Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Nirangjan Nagarajah as a new partner in Melbourne.
"Our ambition in Australia, where we have swiftly been recognized as a leading firm for infrastructure and project finance, is to advise our clients on their most important, complex, cross-border and domestic deals and disputes and ensure that we offer full service in the infrastructure sector," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "Nirangjan's arrival enhances the support we provide to our clients in the infrastructure sector, as well as with their corporate transactions, and enables us to deliver a leading M&A advisory capability to both our international clients pursuing investment opportunities in Australia and our Australian clients looking to grow overseas."
Nirangjan's practice is particularly focused on listed company takeovers and schemes of arrangement, and he has recently advised on a number of significant, high profile transactions in the Australian market. He also supports his listed clients on all matters relevant to listed entities, including listing rule compliance, corporate governance, capital management and takeover defence. Nirangjan has previously worked at the Australian Takeovers Panel and in the corporate finance division of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). He joins White & Case from Gilbert + Tobin, where he was a partner in the Corporate Advisory group.
"Nirangjan is a highly regarded, technically excellent and commercially-minded M&A lawyer whose skill set and client relationships dovetail excitingly with our ambitions for our Australian practice," said White & Case partner Baldwin Cheng, Regional Section Head, Asia-Pacific Corporate, Finance & Restructuring. "As well as his experience in private practice, Nirangjan will ensure that our clients also benefit from the valuable M&A regulatory perspective he brings as a former lawyer with ASIC and the Takeover Panel."
White & Case partner Eric Berg, Head of Asia-Pacific, said: "White & Case continues to pursue strategic growth in Asia-Pacific, with Nirangjan's arrival following the additions during 2018 of white collar partner Bingna Guo in Beijing and litigation partner Brad Strahorn in Sydney. Nirangjan joins a strong and growing team in Australia, where we have nearly 60 lawyers, including 16 partners."
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