Baker & McKenzie Strengthens its Projects Practice in Singapore and Asia Pacific

Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker & McKenzie International in Singapore, has appointed experienced projects and infrastructure lawyer, Martin David, as a Principal in its Finance and Projects Practice Group. Martin will lead the Projects practice in Singapore. He was previously with an international law firm in Singapore where he was the head of their Asia energy group.

Martin’s practice covers projects, project finance, energy M&A, general finance, and international construction. He has acted for both sponsors and lenders (including multilateral agencies) on the full range of infrastructure projects and project financings. Martin has substantial experience in the areas of power (particularly in greenfield power project developments and financings and renewable energy – wind and geothermal), telecommunications, petrochemicals and roads.

Martin has been advising on transactions across Asia Pacific for more than 20 years, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia.

Commenting on Martin’s arrival, Andy Leck, Managing Principal of Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, said, “We are delighted to welcome Martin to our Firm and look forward to his contribution to our team. Our Firm has been present in Singapore for more than 30 years, and we are constantly enhancing our offering to support our clients’ growing legal needs as the business environment becomes more and more complex. Martin’s arrival reflects our strategy to do that.”

Head of the Finance and Projects Practice Group in Singapore, James Huang, said: “The projects and infrastructure market in Asia is expected to see burgeoning growth over the next few decades. Increasingly, clients will be seeking advisers who can support them on complex, cross-border projects. Martin’s wealth of experience working on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects across Asia will be invaluable to our clients.”

Martin added: “There are huge opportunities in the projects and infrastructure space in Asia Pacific. The Firm has a longstanding presence in this region with leading local and international practices in key developing markets like Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, and has established itself as a port of call for clients seeking strong local and international advice in this growing area of business. I am very excited to be part of the team and to assist our clients to leverage the enormous opportunities across Asia Pacific.”

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