Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Indian law firm Khaitan & Co has acquired boutique Assentio Legal, which has offices in the southern cities of Chennai and Bengaluru.
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 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.