India’s second-largest firm, Khaitan & Co, is set to open an office in Singapore next month. The office will be manned by Anuj Shah, a partner focusing on M&A and private client work, and director Jean Muller.

Khaitan will operate as a licensed foreign law practice in Singapore, offering Indian law expertise including international commercial arbitration, as permitted by its licence. The Singapore office will operate as an extension of Khaitan’s India offices.

The announcement comes a few weeks after Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s largest law firm, said it would open its first overseas office in Singapore as well.

In a statement, Haigreve Khaitan, senior partner said: “We have been exploring international expansion for a while and Singapore seemed the logical choice for our first foray, based on feedback and encouragement received from both our domestic and international clients.”

Other Indian firms that have offices in Singapore include Kochhar & Co, Nishith Desai Associates and Lexygen.

 

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