Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 Rising Lawyers

BY Asian Legal Business |

Young and rising lawyers in Asia’s legal community are continuing to make their mark in the market despite the disruptions by the Covid-19 pandemic and deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is your firm cybersecurity-ready? [Brought to you by SS&C Intralinks]

BY Jenkins Fung |

Like all industries, law firms are susceptible to cyber-attacks. In 2016, the Panama Papers leak shocked the world and brought cybersecurity to the fore. What came to light wasn’t only how politicians and world leaders exploit secretive offshore tax regimes; but also the rather astonishing lack of basic security practices on the part of the law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Q&A with Beomsu Kim, one of ALB Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers [Brought to you by KL Partners]

BY Asian Legal Business |

The most effective strategy in dispute resolution is to explain the client’s position to the court or arbitral tribunal in a clear and comprehensive manner.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Asia Top 10 Offshore Litigators 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Asia Top 10 Offshore Litigators 2021.

Asia Deals: Week of April 12

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Host of firms on Mohalla Tech’s $502 mln funding round, Skadden on freee K.K.'s $329 mln follow-on equity offering, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals table.