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Singapore has added three names to its roster of senior counsel: Goh Yihan, dean of Singapore Management University's (SMU) School of Law; Abraham Vergis, founder and managing director of law firm Providence Law Asia; and a senior director of the Attorney-General's Chambers.
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India’s AZB & Partners has welcomed infrastructure lawyer Anuja Tiwari as a partner in Delhi from DSK Legal.
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Mumbai-based boutique White and Brief has hired Manu Varghese as partner and head of its general and corporate practice from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, where he spent more than 13 years.
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Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has hired fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.
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Peter Zaman, formerly the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office, has joined HFW as a senior partner.
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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Indonesian associate firm, has advised Indonesian power company PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa (DSS) on the $394 million sale of a 75 percent stake in three thermal power plants to China Datan, a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate.
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Employment-focused law firm Lewis Silkin has launched an Asia intellectual property practice in Hong Kong after hiring David Swain as a partner from local firm Deacons, where he was a senior associate.
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Matthew Durham, a former Asia employment law chair at Winston & Strawn, has left the Shanghai office of Simmons & Simmons to join Hong Kong boutique firm Gall.
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FTI Consulting has appointed Jon Rowell as the sole leader of its Asia and Caribbean operations. A senior managing director, Rowell was previously co-leader of the operation with John Batchelor.
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Simmons & Simmons has hired disputes expert Gary Yin as a partner in Hong Kong from PRC firm Jingtian & Gongcheng, where he led the disputes and investigations practice.