Former Dorsey partner launches HK boutique

BY Aparna Sai |

David Cameron, a former partner at the U.S. law firm Dorsey & Whitney, has set up a boutique firm in Hong Kong called David Cameron Law Office.

SG: Rajah & Tann adds partner from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has welcomed corporate specialist Raymond Tong as a partner from Clifford Chance, where he spent more than 10 years.

AZB leads on $430 mln India telecom deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners has advised Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel on the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in its direct-to-home (DTH) television arm for $430 million from Lion Meadow Investment, an affiliate of U.S. private equity company Warburg Pincus.

Former Kirkland HK partner joins Sidley after four-year break

BY Aparna Sai |

Sidley Austin has expanded its corporate and finance practice in Hong Kong with the hire of capital markets specialist Dominic Tsun as a senior project manager.

HFW snaps up second Reed Smith Singapore partner this year

BY Aparna Sai |

HFW has grown its Singapore energy and resources practice with the addition of Dan Perera as a partner from Reed Smith.

SG: RHTLaw launches transportation group with hire from Ince

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s RHTLaw has established a transportation and logistics industry group  after hiring Piyush Gupta as a partner from Ince, where he was the firm’s aviation and competition head in the city-state.  

Asia's Top 15 Litigators

BY Ranajit Dam, Asian Legal Business |

Litigation plays an important role in a law firm’s suite of services, and in this first-ever ranking, we are celebrating Asia’s top 15 litigators. The lawyers named in the list have stood out based on several factors, including profiles of cases handled, client recommendations, the use of technology to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

Axiom Solidifies Industry Leadership With Best Legal Service of the Year Award [Brought to you by Axiom]

BY Axiom |

The new award underscores the global company’s success in becoming the world’s largest alternative legal services specialist and bridging gaps in legal talent and knowledge in the Asia Pacific region.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Employer of Choice 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.

ALB MENA Super 50 Lawyers

BY Aparna Sai, Asian Legal Business |

In its first MENA Super 50 Lawyers list, ALB spotlights standout lawyers in the Middle East and North Africa region who have excelled in client service. The lawyers were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB via an electronic survey, which was open from November 2020 to January 2021. More than 300 in-house counsel voted, from across the Middle East region and beyond. The list is in alphabetical order, and certain lawyers have been profiled.

Refinement and Clarity

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

In November last year, China’s Supreme People’s Court and the Hong Kong Government signed the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and Hong Kong SAR. The agreement is widely expected to enhance the enforcement process and serve as an expansion of the 2000 Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the HKSAR.

Turning Tide

BY Ranajit Dam |

Although the COVID-19 pandemic ensured Indonesia’s GDP is expected to contract by 1 percent in 2020, Southeast Asia’s largest economy is set to bounce back strongly this year. Lawyers in the country talk about how the pandemic impacted their work, and also some of the important lessons they have taken away from this period.