India: Adani Group, Everstone Group hire new GCs

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group has tapped PM Devaiah to be its new general counsel. Devaiah joins from Everstone Group, which has hired Pratibha Jain, a former partner at Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), to replace him.

Skrine welcomes back ex-High Court judge

BY Aparna Sai |

Wong Chee Lin, who spent three decades at Malaysian law firm Skrine before a brief stint on the bench, has returned to the firm as a litigation partner in Kuala Lumpur

Mumbai: JSA corporate partner heads to Veritas Legal

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Veritas Legal has hired Manav Raheja as corporate partner in Mumbai from J Sagar Associates.

Perkins Coie to expand in Taipei after rehiring partner from HTC

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Perkins Coie has welcomed back Marcus Woo as a partner from Taiwanese mobile phone manufacture HTC Corporation, where he was vice president and general counsel. Initially based in New York, Woo will move to Taipei once registration formalities are completed.

Clyde hires third partner in HK in less than a month

BY Aparna Sai |

Clyde & Co has hired Rosie Ng as a partner in the firm’s global insurance group in Hong Kong from HFW, where she was a consultant.

Asia Appointments: Week of March 29

BY Rowena Muñiz |

WFW grows hospitality practice with two partner hires, Deacons nabs disputes expert from Stevenson Wong & Co, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

Malaysia: IP, disputes focused LAW gets commercial heft with key hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Malaysian firm LAW Partnership, which specialises in IP and disputes, has strengthened its corporate offering after hiring Raphael Tay as the head of its corporate and commercial practice in Kuala Lumpur from Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill.

India’s Dhir & Dhir launches ESG practice

BY Aparna Sai |

In another sign of the increasing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) in the legal industry, Indian law firm Dhir & Dhir Associates has launched an ESG practice.

Criminal law-focused firm MZM adds white-collar expert in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s MZM Legal, which specializes in criminal litigation and regulatory compliance, has hired Mohammed Shine as a partner in Mumbai.

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.

HK: Family lawyer joins Deacons from Stevenson Wong

BY Aparna Sai |

Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest local firm, has hired family law expert Sherlynn Chan as a partner in its litigation and disputes practice from city rival Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Mumbai: S&R hires cap markets expert from L&L

BY Aparna Sai |

Capital markets lawyer Jitesh Shahani has joined India’s S&R Associates as a partner in Mumbai from L&L Partners.