DLA Piper appoints Corporate Special Counsel Amit Jois

Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed Corporate special counsel Amit Jois in its Sydney office.

Amit is an Australian and US qualified M&A lawyer, specialising in domestic and cross-border transactions including public and private M&A, divestments, restructures, strategic alliances and joint ventures. He has extensive industrials sector experience and has advised on significant transactions for major listed companies, global commodities traders and financial institutions.

Amit joins DLA Piper from Allens.

Head of Corporate Australia, James Philips, said: "We are delighted to welcome Amit to our Corporate practice at DLA Piper. An increasing number of Australian and global clients are now entrusting us with their critical transactions. Amit shares our passion for understanding our clients' businesses and our commitment to helping them achieve their objectives.  His experience advising leading Australian and global companies is a perfect fit for us and our clients."

Amit Jois said: "I’m excited to be joining DLA Piper’s Corporate and M&A practice. DLA Piper is one of the most active firms in the market on cross-border deals, and I’m looking forward to working with the team in Australia and right across the firm’s extensive international network to deliver seamless service to our clients."

DLA Piper’s domestic corporate and M&A service offering is complemented by an international footprint which incorporates specialist lawyers located in over 90 offices across more than 40 countries.

For the seventh consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the top ranking globally for overall M&A deal volume in 2016, according to Mergermarket’s league tables for legal advisors.