|KhattarWong has announced the appointment of two new partners in its Singapore office as part of the firm’s strategic bid to entrench and expand its practice area capabilities.
• Well-versed in media and entertainment law and with more than 18 years of practical experience under his belt, Jonathan Kok has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Department. Alongside Wun Rizwi, the current head of Intellectual Property & Technology, Kok has been tasked with leading the newly established Media & Entertainment Practice Group which has been formed to meet the needs of the growing media industry in Singapore and across the region.
• Low Cheong Yeow has also joined the firm as partner in its Criminal Litigation Department. With in-depth experience in handling high-profile cases and white-collar offences in addition to more than 10 years as a Deputy Public Prosecutor handling regulatory, compliance-related matters and civil penalty actions for market misconduct under the Securities and Futures Act, the firm is hopeful that Low will play a significant in developing its criminal law practice.
Jones Day has announced the appointment of Sushma Jobanputra as partner in the firm’s Banking & Finance practice. Previously a partner at Linklaters in London, Jobanputra has joined the firm’s Singapore office from Barclays Capital where she was leading a team in the structured transactions department. Jobanputra is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a solicitor and barrister of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She has worked on numerous financing transactions including syndicated lending, acquisition finance, leveraged finance and structured finance, and is experienced in advising lenders, borrowers and financial advisers.
The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd, Hong Kong Branch (Prudential Hong Kong) has announced the appointment of Ernest Wong as Chief Officer of the branch’s Legal & Compliance division. He joins Prudential Hong Kong from AXA China Region Insurance Co, where he held the position of head of legal for Hong Kong. Admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales, Wong has an extensive legal background having previously held other in-house legal advisory roles and a partnership position with Baker & McKenzie. Reporting to the CEO in his new role, Wong is responsible for providing leadership and direction for all legal and compliance affairs of Prudential Hong Kong.