Singapore, which has transformed itself into a major arbitration hub over the past five years, is exploring opening an international commercial court and a mediation center.
Managing partner David Childs' description of its formal alliance with local litigation boutique Cavenagh Law has drawn criticism in the city-state.
By Anna Zhang, October 17, 2013 :: Singapore
The new program, which will be housed at the Singapore Institute of Management's SIM University, will help address a "critical shortage" of certain types of practitioners.
The U.S. firm, which merged with midsizeAustralian firm Middletons at the beginning of the year, bolstered its Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne offices.
Iain Anderson was most recently head of the Asia insurance and reinsurance practice for Ince & Co.
High Court Justice Quentin Loh again stated that lifting Singapore's ban on gay male sex was up to Parliament, not the courts.
It's the latest barristers' chambers to open an Asian outpost.
Prakash Pillai was previously a partner and head of the South Asia practice for Rajah & Tann.
Suntec's real estate investment trust is seeking to raise funds to refinance its existing borrowings.
The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.