MinterEllison hires two partners in China offices

MinterEllison has hired two M&A/foreign investment partners in its China offices. Bi Chen, who has extensive experience acting for Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies on outbound investments in the energy and natural resources sectors, will join the Beijing office and Chris Carr, who advises Chinese and multinational corporations on cross-border M&A, private equity, joint ventures and foreign direct investment, will join the Shanghai team.

Allen & Gledhill and Rahmat Lim & Partners launch fintech practice

Allen & Gledhill in Singapore and its associated Malaysian firm Rahmat Lim & Partners have launched a fintech practice. Bringing together legal expertise in financial regulatory, technology and IP, the new practice will respond to the growing client demand from venture capitalists, fund managers, banks and technology service providers.

HSA Advocates makes partnership promotions

HSA Advocates is making nine promotions in its three-level partnership structure, with three partners becoming equity partners, and six associate partners stepping up to become partners. They are:

Equity partners

  • Amit Jajoo (Mumbai, disputes)
  • Avijeet Lala (New Delhi, projects and regulatory)
  • Harsh Arora (New Delhi, projects and banking & finance)
  • Ramya Hariharan (Kolkata, corporate and banking & finance)


  • Amrita Narayan (New Delhi, disputes and regulatory)
  • Aniket Prasoon (New Delhi, projects and regulatory)
  • Deepak Thakur (Mumbai, projects and corporate)
  • Rahul Arora (New Delhi, projects and corporate)
  • Sushmita Gandhi (Mumbai, disputes and regulatory)

Phoenix Legal promotes four to partner

Phoenix Legal has promoted four lawyers to partners. They are:

  • Aditya Bhargava, focuses on banking and finance, debt capital markets
  • Debarshi Dutta, concentrates on disputes and contentious advisory work
  • Pranav Srivastava, focuses on transactional and arbitration, especially in infrastructure, oil and gas and technology sectors
  • Ritika Ganju, specialises in M&A and corporate advisory matters

Khaitan & Co adds 11 partners

Khaitan & Co has added 11 partners to its Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata offices respectively. They are:


Abhishek Sinha, corporate

Akhil Bhatnagar, energy, infrastructure & resources

Anshul Prakash, corporate

Anuj Sah, corporate

Gahan Singh, energy, infrastructure & resources

Manisha Shroff, banking & finance

Vineet Shingal, corporate

New Delhi

Kabir Bogra, indirect tax

Rajat Jariwal, litigation

Rajiv Bhatnagar, litigation


Arindam Sarkar, corporate

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas adds 21 partners

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has added 21 partners to its corporate, capital markets, dispute resolution, pharma & life sciences, projects and real estate practices respectively, bringing the total number of partners to 100. They are:


Manita Doshi, Ahmedabad

Manu Varghese, Mumbai

Pranay Chandran, Mumbai

Rishi Gautam, Mumbai

Rohil Vashist, New Delhi

Saurya Bhattacharya, Mumbai

Sundaresh Maheshwari, Bengaluru

Capital Markets

Abhinav Kumar, Mumbai

Reuben Chacko, Bengaluru

Vijay Parthasarathi, Bengaluru

Dispute Resolution

Aditya Mehta, Mumbai

Biswajeet Dubey, New Delhi

Pharma & Life Sciences

Ashwin Sapra, New Delhi


Atman Desai, Mumbai

Ruchira Shroff, Mumbai

Spandan Biswal, New Delhi

Subhojit Sadhu, Mumbai

Uday Khare, New Delhi

Real Estate

Abhilash Pillai, New Delhi

Ashish Jain, New Delhi

Mridul Kumbalath, Bengaluru