Asia/Singapore

China decoupling will continue for Western law firms in year ahead

WarwickPlace Legal’s Robert Bata wraps ups his predictions for 2024 with a look at how legal industry trends will pan out in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America

White & Case announces 42-lawyer partner promotion class

Cohort edges down from 46 last year with proportion of women slipping from 52% to 36%

Mourant adds Maples & Calder partner for Singapore debut

Craig Luton to lead offshore firm’s ninth office as it pivots towards alternative asset management

The Global Legal Post launches online international Commercial Litigation and Cross-border Enforcement guide

Law Over Borders guide helps users navigate commercial disputes in array of key jurisdictions

DAC Beachcroft forms association with Ince & Co’s former Singapore ally

Incisive Law cut ties with embattled UK law firm Ince ahead of latter calling in administrators in April

Some firms might be trying to crack America – but Asia is where the action is

Access to Asia’s growing economies should be a key strategy for firms with a mature, global client base, writes WarwickPlace’s Robert Bata

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‘A life of meaning’ – influential Law Society of Singapore president dies, aged 57

Adrian Tan continued in his role despite undergoing treatment for cancer

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Linklaters hires Norton Rose Fulbright arbitration partner in Singapore to lead Asia team

Andrew Battisson has returned to a Magic Circle UK firm having first made partner at Allen & Overy

Ashurst signs up four-partner Shearman international energy team

Team move across UK and Asia comes hot on the heels of news of Shearman’s planned merger with Allen & Overy

PR alliance Mirovia expands into Asia with new member agencies in India and Singapore

Alliance of legal PR firms looks to key Asian legal markets with its latest arrivals

Baker Botts secures Ashurst energy projects team for Singapore debut

Launch sees US firm regain physical presence in Asia Pacific after shuttering Hong Kong base in 2021

7 Bedford Row’s Jern-Fei Ng KC joins Duxton Hill Chambers in Singapore

Ng is the fourth KC to be admitted to the Singapore Bar, adding to his practices in London and Hong Kong

Singapore partner succeeds London investigations specialist at helm of Baker McKenzie’s financial institutions group

Annual practice and sector group leadership refresh also ushers in new tax, IP and tech chiefs

Allen & Overy adds corporate partner duo in Singapore from Baker McKenzie

Kenny Kwan and Caryn Ng join as magic circle firm moves to bolster its Asia-Pacific equity capital markets and public M&A offering

‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

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Allen & Overy elevates 36 to partnership

Proportion of women in latest round rises to 42% from 36% last year as overall number of promotions dips

Greenberg Traurig eyes Asia renewables boom as firm opens in Singapore

Singapore launch follows Riyadh opening last month; firm also mulls expansion in Dubai, Brazil

Rajah & Tann litigation partners exit to launch Singapore boutique

Danny Ong and Wern-Jhien Yam leave Singapore Big Four firm to open shop focused on dispute resolution, financial crime and insolvency

Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore ally launches local disputes practice with Morgan Lewis team

Leading litigator Daniel Chia joins Prolegis with three-lawyer team to head new practice

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