Former Shearman investment funds specialist joins Cooley in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has hired fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.

Asia Appointments: Week of January 18

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Withers grows family law practice with HEP hire, Lewis Silkin launches Asia IP practice with Deacons hire, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

Employment partner leaves Simmons for Hong Kong’s Gall

BY Aparna Sai |

Matthew Durham, a former Asia employment law chair at Winston & Strawn, has left the Shanghai office of Simmons & Simmons to join Hong Kong boutique firm Gall.

FTI Consulting names sole Asia, Caribbean operations head

BY Aparna Sai |

FTI Consulting has appointed Jon Rowell as the sole leader of its Asia and Caribbean operations. A senior managing director, Rowell was previously co-leader of the operation with John Batchelor.

Lewis Silkin launches Asia IP practice with Deacons hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Employment-focused law firm Lewis Silkin has launched an Asia intellectual property practice in Hong Kong after hiring David Swain as a partner from local firm Deacons, where he was a senior associate.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021.

DLA hires Quinn Emanuel partner as Japan int’l arbitration head

BY Aparna Sai |

Anglo-American law firm DLA Piper has hired Tony Andriotis as the head of its international arbitration practice in Japan from the Tokyo office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

ALB surveys and rankings H1: Submissions open

BY Asian Legal Business |

Research and submissions for the following lists and rankings are currently underway. Please see the list below about how you can find more details and download the relevant submission form.

ALB Conversations: Chris Lambert, managing partner, Robertsons

BY Aparna Sai |

Chris Lambert, managing partner of Hong Kong’s Robertsons, talks about the necessity for business owners to stay flexible during the pandemic, the need for fostering individual talents rather than nurturing a fixed idea of how a typical lawyer should be and the firm’s plan to remain an important participant among independent law firms in the city.

HK: Simmons lands disputes partner from Jingtian

BY Aparna Sai |

Simmons & Simmons has hired disputes expert Gary Yin as a partner in Hong Kong from PRC firm Jingtian & Gongcheng, where he led the disputes and investigations practice.

India’s HSA recruits corporate partner from CAM

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm HSA Advocates has hired corporate specialist Saurya Bhattacharya as a partner in Mumbai from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Latham stars in $420 mln Philippine thermal energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its proposed 20 billion Philippine peso ($420 million) acquisition of a stake in AC Energy Philippines.