ALB Conversations: Andrew Powner, managing partner, Haldanes

BY Aparna Sai |

Andrew Powner, managing partner of Hong Kong law firm Haldanes, talks about a how a football team influenced his decision to join the firm, why his management style might be like the United Nations, and the prescience of his grandmother’s words.

Singapore: HEP family law experts join Withers

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Withers has grown its family law practice in Singapore with the additions of partner Ivan Cheong and senior associate Shaun Ho. Both join from local firm Harry Elias Partnership.

Former Kochhar partner joins HSA’s banking team in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm HSA Advocates has grown its corporate practice with the hire of Sumit P as a partner in Delhi from Kochhar & Company.

IndusLaw adds third Delhi lateral this month with Link Legal hire

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has hired yet another partner in Delhi, with the addition of corporate specialist Pratyush Khurana from Link Legal India Law Services, where he was an associate partner.

Indian boutique lands long-time CAM lawyer as corporate head

BY Aparna Sai |

Mumbai-based boutique White and Brief has hired Manu Varghese as partner and head of its general and corporate practice from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, where he spent more than 13 years.

Providence Law founder among three new Singapore SCs

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore has added three names to its roster of senior counsel: Goh Yihan, dean of Singapore Management University's (SMU) School of Law; Abraham Vergis, founder and managing director of law firm Providence Law Asia; and a senior director of the Attorney-General's Chambers.

HFW hires former Reed Smith Singapore MP

BY Aparna Sai |

Peter Zaman, formerly the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office, has joined HFW as a senior partner.

Hiswara acts on $394 mln Indonesia thermal power sale

BY Aparna Sai |

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Indonesian associate firm, has advised Indonesian power company PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa (DSS) on the $394 million sale of a 75 percent stake in three thermal power plants to China Datan, a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate.

Delhi: AZB grows infrastructure practice with partner hire from DSK

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s AZB & Partners has welcomed infrastructure lawyer Anuja Tiwari as a partner in Delhi from DSK Legal.

Former Shearman investment funds specialist joins Cooley in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has hired fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.

Asia Appointments: Week of January 18

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Withers grows family law practice with HEP hire, Lewis Silkin launches Asia IP practice with Deacons hire, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

Employment partner leaves Simmons for Hong Kong’s Gall

BY Aparna Sai |

Matthew Durham, a former Asia employment law chair at Winston & Strawn, has left the Shanghai office of Simmons & Simmons to join Hong Kong boutique firm Gall.