Mr. Skinner has practiced in London, Sydney, and Singapore for almost 20 years. He has extensive experience in court and arbitration tribunals (SIAC, LMAA, ICC and CAS), in addition to mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Skinner’s practice has particular emphases on international arbitration, contractual disputes, and regulatory investigations. He serves clients across a range of industries, including energy and resources, financial institutions, and manufacturing. Prior to joining Jones Day, Mr. Skinner headed the Southeast Asian dispute resolution practice for an international firm.
Mr. Murphy has practiced for nearly 20 years in Australia, Singapore, and the U.S. He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and development of projects throughout Asia, including in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Thailand, PNG, Cambodia, and Australia.
“We are delighted that Matthew and Darren are joining our Singapore Office,” said Sushma Jobanputra, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day Singapore. “Matthew is one of the leading arbitration practitioners in the region, and his arrival is an important step for growing our Global Disputes Practice. Additionally, Darren is a recognized leader in the region’s energy practice. His cross-border experience in key markets, including Australia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, will be of great benefit to our clients. Singapore’s continued expansion as a global hub for international arbitration is attracting clients from across the region, including India and Australia. Our clients invest a significant amount in the region’s energy and resources sector. The expansion of Singapore’s Global Disputes and Energy practices that Matthew and Darren represent will help us serve our clients even more effectively.”
Mr. Skinner said, “I am pleased to be joining one of the world’s leading disputes practices and to become part of a Firm that is truly a partnership. Becoming a part of Jones Day Singapore’s expanding team of leading Global Disputes and Energy practitioners is an exciting opportunity for me and my clients.”
Mr. Murphy said, “It is a great time to join Jones Day’s Energy Practice. The Asia region houses both globally significant producers, as well as significant and growing markets. This combination provides many opportunities across the energy chain. I look forward to joining Jones Day’s strong team of advisers, which has the on-the-ground experience necessary to support the projects, transactions, and disputes in this area.”
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