SG: NRF welcomes projects expert from Ashurst

BY Aparna Sai |

Norton Rose Fulbright has recruited Andrew Digges as a partner in Singapore from Ashurst.

Latham, Skadden act on PropertyGuru’s $431 mln SPAC listing

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Latham & Watkins has advised Southeast Asian online realty company PropertyGuru on its planned $431 million New York listing via merger with blank-check firm Bridgetown 2, which was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

SG: Former family court judge joins CNPLaw as partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Daniel Koh, who recently as a retired judge of Singapore’s Family Justice Court, has joined local firm CNPLaw as a partner.

Ashurst bolsters R&I practice in Singapore with CC hire

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has hired Robert Child as a partner in its restructuring, insolvency and special situations practice in Singapore from Clifford Chance, where he practiced for more than a decade.

SG: Stephenson Harwood welcomes arbitration partner from K&S

BY Aparna Sai |

Stephenson Harwood has hired international arbitration expert Chris Bailey as a partner from King & Spalding. Bailey will initially be based in the London office, and later relocate to Singapore.

PRC firm AllBright opens Singapore office as it eyes SE Asia growth

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

Shanghai-headquartered AllBright Law Offices has opened an office in Singapore, the firm’s fourth overseas outpost after Hong Kong, London, and Seattle.

Singapore’s PDLegal launches India desk with ex-Dua partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore boutique PDLegal has established an India desk with the hire of Lakshman Shankar as a partner. Shankar was earlier a partner at Indian law firm Dua Associates.

SG: FTI Consulting hires investigations expert as senior MD

BY Aparna Sai |

Forensic investigations expert Rachel Layburn has joined advisory firm FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in Singapore from WPP, where she was the group head of compliance for APAC.

McDermott revives Asia strategy with Singapore outpost

BY Aparna Sai |

Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) is set to return to Asia after receiving a license to open in Singapore, and also making partner hires from King & Spalding and Squire Patton Boggs.

SG: Links financial markets specialist joins Simmons as partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Simmons & Simmons has hired financial markets expert Sonia Lim as a partner in Singapore from Linklaters, where she was a counsel.

Khaitan Bengaluru partner joins Singapore VC firm as GC

BY Aparna Sai |

Arun Scaria, a Bengaluru-based partner at Khaitan & Co, has joined VC firm Tanglin Venture Partners as general counsel in Singapore.

‘People are the driving force in digital transformation’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As law firms look ahead to a future when COVID-19 is contained, many in leadership positions have taken the past year to reevaluate the way they work and the role technology plays in their organisations. Rama Tiwari, who was appointed chief executive of the Singapore Academy of Law earlier this year, offers advice about planning for the future.