Two more partners exit Stephenson Harwood in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Stephenson Harwood has lost two more partners in Hong Kong: Commercial litigation partner Richard Wilmot has joined local firm Tanner De Witt, while energy specialist Marco Pocci has moved to MB Kemp’s newly opened office in London.

Rebuilding Relationships

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

With Brexit finally done, the UK and Singapore recently signed a free trade agreement to establish post-Brexit arrangements. Lawyers say the UKSFTA is an important development that will lay the groundwork for more to come.

Withers lands disputes team from Oon & Bazul

BY Aparna Sai |

UK-headquartered firm Withers has expanded its litigation and arbitration practice in Singapore with the hire of partner Chenthil Kumarasingam  and his team from Oon & Bazul.

UK firm Mishcon to launch first Asia office in SG with Withers team

BY Aparna Sai |

UK law firm Mishcon de Reya has opened an office in Singapore, its first outside its home base of London after hiring two restructuring lawyers from Withers KhattarWong.

Malaysia files charges, issues arrest warrant for British aide to ex-PM Najib

BY Reuters |

Malaysian authorities have filed money laundering charges against a British national who had worked for ex-prime minister Najib Razak as a media adviser, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

UK law firm launches group action against Cathay over data breach

BY Aparna Sai, Reuters |

A UK law firm called SPG Law has launched a group action against Cathay Pacific Airways after the airline announced that data of about 9.4 million passengers of Cathay and its unit, Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, had been breached.

Ashurst, K&E, Morgan Lewis on $841 mln sale of PR Newswire to Cision

BY Raj Gunashekar |

Ashurst and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and have acted for media and B2B events organisation UBM in the $841 million sale of its PR Newswire business to U.S. news release service Cision.

Brexit chills M&A activity despite some big deals, data shows

BY Reuters |

Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union chilled deal making activity involving British companies to the lowest level in at least two decades as bosses grapple with what Brexit will cost, Thomson Reuters data shows.

A&O, CAM advise on NTPC’s first ‘green masala’ bonds

BY Ashima Ohri, IFR |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has advised NTPC, India’s largest power company on its offering of “green masala” bonds, with Allen & Overy advising the lead managers.

Gateley to be first British law firm to list in London

BY Reuters |

Gateley is set to be the first British law firm to list in London after it announced its stock market flotation on Tuesday in a move that will give it access to funds for expansion.

Canary Wharf owner succumbs to Qatari-led bid

BY Paul Sandle |

Canary Wharf owner Songbird Estates dropped its opposition to a $4 billion (3 billion pound) Qatari-led bid on Wednesday, saying the group now had the backing of the holders of at least 86 percent of the shares.

Osborne Clarke finds India best friend in BTG Legal

BY Vasundhara Chatterjee |

Fast-growing U.K. firm Osborne Clarke (OC) has formed a best friend relationship with Indian start-up BTG Legal, founded by Prashant Mara, the former co-head of its India Group.