Prakash Raja Segaran has been appointed as partner in Allen & Overy’s Singapore office, specialising in finance, including cross-border transactions in the Asean region.

Segaran practices Singapore law and joins from local firm Sook Lin & Bok, where he has been partner since 2011 after joining in 2005. Among his areas of expertise are acquisition, property, Islamic and ship finance, as well as restructuring.

Chris Moore, the firm’s managing partner in Singapore, says: “Prakash’s highly-regarded skill set will further strengthen our outstanding banking platform across Asia Pacific. Singapore remains a very active funding hub for transactions in the region, and we are delighted to welcome Prakash to Allen & Overy as part of our ongoing investment in our Singapore law talent and in the growth of our banking practice in Asia.”