Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has boosted its Asia Pacific practice with the appointment of Graeme Gamble as a partner in its global energy group.
Graeme will be based in the firm’s Perth office and will commence on 11 May 2015.
Graeme is an energy lawyer with considerable expertise in all aspects of the LNG value chain. Graeme has strong relationships with some of the leading oil and gas companies in the Asia Pacific region and has advised on a number of significant LNG trades between Australia, Asia, the US and Europe.
Herbert Smith Freehills Global Head of Corporate, Mike Ferraro stated:
“We are pleased to welcome Graeme to our leading energy practice. His specialised skills and deep sector knowledge will bolster our already robust client offering and significant cross-border capabilities in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region.”
Rob Merrick co-head of the firm’s global energy group, commented:
“LNG trade in Asia is expected to triple over the next 20 years. During the same period, Australia will become the world’s largest supplier of LNG. Graeme’s arrival bolsters our pre-eminent Asia Pacific energy practice and positions us to be at the forefront of activity in the LNG market.”
Graeme joins the firm from Ashurst. Prior to that he was Senior Legal Counsel at Centrica Energy in the UK.