CMS Singapore hires India desk chief

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CMS, Babita Ambekar, Corporate partner and head of the firm’s India desk

CMS has hired Babita Ambekar as a corporate partner and head of the firm’s India desk in Singapore. She joins from DWF, where she was a partner and global head of India practice.

Ambekar advises on transactions for clients across industries including technology, energy, life sciences, retail, food and hospitality. Her clients are primarily based in the Asia-Pacific – with the majority in Southeast Asia, India and Japan – and include publicly listed entities, private entities with a regional presence and multinationals.

“I am incredibly impressed with the firm’s global proposition, which enables it to serve clients in more than 40 countries worldwide,” said Ambekar. “The firm’s multijurisdictional capabilities and strong interna- tional reputation offer a great platform for the growth and development of my practice.”

Managing partner and head of corporate at CMS in Singapore, Toby Grainger, said: “As emerging economies in Asia continue to see investment inflows, Babita’s appointment expands the firm’s broad bench of trans- action and geographical experts, and strengthens our capabilities in offering clients top-tier advice across a range of sectors.” With the new hire, CMS has 10 partners in Singapore.