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A&O scoops Baker Macs Singapore partner Pallavi Gopinath Aney (NLS ‘04)

Aney moves from Bakers to A&O Singapore
Aney moves from Bakers to A&O Singapore

Debt capital markets lawyer Pallavi Gopinath Aney has left Baker & McKenzie Singapore to join Allen & Overy (A&O) as a partner, Bar & Bench has reported.

She is a 2004 NLSIU Bangalore graduate who has been working at Bakers since 2015, after nine years at Linklaters from 2006, and two years at P&A Law Offices and S&R Associates in India before that.

Her designation at Bakers was associate principal, a designation equivalent to partner at the firm.

She will join A&O’s Singapore India team of partners Gautam Narasimhan (banking), Sheila Ahuja (arbitration).

A&O’s London banking partner Sanjeev Dhuna is leading A&O’s India group.

Baker & McKenzie principal (i.e. partner) Ashok Lalwani will continue heading the firm’s India practice from Singapore.

We have reached out to Aney and Lalwani for comment.

Update 03 June 2019: A&O head of international capital markets in Asia, Stephen Miller, commented in a press release: “She will provide added depth to our India practice and drive further growth in this exciting market.

“Pallavi will also play a key role in our ongoing investment in our market leading capital markets practice in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the region.”

According to the release:

Pallavi has an excellent track record advising on international debt offerings, equity linked offerings of exchangeable and convertible bonds, and equity offerings. Pallavi also has significant experience advising on liability management transactions in the region, including acting on consent solicitations, exchange offers, induced conversions and tender offers. She regularly handles and closes large and complex capital raisings and has been involved in several award winning transactions.

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