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Silicon Valley firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian has opened a second office in Asia—this one in Singapore.

The new office, which expands the firm’s Asia presence beyond its office in Beijing, officially launched in October of last year. It is led by corporate partners Ferish Patel and Jonathan Pentzien.

Patel advises private equity and corporate clients on financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He joined the firm in late 2015 to develop an India and Southeast Asia practice. He previously worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he was Hong Kong-based counsel. Before moving to Davis Polk in 2011, he practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for eight years and was seconded to Indian firms AZB & Partners and legacy Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. during that time.

Pentzien advises technology companies on transactions and governance matters throughout their lifecycles. Also a former Davis Polk lawyer, he joined Gunderson in 2014 and became a partner in early 2016.

The firm has also hired an associate in Singapore—Ryan Grimm, also a former Davis Polk lawyer. The three lawyers in Singapore are supported by five New York-based lawyers, each of whom dedicates about 25 to 50 percent of their time on India and Southeast Asia matters, according to Patel.

The Singapore office focuses exclusively on venture capital and growth equity transactional work in India and Southeast Asia, advising technology or life science companies and venture capital investors on financing, M&As and capital markets exits. Patel said the team had worked for Indian ecommerce company Flipkart and mobile messaging app Hike.

Singapore is Gunderson’s second office in Asia. The Redwood City, California-based firm entered Beijing in 2012, hiring former DLA Piper partners Steven Liu and Chris Terry.  Terry has since left the firm.

Silicon Valley firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian has opened a second office in Asia—this one in Singapore.

The new office, which expands the firm’s Asia presence beyond its office in Beijing, officially launched in October of last year. It is led by corporate partners Ferish Patel and Jonathan Pentzien.

Patel advises private equity and corporate clients on financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He joined the firm in late 2015 to develop an India and Southeast Asia practice. He previously worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell , where he was Hong Kong-based counsel. Before moving to Davis Polk in 2011, he practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for eight years and was seconded to Indian firms AZB & Partners and legacy Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. during that time.

Pentzien advises technology companies on transactions and governance matters throughout their lifecycles. Also a former Davis Polk lawyer, he joined Gunderson in 2014 and became a partner in early 2016.

The firm has also hired an associate in Singapore—Ryan Grimm, also a former Davis Polk lawyer. The three lawyers in Singapore are supported by five New York-based lawyers, each of whom dedicates about 25 to 50 percent of their time on India and Southeast Asia matters, according to Patel.

The Singapore office focuses exclusively on venture capital and growth equity transactional work in India and Southeast Asia, advising technology or life science companies and venture capital investors on financing, M&As and capital markets exits. Patel said the team had worked for Indian ecommerce company Flipkart and mobile messaging app Hike.

Singapore is Gunderson’s second office in Asia. The Redwood City, California-based firm entered Beijing in 2012, hiring former DLA Piper partners Steven Liu and Chris Terry.  Terry has since left the firm.