Manchester law firm DWF has added a fourth partner in its recently opened office in Singapore after hiring Babita Ambekar from Duane Morris & Selvam. Ambekar headed the India and Japan practice groups at her previous firm, where she was a special counsel.

While Ambekar started her post-qualification career as a solicitor with the now-defunct Andersen Legal in London, she subsequently moved to a broader commercial role, handling M&A, licensing and distribution initiatives in the Asia-Pacific. In 2011, she joined Duane Morris & Selvam as a practice development director. In 2015, she became head of that firm’s India and Japan practice groups, and was also a member of the Myanmar practice group. 

Ambekar’s appointment is the latest addition to the DWF team following the recent hire of Jonathan Goacher from Kennedys, who launched the firm's corporate insurance practice in Singapore.

DWF established its Singapore office in 2017 with a four-lawyer team from the legacy Eversheds including former managing partner Oommen Mathew and arbitration and construction specialist Iain Black.

 

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