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Induslaw advises India unicorn Mohalla Tech on $502 mln funding round
BY Aparna Sai |

IndusLaw has counselled Indian company Mohalla Tech, which owns social media platform ShareChat and short video app Mo, on its $502 million fundraising round. The funding values Mohalla Tech at $2.1 billion.

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India’s JSA snaps up cap markets partner from AZB
BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm J. Sagar Associates (JSA) has added Niruphama Ramakrishnan as a partner in Gurugram from rival AZB & Partners.

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Mumbai: Former Flipkart GC joins Pernod Ricard
BY Aparna Sai |

Bijoya Roy, formerly vice president and group general counsel at Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, has joined French alcoholic beverage producer Pernod Ricard as South Asia general counsel in Mumbai.

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SAM, Khaitan act on $1 bln Indian education deal
BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Indian online learning platform Byju’s on its $1 billion acquisition of Blackstone-backed Indian tutor Aakash Educational Services, which was represented by Khaitan & Co. Trilegal counselled Blackstone.

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Seoul: Three new disputes partners for Yoon & Yang
BY Aparna Sai |

Big Six Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has bolstered its disputes offering with the additions of three new partners: Former presiding judges Su Yeol Lee and Sang Jae Park, and former chief prosecutor Young Hyun Kim.

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HK: PRC firm Jingtian nabs disputes partner from CC
BY Aparna Sai |

Beijing-headquartered firm Jingtian & Gongcheng has hired Jimmy Chan (Chen Guohao) as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance.

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Skadden, Hughes Hubbard advise Singapore’s Grab on world’s biggest SPAC merger
BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Hughes Hubbard & Reed have advised Grab Holdings, the largest ride-hailing and food delivery firm in Southeast Asia, on its agreement to merge with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Altimeter Growth Corp.

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Features and Analysis

ALB Asia’s Top 15 M&A Lawyers 2021

Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) plays an instrumental role in shaping the economy. Over the years, M&A deals have expanded both in scale, frequency, and complexity. Given the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on deals execution…

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Indonesia Rising Stars 2021

Young lawyers in the Indonesian legal community are making their mark in the market. In its third annual list of the ALB Indonesia Rising Stars, Asian Legal Business has listed 24 lawyers who are achieving results for their…

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Competition in the Crosshairs

Since Thai merger control regulations came into force in December 2018, the country’s competition authorities have begun to step up their enforcement against misconduct. And last year saw the efforts cranked up a notch.

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Rebuilding Relationships

With Brexit finally done, the UK and Singapore recently signed a free trade agreement to establish post-Brexit arrangements. Lawyers say the UKSFTA is an important development that will lay the groundwork for more to come.

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Showing the Way

In today’s world, general counsel face an ever-increasing demand to manage exponentially more risks, involving greater complexity, in much shorter time frames and with more potential impact on business performance. As…

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As Asia Data Privacy Laws Get Teeth, Larger Fines Are Expected

Since Europe’s GDPR came into force more than two years ago, data privacy and protection have become priorities for regulators and businesses across the Asian region. Between 2019 and 2020, a flurry of data privacy laws was…

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