Linklaters is pleased to announce the appointment of Singapore-based partner Amit Singh as the Head of its India Group, taking over the leadership of the practice from Narayan Iyer. Amit, who is the Head of the firm’s South and Southeast Asia capital markets practice, has over two decades of experience of advising on capital markets transactions across New York, London, and Asia. Under Amit’s leadership, the firm has grown to be a leading and preeminent capital markets practice in India.
Over time, Singapore has become a leading centre for India-related capital markets, corporate, banking and finance and arbitration work and there are increasing investments in India via Singapore. The firm has an ever-growing focus on Asia and India is an important growth market. The firm has recently enhanced its India capabilities in Singapore by the recent addition of Rahul Chatterji into the Singapore banking practice, as well as the hire of Andrew Battisson and the promotion of Rebecca James in the Singapore international arbitration practice.
London remains a key jurisdiction for India-related work and the combined Singapore-London team will continue to advice on the most significant India-related global mandates.
Amit Singh, Head of the India Group, commented,
“I am delighted to take on this role. India is one of the fastest growing major economies of the world and a key jurisdiction informing the firm’s strategy. I look forward to leading the India practice and continuing to collaborate and strengthen our relationships with key, top tier Indian law firms in order to provide our clients with the support they need to achieve their strategic objectives.”
The firm would like to thank Narayan Iyer for his leadership of the India practice and in particular for the strong relationships he has developed for the firm with key financial institutions, Indian corporates, and leading Indian law firms during his ten years at the helm.
The Linklaters India practice has the highest number of top-rated individual partners across practice areas amongst all international firms and is ranked in the top tier across all publications.