DSK Legal has hired senior partners Aparajit Bhattacharya and Anjan Dasgupta, as well as partners Sharath Chandrasekhar, Nand Kishore, Aninda Pal and Harvinder Singh from HSA Advocates. The hires add practice capability across finance and projects, core corporate and M&A, and disputes and tax practices, and will also bring their entire respective teams across offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The firm has also added projects partner Geeta Saha, who previously practised at her own independent firm, to its Mumbai office.
K&L Gates has added Tsuguhito Omagari as a corporate / M&A partner in its Tokyo office. He rejoins the firm from local Tokyo firm Sonderhoff & Einsel. Omagari focuses on domestic and cross-border M&As, private investment in public entities, private equity, domestic and international joint ventures, real estate investment transactions, and various other corporate and related regulatory matters. He also advises international companies on investing and doing business in Japan.
Reed Smith has added Stephen Chan as a partner in its litigation practice in the Hong Kong office of Reed Smith Richards Butler. He was previously a dispute resolution partner in the Hong Kong office of Oldham, Lie & Nie. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2013, Chan was with McVeagh Fleming in New Zealand. He is an experienced advocate, who focuses on commercial litigation, international arbitration, intellectual property litigation, employment and labour disputes, and white-collar crime. Chan is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong’s Arbitration Committee. He is admitted to the court in Hong Kong and New Zealand, and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He qualified as a solicitor in New Zealand in 2007 and in Hong Kong in 2014, and attended the University of Auckland.