Allens has appointed Tracey Greenaway as a partner in the firm’s oil and gas practice in Perth effective 1 October 2012. Greenaway has been with Shell International as senior legal counsel for eight years, working in London, The Hague and Perth. Before that, she worked for eight years with Linklaters. She has extensive experience in the development and commercialisation of LNG projects and has worked on a wide range of oil and gas matters. As part of Linklaters’ global projects team, she has advised on the financing and restructuring of international energy and infrastructure projects.

Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed energy project finance specialist Nomita Nair as a partner in its finance practice in Singapore. She has over 10 years’ experience in project financing and energy commercial contracts, acting for sponsors, lenders, producers and purchasers across Africa, Europe and the Middle East with particular expertise in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects. She previously worked in Dubai, London and New York. Nair joins from the London office of Allen & Overy.

Clyde & Co has appointed Rebecca Ford as a partner in the firm’s employment and incentives team in the Middle East. She was previously a partner at Al Tamimi & Company where she worked for four years. Prior to her move to the Middle East, Ford was head of the employment team within the legal department of BGC International and Cantor Fitzgerald group of companies. She advises major blue chip, multinational and semi-governmental companies on all aspects of employment law.

Gang Yuan joins Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to helm their Energy and Natural Resources team in China. His portfolio consists of a number of state-owned Chinese energy resource companies involving cross-border transactions. Yuan is PRC qualified and admitted to the State Bar of California.

Mayer Brown JSM has appointed James Fong as partner in the corporate and securities practice. He has over 12 years of experience in handling a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including Hong Kong IPOs, listing of exchange traded funds, block trades, rights issue, takeover, private equities, joint ventures and regulatory compliance. Fong started his legal profession in 1998 at Johnson Stokes & Masters (now Mayer Brown JSM), prior to joining Hogan Lovells where he became a partner in 2010. He obtained his LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong and speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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