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India’s Veritas Legal has hired Manav Raheja as corporate partner in Mumbai from J Sagar Associates.
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U.S. firm Perkins Coie has welcomed back Marcus Woo as a partner from Taiwanese mobile phone manufacture HTC Corporation, where he was vice president and general counsel. Initially based in New York, Woo will move to Taipei once registration formalities are completed.
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Wong Chee Lin, who spent three decades at Malaysian law firm Skrine before a brief stint on the bench, has returned to the firm as a litigation partner in Kuala Lumpur
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M&A specialist Simone Reis and international tax expert Rajesh Simhan, who both left Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) after more than 12 years at the firm’s Mumbai office, have set up a boutique firm called Anagram Partners in Mumbai.
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Dentons plans to expand its network further in the ASEAN region this year by combining with a firm each in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, according to recent comments made by Gerald Singham, the firm’s global vice-chair and ASEAN CEO.
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Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group has tapped PM Devaiah to be its new general counsel. Devaiah joins from Everstone Group, which has hired Pratibha Jain, a former partner at Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), to replace him.
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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Godrej Properties on its 37.5-billion-rupee ($518 million) qualified institutional placement (QIP), with Sidley Austin and Trilegal representing the bookrunning lead managers.
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AZB & Partners has counselled Indian software giant Wipro on its $1.45 billion acquisition of UK consultancy Capco.
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Lalit Maheshwari, formerly a deputy inspector of the anti-corruption bureau of the Indian state of Rajasthan, has joined law firm Capstone Legal as the head of its white-collar crime practice. He is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital.

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Khaitan & Co has advised India’s Bank of Baroda on its 45-billion-rupee ($622 million) qualified institutional placement (QIP), with Trilegal and Squire Patton Boggs representing the bookrunning lead managers.