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Latham & Watkins’ Singapore-based Asia head of technology and media practice Luke Grubb is leaving the firm to join Clifford Chance in the city-state.

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is based in Hong Kong, where she writes about the business of law and legal issues in Asia and Australia.

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  • Clifford Chance

/uploads/sites/396/2017/10/Singapore-Skyline-Article-201710122009.jpg" alt="" width="558" height="372" /> <i>Singapore skyline.</i>[/caption] Latham &amp; Watkins Singapore-based Asia head of technology and media practice <a href="https://www.lw.com/people/luke-grubb" target="_blank">Luke Grubb</a>��is leaving the firm to join Clifford Chance in the city-state. Grubb, who also heads up Lathams FinTech practice group in Asia, typically advises institutional clients and start-ups on the technology and intellectual property aspects of transactions and contracts. Last year, he handled the technology matters on Lathams representation of Hong Kong telecom giant��<a href="https://www.lw.com/news/latham-advises-hkbn-ltd-in-acquisition-of-new-world-telephone" target="_blank">HKBN Ltd.s $84 million acquisition</a> of local conglomerate��New World Development Co. Ltd.s telecom business. Grubb will start at Clifford Chance later this year. His arrival will��complement the firms existing transactional offering in the high-tech sector, according to the Magic Circle firms Singapore managing partner, Kai Schneider. Earlier this year, the firm <a href="https://www.cliffordchance.com/news/news/2017/07/clifford-chance-advises-top-chinese-ai-firm-on-major-fundraising.html" target="_blank">represented Chinese artificial intelligence firm��SenseTime</a> Group Inc. on a $410 million Series B financing, the <a href="http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-07-14/101115926.html" target="_blank">largest ever single round </a>investment into an AI company in the world. Schneider said Grubb would bring additional experience advising leading businesses and fast-growing market innovators across a wide range of tech-driven strategic and commercial issues. "Integrating Luke into our broad-based practice will bring significant benefits for clients as they develop their business in light of new technologies and digital disruption," he��said. Latham moved Grubb to Singapore from London in 2012, alongside corporate partner Rod Brown, in order to <a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2012/08/30/latham-city-partner-duo-relocate-to-singapore/" target="_blank">boost English law capability</a> in the region. (Brown left Latham last year for <a href="http://www.international.law.com/id=1202751140254/Mayer-Brown-JSM-Poaches-Latham-Singapore-Partner" target="_blank">Mayer Brown JSM</a>.) Grubb joined Latham in London in 2003 after practicing at legacy Shaw Pittman; he became a partner at Latham in 2008. &nbsp; <

  • Clifford Chance


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