Allen & Overy Shook Lin & Bok has announced Chris Moore joins the firm as a corporate partner based in Singapore. Moore specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign direct investment. He has particular experience with M&A transactions in South East Asia, notably in the FIG, transport, energy, CMT and consumer sectors. Key clients for which Moore has worked include AXA, Nestlé, HSBC and MISC (a part of Petronas group in Malaysia). He has been recognised by clients, the press and in independent market research as a leader in his field and has been acknowledged by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a leading corporate lawyer in the Singapore offshore M&A market for the past five years.

Ashurst has appointed Melanie Williams as Counsel in its Singapore office. Williams specialises in energy projects (upstream oil and gas and power) and project financing and joins from Norton Rose’s projects and banking team in Singapore. Previously she was a senior Counsel at Doha based Qatar Petroleum, where she worked across the upstream and downstream businesses. Before that, Williams worked for Woodside Energy Ltd, Australia’s largest publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company, as a commercial and then treasury lawyer where she provided legal services to various divisions.

Asset finance expert Simon Briscoe will join global law firm Clifford Chance
in the autumn, strengthening its top-ranked Asian finance practice and enhancing its market leading global asset finance group. Currently a partner at a leading UK firm, Briscoe brings over 17 years’ experience in cross-border aviation and project finance.

Hamish Walton has joined Clyde & Co Dubai from Baker & McKenzie where he was a partner based in Melbourne Australia. Recent matters for Walton have included acting as lead partner for DaimlerChrysler on the Australian aspects of the sale of the Chrysler business, acting as lead partner on the complete restructure of the Transurban Group of Companies, Australia’s largest toll road operator and owner with market capitalization of approximately AUS$7 billion, and acting as lead partner acting for Macquarie Bank, Australia’s largest investment bank as lead manager and underwriter to a number of significant capital market transactions.

Kennedys Hong Kong is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Tsang as a partner in the firm. In her new role, Tsang will continue to focus on handling contentious matters in the healthcare and professional services industry. She has a wealth of experience advising clients on matters such as medical malpractice claims, professional indemnity claims and public liability claims. She has over 8 years experience and is currently an honorary legal adviser for the Hong Kong Medical Association.

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