Partner Peerapan Tungsuwan will serve as the principal Liaison for the India Practice Group on the Firm's Global Executive Committee, working closely with Practice Head Ashok Lalwani, to help drive the Firm's India strategy.

Baker McKenzie today announced that it has elected five new members from Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America and North America regions to its Global India Practice Group's Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee includes partner representatives across the Firm's global platform who actively work on India-related matters, with responsibility for developing and implementing the strategy for the Global India Practice Group. The Firm’s long-standing track-record in successfully assisting Indian and international companies with their India outbound and inbound investments sees Baker McKenzie being regularly featured at industry awards and publications as the top foreign law firm for India-related work.

The new appointees are:

  • Peerapan Tungsuwan, Corporate / M&A Partner and Head of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group and Sustainability Group in the Bangkok office with decades of experience advising on transactional and regulatory matters relating to healthcare and consumer. Peerapan was recently appointed to the Firm's Global Executive Committee (EC) and the Asia Pacific Regional Council. As the new EC Liaison for the India Practice Group, she will work closely with India Practice Group's Global Head Ashok Lalwani and the Firm's Executive Committee to develop and implement the Firm's India Strategy.
  • Adolfo Duranona, managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s Buenos Aires office, with extensive experience working on corporate and commercial transactions for companies in the oil & gas, mining and natural resources industries.
  • Teresa Tovar, Antitrust & Competition partner in the Lima office, specializing in in matters of free competition, consumer protection, unfair competition and the elimination of bureaucratic barriers.
  • Aarthi Belani, partner in the Palo Alto office, and her practice focuses on M&A and venture deals in tech and life sciences.
  • Virusha Subban, partner and head of Indirect Tax in the Johannesburg office, specializing in tax matters relating to customs, excise and international trade.

Other members on the Steering Committee include: Samantha Mobley, Mini vandePol, Philippe Reich, Ashish Chugh, Emmanuel Hadjidakis and Chris Freeland.

"I would like to welcome our appointees to the Steering Committee. They bring with them a wealth of diverse experience and legal knowhow to our broad-based India Practice", Global India Practice Head Ashok Lalwani said. "As a Firm that has been a business partner to our clients for their India investments for more than 50 years, these appointments are a reflection of our unwavering commitment in strengthening our Indian market service offering, by bringing together the best global team of seasoned lawyers with deep market and sector insights that would best serve the business and legal needs of our Indian and multinational clients."

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