14 June 2019 Collyer Law strengthens India Desk with two new India-focussed hires Collyer Law is delighted to announce the arrival of two new India-focussed lawyers who will strengthen our legal services offering to the Indian market, across corporate transactions and disputes matters, and particularly in the “India-Singapore corridor”.
Aritra Roy has joined Collyer Law as a Senior Associate in our Corporate & India Desk teams effective April 2019. Roy will focus on a range of cross-border corporate matters including Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Joint Ventures.
Roy is India-qualified with 5 years PQE and was formerly a senior associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, based in Delhi. Roy has been involved in advising high-value clients across industries, such as One97 Communications Limited (operator of Indian online payment company ‘Paytm’) in relation to the investment by the Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant, and Walmart in its acquisition of a majority stake in Flipkart (India's biggest online marketplace). Roy is also experienced in advising on innovative structuring for e-commerce platforms for online payments, formation of joint ventures (for amongst others, setting up online gaming companies) and in setting up, and the operation, of payments banks in India.
In a statement, Managing Director of Collyer Law, Azmul Haque, said “Aritra is a talented corporate lawyer, with significant international cross-border experience, having advised some of the largest deals in the Indian market, especially for the technology sector. We are very pleased to have him on-board, and his addition to our Corporate team and India Desk will help us ramp up our corporate and transactional legal service to our clients”.
Khyati Raniwala has joined Collyer Law as Senior Associate in the Litigation & Arbitration team and India Desk effective June 2019. Khyati will focus on a range of disputes advisory and arbitration matters, including contractual disputes, employment disputes, shareholder conflicts as well as alternative dispute resolution.
Khyati is a Singapore-qualified disputes lawyer with 5 years PQE, and joins from the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), where she was an Associate Counsel in the SIAC Secretariat. Khyati has extensive prior experience with the application of various versions of the SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, UNCITRAL Model Law, the Singapore International Arbitration Act and Arbitration Act in over 200 arbitrations (involving individuals, state-owned & private entities). Prior to SIAC, Khyati spent 2 years in a boutique Singapore law practice with a focus on commercial litigation