Baker McKenzie has added Raymond Lou as a partner in the projects group, working from the Sydney Office. Lou is a specialist in the corporate, infrastructure, energy and resources sectors, with a China and cross border focus. He has significant experience in public and private sector M&A, with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney, where he led the China M&A team, and has worked on some of the largest cross-border transactions in Australia.
HFW is launching an office in Monaco with the hire of a team to be led by partners Ian Cranston, Andrew Charlier and Marco Crusafio. The team specialises in shipping, yachts, business aviation, international trade, commodities, energy and insurance. They will join the firm in early September 2019 from Ince, where Cranston was Monaco office head and Charlier was global head of yachts. Cranston has been advising shipping clients for more than 30 years. He advises clients in Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Greece and worldwide on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious dry and wet shipping issues. He also has a strong international trade and commodities practice, spanning oil and gas and other commodities. Charlier is one of the world’s leading yachting lawyers, providing full-service advice to clients across the sector, including on the sale and purchase, construction, financing, chartering and registration of large yachts. He has more than 30 years’ experience advising on transactional yacht, business aviation, and corporate and commercial matters. Crusafio is an experienced litigator, with a focus on shipping, international trade and commodities disputes.
J Sagar Associates has added Manish Mishra as a partner in its Gurgaon office, effective August 8, 2019. A lawyer and a cost accountant, with Masters in Business Administration in Finance, Mishra has more than 20 years of experience in indirect taxation. Prior to joining the firm, he led the indirect tax practice for BDO in NCR and North India.