Bird & Bird, through its global association with Bird & Bird ATMD, has added Kim Kit Ow, one of Singapore’s leading financial specialists, as a partner in the Singapore office. Ow joins from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, where she was deputy head of its banking and finance practice. Before that, she was an in-house lawyer at Scotiabank, Credit Suisse and senior legal counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Ow specialises in financial services, corporate and banking transactions. She advises on the legal aspects of product development, transactions and documentation, both from an investment and private banking angle.

Norton Rose Fulbright has further boosted its national corporate team with the addition of international corporate and M&A lawyer Martin Irwin as a partner in the Sydney office. Joining from Baker & McKenzie, Irwin focuses on infrastructure, energy and resources, privatisation and project finance. His broad practice has benefited from stints working in both Singapore and Hong Kong and his experience advising on major transactions across the Asia Pacific region. He advises institutional and strategic investors and other capital providers on M&A, public private partnerships, project finance and corporate finance transactions. His clients include some of the world’s biggest pension funds, global and Australian banks, and multinational companies.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has added Veena Sivaramakrishnan as a partner in the Mumbai office, with effect from August 25, 2017. She has over 13 years of experience in advising clients in the banking, restructuring and financial services domains. After her graduation from the National Academy of Legal Studies & Research University in Hyderabad, she worked with Juris Corp, and also spent some time at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She worked with ICICI Bank as an in-house counsel before returning to Juris Corp as a partner.

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