Clifford Chance will add leading technology partner Luke Grubb in its corporate practice in Singapore later this year. His knowledge of technology-related transactions includes more than 20 years of experience advising on commercial contracts, technology-driven mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as intellectual property, data privacy, cyber security, fintech and payment systems. Grubb joins from Latham & Watkins, where he heads the technology, media and commercial practice in Asia, serves as a global chair of the information technology–systems and solutions team and leads the fintech group in Asia. He has a market leading practice in Asia, advising clients across all industry sectors. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has added Nikhil Naredi as a partner in the Mumbai office as part of the capital markets practice effective October 11, 2017. He has over 13 years of experience, including over five years at the Singapore office of an international law firm, in advising clients on a wide variety of domestic and overseas securities offerings, involving public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked and debt securities. Naredi is an alumnus of the Columbia University, New York and National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He has worked with the Mumbai office of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and the Singapore office of Jones Day.

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