SG: White & Case adds M&A partner from India’s AZB

BY Aparna Sai |

Private equity funds and M&A specialist Sayak Maity has joined U.S. law firm White & Case as a partner in Singapore from India’s AZB & Partners.

SG: K&S gets corporate specialist from Skadden

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​U.S. firm King & Spalding has recruited Parveet Singh Gandoak as a partner in Singapore from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a counsel.

Bakers, R&T act on $695 mln cross-border renewable energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie has represented Portugal’s EDP Renewables (EDPR) on its S$937 million ($695 million) acquisition of a stake in Southeast Asian green energy firm Sunseap, which was advised by Rajah & Tann.

A&G gets new private wealth co-head from JP Morgan

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Allen & Gledhill, Singapore’s largest law firm, has hired Goh Eng Cher as co-head of the firm’s private wealth practice from JP Morgan.

Right Time, Right Convention

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Mediation had already been growing in prominence as a dispute resolution method in the past years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has placed it firmly in the spotlight. And with the Singapore Convention on Mediation having been adopted two years ago, the city-state is now clearly at the forefront when it comes to mediation regionally, if not globally. 

Singapore Outlines SPAC Listing Rules

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

In September, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced it would allow the listing of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), as the city-state looks to attract more IPO listings. SGX, which has introduced a new framework, is hopeful the changes will create new opportunities.

Mischon strengthens disputes practice in SG with hire from in-house

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Mishcon de Reya has added dispute resolution specialist Henry Winter as a partner in Singapore. Winter was most recently in an in-house role at QBE Insurance.

SG: Withers grows private wealth practice with trio from Big Four

BY Aparna Sai |

Withers KhattarWong, the Singapore office of Withers, has hired three lawyers specialising in private wealth, including partners Yeoh Lian Chuan and Koh Chin Chin.

McDermott continues Singapore push with HSF hire

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery has hired veteran U.S. securities lawyer Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan as a partner in its recently opened office in Singapore from Herbert Smith Freehills.

[VIDEO] ALB Conversations: K Shanmugam SC, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Singapore

BY Asian Legal Business |

In the past few years, Singapore has been building itself as a key dispute resolution hub for the region. Parties from around the world can now resolve their disputes in Singapore via a variety of methods and forums, including litigation at the SICC, arbitration at the SIAC, and mediation at the SIMC.

A&O, Allens act on Singtel’s $1.4 bln tower sale to AustralianSuper

BY Aparna Sai |

Allen & Overy has advised Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) on the A$1.9 billion ($1.4 billion) sale of stake in its Australian Tower Network (ATN) to Australia’s superannuation fund AustralianSuper, which was represented by Allens.

Dentons Rodyk hires restructuring specialist from BlackOak

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s Dentons Rodyk & Davidson has hired Debby Lim as a partner from boutique firm BlackOak, where she was a director.