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26 March 2019

NLU-educated lawyer Vivekananda Neelakantan has been promoted as partner at top Singaporean firm Allen & Gledhill, which the former Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) deputy registrar from India had joined as international counsel in 2014.

05 September 2018

Morgan Lewis Stamford has hired Simmons & Simmons of counsel and co-head of its India group Karun Cariappa as a corporate partner in Singapore, according to the firm’s press release.

25 April 2018

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (ICA) has ramped up its Asia presence, opening a secretariat - primarily concerned with case management - in Singapore, in a bid to continue boosting its Asia footprint.

24 July 2017

Singapore has proved to be the destination of choice for many Indian corporates doing business overseas, though historically other markets such as London and New York have also had close ties with India. With its highly developed and successful free market economy, low taxation, proximity to the Indian subcontinent, numerous direct flights and sizable Indian population, Singapore’s trade ties with India have flourished.

14 March 2017

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has seen a two-third increase in new cases filed in 2016 involving Indian parties, with India remaining the largest overseas jurisdiction to adjudicate in Singapore, way ahead of China.

15 December 2016

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has appointed Drew & Napier CEO and Singapore senior counsel Davinder Singh as its new board of directors chairman to replace Allen & Gledhill chairman Lucien Wong , who is stepping down from SIAC today due to his appointment as Singapore’s attorney general.

07 December 2016

Indigo has hired a new general counsel (GC) with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Singapore-based of counsel Priya Mehra, reported Bar & Bench.

02 December 2016

“With his extensive experience in corporate law at the head of Singapore’s largest law firm, Mr Lucien Wong will provide a fresh perspective when he takes over as Attorney-General in January, lawyers said yesterday,” reported The Straits Times about the country’s “first A-G who has not spent time on the Bench or at the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC)”.

03 February 2016

Jones Day Singapore capital markets partner and India head Manoj Bhargava and of counsel Ankit Kashyap will join top US firm Sidley in Singapore, only several months after Sidley’s capital markets partner in Singapore, Prabhat Mehta, moved to the firm’s New York office full time.

01 February 2016

Jones Day Singapore capital markets partner and India group head Manoj Bhargava and of counsel Ankit Kashyap have both resigned from the firm around a week ago.

18 December 2015

Jones Day has promoted NLSIU Bangalore 2003 graduate Karthik Kumar to its partnership.

27 August 2015

Mago: Expediting disputesFormer Clifford Chance foreign legal consultant Pranav Mago is now heading the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) South Asia. Mago took over the role on 17 August from Scheherazade Dubash.

19 August 2015

Former Linklaters Singapore managing associate Pallavi Gopinath Aney is set to join Baker & McKenzie as a partner, an authoritative source has confirmed to Legally India.

07 July 2015

Former Rodyk & Davidson Singapore partner Ganesh Chandru has joined Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) in Delhi as an executive partner to head the firm’s international arbitration practice.

02 July 2015

Baker & McKenzie International’s Singaporean member firm Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow has hired Prashanth Venkatesh as a local principal on 1 July.

06 November 2014

Singapore: ClosingWadia Ghandy closed its Singapore office after three years of operations on the ground of the island nation, due to a lack of commercial viability.

23 September 2014

ChatterjeeDLA Piper India group partner and NLSIU Bangalore grad Biswajit Chatterjee has joined US firm Squire Patton Boggs.

22 August 2014

Vivekananda NSingapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) deputy registrar Vivekananda Neelakantan joins top Singapore firm Allen & Gledhill.

08 July 2014

SNG & Partners has opened an office in Singapore, permanently relocating associate partner Rahul Sud to the island state, in order to be closer to the firm's banking clients and focus on in- and out-bound investment.

01 May 2014

Fox Mandal Noida projects partner Rajesh Sehgal has quit the firm to move in-house to Singapore, reported Bar & Bench, reducing the number of non-family partners at the firm to three - Swati Sinha, Jyoti Virmani and Veronica Mohan - after departures of corporate partners Dev Ashish Mishra and Sudish Sharma last year.

Sehgal declined to comment to Bar & Bench but confirmed his departure. In respect of information from the website's sources that the firm still owed former and current staff money, as first reported in Legally India since 2009, Delhi-area managing partner Som Mandal said: "We don’t owe any money to anyone who has left recently." [Bar & Bench].

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