Leading construction and infrastructure lawyer Geoffrey Wood has taken on a partnership post in the Sydney office of Baker & McKenzie. Joining from Mallesons Stephen Jaques, where he was a partner in that firm’s Construction Engineering Law group, Wood has more than 25 years’ experience under his belt working on major infrastructure, construction and defence projects. He has also held partnership roles earlier in his career with Blake Dawson Waldron and Freehills, and has expertise in all aspects of the negotiation, documentation and administration of such projects. In recent years, Wood has worked on landmark projects such the A$8 billion SEA 4000 Air Warfare Destroyer program, the Royal North Shore Hospital PPP development, and the Adelaide and Sydney desalination plants.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has expanded its China corporate and capital markets practices with the recruitment of Phoebus Chu, formerly a partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Joining as a partner, Chu will be resident in the firm’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices. With more than 15 years of experience in China and Hong Kong cross-border corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and public company matters, Chu will work closely with Orrick’s sizeable team of corporate and capital markets lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.


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