Hill Dickinson announces new partner appointment for Singapore office

International law firm Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that partner Sumeet Malhotra has joined its Singapore office.

Sumeet is qualified as an advocate in India and as a solicitor in England & Wales. He began his career as an advocate at the Mumbai Bar, practicing at a Chambers which specialised in shipping and commodity trading matters.

He went on to occupy an in-house position at Bernhard Schulte Shipping in Hong Kong, where he dealt with charterparty disputes, marine casualties, crew compensation claims, piracy matters and ship manager's liability claims.

More recently, Sumeet has worked at senior in-house positions at Cargill, and at Noble Group in Singapore, where he has dealt with dry shipping matters, commodity trade disputes and transactional matters involving commodity trading and commodity-backed structured trade finance.

Commenting on Sumeet’s appointment Tony Goldsmith, partner, master mariner and Singapore office head, said: ‘Given his affiliation with the region, Sumeet will be working with our dry shipping and trade sub-team to build our commodity trading and trade finance advisory and disputes practice across Singapore and South/South-East Asia.’

The sub-team now comprises six senior lawyers including Andrew Lee (partner) and Shanna Ghose (legal director) as well as a growing team of associates.