Clyde & Co continues infrastructure sector expansion with addition of SEA construction head

Clyde & Co is pleased to announce the further expansion in Asia Pacific of its global projects and construction practice with the addition of construction specialist Eugene Tan. Based in Singapore, Eugene leads the firm’s South East Asia construction practice.

Eugene’s arrival is among the latest in a string of developments solidifying the presence of Clyde & Co’s global projects and construction group in Asia Pacific’s key markets.

Previously with Drew & Napier as a director in its building and construction team, Eugene brings considerable experience in both disputes and transactional/advisory work, focusing on the engineering, infrastructure and construction sectors. He represents clients in court and arbitrations involving FIDIC, PSSCOC and SIA forms of contract. Eugene advises on the review, drafting and negotiations of engineering, procurement and construction contracts and their related agreements including performance bonds, warranties and parent corporate guarantees. He also acts for clients on a wide range of other disputes including insurance claims, shareholder, distributorship agreement and trade.

“Eugene’s arrival further builds on our South East Asia offering as well as the key role of the Singapore office as a service hub for South East Asia. The firm’s growth in the region reflects our strategic plan and our commitment to our clients in South East Asia,” said Brian Nash, Managing Partner of the firm’s Singapore office.

Commenting on his move, Eugene said “The Asia Pacific region continues, and will continue, to see significant investment in infrastructure and construction projects. With Clyde & Co’s international reach and its focus on projects and construction as a core sector, the firm provides an excellent platform from which to target and support this regional development activity.”

Infrastructure is one of five ‘core sectors’ for Clyde & Co, the others being international trade, transportation, natural resources and insurance.

In the Asia Pacific region, recent infrastructure sector developments include the appointment of David McElveney (a former national head of construction at Australian firm Deacons, now Norton Rose Fulbright, who has been leading Clyde & Co’s construction practice in Abu Dhabi) to head the firm’s Australian construction practice, and the recent arrival of senior associate Carine Cruse into the Perth office. In late 2013, the firm announced two lateral partner hire additions in Perth with the appointment of Beth Cubitt from Mallesons and Glen Warwick from Norton Rose, along with a number of team members. Also in late 2013, the firm relocated construction senior associates Paul Morgan and Tia Starey from the firms’ London office to Sydney and Singapore respectively.

Other additions in the past few years have included Michael Horn, an infrastructure finance specialist with strong Indonesian experience, into Singapore, and construction partners Ian Cocking and Gilbert Kwok who head the firm’s Hong Kong and China construction practice.

John Morris, Clyde & Co’s global head of projects and construction, commented: “Eugene’s arrival, together with the launch of our projects and construction practice in Australia in 2013, unequivocally underscores our commitment to our construction and projects clients in key markets in the Asia Pacific region, and around the world. ‎In line with our plan, we will continue to strengthen the breadth and depth of services that we provide to the construction and projects sectors globally.”

Clyde & Co’s global projects and construction group consists of more than 150 specialists working on major projects across six continents.

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