International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed Arun Balasubramanian to become co-head of the firm’s India group, working alongside Pratap Amin, Chairman of Freshfields’ India group.
Commenting on the appointment, Freshfields senior partner, Will Lawes, said, ‘ Arun’s market knowledge and experience will make him an invaluable member of our India team and will greatly enhance the already considerable level of experience within Freshfields for Indian work. We also expect Arun to contribute to the development of our fast growing Southeast Asia practice.’
Rob Ashworth, Freshfields’ regional managing partner for Asia added, ‘We have a strong and growing Asian practice. The Indian and Southeast Asian markets are increasingly important to the firm’s clients and Arun’s experience will enhance our ability to assist them.’
‘Arun’s addition to our Singapore office comes as we continue to see it growing from strength to strength since its launch last year. The team and I are delighted to have him on board and are very much looking forward to working with him going forward,’ he concluded.
Educated in India, the United Kingdom and the United States, Arun was called to the New York Bar in 1998. From 1997 to 2006 he worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, Hong Kong and London, before joining Linklaters. Arun is ranked as a Band 1 Lawyer by Chambers and is recognised by Legal 500 and IFLR. He has been based in Singapore since 2007.