Khaitan & Co. has hired Karun Cariappa, a former partner and head of the India practice at Morgan Lewis Stamford, as a partner in its newly opened Singapore office.

India’s third-largest firm announced the launch of its Singapore office in March. At the new office, Cariappa will work alongside M&A and private client partner Anuj Shah and strategy director Jean Muller.

Cariappa’s most recent role was as founder of Fernback Holdings, which provided transactional support to corporates, founders, start-ups, funds and family offices. He more than two decades of experience advising corporate issuers and investment banks, and focuses on capital markets and transactional work.

Cariappa was at Morgan Lewis for about a year, having joined the firm from Simmons & Simmons. His previous firms include Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Jones Day and the legacy Amarchand Mangaldas.


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