Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has added Koh Tien Gui as a partner to boost its Asia real estate and hospitality and leisure practice in the firm’s Singapore office in July. Koh specialises in M&A and JVs, typically involving the hotel sector. He also regularly advises on hotel management agreements, branded residences, vacation clubs and timeshare products, which are growing hospitality and leisure lines of work in the region. Additionally, Koh has experience overseeing hotel-related disputes. He has more than a decade of experience working with clients across Asia, and most recently led the charge in growing the hospitality practice at a transnational law firm headquartered in Singapore.

HSA Advocates has added Rachika Sahay as a partner to further strengthen its projects, energy and infrastructure and corporate practices. She will be operating out of the firm’s New Delhi office. Sahay has over a decade of experience in handling a broad range of deals in the energy sector. She also has diverse experience in handling corporate transactions, including domestic as well as cross-border M&As, private equity investments and joint ventures. Prior to joining the firm, she was with Ostro Energy, the renewable energy platform for Actis Fund III, as head legal of the group. In three years of being at Ostro, she has successfully handled renewable energy projects involving an aggregate capacity 1,100 MWs. In the past, she has worked with Weatherford as head legal counsel-India, and with Trilegal as counsel. She holds a BA LLB (Hons), National Law Institute University, Bhopal and did LLM from London School of Economics and Political Science.

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