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Asma Chandani Joins Dechert From Akin Gump

PRLog - Aug. 21, 2014 - LOS ANGELES - Global specialist law firm Dechert LLP announced today that Asma Chandani has joined the firm as counsel in the Los Angeles office. Chandani brings more than eight years of private fund formation and general corporate experience, representing prominent asset managers, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. She focuses her practice on private equity, venture capital and cross-border transactions in emerging markets.

Chandani has significant international experience, having structured and launched domestic and offshore investment fund platforms for leading fund sponsors in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She also advises fund managers and multinational corporations on their investments into emerging markets across Asia and Africa, including Singapore, Mauritius and India. She is actively involved with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and routinely consults with senior government officials on matters relating to foreign investment, corporate governance and international tax. Chandani was listed in the India Business Law Journal as a “go-to lawyer” for India-related legal work and has been recognized as a leading international lawyer by Who’s Who International from 2011-2014. She was recently appointed the liaison of the American Bar Association (ABA) to the African Development Bank Group and is an executive member of the ABA International Private Equity Committee and the ABA India Committee.

“Dechert is the premier global law firm for investment funds and offers seamless client service across its 27 offices worldwide. I am excited to be joining the global funds practice of such a prestigious firm as it expands its presence in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Chandani.

Chandani is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 2002) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 2006). In addition, she is the first non-resident Indian to obtain a Master of Business Laws from the National Law School of India University (M.B.L., 2012).


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