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King & Spalding appoints energy partner

LNG Industry,

King & Spalding has recruited Richard Nelson, one of Asia's leading energy lawyers, as a partner in its Singapore office.

Nelson will join King & Spalding from Herbert Smith Freehills in Singapore, where he is a partner and head of the firm's energy practice in Southeast Asia.

Commenting on the appointment, King & Spalding’s Ken Culotta, said: "Our firm's strategy calls for further investment in our energy practice, where we are already a leader in Asia and around the world. Richard has built an outstanding practice in all of the major energy markets in Southeast Asia, and as the region's leading energy M&A lawyer he perfectly complements our top-tier project development and finance capabilities. We are especially excited about the expertise Richard will offer our US-based energy clients investing in Asia."

Nelson's deal list extends to mergers and acquisitions and development projects in the oil and gas, LNG and power sectors in countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. His broad client base includes oil majors and independents, national oil companies, host governments and project sponsors and developers.

"Richard's a great catch. He's been on our radar for a long time. He has a superb reputation in the market, and clients we have in common recommended him highly to us," added John Savage, Managing Partner of the company’s Singapore office.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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