Rajah & Tann names new heads of South Asia desk

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Rajah & Tann names new heads of South Asia desk
From left: Avinash Pradhan and Vikna Rajah

Rajah & Tann Singapore has appointed Avinash Pradhan and Vikna Rajah as co-heads of its South Asia desk, succeeding deputy managing partner Kelvin Poon. Pradhan will oversee contentious matters, while Rajah will handle non-contentious matters.

The South Asia desk is a market-leading practice comprising lawyers with substantial experience in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the fields of arbitration, corporate finance, shipping and construction.

Pradhan is experienced in international arbitration, banking, corporate finance, hospitality, M&A, joint venture and shareholder disputes, as well as project disputes in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors.

He currently sits on the Singapore International Arbitration Centre users’ council and is the deputy head of Rajah &Tann’s international arbitration practice. He also practices in Malaysia as a partner of Christopher & Lee Ong, part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network.

Rajah is a tax and private wealth lawyer, and heads the firm’s tax practice and co-heads the private client practice.

He also is currently chairman of the International Fiscal Association, Singapore branch. He is experienced in advising clients on complex income tax, stamp duty and property tax issues, with a track record of successfully resolving multimillion-dollar tax disputes.