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.

Links hires Kirkland, White & Case partners in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Magic Circle firm Linklaters has added Xiaoxi Lin and Alessandro Nolet as partners in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case, respectively.

Cathay Pacific group GC set to join HKEx

BY Aparna Sai |

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) has named Paul Chow as its next group general counsel. Chow joins from Cathay Pacific, where he held the roles of group general counsel and company secretary.

Hanoi: Allens nabs M&A partner from Duane Morris

BY Aparna Sai |

Australian firm Allens has added M&A and energy specialist Giles Cooper as a partner in the firm’s Hanoi office from Duane Morris Vietnam, where he spent nearly 14 years.

India’s Samvād nabs disputes lawyer from Khaitan

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Samvād Partners has hired Savani Gupte as a disputes partner in Mumbai from Khaitan & Co, where she was a principal associate.

Japan’s AMT adds four foreign lawyers to partnership

BY Aparna Sai |

Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has added four senior foreign counsel to its partnership, shortly after the launch of its foreign joint law enterprise.

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.

Asia Appointments: Week of March 15

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Allens nabs M&A expert from Duane Morris, AMT elevates four to partnership, and much more in this week Asia Appointments roundup.