Pranav Sharma returns to the Amarchand & Mangaldas fold as a partner in their banking and finance team at their Delhi office. He joins the firm with 11 years of experience in the areas of banking and finance, project finance, debt capital markets, corporate and debt restructuring, joint ventures, M&As, policy and legislation and regulatory practices.

Dechert has appointed Paul Weidong Wang as a partner in Beijing. Wang was most recently a partner at DeHeng Law Offices and previously worked for Sidley Austin in Chicago. He served as head of venture capital and private equity at DeHeng. He represents clients in a variety of private and public offerings of common and preferred stock, convertible securities and debt securities. Wang has a strong background in M&A and represents clients in a variety of industries, including the healthcare, technology, education, energy, finance and real estate sectors.

DLA Piper has appointed partners Joyce Chan and Heng Loong Cheong who will join the firm’s Hong Kong office from Dewey & LeBoeuf. Chan is the principal of Joyce Sze Ho Chan & Co, Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Hong Kong associated firm. She has over a decade of experience in the insurance industry advising on a broad range of regulatory and corporate insurance matters. Previously, Chan led the legal teams at AXA China Region Insurance Company Ltd and New York Life Insurance Worldwide Ltd in Hong Kong.
Cheong is a corporate lawyer whose practice comprises public and private M&As, complex corporate reorganisations and equity and debt capital markets transactions. He has extensive experience advising companies in the insurance, natural resources and renewable energy sectors. Prior to joining Dewey & LeBoeuf, he spent six years at Clifford Chance London as a general corporate finance lawyer.

Eversheds has appointed Iain Black as a partner and head of Asia construction and infrastructure practice in its Singapore office. Black was a partner in Masons London office from 1983 to 1989, senior partner of Masons Hong Kong office from 1989 to 1996, the founding partner and resident senior partner of Masons Singapore office between 1997 to 1999. He later returned to Masons UK before joining Davies Arnold Cooper as a partner. He has been extensively involved in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediations not only in Singapore but also in Europe, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Sudan, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia.

Paul Hastings has appointed Sean Tai as a partner in the firm’s corporate department in Shanghai. Previously with O’Melveny & Myers, he has nearly a decade of experience in cross-border M&As, private equity investments, real estate investments and other related financings in Greater China. He also has significant experience in debt financings, corporate governance and securities law compliance. Tai is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and in England and Wales.

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