Former Simmons, Fried Frank China MP relaunches solo firm

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Huen Wong, a former Greater China managing partner at both Simmons & Simmons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has launched a sole proprietorship focused on arbitration and mediation, Asian Legal Business has learnt.

Khaitan advises India’s Phoenix Mills on $733 mln partnership with GIC

BY Asian Legal Business |

Khaitan & Co has counselled Indian mall developer Phoenix Mills on a strategic partnership with Singapore’s GIC, under which the sovereign wealth fund will acquire “a significant minority stake” in a $733 million portfolio of developments in Mumbai and Pune.

India: Tata Sons GC joins newly founded Anagram as MP

BY Asian Legal Business |

Shuva Mandal, general counsel of Mumbai-headquartered multinational conglomerate Tata Sons, has left the company to join recently established Indian law firm Anagram Partners.

Greenberg Traurig expands in Seoul with Lee & Ko, Paul Hastings hires

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has bolstered its presence in Korea after hiring corporate lawyers Jang Hyuk Yeo and Eun Sang Hwang as shareholders.

Philippines files criminal complaint against Wirecard’s former COO

BY Reuters |

Philippine authorities investigating the multi-billion dollar fraud at Germany’s Wirecard AG’s have filed criminal complaints against the payment firm’s former chief operating officer as well as others.

Deacons bolsters corporate finance practice with Ogier hire

BY Asian Legal Business |

Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest local law firm, has hired banking and finance lawyer Erica Wong as a partner from offshore firm Ogier, where she was a managing associate.

Glass Lewis opposes election of MoFo Tokyo MP to SoftBank board

BY Reuters |

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis has urged SoftBank Group Corp shareholders to oppose the election of corporate lawyer Ken Siegel to the board of directors due to his professional ties with the Japanese conglomerate.

HK: Goodwin Procter expands PE offering with Paul Weiss hire

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm Goodwin Procter has hired Edwin Chan as a partner in its private equity practice in Hong Kong from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he was counsel.

Winston HK partner exits to join VC firm in Singapore

BY Asian Legal Business |

Khoon Jin Tan, a former partner at Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong, has left to join CBC Group, a healthcare-dedicated investment firm, as managing director. He will be based in Singapore.

Asia Appointments: Week of June 7

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Greenberg Traurig grows Seoul practice with partner hires, K&L Gates nabs aviation expert from Pillsbury, and much more in this week's Asia Appointments table.

A&O, Milbank act on Philippines’ largest-ever IPO

BY Asian Legal Business |

Allen & Overy has advised Philippine food maker Monde Nissin Corp on its 48.6-billion-peso ($1 billion) initial public offering, the country's largest-ever listing, with Milbank advising the joint global coordinators.

Singapore: Clifford Chance launches document-automation solutions

BY Asian Legal Business |

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance has launched Intelligent VIMA Solutions to automate and generate documents based on the Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements (VIMA) suite based on Singapore law.