Luthra & Luthra has added Akhil Anand as a litigation partner. With over 13 years of extensive experience, he handled matters relating to the Information Technology Act, Companies Act, Arbitration Act and criminal laws. Anand has independently handled litigations for various multinational companies in multiple forums before the trial courts, consumer forums, Company Law Board, various High Courts across the country and the Supreme Court. Prior to this move, he was a partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and previously headed the litigation practice at Poovayya & Co’s Delhi office. Anand started his career as an associate in Luthra & Luthra. A member of the Bar Council of Delhi, he graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 2003 and is also an Advocate on Record.
Simmons & Simmons has added Michael Chin as partner, expanding the firm’s corporate and commercial practice in Hong Kong. He joins from Hogan Lovells and brings over two decades of extensive experience advising on a broad spectrum of corporate transactions across the Asia Pacific. He is well known for his ability to bridge cross-cultural gaps, which is instrumental to his success completing deals in the region. Chin has represented both multi-national and Chinese clients on a range of public and private M&A transactions, as well as supporting fundraising and investments by both private equity and venture capital funds. He has advised clients across a variety of sectors, including TMT, life sciences, automotive and clean energy. His appointment is subject to standard regulatory approvals.