Ashurst has added Robert Child as a partner in the restructuring, insolvency and special situations practice, based in Singapore. Joining from Clifford Chance, Child has advised on complex multi-jurisdictional restructurings and insolvencies in Europe and Asia. He has represented a wide range of stakeholders, including corporate debtors, syndicated lender groups, bondholders, distressed investor funds, insolvency officeholders, agents and trustees. Child has also advised on the restructurings of the Noble Group, Mongolian Mining Corporation and Jindal Steel & Power. He is qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong.
Stephenson Harwood has strengthened its international arbitration practice with the addition of new partner Chris Bailey, who joins from King and Spalding. Bailey will initially be based in the London office, but he will relocate to Singapore in due course. He has 20 years of leading private practice experience, as well as extensive regional experience, from practicing in multiple jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific over the last 15 years. He represents clients in a wide variety of complex high-value cross-border commercial disputes and regulatory investigations. Bailey’s practice regularly includes claims for more than US$1 billion, and predominantly arise out of the energy, resource, transport, infrastructure, financial services, media and IT sectors, with his particular expertise in oil and gas, construction and investment treaty cases.