HFW makes another Singapore hire from Reed Smith

BY Asian Legal Business |

HFW has expanded its shipping practice in Singapore with the hire of master marine Mark Myles from Reed Smith.

Singapore: Clifford Chance launches document-automation solutions

BY Asian Legal Business |

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance has launched Intelligent VIMA Solutions to automate and generate documents based on the Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements (VIMA) suite based on Singapore law.

Singapore: White & Case picks up CC India practice co-head

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm White & Case has hired capital markets expert Rahul Guptan as a partner in Singapore from Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, where Guptan spent nearly 13 years, and was most recently co-head of the Global India Group.

Reed Smith snaps up Stephenson Harwood partner in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Bakers adds principal in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

SG boutique Helmsman adds corporate head

BY Aparna Sai |

Shipping and commodities-focused law firm Helmsman has expanded its corporate capabilities after hiring Lynette Koh to lead its corporate and finance practice in Singapore from Mizuho Bank, where she headed the legal function.

DWF in SG association months after office closure

BY Aparna Sai |

London-listed law firm DWF has entered into an association with Singapore’s Eldan Law, aimed at generating work referrals between the firms for new and existing clients.

Hogan Lovells SEA disputes head joins DLA to lead investigations regionally

BY Aparna Sai |

Maurice Burke, formerly the head of the Southeast Asia disputes practice at Hogan Lovells, has joined DLA Piper in Singapore as head of investigations for Asia.

Q&A with Lim Chong Kin, one of ALB Asia Top 15 TMT Lawyers [Brought to you by Drew & Napier]

BY Asian Legal Business |

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely disrupted the normal functioning of many economies, is arguably one of the primary drivers of digital adoption across Southeast Asia and propelled explosive growth in a number of digital sectors, in particular, e-Commerce and financial services (digital payments). Indonesia (as the largest digital economy market in Southeast Asia) and Singapore (as a regional hub for unicorns setting up their headquarters) are two jurisdictions that have seen the majority of investment inflows in H1 2020, according to the e-Conomy SEA 2020 report published by Google, Temasek and Bain.

CLOSING SOON: Singapore's Top In-House Teams 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

The ALB Singapore’s Top In-House Teams 2021 list will showcase the achievements of the finest in-house legal teams in Singapore.

Singapore Exchange explores joining SPAC party but with restrictions

BY Reuters |

Singapore Exchange Ltd is proposing introducing regulations to allow the listing of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) or blank cheque firms that have taken U.S. markets by storm.

SIAC racks up 1000 new cases in a year for the first time

BY Aparna Sai |

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) witnessed a record 1080 new case filings in 2020, a 125 percent increase from the 479 cases filed in 2019, and the first time SIAC’s new caseload crossed 1,000.