J Sagar Associates has added Shafaq Uraisee Sapre as a retained partner at the firm’s Mumbai office. Sapre is a specialist in M&A, JV and PE investments, with a total experience of 18 years. She has worked in Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan as an executive partner and head of corporate practice (west and south India). Prior to this, she was a partner in Bharucha & Partners. At Nishith Desai, she was head of the JV practice and co-head of the M&A and disputes practice.
Watson Farley & Williams has expanded its Hong Kong finance practice with the addition of new partner Khin Voong, who joined the firm on February 6, 2020. He was previously counsel at King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. A general banking and finance specialist, Voong’s arrival enhances the firm’s Hong Kong finance offering beyond asset, project and structured finance, into areas such as real estate finance, syndicated lending, margin finance, corporate loans and acquisition finance. He has considerable experience in cross-border transactions involving Chinese borrowers and security providers. His diverse, sector-agnostic client base includes both lenders and borrowers, with a strong focus on financial institutions, major corporations and high net worth individuals from Hong Kong and mainland China.