Trowers welcomes new international corporate partner Geoff Allen

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has expanded its corporate team in Malaysia with the addition of new partner Geoff Allen. Geoff is an experienced corporate lawyer having spent 17 years working across private practice and in-house roles.  His expertise includes acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, investments, corporate restructuring, […]

Luthra and Luthra elevates 31 members as it announces promotions for the year 2022

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India celebrated its ‘32nd Annual Day’ on Saturday, the 10th of September 2022 in the most unique way with members gathered physically at respective offices and all offices connected virtually. The evening commenced with the Firm’s Founder & Managing Partner, Mr. Rajiv K Luthra addressing […]

Legal technology company Lawcadia expands internationally, launches in the UK

Award-winning legal technology company Lawcadia is going global, announcing its expansion into the United Kingdom. The legal operations platform for in-house legal teams and their law firms will now formally have a presence in the northern hemisphere. Lawcadia’s Chief Operating Officer Eryn Bowles – who was […]

Luthra and Luthra advise L and T Finance on a highway project of INR 629 Crores

Luthra and Luthra recently acted as Lenders’ Legal Counsel for L&T Finance Limited in relation to the financing made available to Kappirikkad Highways Private Limited, for an amount of INR 628 Crores in connection with six laning from Kappirikkad to Thalikulam section of NH-66 (old NH-17) in the […]

India: Economic Improvements in Sight

There have been some improvements India’s economic activities and the Government is making efforts to complete free trade agreements with some of the significant trading partners. The inflows from foreign portfolio investors have increased and currently highest in the last 20 months. There was a setback […]

India’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 Will Prevail Over Customs Act, 1962

The Supreme Court has passed a landmark decision today in the matter of “Sundaresh Bhatt vs. Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs” [Civil Appeal No. 7667 of 2021] and held that the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“Code”) will prevail over the […]

SeedLegals launches solution to help startups and SMEs attract, incentivise and retain top talent in APAC

Data-driven legaltech platform SeedLegals has launched their Share Option Scheme solution (also commonly known as ESOP) to Singapore and Hong Kong based startups and small businesses, enabling them to create complex share option agreements, allowing them to reward and incentivize their employees, attract top talent and […]

India: Economic Growth Further Slows Down

India’s economic growth has further slowed on global cues and disruptions as reflected in the reduced economic growth forecasts by global financial institutions. Concurrently, the Indian Rupee had almost a freefall against the dollar due to global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict, soaring crude oil […]

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Singapore launches public consultation on online harms codes

Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) has launched a public consultation on two proposed codes of practice, a code of practice for online safety and a content code for social media services, which will impose requirements on social media services to ensure the online safety […]

Aekom Legal, firm of 25+ practitioners formed by breakaway team from Vaish Associates

Seasoned corporate lawyer Mr. Satwinder Singh, Partner at Vaish Associates Advocates along with Mr. NPS Chawla, Associate Partner and three Principal Associates, namely Mr. Sujoy Datta, Mr. Kalpit Khandelwal and Mr. Lokesh Dhyani have moved out from Vaish with team and have started a new journey […]

Link Legal advised Doncasters Group of Companies in relation to the Indian element of its acquisition of Uni-Pol Group of Companies

Link Legal represented and advised Doncasters Group of Companies (“Doncasters”) in relation to the Indian element of its acquisition of Uni-Pol Group of Companies (“Uni-Pol”).  Doncasters is a leading international manufacturer of high-precision engineering components. It has production facilities across Europe and the US and has market-leading specialist […]

DSK Legal welcomes 21 new partners and their teams

DSK Legal are delighted to announce that Mr. Bobby Chandhoke and Mr. Sudhir Sharma have joined DSK Legal together with 19 partners and their respective teams aggregating to 63 lawyers, after leaving L&L Partners where they had worked for several years. They bring a diverse range […]

Krishnayan Sen, Founding Partner and Head of Disputes Practice at Verus, is set to merge his practice with L and L Partners

L&L Partners is delighted to announce that Krishnayan Sen, Founding Partner and Head of Disputes Practice at Verus, is set to merge his practice and join L&L Partners as a Partner in the Firm’s Disputes Practice at New Delhi with his team. Sen, an Advocate-on-Record at […]

Funding Societies acquire CardUp’s entire shareholding – L and L partners acted for Sequoia  

The Firm recently advised Sequoia on sale of its entire shareholding in CardUp to Funding Societies, Southeast Asia’s largest SME digital financing platform. This forms a part of Funding Societies’ acquisition of CardUp’s entire shareholding.   L&L Partners advised Sequoia on all aspects of the transaction including negotiating & finalisation of transaction […]

L and L Partners advises L and T Finance Limited in connection with financial assistance made available to a subsidiary of Renew Power Private Limited

Banking & Finance team at L&L Partners Law Offices advised L&T Finance Limited (the “Lenders“) in connection with financial assistance for an aggregate principal amount of INR 595,00,00,000 (approx.) made available to a subsidiary of Renew Power Private Limited for its operational wind power project located at Babaleshwarand Batkurki districts of Karnataka.  The team […]

Singapore publishes new financial guidelines to address business continuity

On 6 June 2022, following two rounds of consultations, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published revised Guidelines on Business Continuity Management (BCM), updating the existing patchwork of primary and subsidiary legislation. This iteration of the guidelines (2022 Guidelines) introduces a slew of changes which are expected to […]

India on Economic Growth Path, Albeit Slower

India continues its slow economic recovery while Covid-19 cases are rising once again in the country. The economic growth forecasts have been reduced by global financial institutions amidst internal issues including inflation and external issues comprising largely due to the supply chain disruption arising out of […]

L and L Partners acts for Gaja Capital making MarketXpander the next unicorn

The Firm’s Corporate team recently acted for Gaja Capital(“Gaja”), that is an existing investor in MarketXpander Services Private Limited (“Company”) on the recent fund raise by the Company from WestBridge With the recent investment, the Company has become a ‘unicorn’. The Firm acted as legal counsel to Gaja and […]

L and L Partners acted for Bank of Baroda for funding of working capital requirements of OLA Electric

L&L Partners recently advised Bank of Baroda in connection with the funding of working capital requirements of Ola Electric Technologies Private Limited aggregating up to INR 616.00 Crore for its green field project for manufacturing two-wheeler vehicles at Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu with an initial capacity […]

L and L Partners advised ICICI Bank Limited on a re-financing transaction in relation to Rajiv Chowk and Gurugram National Highway – 248A

The Firm advised and acted for ICICI Bank Limited (“ICICI”) in connection with financial assistance sanctioned to Rajiv Chowk-Sohna Highway Private Limited for the purpose of re-financing part of existing secured indebtedness of the borrower company availed in relation to six-laning and strengthening of NH-248A from existing km 2.740 (Rajiv […]

L and L Partners acts on one of the largest projects financing transactions in the fertilizer sector in India

L&L Partners acted as lenders’ legal counsel for 3 separate consortiums of banks led by State Bank of India, in relation to the financial assistance in the form of term loan facilities and working capital facilities made available to Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited for the purpose […]

Chandhiok and Mahajan elects three to Partnership

Chandhiok and Mahajan has promoted Lagna Panda, Avinash Amarnath and Lovejeet Singh to partnership, effective 1 April 2022. Commenting on the promotions, Pooja Mahajan, Managing Partner of C&M said: “our newly elected partners represent a breadth of skills and experience across practice areas. These promotions demonstrate […]

A lawyer helping facilitate trade and investment between Asia and Europe. An interview with Delphine Constantin

Delphine Constantin is the Founder and Managing Director of D Sy Law, where she helps facilitate trade and investment between Europe and Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains her practice and its network of offices and how she has adopted an innovative […]

LITE Lab@HKU Receives Asia-Pacific’s first Prestigious International Industry Award for Legal Innovation in Operations

The Law, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Lab (LITE Lab) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) was presented with the 2022 Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Projects award by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). This is the first time a university programme […]

India Focuses on Business Operational Improvements

India is a state of static recovery with Covid-19 cases remaining low and other internal as well as external factors impacting major economic rebounds. The war in Ukraine has disrupted supply chain routes and Covid related economic packages are now adding to the inflation increase. This […]

ALITA Launches Annual Awards Recognising APAC Legal Innovation and Technology to be Presented at Techlaw.Fest on July 20 in Singapore

The Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) has launched its second annual ALITA Awards, Asia Pacific’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony in person at TechLaw.Fest’s Live opening on July 20 at Marina Bay Sands […]

Singapore Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision to set aside an award for excess of jurisdiction

Under Singapore law, the scope for judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings is narrowly circumscribed. In the recent case of CJA v CIZ [2022] SGCA 41, the Singapore Court of Appeal examined the principles to be considered when determining whether a tribunal has exceeded its jurisdiction. In […]

All About NFTs and Art. Universal Legal – LawWiser

Know all the Jazz about NFT and Art in #LawWiser‘s fireside chat. Watch the full feature on All about NFTs and Art with with renowned artist and sculptor @Arzan Khambatta and @Anuradha Chowdhary, Tech Lawyer, @Universal Legal. Anuradha very succinctly explains what NFT means and Arzan takes […]

5 Global best Practices Every GC Must Consider

Today as businesses expand, GCs are part of business development and strategies as well. Do you wonder what are the best practices that a General Counsel must follow to bring quality and seamless workflow to any organisation? Watch #LawWiser’s latest video on “5 Global Best Practices […]

ONC TMT Influencer Joshua Chu Leaves for Group Chief Risk Officer Role at a Publicly Listed Blockchain Technology Company

ONC TMT litigator and legal influencer Joshua Chu is leaving the firm to join Coinllectibles™, the first publicly traded blockchain Fusion DOTs™ technology company on the US OTC Markets as the Group’s Chief Risk Officer. A Personal Brand For nearly three years, Joshua Chu has built […]

Singapore updates media and telecoms competition rules

To ensure that Singapore’s regulatory framework remains up to date with today’s ever- evolving technology and business landscape, the infocommunications and media regulator (IMDA) has issued a revised code of practice (the code) to govern fair competition and consumer protection in the broadcasting, newspaper and telecoms […]

SeedLegals hits £1bn in startup funding

LegalTech platform SeedLegals has reached a significant funding milestone, announcing it has closed over £1bn (1.25bn USD) in investments for its portfolio of startup customers. Some of the most exciting disruptors including Qured, Oddbox and dating app Thursday have used SeedLegals to expedite their rapid growth. […]

30 women legal innovators in Asia to follow in 2022

The importance of legal innovation in the Asia-Pacific region is growing rapidly. And many women are leading legal startups, incubators, tech-enabled consultancies, and legal tech initiatives throughout the APAC region.  Asia Law Portal has reported on and interviewed many of these legal innovators.  With this in […]

The first 15 years in my life as a Hong Kong employment lawyer

As Adam Hugill, partner of Hong Kong firm Hugill & Ip, enters his 15th year working in Hong Kong we discuss with him his experience as an employment lawyer in United Kingdom and Hong Kong, what challenges he has faced over the past 15 years including […]

Singapore Monetary Authority to hold increased powers over technology risk management

The Singapore Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSM Bill) was moved for a second reading in Parliament on 4 April 2022. This follow-up alert focuses on the increased powers the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will have over technology risk management (TRM) under the FSM Bill.