India’s PSL announces Bengaluru office plan

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian boutique firm PSL Advocates & Solicitors is all set to open a new office in Bengaluru, the firm’s fourth branch after Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh.

Former Khaitan lawyers open boutique firm in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.

Malaysia: 1MDB drops $1 bln lawsuit against Bakers, corporate head

BY Aparna Sai |

The scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) has dropped its $1 billion civil lawsuit against its former law firm Wong & Partners and the head of its corporate practice, Brian Chia, over losses suffered by the fund, media reports said.

Offshore firm Forbes Hare opens HK office

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Forbes Hare, which provides BVI and Cayman Islands legal services, has opened a new office in Hong Kong.

8th ALB Malaysia Law Awards celebrates legal industry’s luminaries

BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the Malaysia Law Awards, a virtual event held on July 22, honoured the work of the finest lawyers, firms and in-house teams in the country.

Law firm diversity chiefs gain numbers - and influence

BY Reuters |

As protests against racism swept across the United States last summer, big law firms were forced to reckon with inequality and diversity in their own ranks. In the year since, many of them revamped their management to increase focus on diversity, including by adding a once-rare role in the industry: chief diversity officer.

McDermott revives Asia strategy with Singapore outpost

BY Aparna Sai |

Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) is set to return to Asia after receiving a license to open in Singapore, and also making partner hires from King & Spalding and Squire Patton Boggs.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: 2021 ALB Asia Fastest Growing Firms

BY Asian Legal Business |

Research for the inaugural ALB Asia Fastest Growing Firms has commenced. Please use the forms below to submit your numbers to us.

Singapore extends third-party funding to domestic arbitrations

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Singapore’s Ministry of Law has announced it will extend its third-party funding framework as the city-state continues its push to stand out as a leading arbitration hub.

India’s Khaitan acquires southern boutique Assentio

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indian law firm Khaitan & Co has acquired boutique Assentio Legal, which has offices in the southern cities of Chennai and Bengaluru.

Singapore’s WongP launches sustainability practice

BY Asian Legal Business |

Singapore Big Four law firm WongPartnership has launched a sustainability and responsible business practice. The practice will be jointly headed by partners Quak Fi Ling and Tiong Teck Wee.

Walmart’s Flipkart, Amazon challenge India court order on antitrust probe

BY Reuters |

Walmart Inc’s Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc have filed legal challenges against the resumption of an antitrust investigation into their business practices, according to sources and a legal filing viewed by Reuters.