Seven Asia-Pacific promotions at international firm

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Seven Asia-Pacific promotions at international firm
International firm White & Case has promoted 26 lawyers to counsel and 15 to local partner in its latest round, effective 1st January 2017.

Seven of those promoted are from the firm’s Asia-Pacific offices with Jiong Deng (M&A) making partner in Shanghai with six lawyers promoted to counsel: Tess Fang (M&A) and Stephen Howard (Banking) in Hong Kong; William Moran (International Trade) and Seiji Niwa (Antitrust) in Tokyo; and Tabitha Saw (M&A) and Gee Hou Tng (Banking) in Singapore.

Five local partners and counsel have joined the firm’s Asia-Pacific offices during 2016 including Cameron Watson who joined as a local partner in the Global Project Finance practice in Melbourne.
Ince boosts Singapore shipping team
Nicholas Lum has joined the shipping and international trade practice at Ince & Co in Singapore.

He joins from the dispute resolution group at Oon & Bazul and will head up Ince’s China practice in Singapore, dividing his time between the city state and Shaghai.
Online searches for lawyers surge in India
The number of online searches for lawyers in India has increased by 75 per cent during a 12-month period to June 2016.

Local search platform Sulekha reveals that the most often requested information is for court marriage and matrimonial lawyers which surged 765 per cent; legal consultants, up 388 per cent; and family court, divorce and domestic lawyers, up 280 per cent.

"The study shows the increasing trust that Indians have started to show towards the law and judiciary system,” commented Sulekha CEO Satya Prabhakar.Professionals like advocates and lawyers make for a significant portion in the $200 billion Local Services market in India, and we have seen a healthy growth in this category this past year."

Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad and Pune saw the largest increases in searches for lawyers.