi, with the hire of employment law specialist Vaibhav Bhardwaj, who joins from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
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Singapore law firm Quahe Woo & Palmer has added Melvin Lum as a director in its dispute resolution practice from Big Four firm WongPartnership, where he was a partner.
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Even as the industry has been reeling from the pandemic, a number of lawyers have left the comfort of established firms in order to set up their own businesses. The founders talk about what led them to make the move, and what the experience has been thus far. 
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Law firm The Law Point recently launched a consulting arm called the Consulting Point, intending to create a space in the alternate legal services provider (ALSP) market in India. Poornima Advani, managing partner, The Law Practice, talks to ALB about the ALSP market right now, and her plans to grow the Consulting Point.