SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Singapore's Top In-House Teams 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

The ALB Singapore’s Top In-House Teams 2021 list will showcase the achievements of the finest in-house legal teams in Singapore.

Singapore Exchange explores joining SPAC party but with restrictions

BY Reuters |

Singapore Exchange Ltd is proposing introducing regulations to allow the listing of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) or blank cheque firms that have taken U.S. markets by storm.

SIAC racks up 1000 new cases in a year for the first time

BY Aparna Sai |

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) witnessed a record 1080 new case filings in 2020, a 125 percent increase from the 479 cases filed in 2019, and the first time SIAC’s new caseload crossed 1,000.

SG: Essex Court Chambers Duxton lawyers exit to set up new practice

BY Aparna Sai |

All six lawyers that comprised Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice) have left to set up a new practice, following the Chinese government’s sanctions on the UK’s Essex Court Chambers.

WFW hires hospitality quartet from Withers in Singapore, Sydney

BY Aparna Sai |

Watson Farley & Williams has hired four hospitality lawyers from Withers, including partners Lada Shelkovnikova and Robert Williams. Williams and two other lawyers will be based in Sydney, while  Shelkovnikova joins in Singapore.

India’s Khaitan to open first overseas office in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s second-largest firm, Khaitan & Co, is set to open an office in Singapore next month. The office will be manned by Anuj Shah, a partner focusing on M&A and private client work, and director Jean Muller.

SPB makes another key partner hire in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Squire Patton Boggs has added veteran disputes lawyer Rodman Bundy as a senior partner in Singapore from Eversheds Sutherland, where he was head of public international law and co-head of the arbitration practice in the city-state.

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.

The Asian Commodities Watergate; A Code for Transparency [PDLegal LLC Advocates and Solicitors]

BY Peter Doraisamy, Josiah Fong |

Following the collapse of commodities giants Agritrade International Pte Ltd (“Agritrade”) and Hin Leong Trading (“Hin Leong”), the fragility of the commodities market became painfully clear, with financiers, banks and traders alike scrambling to secure cargo amounting to millions in trade financing.

KWM nabs disputes partner from Simmons in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

King & Wood Mallesons has added disputes specialist Amanda Lees as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office from Simmons & Simmons.

SG: RHTLaw partner joins ZICO Insights as director

BY Aparna Sai |

Zico Insights Law, the ZICO Law network’s Singapore member firm, has hired corporate expert Jeremiah Huang as a director from RHTLaw, where he was a partner.

SG: Rajah & Tann adds partner from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has welcomed corporate specialist Raymond Tong as a partner from Clifford Chance, where he spent more than 10 years.