Mayer Brown announced today that Kayal Sachi and Ian Roebuck have joined the firm as Banking & Finance partners in Singapore. The new hires, who are 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.

Mr. Roebuck has more than 14 years experience advising global and regional clients on complex cross border financings in South East Asia, India and Europe. He has an impressive background in acquisition and leveraged finance transactions and has worked on many recent acquisition and leveraged finance transactions in South East Asia and India. He also has significant experience advising on high-profile share-backed financing, corporate financing and restructuring transactions.

“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 and Ian 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 their arrival, and we are delighted to welcome them to the firm.”

Ms. Sachi commented, “Ian and I are 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. We look forward to adding our knowledge and experience to support the firm’s clients in South East Asia and India.”

Mr. Roebuck added, “The firm’s global Banking & Finance practice and, in particular, its strong presence across the Asia Pacific region make it an excellent platform to service the growing demand from global and regional clients for legal advice on complex cross border banking and finance transactions in South East Asia and India.”