Under scrutiny in overseas markets, Chinese appmakers need new approaches to thrive internationally

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

Chinese apps today face intense scrutiny, if not outright bans, in certain key overseas markets. Lawyers say that the situation demands that they adjust their thinking about how they operate in certain countries, and come up with fresh strategies for the same.

Hong Kong regulators see limited sanctions impact as banks weigh action

BY Reuters |

Hong Kong financial regulators sought to calm market fears on Saturday as global financial firms in Hong Kong weighed cutting ties with local clients after the United States imposed sanctions on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials.

ALB Conversations: Jessada Sawatdipong, Chandler MHM

BY Aparna Sai |

Jessada Sawatdipong, joint managing partner of Thailand’s Chandler MHM, talks about running a firm with lawyers and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures, keeping up with the expectations of clients, and why it’s important to be an employer of choice.  

Singapore’s WongP, Dentons Rodyk institute pay cuts: report

BY Aparna Sai |

Law firms across Asia are struggling to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19, and Singapore is no different, after reports emerged that Dentons Rodyk and Big Four firm WongPartnership, two of the city-state’s largest firms, were cutting pay for lawyers.

India’s IndusLaw hires PE/VC partner in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has recruited finance specialist Siddharth Manchanda as a partner in Mumbai from local boutique Algo Legal.

Davis Polk, Freshies advise on Tigermed’s $1.38 bln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jia Yuan Law Offices have advised Chinese clinical trial and research firm Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting on its $1.38 billion Hong Kong IPO, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Zhong Lun Law Firm representing the sponsors.

India’s Singh & Associates hires head of indirect tax

BY Aparna Sai |

India law firm Singh & Associates has named Smita Singh as the firm’s new head of indirect tax practice in Gurugram. She joins from Ashok Dhingra Associates, where she was a partner.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Firms to Watch (Indonesia) 2020

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indonesia has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.

Asia Appointments: Week of August 10

BY Rowena Muñiz |

R&P China grows practice, Singh & Associates hires indirect tax specialist, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

Asia Deals: Week of August 10

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Giant firms on Li Auto’s $1.1 bln Nasdaq IPO, Khaitan on Alembic Pharma’s $106 mln QIP, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals table.