It was the first time Singapore's Court of Appeal had addressed the doctrine of champerty, which bars litigation funding agreements, in 35 years.
The announced departure of Tju Liang Chua comes less than a week after Vinson & Elkins said it was closing its Shanghai office.
The U.K. firm is tying up with local firm Clasis, which is led by a former Clyde & Co arbitration partner.
By Rebekah Mintzer, July 10, 2013 :: Singapore
The Association of Corporate Counsel took a major step in expanding its international presence by opening its first-ever Asian chapter in Singapore.
Kirk Wagar, a top fundraiser for the Obama campaign, specializes in disability claims.
The former U.K. attorney general has applied for court permission to represent a Singapore couple seeking to overturn their nation's law barring gay male sex.
Arun Balasubramanian, who is joining Freshfields in Singapore, was most recently a partner with Linklaters.
Brad Roach, who specializes in liquefied natural gas deals, will join the firm in August.
Ung Gim Sei was previously a partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.