The Thailand-based law firm, DFDL, has hired Jaya Kumar as a Regional Practice Group Manager. She will be based at the firm's Bangkok office.
Jaya will be responsible for DFDL's mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance and technology, dispute resolution, labor and employment, restructuring and insolvency and tax practice groups.
She has over 14 years of experience in strategic business planning, client outreach, integrated marketing, business development, account management and market research within the legal industry.
Jaya has authored several articles related to branding, general business and women's empowerment.
She featured among the Top 10 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2021. The same year, she was recognized as APAC Women Content Champion, APAC Content Moguls and a Manager who could Connect, Develop and Inspire.
About Jaya Kumar
She holds an LLB degree from the University of Mumbai and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Sophia College, Mumbai. She holds a diploma in Executive Education Program in developing and managing brands from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Currently, she is pursuing post-graduation in digital marketing and communication from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. Jaya is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and the Advisory Council of Law Gazette in India.
Established in 1994, DFDL is one of the pre-eminent integrated legal and tax law firms based in Southeast Asia. It has a reputation for technical excellence, creativity, and integrity. Leveraging from 20 years of pioneering practices in the Mekong region, it is now building a reputation for being the first choice for sophisticated transactions and projects in emerging markets across Southeast Asia and South Asia.
With over 170 legal and tax advisors and 32 partners, it comprises people from 24 nationalities. Its international presence is in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its desks are in China, India, France, Japan and Korea.