SG: Maritime law firm Hill Dickinson adds a commodity duo

British shipping company Hill Dickinson has hired trade and commodities specialists Devottam Sengupta and Iain Sharp as partners in Singapore. Both join internal roles.

Sengupta, who most recently worked for the now bankrupt British-Australian financial services company Greensill Capital, specializes in trade and commodity finance. He will work with Hill Dickinson’s Singapore team as well as the firm’s maritime and commercial lawyers in London, Hong Kong and Greece.

Prior to moving to Singapore in 2015, Sengupta worked with Indian law firms Trilegal and former Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. Additionally, he held in-house positions at organizations such as Louis Dreyfus Company and Cargil.

Meanwhile, Sharp is leaving commodities trading house Gunvor Group, where he was chief legal officer for Asia-Pacific. He focuses on litigation, international arbitration, negotiation and ADR related to international trade and commodities.

Prior to joining Gunvor in 2016, Sharp was a partner at several law firms, including Dentons Rodyk, Bryan Cave Legacy, Kennedys and RPC.

After the hirings of Sharp and Sengupta, Hill Dickinson now has six partners in Singapore. They include Jonathan Goacher, who left DWF in November last year.

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