Ashurst has added Alfred Ng as a partner in its project finance practice, based in Singapore. He joins from Shearman & Sterling and has significant experience advising on project finance transactions in sectors including power, infrastructure, oil and gas, and petrochemicals projects, particularly in the Southeast Asia and South Asia region. Ng has a strong market reputation and is frequently recognised by industry awards.

Gadens has added Paul Lewis as a partner in its family and relationship law team. He joins from Sexton Family Law, where he has been a director since 2004. He previously held associate roles at Willis & Bowring and Thorntons Lawyers. Lewis has specialist expertise in all areas of family and relationship law, evaluative mediation and family dispute resolution. With extensive experience, he is adept at advising clients in complex parenting, property and other financial matters. He is a leading family and relationship law practitioner, who concurrently has been a practising mediator for almost 25 years. He is also an accredited specialist in both family law and dispute resolution.

Gadens has also added Brad Allen as a partner in its banking and finance group. He joins from Dibbs Barker, where he was a partner in the banking, insolvency and disputes practice. Allen practices in banking and finance law, with an emphasis on corporate and acquisition finance. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry, and has acted for financiers and major corporations on a range of syndicated, leveraged, property and other debt financing transactions. His experience includes having acted for clients on their debt facilities, syndicated and bilateral financiers providing facilities to some of Australia’s major retailers, and financial services clients on various secured facilities.

HSA Advocates has added Jivesh Chandrayan as a partner in its corporate practice, to operate out of the firm’s New Delhi office. Chandrayan has over 13 years of experience advising various Indian and multinational corporations on diverse areas of corporate-commercial laws, across industry sectors including IT & ITES, telecom, defence, power, renewable energy, infrastructure, mining services and real estate. He has been advising clients on corporate counselling and general corporate advisory matters, conducting due diligence for governance and regulatory compliance, FDI compliance with respect to FEMA rules and procedures, RBI/FIPB approval and employment laws, including top management contracts. Chandrayan joins from Kochhar & Co, where he was a partner. He has also worked with JDS Lawchambers and Fox Mandal. He holds a BA LLB from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and did LLM (Commercial Law) from Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK.

Tanner De Witt has added Pádraig Walsh as partner, effective May 2, 2018. His practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. His work encompasses advice on private debt and equity financings, leading on investment negotiations and completion, and preparing documents to implement deal terms. Walsh also advises on the range of common issues for emerging companies, such as corporate structuring, IP licensing, equity incentive plans and shareholder disputes. His clients are broadly within the technology sector, and he has represented companies within specific verticals of fintech, insurtech, regtech, medtech, edutech and cleantech. Walsh’s practice also includes assisting clients on licensing, regulatory and compliance, and his experience in this area has enabled him to advise clients on a number of innovative, complex fintech projects. Walsh is a mentor, and provides legal training programmes for a number of accelerator programmes, including Betatron, Blueprint, Brinc, Hax, Infiniti, Amplifi, the Founders Institute and DBS Fintech. He is a regular speaker at various startup events and a blogger on the tech startup scene.

Virtus Law, Stephenson Harwood’s alliance firm in Singapore, has strengthened its corporate practice with the arrival of partner Parikhit Sarma. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, particularly cross-border M&As, capital markets-related matters, banking and finance, and regulatory compliance. He joins from Morgan Lewis Stamford, where he led Singapore-related transactions and supported the launch and development of the firm’s India desk.

Withers KhattarWong has added restructuring and insolvency lawyer Justin Yip as partner in its dispute resolution team. Focusing on restructuring and insolvency, corporate rescues and workouts, distressed and special situation transactions, and commercial litigation, Yip advises multinational corporations, Singapore-listed companies, local and foreign banks and financial institutions, bondholders, insolvency administrators and other stakeholders on a wide variety of court-supervised insolvency proceedings, debt restructurings and special situation transactions. He has acted in some of the most prominent and complex corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region, including significant debt restructuring and bond defaults within the regional natural resources and offshore marine sectors.

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