Slaughter and May has advised British insurer Aviva on the S$2.7 billion ($1.98 billion) sale of majority shares in its Singapore business to a consortium led by Singapore Life (Singlife). Allen & Gledhill advised on the Singapore law aspects of the transaction.
UK firm Mishcon de Reya has hired disputes specialist Gavin Margetson as a partner in its recently opened Singapore office. He joins from local boutique Sharpe & Jagger.
Malcolm Kemp and Yeeling Wan, former partners of Stephenson Harwood, have established a boutique firm in Hong Kong called MB Kemp that specialises in dispute resolution and insolvency work.
Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has hired private-wealth specialist Craig Paynter as a partner from offshore law firm Bedell Cristin, where he was senior associate.
Indian law firm Kochhar & Co has hired Richa Chaturvedi as the resident partner in its Singapore office. She was most recently a foreign lawyer at local IP boutique Yusarn Audrey.
Shearman & Sterling has hired finance specialist Gary Hamp as a partner in London from Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest firm by headcount, has appointed Nawneet Vibhaw as a partner in Delhi from Khaitan & Co.
Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm, has named Adrian Joyce as its foreign law head of project and asset finance. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright in Tokyo, where he was a partner.