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Gunderson India head Ferish Patel joins Cooleys to open up Singapore office

Ferish Patel to open, head up Cooleys Singapore
Ferish Patel to open, head up Cooleys Singapore

Gunderson Dettmer India and Southeast Asia head Ferish Patel - who had also headed its Singapore office - has joined the Hong Kong office of Cooley as a partner, according to the firm’s press release, with an aim to set up a Singapore office under him soon.

“Cooley intends to continue its expansion into Southeast Asia and will pursue setting up a Singapore office to be led by Patel,” stated the release.

Patel, who had worked on secondments at AZB & Partners and erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas in 2009, had previously been with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett between 2003 and 2011.

In 2011, he had joined Davis Polk & Wardwell in Hong Kong, moving to Gunderson as a partner in Singapore in 2015.

At Davis Polk, he had specialised in capital markets, but his main focus since then has also included venture capital and M&A work.

“Ferish is well known and highly regarded for his extensive experience advising high-growth companies and investment funds in Singapore, India, China and elsewhere across Southeast Asia,” commented chair of Cooley’s global business department, Mike Lincoln.

Patel is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong and New York.

He has a a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, a medical degree from Albany Medical College and a JD from St John’s University School of Law.

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