Legal Move Updates (April – June 2021)

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing list.

April 2021

8 Apr – Adani Group (Ahmedabad, India)

Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group has tapped PM Devaiah to be its new general counsel. Devaiah joins from Everstone Group, which has hired Pratibha Jain, a former partner at Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), to replace him. Devaiah, who joined India-focused private equity firm Everstone Group in 2007, was the group’s vice-chairman and general counsel. His entire career, which began in 1990, has been spent in in-house roles, including legal head positions at ICICI Venture, The Carlyle Group and BPL Cellular. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com

8 Apr – Everstone Group (Bengaluru, India)

Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group has tapped PM Devaiah to be its new general counsel. Devaiah joins from Everstone Group, which has hired Pratibha Jain, a former partner at Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), to replace him. Meanwhile, Jain, who helped launch NDA’s Delhi office in 2011, joined the firm from Goldman Sachs. Her previous firms include Sullivan & Cromwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Jain’s practice focuses on private equity, M&A, corporate and regulatory advisory and public policy. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com

8 Apr – Skrine (Kuala Kumpur, Malaysia)

Wong Chee Lin, who spent three decades at Malaysian law firm Skrine before a brief stint on the bench, has returned to the firm as a litigation partner in Kuala Lumpur. Wong is Skrine’s third lateral partner hire in a month; the firm recently brought on board Islamic finance lawyers Hafidah Aman Hashim and Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff as partners. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com

8 Apr – Veritas Legal (Mumbai, India)

India’s Veritas Legal has hired Manav Raheja as corporate partner in Mumbai from J Sagar Associates. Raheja, who has over 15 years of experience, focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital investment transactions, and commercial dispute advisory matters. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com

8 Apr – Perkins Coie (Taiwan)

U.S. firm Perkins Coie has welcomed back Marcus Woo as a partner from Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC Corporation, where he was vice president and general counsel. Initially based in New York, Woo will move to Taipei once registration formalities are completed. At the firm, Woo will represent clients in Taiwan and beyond on intellectual property and corporate matters, including U.S. IP litigation work for Taiwanese companies. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com

8 Apr – Anagram Partners (Mumbai, India)

M&A specialist Simone Reis and international tax expert Rajesh Simhan, who both left Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) after more than 12 years at the firm’s Mumbai office, have set up a boutique firm called Anagram Partners in Mumbai. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com

7 Apr – King & Wood Mallesons (Sydney, Australia)

Chinese-Australian law firm King & Wood Mallesons has strengthened its cross-border finance capability with the appointment of banking and finance partner David Lam, who returns to the firm after a near two-year absence. Lam, who joins the firm from Allen & Overy and will be based in King & Wood’s Sydney office, has 18 years of cross-border finance experience and a “deep understanding and connectivity” with clients in Hong Kong and Mainland China, King & Wood said. (from http://www.law.com)

7 Apr – Jingtian & Gongcheng (Hong Kong, China)

Chinese-Australian law firm King & Wood Mallesons has strengthened its cross-border finance capability with the appointment of banking and finance partner David Lam, who returns to the firm after a near two-year absence. Lam, who joins the firm from Allen & Overy and will be based in King & Wood’s Sydney office, has 18 years of cross-border finance experience and a “deep understanding and connectivity” with clients in Hong Kong and Mainland China, King & Wood said. (from http://www.law.com)

6 Apr – Squire Patton Boggs (Sydney, Australia)

Corporate M&A partner Michael Gajic has left Australian law firm MinterEllison to join international firm Squire Patton Boggs in Sydney, the latest of several partners to join the firm this year. Squire said Gajic brings “a wealth of experience in public M&A having acted for bidders, targets and major shareholders on schemes of arrangement, takeovers (hostile, unsolicited and friendly), takeover defences and take-privates of ASX listed companies by private equity bidders.” (from http://www.law.com)

1 Apr – Clyde & Co (Hong Kong, China)

Clyde & Co has hired Rosie Ng as a partner in the firm’s global insurance group in Hong Kong from HFW, where she was a consultant. Ng focuses on director and officers insurance claims, professional indemnity, commercial crime, fidelity, employment practice and product liability, insurance regulatory and policy wordings, and product development. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com

 

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