Litigation funding firm Burford Capital has opened a new Asian office in Singapore with the hire of a former Allen & Overy lawyer.Director Quentin Pak will join the firm on Oct. 30 from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was an executive director leading the commodities businesses in Asia.
More needs to be done even as Singapore has made “good progress” in building up its cybersecurity capabilities, as it is more exposed than many other countries to cyberattacks, said Acting Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Tuesday (Sep 19).
A recent decision by the High Court of Singapore setting aside an arbitral award issued to South African investors following a dispute over mining leases with the Kingdom of Lesotho highlights the city-state’s increasing prominence in international arbitration, as attorneys and others show confidence in its courts and arbitral laws.
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 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, […]
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 […]
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) will soon be opening an office in Singapore – the second one outside its headquarters in The Hague and the first in Asia.
Singapore is fast becoming a one-of-a-kind regional legal technology hub in Asia. The country’s judiciary and legal associations recently released a plan to imbed technology in the local legal culture, while Singapore’s Supreme Court has moved to launch paperless electronic proceedings—a trend picking up steam in other courts around the region.