Baker & McKenzie has bolstered its construction litigation practice with the addition of Aleisa Crepin as a partner in the Brisbane office. She is an experienced construction lawyer and provides a full range of operational / project delivery advice, disputes avoidance and resolution services. Crepin has worked on some of the most significant construction projects in Queensland, including the ongoing CSG-LNG upstream projects. She has practised since 2002 in the construction/major projects area at a range of small and large Brisbane-based firms. Crepin is a member of various associations, including the Queensland Law Society, Queensland Law Society Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee, Society of Construction Law, National Association of Women in Construction and Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.

DLA Piper has added a team of three partners to its Corporate Group in Singapore. John Viverito and Myles Hankin are joining from Gibson Dunn Singapore and Joseph Bauerschmidt joins from Jones Day Singapore. The three have worked together in the past and are reuniting as colleagues at DLA Piper. Viverito has over 20 years’ experience in Asia. He has broad expertise in general corporate and commercial transactions, M&As, structured finance and real estate, with specialized industry knowledge in the energy sector. He has been involved in the development of numerous infrastructure projects. Viverito will take on the role of Office Managing Partner for the Singapore office. On the other hand, Bauerschmidt brings more than 20 years of capital markets and M&A experience, as well as a broad background in the energy industry. He focuses on securities offerings in public and private capital markets, representing banks as well as corporate issuers. Bauerschmidt spent several years as an engineer in the oil and gas industry and then began his legal career on Wall Street before moving to Asia in 1997. He has worked on numerous NASDAQ, NYSE, Singapore and Indonesia IPOs and more than 50 high-yield financings and restructurings throughout Asia. He will join as head of Capital Markets for Southeast Asia. Lastly, Hankin brings nearly 15 years’ experience in energy and natural resources, infrastructure, project finance, construction and transportation, M&As, real estate, lending and structured finance. He has worked across various jurisdictions, having spent extended periods in Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added Robson Lee as a partner in the Singapore office. He joins from Shook Lin & Bok in Singapore. With 20 years of experience, Lee focuses on M&A and capital markets. He has substantial experience in Singapore public company M&A and regularly advises companies on listing with the SGX. Lee represents publicly-listed companies on securities transactions, cross-border M&A and foreign joint ventures. He also advises local and foreign companies in their fund raising and market flotations. Lee received his LLB (Hons, 2nd Upper) from the National University of Singapore in 1993. He is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a solicitor in England and Wales.

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