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ALB Offshore Client Choice Lawyer – Christopher Bickley [Brought to you by Conyers Dill & Pearman}
BY Asian Legal Business |

Apart from some of the first-of-its-kind IPOs, such as Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation’s RMB46.2 billion IPO on the SSE Star Board, I‘ve also handled a number of significant M&A and privatisations such as Haier Electronics Group’s scheme of arrangement.

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Hong Kong-based Skadden partner joins IPO-bound Grab as GC
BY Reuters |

Former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom capital markets partner Christopher Betts has left the firm to become general counsel at Grab Holdings Inc, the largest ride-hailing and food delivery firm in Southeast Asia.

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2021
BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2021.

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top Disputes Lawyers 2021
BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top Disputes Lawyers 2021.

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India: L&L partner, Halder founder succumb to COVID-19
BY Aparna Sai |

Two Delhi-based lawyers have recently passed away after contracting the coronavirus: Sundeep Dudeja, a partner at L&L Partners, and Ajoy Halder, who founded  Halder & Associates.

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SAM, AZB act on Swiggy’s $800 mln fundraising
BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Manaldas has advised Indian food-delivery app Swiggy on its $800 million fundraising round, which now values the company at $5 billion, with AZB & Partners representing Qatar Holding, one of the investors.

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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.

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Features and Analysis

ALB India Firms to Watch 2021

Despite the challenging times witnessed by the legal industry since the outbreak of the pandemic, smaller law firms have punched above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.  In its annual list, ALB is…

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Small but Mighty

Compared to some years ago when the Indian legal market was dominated by big names, we are now seeing the emergence of cutting-edge boutique law firms that are rivalling the former expertise and client service. Leaders from three…

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Taking the Leap

Even as the industry has been reeling from the pandemic, a number of lawyers have left the comfort of established firms in order to set up their own businesses. The founders talk about what led them to make the move, and what the…

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One Code to Rule Them All

In India’s 2021 budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed merging the four acts that presently govern capital markets and securities, namely the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (SEBI Act), the…

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Q&A: The Alternative Way

Law firm The Law Point recently launched a consulting arm called the Consulting Point, intending to create a space in the alternate legal services provider (ALSP) market in India. Poornima Advani, managing partner, The Law Point…

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Remote Risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has ensured that working from home is here to stay across the APAC region. However, this has also led to an increase in risk for white-collar crime, and lawyers say that companies need to be extra vigilant…

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