|Duane Morris & Selvam has appointed Geoffrey Grice as a director to grow the firm’s corporate practice in Singapore. With more than 20 years of experience in the Asian energy and infrastructure markets, he focusses his practice on advising public and private sector clients on major projects, PPPs and financings in the energy, resources, telecoms and infrastructure sectors. From 2007 to 2009, Grice was Deputy State Solicitor for Western Australia and managed the government’s legal team in implementing major infrastructure and PPP projects. In addition to Singapore, he has practiced in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. Grice is co-chair of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, Hong Kong, Northern Territory of Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has appointed James Grandolfo as a partner in the global securities group in the Hong Kong office effective 16 December 2013. He joins from Allen & Overy, where he was head of the Asia Pacific international capital markets group. A US-qualified attorney and a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong, Grandolfo has been based in Hong Kong since 2000. He has advised underwriters, corporates, sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Malaysia, the PRC and Thailand. Grandolfo is the vice-chair of the International Securities Law Committee of the American Bar Association, as well as the co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong.