King & Spalding has added prominent energy lawyers Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy as partners in its corporate, finance and investments practice group in Singapore. Clancy, who will join later in the month, is scheduled to relocate to the firm’s Tokyo branch in due course. Their practice focuses principally on corporate, project development and finance matters in the international oil and gas industry, across the entire upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, with a particular emphasis on LNG-related work.
They have advised on headline projects in Asia, and represented Asia-based clients on key international investments, including in the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Patten and Clancy were most recently at Shearman & Sterling, where Patten was a partner and co-head of the firm’s oil and gas group.
K&L Gates has added Richard Hayes as a partner in the Sydney office. Hayes, who brings a dedicated focus on acquisition and funds financings and general corporate finance, joins from Hogan Lovells. With admissions and extensive experience in Australia, England and New York, he represents many international organizations with their multi-jurisdictional financing arrangements. His lender clients include global investment banks, commercial banks and debt funds, while on the borrower side, he supports private equity and other investment firms and corporations. For over 25 years, Hayes has advised clients on the financing of acquisitions, refinancings, restructurings, recapitalizations and work-outs.
Norton Rose Fulbright will add leading corporate M&A and private equity partner Bryan Pointon to the firm’s Sydney office on October 1, 2020. Pointon is a senior practitioner with a wealth of experience in the health; technology, media and telecommunications; food and beverage; and agribusiness sectors. Across his diverse career, he has advised on public law litigation, US securities (having previously been admitted to practise in New York), telecommunications and media, corporate M&A and private equity matters. He has also advised on complex government transactions and privatisations. Pointon has strong relationships with investment banking clients active in M&A, private equity and equity capital markets, along with a significant number of major international and domestic public companies across a range of other industries. He was most recently a partner in PwC Legal’s financial advisory practice. Prior to that, he was Asia-Pacific head of corporate at DLA Piper, and a senior corporate M&A partner at Gilbert+Tobin and King & Wood Mallesons.
Seyfarth has added Penny Stevens as a partner in Melbourne. Stevens is a leading health and safety lawyer, with more than 25 years’ experience advising on all aspects of work health and safety and criminal law. She is known nationally for her expertise in both proactive risk mitigation, as well as responding when an incident has occurred. Clients turn to Stevens when it matters for representation and advice on prosecutions, coronial inquests and investigations.
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