Singapore firm Rajah & Tann has recruited a new senior partner and is looking to replace its recently departed head of technology.
The Weil Gotshal & Manges and Andersen Legal ally has recruited Goh Kian Hwee, the senior partner from Lovells' joint venture partner Lee & Lee. Rajah will also be joined by an as yet undisclosed recruit to fill the gap left by the departure of the firm's head of technology Daniel Seng. Seng is understood to have departed to pursue an academic career. Prior to joining Rajah in 1999, he spent eight years at the National University of Singapore, where he lectured on telecoms and IT. Seng made considerable progress developing the firm's IT practice. Under his guidance, the group has expanded to three partners, a consultant and six associates. Until a replacement joins Rajah, the three partners - Rajesh Sreenivasan, Lau Kok Keng and Lionel Tan - are jointly heading the group. Lee & Lee corporate partner Goh Kian Hwee will join Rajah before the end of the year. He has worked at Lee & Lee for more than 20 years and is a well-known figure in the Singapore legal market. Neither Rajah nor Lee & Lee were available to comment on the moves.