Reed Smith has added Simon Harvey as projects and finance partner to its UAE offices. Joining from Pinsent Masons in Dubai, Harvey advises on a range of projects and infrastructure matters relating to power, gas, minerals and resources, upstream and offshore work. His practice has focused more recently on power, water desalination and other PPP projects across economic and social infrastructure, together with advanced manufacturing and mixed use commercial and residential developments. Harvey acts for sponsors and developers as project counsel, which includes EPC construction, O&M, concession and financing aspects.



Reed Smith has also added Jie Zhang as a partner in its Beijing office. Joining from Norton Rose Fulbright’s Beijing office, he has extensive experience advising on M&As and related corporate matters, with a particular focus on the energy and natural resources sector, covering upstream oil and gas production, oil and gas service companies and construction materials. Zhang has built his practice on inbound foreign investment work, including international M&As, joint ventures and cross-border investments involving the PRC, and China outbound investments.


Stephenson Harwood has appointed Richard Wilmot as a litigation partner in its Hong Kong office. He joins from the Hong Kong office of Watson, Farley & Williams, where he led the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Wilmot advises and represents banks, buyers, trading and shipping companies on commodities, contractual and regulatory matters. He has particular expertise in contracts for the supply, transportation, sale and purchase, and storage of petroleum products, coal, LNG and LPG, as well as in general commodities and, more recently, the trading of carbon credits. He represents clients in dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration, as well as expert determination and mediation.

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