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White & Case onboards Melbourne M&A heavyweight

White & Case onboards Melbourne M&A heavyweight

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White & Case LLP has expanded its Australian presence in its global mergers and acquisitions practice, appointing a new partner in its Melbourne office.

Previously of Gilbert + Tobin, Nirangjan Nagarajah has been named as the new appointee, and will bring his experience on listed company takeovers and schemes of arrangement to White & Case.

According to the firm, Mr Nagarajah recently advised a number of “significant, high profile” transactions within the Australian market.

Having supported listed clients on all types of matters related to listed entities, Mr Nagarajah has also previously worked at the Australian Takeovers Panel and in the Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s corporate finance division.

White & Case partner John Reiss, head of the firm’s global mergers and acquisitions practice said Mr Nagarajah’s arrival “enhances the support we provide to our clients in the infrastructure sector, as well as with their corporate transactions, and enables us to deliver a leading M&A advisory capability to both our international clients pursuing investment opportunities in Australia and our Australian clients looking to grow overseas.”

In a similar sentiment, White & Case partner and regional head of the firm’s Asia-Pacific corporate, finance & restructuring sector Baldwin Cheng said “Nirangjan is a highly regarded, technically excellent and commercially-minded M&A lawyer whose skill set and client relationships dovetail excitingly with our ambitions for our Australian practice.”

“As well as his experience in private practice, Nirangjan will ensure that our clients also benefit from the valuable M&A regulatory perspective he brings as a former lawyer with ASIC and the Takeover Panel.”

It comes as the firm “continues to pursue strategic growth in Asia-Pacific,” said partner and head of Asia-Pacific, Eric Berg.

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