Sidley Austin has appointed Tju Liang Chua as partner in the firm’s international energy practice in Singapore. Chua has extensive experience in the energy and natural resources sectors. He advises clients on complex international cross-border transactions, including recently some of the most significant energy M&A deals between Asia and the Americas. He also handles energy and natural resources–specific matters, including LNG and crude oil sales agreements, drilling services agreements, joint operating agreements and production sharing contracts. Chua is a native of Singapore and is able to additionally advise on transactions governed by New York and Singapore law.

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd appointed Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt as a partner to its capital markets group effective 24 July. Thammavaranucupt joins from a major telecommunications provider operating mobile phone services in Thailand, where she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel. She previously was a member of the Takeover Panel of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand, and before that was a partner at Linklaters. She specialises inM&A, securitisation and a broad range of other capital markets work. Thammavaranucupt has an LL.B degree from Chulalongkorn University, an LL.M. degree from the University of Bristol, and is a member of the Thai Bar Association, and the Thai Lawyers Association.

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