Linklaters bolsters its India-facing corporate practice in Singapore with hire of Sayak Maity

Linklaters announces the hire of Sayak Maity as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice based in Singapore*.

Sayak joins from White & Case where he was a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice group, initially based in London before moving to Singapore. Prior to that, was a partner with AZB & Partners in Mumbai, India.

Sayak’s addition will bolster the firm's India-focused Financial Sponsors related capabilities in Singapore. With his particular emphasis on Financial Sponsors, Sayak has strong experience in advising across a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, technology and e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and manufacturing across India and globally. Sayak joined the firm on 1 April 2024.

Sayak regularly advises global private equity funds on investments in India and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

Linklaters’ Asia Head of Corporate Sophie Mathur commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Sayak Maity to our top-ranked corporate practice. With Sayak’s focus on financial sponsors, I am confident that he will further enhance opportunities for corporate/ M&A work across the region as dealmaking activity shows signs of picking up.”

Linklaters' Head of India practice Amit Singh added:

“I am very pleased to welcome Sayak onboard. India is a critical jurisdiction for the firm and Sayak’s hire will significantly bolster our market-leading India practice, complementing our India-focused capital markets, banking and litigation, arbitration & investigations partners who are based in Singapore and our India-facing M&A team based out of London. I am certain that Sayak’s addition will also increase cross-selling opportunities for the wider team in the region.”

The firm moved the leadership of its India practice to Singapore in December 2023, with the appointment of Amit Singh as head of the group. It has also enhanced its India capabilities in Singapore with the recent addition of Rahul Chatterji into the Singapore banking practice, as well as the hire of Andrew Battisson and the promotion of Rebecca James in the Singapore international arbitration practice.

London-based Corporate partner Sushil Jacob continues to play a key role in Linklaters’ India practice working with the Singapore team to advise on India-related global mandates.

London-based India practice partners, Savi Hebbur and Narayan Iyer, are retiring from Linklaters at the end of this month.

*Singapore regulatory registrations pending