Allen & Overy in Singapore has appointed Prakash Raja Segaran as a partner. He is a Singapore law finance specialist, acting both for banks and borrowers on a variety of banking transactions, ranging from acquisition finance, property finance and Islamic finance and ship financing through to restructurings. He regularly acts as Singapore law counsel on cross-border transactions across the Asean region, as well as in China and India. He joins from Shook Lin & Bok, where he was a partner for more than 12 years, leading the areas of acquisition finance, vessel finance, Islamic finance and trade finance.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has further enhanced its institutional investment practice with the addition of Fadi Khoury as partner, based in the Sydney office. Joining from Norton Rose Fulbright, Khoury has 20 years of experience in providing strategic guidance to players across different asset classes. Some highlights include advising global investment firms Invesco and KKR on their innovative credit-based investment offerings into the Australian investor market. He designed the agricultural investment fund run by Laguna Bay Pastoral Company, which invests on behalf of major US and Australian institutions. Khoury was entrusted with the establishment of an investment management arm for Defence Housing Australia and the successful Australian property fund offering. He also guided Host Plus on its acquisition of a half share in Sydney Convention Centre. He is an experienced lecturer and member of the Accreditation Board of the Australian Financial Markets Association.
Dilinh Legal has added Michael K Lee as a partner. Lee comes with over a decade of experience in Vietnam in a wide range of areas, including real estate, M&A, life sciences, technology, anticorruption and labour. Previously at the Vietnam offices of Tilleke & Gibbins and Mayer Brown JSM, he has been identified as a leading lawyer in country in the areas of corporate and M&A.
Gadens has bolstered its corporate advisory team with the addition of Robert Tracy and Edward Nixey as partners in Sydney. They join from Henry Davis York. Tracy was head of the corporate and M&A group at Henry Davis York, and brings with him significant expertise spanning corporate transactions, competition and consumer law, in addition to in-bound foreign investment. He has extensive expertise in acquisitions and disposals, commercial arrangements, JVs, investment structures and capital raisings, as well as corporate governance and directors’ duties advice. On the other hand, Nixey brings considerable Australian and international experience from private practice and in-house roles, particularly within the transport and logistics, health and aged care, and technology sectors. He has proven expertise in M&As, primary and secondary capital raisings, corporate restructuring, commercial contracts, JVs and corporate governance.