Mayer Brown JSM has hired banking and finance partners Kayal Sachi and Ian Roebuck as partners in its Singapore office from Allen & Overy.

The duo focus on acquisition and leveraged finance, event-driven finance, corporate lending and restructuring transactions in Southeast Asia and India on behalf of financial institutions, corporates, PE funds and debt funds.

Sachi advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, telecoms finance and asset finance. She joins Mayer Brown after working at Allen & Overy for more than 14 years.

Roebuck, who joined A&O in 2001 as a trainee solicitor, is a specialist in advising clients on complex cross-border financings in Southeast Asia, India and Europe. He also has experience in advising high-profile share-backed financing, corporate financing and restructuring transactions.