Trilegal hires in Mumbai, Tanner De Witt promotes in Hong Kong

The head of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ financial regulation practice Shruti Rajan and partner Garima Joshi are joining Indian firm Trilegal in its Mumbai office, while Hong Kong firm Tanner De Witt has promoted a new partner in its banking and finance department.

Trilegal announced Rajan and Joshi’s hires in its corporate practice on 21 May.

At Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Rajan pursued a special emphasis on Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)-related regulation – including licensing, compliance, and internal investigations, enforcement actions and dispute resolution.

She has advised on licensing and registration projects, ongoing compliance issues, and the structuring of new products and business lines of financial intermediaries.

Rajan represented Goldman Sachs before SEBI and the Securities Appellate Tribunal in a dispute over its offshore derivative instruments. Other clients have included Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, UBS, DSP Merrill Lynch, and Warburg Pincus.

She has spent the entirety of her career thus far at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and its predecessor firm Amarchand Mangaldas, which she joined as a principal associate in its financial regulation and compliance practice in 2007, making partner in 2016. She is a graduate of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.

Joshi too has spent her career at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and its predecessor, which she joined in 2009 as an associate before making partner in 2018.

Her clients have included Vision Fund, Softbank’s technology-focused capital fund, which she advised on a US$200 million investment in One97 Communications, a promoter of e-commerce payment system Paytm.

“Their addition provides our corporate practice with a big boost in the areas of financial regulatory, corporate governance and enforcement,” Trilegal partner Charandeep Kaur said. “Both have had prolific success in their previous roles and have specialised experience and skills,” he added.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas did not respond to requests for comment.

Tanner De Witt promotes in Hong Kong

Tanner De Witt announced on 1 June that it had promoted Jan Willem Möller to partner.

The Netherlands-qualified Möller has been with the firm for four years, after joining from Loyens & Loeff’s Luxembourg office in 2016.

During his time at Tanner De Witt, Möller has advised a large European bank in its ongoing compliance review of the Hong Kong regulatory environment, and advised an international fintech company on its acquisition of a Hong Kong-listed company’s spin-off.

He holds an LLM and LLB from the University of Groningen, and sits on the boards of directors of the Dutch and European Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong.

“Tanner De Witt offers the perfect environment for lawyers to develop their own speciality and practice,” Möller said. “I am incredibly grateful to the partners for supporting me in building and growing our banking and finance practice.”

Tim Drew, co-head of the firm’s corporate commercial group, said the firm was “delighted” to welcome Möller to the partnership. “I am confident that Jan Willem will continue to build upon his already strong banking and finance practice within the firm.”


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