Check out the latest people moves update in Singapore and Hong Kong this week.
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Singapore, has hired disputes specialist Emmanuel Chua as a local principal. Chua joins from energy corporation Chevron, where he held an in-house role. ( ALB, Dec 10 )
ZICO Insights Law, the ZICO Law network’s Singapore firm, has established a disputes practice after hired Cheryl Ng as a director. Ng previous managed her own disputes practice at boutique Intelleigen Legal. ( ALB, Dec 10 )
In an unprecedented move, Singapore’s Oon & Bazul has made Abdul Malik, a non-lawyer, an equity partner of the firm. Non-lawyers do not usually join a firm’s equity partnership, with the exception of some patent attorneys and economists, even though regulations in Singapore allow for it. ( ALB, Dec 9 )
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson, the Singapore law firm of Dentons, has appointed Gerald Singham as its next managing partner. He will replace Philip Jeyaretnam SC, who has been appointed as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore. ( ALB, Dec 9 )
UK firm Hill Dickinson has boosted its construction and commercial arbitration practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Richard Lyons, who previously held an in-house role with Arabtec Construction in Dubai. ( ALB, Dec 9 )