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London Silk Seeks Admission to WongPartnership Dispute

By Anna Zhang |

Former Citigroup executive Deepak Sharma wants Michael Fordham QC to review a Law Society of Singapore decision that dismissed his claims of misconduct against two of the Singaporean firm's partners.

Linklaters Advises DBS on $1.25 Billion Bond Issue

By Tom Brennan |

The Singaporean bank sold two tranches of dollar-denominated bonds in order to support its finance and treasury activities.

Three Asia-Based Partners Exit DLA Piper

By Tom Brennan |

The moves are the latest in a number of departures for the firm in the region.

Three Firms on Bank of East Asia’s $2 Billion Note Program

By Tom Brennan |

The Hong Kong-based bank will sell bonds on the Singapore Exchange in order to raise funds for general corporate purposes.

K&L Gates Recruits Energy Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

John King, who specializes in liquefied natural gas projects, was formerly a Perth-based partner at Clayton Utz.

Hogan Lovells Brings Aboard Litigator in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

Shaun Langhorne will join the firm as a partner in August from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he is a senior associate.

Allen & Gledhill on $1.7 Billion Developer Buyout Deal

By Tom Brennan |

A consortium led by Singaporean tycoon Ong Beng Seng and Hong Kong-based developer Wheelock & Co. has proposed to buy the outstanding shares of Singapore’s Hotel Properties Ltd.

Simpson Advising KKR on $1 Billion Goodpack Buy

By Anna Zhang |

Its acquisition of the Singaporean packaging company will be the private equity giant's largest ever investment in Southeast Asia.

Singapore Appeals Court Overturns QC Admission

By Anna Zhang |

Noted barrister Michael Beloff had sought ad hoc admission to represent a Singapore financial advisory firm in an appeal stemming from a compensation dispute.

Ashurst Hires Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Banking and finance lawyer Kate Allchurch has moved over from White & Case.

Three Firms on CapitaLand's Buyout of Shopping Mall Arm

By Anna Zhang |

The Singaporean property developer is taking private CapitaMalls Asia in a deal worth $2.4 billion.

Linklaters on $1 Billion OCBC Bond Issue

By Tom Brennan |

The Singaporean bank sold the 10-year bonds in order to raise money for general corporate purposes and to comply with new reserve requirements.

Morrison & Foerster Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Shirin Tang was previously a counsel in the Singapore office of Shearman & Sterling.

Clyde & Co Adds Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Eugene Tan will lead the British firm's Southeast Asian construction practice.

Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Sheela Moorthy was previously the Singapore corporate head for DLA Piper.

Singapore Firms on Temasek-led Olam Acquisition

By Anna Zhang |

A consortium led by the Singapore sovereign wealth fund has offered to buy outstanding shares of commodities trader Olam for around $2 billion.

Stephenson Harwood Global Aviation Head Joins Milbank

By Anna Zhang |

Paul Ng will lead Milbank's Asian aviation practice from Singapore.

Rajah & Tann Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Marae Ciantar was formerly the Singapore managing partner for Australian firm Allens.

Harneys Opening in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

The offshore firm's global banking and finance head is relocating from Hong Kong to head the new office.

MoFo Advises Global Logistic Properties on Brazil Deal

By Tom Brennan |

The Singapore-based company is buying 34 warehouses, most of which are in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, from commercial real estate investor BR Properties SA.

Herbert Smith Freehills Drops Singapore QFLP License

By Anthony Lin |

Singapore's Ministry of Law announced Friday that four other foreign firms renewed their licenses, which allow them to practice Singapore law in exchange for meeting certain local hiring and revenue targets, while one firm was given a one-year conditional extension.

Weil, MoFo on $2.5 Billion Logistics Investment

By Tom Brennan |

A group of Chinese investors is buying a stake in Singapore-based warehouse operator Global Logistics Properties.

Hogan Lovells Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Debt capital markets specialist Andy Ferris was previously a senior associate with Allen & Overy.

New Singapore Partner for Stephenson Harwood

By Tom Brennan |

Tom Platts was previously a senior associate in the Singapore office of Herbert Smith Freehills.

Former Partner Rejoins Jones Day as Asia Head

By Tom Brennan |

David Carden, former cohead of the firm's securities litigation practice in New York, left two years ago to become the first U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Reed Smith Dubai Chief Joins Singapore's Drew & Napier

By Anna Zhang |

Lee Chau Ee, Reed Smith's Dubai managing partner since 2011, will lead a construction and engineering practice for Drew & Napier.

Hogan Lovells Recruits Southeast Asia Disputes Head

By Anna Zhang |

Singapore-based Maurice Burke formerly headed a similar practice for Herbert Smith Freehills.

Singapore Proposes Legal Regulatory Overhaul

By Anthony Lin |

A government-appointed panel has recommended a new law firm regulator, updated disciplinary rules and a cautious embrace of alternative business structures for legal practice in Singapore.

Three Colin Ng Partners Move to Singapore's Virtus Law

By Anna Zhang |

Elaine Beh, who previously led the corporate practice at Colin Ng & Partners, is joining 11-lawyer Virtus Law with fellow partners Allan Tan and Kong Seh Ping.

K&L Gates Hires Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Siew Kam Boon is joining K&L Gates from the Singapore office of O’Melveny & Myers, where she was a counsel.

Clifford Chance on GIC's $2.8 Billion Broadgate Buy

By Anna Zhang |

The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund is acquiring Blackstone's 50 percent stake in the City of London development.

Shearman Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Anthony Patten was the Perth-based head of the Asia Pacific oil and gas practice at Allens.

Pinsent Masons Boosts Singapore with KhattarWong Hires

By Tom Brennan |

Perry Yuen, Kelvyn Oo and Bethia Su were the last corporate partners at KhattarWong.

Singapore Court Rejects Manila's Claim to Marcos Money

By Tom Brennan |

The Philippine government had claimed that an 'act of state' gave it control over money held in escrow in Singapore.

protest against the government at Hong Lim Park on February 16, 2013 in Singapore

Will Singapore Immigration Politics Impact Law Firms?

By Anthony Lin |

Foreign lawyers say they are concerned that a populist outcry against further immigration into the island nation may eventually affect the global profession, starting with those firms now applying to renew their Qualifying Foreign Law Practice licenses.

Simmons & Simmons Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Damian Adams was previously a partner with Watson, Farley & Williams.