Morgan Lewis hires litigator and funds partner pair for Singapore

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Morgan Lewis hires litigator and funds partner pair for Singapore, Pardeep Khosa, Divya Thakur
From left: Pardeep Khosa, Divya Thakur

Expanding global litigation and investment management practices, Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired litigator Pardeep Khosa and funds specialist Divya Thakur as partners in its Singapore office.

Khosa was most recently a director at Singapore’s disputes boutique Davinder Singh Chambers for more than three years, while Thakur was senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Singapore for more than nine years.

Gordon Cooney, a partner and leader of Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ global litigation practice in Philadelphia, said, “As commerce becomes ever more global and cross-border litigation more prevalent, Singapore has increasingly become a significant jurisdiction for disputes and international arbitration activity.”

With his broad practice covering commercial litigation, international arbitration, and corporate crime and investigations, Khosa also takes the role of director at Morgan Lewis Stamford, a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan Lewis & Bockius. He has acted for companies, high net-worth individuals, governments and statutory boards in complex and multijurisdictional disputes across various sectors, including civil fraud and cases concerning corporate and shareholder matters, joint ventures, professional negligence and defamation.

Thakur has broad-based industry experience representing institutional investors and managers with a particular focus on Southeast Asia and India. Experienced in both closed-ended and open-ended funds, she advises on operational, management and compliance issues relevant to advisers and the funds they manage.

Commenting on Thakur’s arrival, Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ chair in Philadelphia, Jami McKeon, said, “Singapore remains an important hub for financial services as we continually look to build on our more than 150-lawyer-strong investment management offering, particularly in Asia.”