Partner Moves & Promotions 5/25/12

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM


       S&R Associates Promotes 2 Partners

S&R Associates have increased their number of partners from 5 to 7, promoting Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan in New Delhi and Bhakta Patnaik in Mumbai. Patnaik, previously an associate at Linklaters in Singapore, advises on capital markets, M&A, corporate and debt restructuring, and liability management. Vijayaraghavan, previously an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, advises on M&A, capital markets, private equity, and joint ventures.

       New Partner for Dechert China Corporate Group

Paul Wiedong Wang had joined Dechert’s Beijing office as a corporate partner. He was previously head of the venture capital and private equity group at DeHeng Law Offices. Wang is admitted to the New York State Bar and advises on private and public offerings, convertible securities, and debt securities. He also has experience with M&A and has led transactions in the healthcare, technology, education, energy, finance, and real estate sectors.

       Eversheds Hires New Asia Construction Head

Iain Black was hired by Eversheds to head the firm’s Asia construction and infrastructure practice and will be based in Singapore. Until 2010, Black was a partner at Davies Arnold Cooper in the UK. He has experience in construction and infrastructure projects throughout Asia and was also one of the founding partners of Masons’ Singapore office and a senior partner at Masons’ Hong Kong office.

       New Shanghai Partner for Paul Hastings

Sean Tai, former O’Melveny & Myers Shanghai counsel, was hired as partner at Paul Hastings in Shanghai. Tai was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England, and Wales and is a corporate specialist with experience in cross border M&As, private equity, real estate, debt financings and securities law compliance in Greater China.

       DLA Piper Hong Kong Adds Two Partners

Joyce Chan and Heng Loong Cheong from Dewey & LeBeouf , will join DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office. Chan is the principal of Joyce Sze Ho Chan & Co, Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Hong Kong associate firm, and has experience in a broad range of regulatory and corporate insurance matters. Cheong specializes in public and private M&As, complex corporate reorganizations, and equity and debt capital markets transactions.

       New Partner for Amarchand

Pranav Sharma has joined Amarchand & Mangaldas as a partner in the banking and finance team in New Delhi. He has experience in banking and finance, project finance, debt capital markets, corporate and debt restructuring, joint ventures, M&As, policy and legislation, and regulatory policies.


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