Bird & Bird has appointed David Renton as partner in its international energy sector and corporate practice group. Renton joins from Baker Botts. He has 20 years’ experience in Hong Kong and China with additional experience in the Philippines, Singapore and India. He focuses on energy and infrastructure projects, including their environmental issues. Renton has helped shape the development of environmental impact assessment in Hong Kong, advising on a recent landmark case involving the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which drew the public’s attention to alleged deficiencies in the assessment of the air quality impact of major construction projects.

Clayton Utz has appointed Clive Luck as a partner in its Perth construction and major projects practice with effect from 1 July 2012. Previously from Squire Sanders / Minters, Luck has a mix of front-end drafting and contentious skills as a construction lawyer, with a focus on major construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. He also advises on dispute resolution.

Minter Ellison has appointed Gemey Visscher as a partner in the firm’s finance practice. Formerly a partner of Freehills in Perth for 15 years, Visscher has a strong a strong track record in commodity-based, general commercial and complex corporate financing transactions. She has more than 25 years’ experience in financing projects both within Australia and internationally. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Securities Institute of Australia and the American Chamber of Commerce Council of Governors, and is a Director of Foodbank (Western Australia) Inc.

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