Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has announced the addition of outstanding Chambers and Partners-ranked energy lawyer Linh Doan to its Hong Kong office and global Energy & Infrastructure practice.
Ms. Doan joins the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.Linh is a leading adviser in the Asian power market, advising government entities, sponsors, lenders and investors on a large number of the most high profile power plant developments and financings in the region, particularly in Vietnam where she is considered amongst the elite advisers in the energy and infrastructure sector. Chambers and Partners describes Linh as a “prominent figure in the market”, who is praised by clients for being “trustworthy, meticulous and extremely insightful”.
Linh will be leveraging WFW’s existing platform to secure more work across the wider Asian energy market. WFW continues to invest in its Energy & Infrastructure practice, adding debt securities, structured finance and derivatives capabilities with the addition of partners Siân Withey and Rob McBride from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and strengthened its corporate practice within the energy sector with the addition of partner Paul Doris from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in late 2014.
WFW Global Head of Energy & Infrastructure Evan Stergoulis, stated:
“Linh is an outstanding practitioner and is a great addition to our existing practice in Asia, where we see tremendous potential for growth. We are continuing to invest in our global Energy & Infrastructure team to enable us to offer clients market-leading expertise across the entire sector.”
Head of WFW Hong Kong Madeline Leong, commeted:
“There is a large amount of regional and international investment in the Asian energy market currently, with many investors seeking multi-jurisdictional investments. The combination of Linh’s experience and WFW’s existing platform, in which we are already leaders in the Maritime and Transportation sectors, will allow us to advise these clients and in doing so expand our wider Asian practice.”
Linh Doan added:
“WFW’s existing strength in the energy sector, ambitions to continue to grow in Asia and entrepreneurial culture make this an exciting time to be joining the firm, and offers great opportunities for me to grow my practice and contribute to the firm’s further growth.”