K&L Gates has added John King as a partner in its energy, infrastructure and resources practice department. King, who joins from Clayton Utz, initially will be resident in the firm’s Perth office before relocating to Singapore. With nearly 20 years of experience in the petroleum and petrochemical sectors, King focusses on international oil and gas projects, particularly those involving liquefied natural gas. He advises on domestic and international energy-related matters, including upstream exploration and production projects, offshore contracting, pipeline projects, asset sale and purchase, and independent power projects, working extensively in Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia. Previously senior legal counsel with Eni Australia and Eni-BP joint venture VICO Indonesia, King is a member of the Indonesia Petroleum Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the International Bar Association’s Energy Lawyers Group.

Shook Lin & Bok has appointed Eric Chan as partner in the firm’s regulatory practice. Chan comes with more than 20 years of experience in financial services regulation. He advises and helps financial institutions to understand and comply with Singapore financial regulations. Chan first started private practice doing commercial litigation and later joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as in-house counsel. In 2003, he was seconded to the Bank for International Settlements to do research on payment systems law. Later he rejoined MAS as head of International & Regional Relations and worked on policy development for international central banking issues. In 2006, he joined American Express Bank as the Regional Director for Compliance & Ethics. From 2008 to 2014, Chan was a director in another leading Singapore law firm where he helped set up their financial services regulation practice.


Troutman Sanders has added Chengfei Ding as a partner in its Shanghai office. Previously a special counsel at Baker & McKenzie in Beijing, Ding has a wide range of experience advising on capital markets transactions, cross-border investments, private equity and M&A. Before practicing in China, he was an in-house counsel at Principal Financial Group, where he was responsible for insurance, pension, asset management and securities matters, including capital markets transactions and group annuity contracts. Ding is a 1997 graduate of the Peking University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English. He is fluent in English and Mandarin and is admitted to the State Bar of New York.


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