White & Case has expanded its global mergers and acquisitions practice with the addition of Sayak Maity as a partner in Singapore. Maity (pictured) joins the law firm from AZB & Partners, where he was a partner.
“India is an increasingly relevant destination for foreign investment and an important investor in EMEA and the US, which means high demand for firms that have India experience and offer cross-border M&A capabilities across Asia-Pacific, EMEA and the Americas,” says White & Case partner John Reiss, head of the global mergers & acquisitions practice. “The addition of an M&A partner in Asia-Pacific with significant India experience means we can respond to that client demand effectively and efficiently in all three regions.”
Maity regularly advises global private equity funds on investments in India and the wider Asia-Pacific region. He also advises international companies on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance, with particular experience in the manufacturing, extractives, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors.
“[Maity] has excellent experience in India advising clients based in the country or those investing there on their corporate and M&A matters,” says White & Case partner Dipen Sabharwal, head of the India country group. “His addition follows the arrival of India-focused capital markets partner Rahul Guptan in Singapore in May and demonstrates our commitment to the continued development of our India team and our ambition to be the pre-eminent international law firm for India-related cross-border legal services.”
Partner Donald Baker, a member of White & Case's global executive committee, says Maithy’s M&A experience complements the firm’s capabilities in Asia-Pacific, which have been strengthened with the recent addition of M&A partner Naoya Shiota in Tokyo, project development and finance partner Sungjin Kang in Seoul, capital markets partner Margie Chan in Hong Kong, and three more lateral partners in Australia.