New Delhi-based law firm Singh & Associates has entered into an alliance with Guangzhou firm Guangda Law Firm.
The Indian firm is setting up an Indian law advisory desk in the Beijing office of Guangda. The non-exclusive alliance is the first of its kind between a Chinese and an Indian firm, and will help both firms engage in more Sino-Indian cross-border work. Both firms have agreed to prioritize each other on referrals.
The new India Desk will be headed by Singh & Associates partner Dilip Niranjan, who will be supported by the firm's principal associate Harsimran Singh. Niranjan is a corporate lawyer who specializes in advising on setting up and structuring international and outbound investment businesses in India.
The firm is also planning to hire six more lawyers for the team -- one partner and five associates.
Singh & Associates also plans to set up a desk in Guangda's Shanghai office.
Guangda has 41 partners and 51 associates working across its four national offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Singh & Associates has 46 lawyers, six of whom are partners.