Dentons to add Thai, Vietnam, Philippine firms to its network this year

BY Aparna Sai |

Dentons plans to expand its network further in the ASEAN region this year by combining with a firm each in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, according to recent comments made by Gerald Singham, the firm’s global vice-chair and ASEAN CEO.

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.

A Complete Anatomy Of Oppression & Mismanagement –  Supreme Court’s Decision In The Tata – Mistry Dispute [Brought to you by Trilegal]

BY Nitesh Jain, Adrish Majumder |

The Supreme Court of India (Court), recently on 26 March 2021, has delivered a breakthrough decision in the realm of Indian company law and corporate governance.

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.

China considering new bourse to attract overseas-listed firms

BY Reuters |

China is considering establishing a stock exchange to attract overseas-listed firms and bolster the global status of its onshore share markets, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Inaugural ALB Middle East Law Awards a grand success

BY Aparna Sai |

The ALB Awards made its foray into the Middle East region with the inaugural event celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals, law firms, in-house legal teams and dealmakers.

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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Philippines Client Choice 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this new listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in the Philippines. The list will be published in the June issue of ALB Asia.

Blacklisted Chinese firms eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win against Trump ban

BY Reuters |

Chinese companies targeted by a sweeping investment ban imposed by former President Donald Trump are considering suing the U.S.

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.

Former Anand South India head launches IP boutique in Chennai

BY Aparna Sai |

Bharath MS, formerly head of Anand and Anand’s South India practice, has set up an intellectual property-focused firm called KRIA Law.

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.