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K&L Gates Bolsters Corporate Practice with New Partner and Counsel Hires in Singapore

3 February 2021

SingaporeK&L Gates Straits Law LLC, the Singapore office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP, welcomes Marius Toime and Lucas Nicolet-Serra to the firm’s corporate practice. Toime joins the firm from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and will be a partner. Nicolet-Serra joins from Simmons & Simmons and will be a counsel.

For the last 15 years, Toime has advised multinationals and global funds on complex cross-border corporate transactions and projects throughout Southeast Asia and other key Asian markets, especially in the sustainable energy (including renewables), resources and infrastructure sectors. He was once seconded to work at a leading Indonesian law firm, where he helped foreign investors and lenders assess target opportunities and successfully structure, develop and invest in opportunities across a broad range of sectors, including fintech, data centers and real estate.

Nicolet-Serra’s core practice is centered on advising clients on complex commercial arrangements, post-M&A integration strategies, sector-specific regulations, compliance and corporate governance. He has substantial legal, regulatory and policy experience in the TMT and in the health care and life science industries. His specific focus has been advising on digital health, artificial intelligence, blockchain, data privacy, software and app development related issues. Nicolet-Serra worked in Paris for five years and has been working in Singapore since 2018. 

“We are excited to have Marius and Lucas join us in Singapore,” said Sreenivasan Narayanan, managing partner of K&L Gates Straits Law LLC. “Their addition to our team will deepen and widen our corporate bench, especially with their extensive experience assisting clients operating in Southeast Asian markets and beyond.”

The firm’s corporate practice is one of the most substantial in the legal industry, with more than 500 lawyers in offices on five continents assisting clients in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions. The group serves as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs.  The practice has helped to earn K&L Gates recent recognitions that have included designations as corporate “Law Firm of the Year” in U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ annual “Best Law Firms” report and as one of America’s top corporate law firms by Forbes.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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