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Energy-focused U.S. law firm Baker Botts no longer has a presence in Asia, after it closed its physical office in Hong Kong. The firm’s last resident partner, Russell Wilkinson, has joined DLA Piper.
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Eversheds Sutherland has strengthened its IPO practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Roger Zhou as a partner in Hong Kong from Morgan Lewis & Bockius.
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India’s IndusLaw has added Rohit Ambast as a partner in Delhi from rival Khaitan & Co, where he was a counsel.
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The ninth edition of the ALB Law Awards, a virtual even held on Dec. 2, showcased the work of the finest lawyers, law firms, and in-house teams in the country.
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​​​​​​​Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has welcomed back litigator Rachael Shek as a partner in Hong Kong from Clyde & Co.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Zhong Lun Law Firm have advised Chinese music platorm Cloud Village on its $421 million initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with JunHe counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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DLA Piper had added George Wu as a partner in Hong Kong from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was an of counsel.
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British oil and gas company BP has chosen Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Dentons, Pinsent Masons and Simmons & Simmons as its legal advisors in Singapore for the years 2022 to 2024. This marks the first time BP has assembled a panel specifically for Singapore.
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India’s IndusLaw has hired corporate expert Faraz Khan as a partner in the firm’s Mumbai office from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
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UK firm Ashurst has strengthened its global markets practice with the hire of Jessica Li as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy, where she was a counsel.