Cavenagh Law, the Singapore formal law alliance (FLA) firm of Clifford Chance, has hired a new real estate head for South East Asia.

Carol Anne Tan joins the firm from WongPartnership where she gained over 20 years’ experience on real estate related transactions, including property divestments, acquisition financing, joint ventures, real estate funds and commercial work.

Harpreet Singh Nehal, Cavenagh Law's managing partner, said of the hire: "Singapore and South East Asia have an increasing number of complex deals involving the real estate sector and we look forward to supporting Carol as she grows the firm's real estate practice for the region."

Her recent high profile transactions include acting for the purchaser on the acquisition of AXA Tower for approximately $1.17 billion; as well as advising Straits Trading Company on the $450 million sale of Straits Trading Building to Sun Venture Group.