King & Spalding hires M&A specialist to expand Singapore team
'Rising star' Parveet Singh Gandoak has cross-border deals experience across Southeast Asia and India
The US law firm King & Spalding has boosted its Singapore mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team with the arrival of Parveet Singh Gandoak from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Gandoak joins as a partner in the firm's corporate, finance and investments group. His practice will focus on advising multinationals, sovereign wealth funds, private equity sponsors and venture capital firms on cross-border M&As and other deal-related activity. These range in the sectors of technology, media, telecoms, energy and insurance.
Todd Holleman, head of King & Spalding's corporate, finance and investments practice, said, Gandoak's blend of international experience and entrepreneurial spirit further enhances our M&A and private equity practices in Asia. He has a strong background in advising blue-chip clients on some of their largest and most complex transactions in Southeast Asia and India, which taps straight into our existing transactional practice."
Kelly Malone, King & Spalding's Singapore office managing partner, commented, "Gandoak has an impressive and diverse deal list, representing major players in the private equity, investment and financial services sectors, as well as a proven pedigree in advising on sophisticated transactions across Asia."
Gandoak had spent over five years as counsel at Skadden in Singapore, having joined from Debevoise & Plimpton, where he was an associate for almost six years. He started his career as a corporate and securities associate at Dechert in New York. He entered numerous 'rising star' lists in the Asia legal press.
King & Spalding has been seeking to expand its Singapore practice beyond its historic focus on international arbitration and energy. In 2019, the firm had hired Asia-Pacific finance partner Andrew Brereton from Clifford Chance. The Singapore practice now has 30 lawyers.