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Allen & Overy Hong Kong Partner Amit Singh has left the firm to join Linklaters as a Partner in its Asia capital markets practice
At Linklaters, he will continue to focus on South and South East Asia and India, where he will work with the broader India practice led by Narayan Iyer. Amit will also work closely with the firm’s regional capital markets practice to support clients across the Southeast Asia region.
William Liu, Head of Linklaters’ Asia capital markets practice, commented,
“Amit’s hire emphasises our commitment to achieving a market-leading position across all key markets in Asia. His stature as a leading practitioner in Southeast Asia and India will create new synergies with our Southeast Asia and broader India practice, as well as our leading capital markets practices across the region.”
He will be based in the firm’s Singapore office alongside capital markets partners Hyung Ahn and Jonathan Horan, offering an unparalleled spectrum of US and English law capability across key equity and debt markets products such as high-yield bonds, MTNs and IPOs.
Amit, who is qualified to practice in England & Wales, New York and India, did law from Oxford University in 1998 as a Chevening Scholar. He went to London after completing his BA in English literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in 1996.
Thereafter, he returned to India in 1998 to do his one-year apprenticeship to qualify as an Indian lawyer. “This was scrapped by the Supreme Court of India even before I completed it,” says Amit, “and therefore I was qualified to practice since the day I joined my apprenticeship in 1998 after which I went back to London.”
He initially worked with Freshfields in London for about two and a half years before heading to New York University where he did a Masters in Corporate Law. Thereafter he worked with Davis Polk in New York and London for over six years before joining Allen & Overy in Hong Kong in 2011. He was made Partner in 2014