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Former Simmons, Fried Frank China MP relaunches solo firm
BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Huen Wong, a former Greater China managing partner at both Simmons & Simmons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has launched a sole proprietorship focused on arbitration and mediation, Asian Legal Business has learnt.

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Khaitan advises India’s Phoenix Mills on $733 mln partnership with GIC
BY Asian Legal Business |

Khaitan & Co has counselled Indian mall developer Phoenix Mills on a strategic partnership with Singapore’s GIC, under which the sovereign wealth fund will acquire “a significant minority stake” in a $733 million portfolio of developments in Mumbai and Pune.

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India: Tata Sons GC joins newly founded Anagram as MP
BY Asian Legal Business |

Shuva Mandal, general counsel of Mumbai-headquartered multinational conglomerate Tata Sons, has left the company to join recently established Indian law firm Anagram Partners.

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Greenberg Traurig expands in Seoul with Lee & Ko, Paul Hastings hires
BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has bolstered its presence in Korea after hiring corporate lawyers Jang Hyuk Yeo and Eun Sang Hwang as shareholders.

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Philippines files criminal complaint against Wirecard’s former COO
BY Reuters |

Philippine authorities investigating the multi-billion dollar fraud at Germany’s Wirecard AG’s have filed criminal complaints against the payment firm’s former chief operating officer as well as others.

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Deacons bolsters corporate finance practice with Ogier hire
BY Asian Legal Business |

Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest local law firm, has hired banking and finance lawyer Erica Wong as a partner from offshore firm Ogier, where she was a managing associate.

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Glass Lewis opposes election of MoFo Tokyo MP to SoftBank board
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Proxy adviser Glass Lewis has urged SoftBank Group Corp shareholders to oppose the election of corporate lawyer Ken Siegel to the board of directors due to his professional ties with the Japanese conglomerate.

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Features and Analysis

Wealth Connected

The recent announcement of the launch of cross-boundary wealth management connect pilot scheme, known as the Wealth Management Connect, in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) has generated a lot of interest and…

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Ireland Calling

The pandemic and prolonged work from home arrangements have given many causes to carefully consider where they base themselves, their families, and their assets — particularly as travel restrictions complicate mobility. One…

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Wanted: Crypto Clarity

Thailand’s digital assets industry has been booming in recent months. According to the country’s SEC, cryptocurrency trading accounts have rocketed from 160,000 at the end of 2020 to 470,000 by the start of February. In March,…

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ALB Offshore Client Choice List 2021

In its annual list, ALB picks out Asia’s outstanding lawyers working with offshore law firms. These legal professionals have exceeded client expectations and requirements, delivering high-quality advice and support, and being…

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‘The pandemic has accelerated a drive for innovation, flexibility and efficiency’

Linklaters appointed William Liu as its new regional managing partner for Asia. A former head of China, and head of the Asian capital markets practice, Liu talks about his priorities going forward.

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South Korea Unicorns Buoyed by Unique Conditions

South Korea is currently witnessing a flurry of unicorns, driven by government support and pandemic-related factors, with successful start-ups increasingly looking to stock markets overseas for bigger investments.

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