Singapore’s Drew names new CEO as Davinder becomes exec chair

Davinder Singh SC has become the new executive chairman of Singapore Big Four law firm Drew & Napier, bringing to an end a two-decade stint as the firm’s CEO. That role is being assumed by Cavinder Bull SC, co-head of Drew’s competition law and regulatory practice. “Singh and Bull will lead the firm together with […]

Mayer Brown Expands Asia Base With Three Hires

Mayer Brown Expands Asia Base With Three Hires

Mayer Brown JSM, formed a decade ago after the Am Law 100 firm absorbed Hong Kong’s Johnson Stokes & Master, has added three new partners in Asia. Shipping industry partner Conor Warde joined the firm’s Hong Kong office this week, while finance partners Ben Sandstad and Angelia Chia arrived in Singapore from Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. Warde, […]

With Green Light in Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis Plans for Asia Growth

With Green Light in Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis Plans for Asia Growth

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ association with Luk & Partners has received official approval from The Law Society of Hong Kong, establishing the combined entity as a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong. The firms announced their plans for association in February, after Edwin Luk and Maurice Hoo left Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to form […]

Chinese Agencies Announce Plan to Audit Privacy Policies of Ten Popular Online Services

Cutting Through the Confusion of China’s Cybersecurity Law 

On July 26, four Chinese agencies, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), the Ministry of Public Security (“MoPS”), and the National Standards Committee, announced their plan to begin the government’s campaign to improve the protection of personal information, according to Xinhua News Agency (link is in Chinese).  […]

Decoding China’s New Cybersecurity Law

Decoding China’s New Cybersecurity Law

Recent headlines around the world have been preoccupied with news from mainland China. The yuan has risen to a six-month high, Moody’s has downgraded the country’s credit rating, Beijing has vowed to continue working with the EU and others to uphold the Paris climate deal and a new Cybersecurity Law came into effect on June […]

Morgan Lewis Adds US IP Litigator in Shanghai

Morgan Lewis Adds US IP Litigator in Shanghai

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has added a U.S. intellectual property litigation partner in Shanghai. Zhu Shaobin was most recently a partner with Washington, D.C.-based Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, where he specialized in U.S. patent litigation and the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Section 337 investigations involving patents and unfair competition and trade. During his […]

Clifford Chance Undertakes Unique Strategy for Southeast Asia and Future Firm Leadership

Clifford Chance Undertakes Unique Strategy for Southeast Asia and Future Firm Leadership

In April, Clifford Chance announced a surprising decision to close its 21-year-old Bangkok office later this year and end an Indonesian association that was just over three years old. The Magic Circle firm said the changes were part of an effort to consolidate its Southeast Asia practice in Singapore, where former office head Geraint Hughes […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Family Law Practice in Hong Kong and London

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Family Law Practice in Hong Kong and London

The U.K.-based firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched a new family asset protection practice in both Hong Kong and London. The practice is headed by Hong Kong partner Marcus Dearle, a family law litigator, and is part of the firm’s private client practice. The group advises high-net-worth clients on multijurisdictional pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cross-border […]