Pinsents introduces Vario to Southeast Asia in Singapore

Apr 26, 2018 Pinsent Masons’ Singapore alliance firm Pinsent Mason MPillay is ready to launch Vario, its flexible lawyer service. The launch of the service in Singapore will mark its first venture into the Southeast Asia region. Vario already has eight offices in the UK, as well as two in Australia. Leading the launch is UK-based Pinsents partner Kate Cauldwell-Hunt, who will relocate to Singapore for the launch in mid-2018. The goal is to partner with Vario’s Sydney and Melbourne offices to recruit around 30 consultants to the flexi-law service by 2019. Mohan Pillay, joint head of the firm’s Singapore office, stated that the firm’s commitment and growth in bringing in Vario are “a reflection of the opportunities” in the region. Comments and more »

McDermott recruits yet another team from DLA

Apr 24, 2018 McDermott Will & Emery has returned to the DLA Piper well once again, hiring a three-partner real estate team after recently hiring 20 of the firm’s US partners. The London-based real estate trio is made up of…

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Stephenson focuses on London and HK in promo round

Apr 24, 2018 Stephenson Harwood has made up five lawyers to partner in London, as well as three to local partner in Hong Kong, for its 2018 promotions round. The City promoted partners are commercial litigators Kate Cordery and…

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A&O develops derivatives platform Margin Xchange

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K&L Gates hires energy veteran in Taipei

Apr 23, 2018 K&L Gates has recruited KPMG Law Firm’s global co-leader of compliance. Owen Chio will join the firm as an energy, infrastructure and resources partner in Taipei. Chio specializes in cross-border M&A and corporate…

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