Siew Kam Boon Joins Dechert’s Corporate Practice in Singapore

Dechert LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Singapore and English qualified Siew Kam Boon has joined the firm as a corporate partner based in Singapore. She was previously a partner at K&L Gates focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and emerging growth and venture capital.

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Akin Gump Expands Asia Energy Practice with Senior Energy Partner Hire in Singapore

Akin Gump today announced that Michael Joyce has joined the firm as a partner in its global energy and transactions practice in Singapore. Mr. Joyce comes to Akin Gump from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was head of the Oil & Gas Group for Australia. He has relocated from Sydney, Australia, back to Singapore where he was based earlier in his career.

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Morgan Lewis Adds Asset Management, Corporate & M&A Partner Edward Bennett in Singapore

Morgan Lewis today welcomes Edward Bennett as an asset management, corporate, and mergers and acquisition partner, further boosting the firm’s capabilities in advising clients on fund formation, asset management, and transactional matters both within Asia and throughout the world. Mr. Bennett, whose prior work with a global law firm has focused on cross-border strategic and investment transactions in Southeast Asia, will be based in Singapore.

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Milbank Advises Lenders in $4.3 Billion Indonesia Power-Generation Project

Reflecting the strength of its large-scale project finance and energy work in Asia, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) (as Documentation Bank) and 8 commercial lenders on the development and financing of a US $4.3 billion 2,000-megawatt coal-powered electricity generation plant in Central Java, which on completion will be one of the largest IPP’s in Asia.

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Trio of Magic Circle Lawyers Joins Morrison & Foerster as Partners in Asia

Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that three Magic Circle lawyers have joined the firm as partners in Asia. In Hong Kong, Chuan Sun and Vivian Yiu have just started at Morrison & Foerster, coming to the firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, respectively. In Singapore, Yemi Tépé has joined Morrison & Foerster from Clifford Chance, with immediate effect.

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