Mayer Brown announced today that Kayal Sachi has joined the firm as Banking & Finance partner in Singapore. The new hire, who is joining from Allen & Overy, will focus on acquisition and leveraged finance, event-driven finance, corporate lending and restructuring transactions in South East Asia and India on behalf of regional and global financial institutions, corporates, private equity funds and debt funds.

Ms. Sachi is an accomplished lawyer who has advised and acted for a wide-range of local and global companies and financial institutions over a career spanning more than three decades. Having served global banking institutions and leading international law firms in London, Singapore and Australia, she has built up a wealth of experience advising clients on a diverse range of products, including acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, telecoms finance and asset finance.

“Asia and, in particular, South East Asia are on a sound footing economically, having experienced solid GDP growth figures over the past few years,” said Richard Stock, a partner and co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Banking & Finance practice. “The firm has experienced an uptick in the number of banking and finance clients seeking its strategic counsel, with the Singapore office becoming a hub to service its Banking & Finance clients in South East Asia and India.”

“The addition of Kayal represents a significant enhancement of our banking & finance capabilities in Singapore and, by extension, our other offices in Asia and around the world,” said Terence Tung, the senior partner at Mayer Brown. “Our clients will immediately benefit from her arrival, and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”

Ms. Sachi commented, “I am happy to join Mayer Brown’s renowned Banking & Finance practice. As financial institutions become one-stop shops and transactions increasingly become cross-border and combine a broader range of products, the strength and breadth of the firm’s global Banking & Finance offering means that it is one of the few law firms that can service all these needs under one roof. I look forward to adding my knowledge and experience to support the firm’s clients in South East Asia and India.”