SINGAPORE, July 24, 2023 – Baker Botts LLP, a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Andrew Roche has joined its Singapore office as a partner in the Global Projects Department.
Mr. Roche’s practice focuses on the project financing and development of energy, natural resources and infrastructure projects throughout Asia and the Pacific, where he has been working for nearly 20 years. He advises clients in the power, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, and infrastructure sectors. He has particular experience in the financing of LNG, renewables, refining, and digital infrastructure.
“Andrew is a strategic fit for our firm and will be integral to the continued growth of our Asia-Pacific footprint,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “His project finance expertise and deep client relationships in the region will be instrumental in further expanding our global energy sector capabilities.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to the firm,” said Richard Guit, Global Projects Partner and Partner-in-Charge of the Singapore office. “His experience of advising sponsors and lenders on cross-border project finance involving commercial banks, multi-laterals and ECAs, is an excellent complement to our leading energy and projects offering in Singapore. We now have five experienced partners focused on energy, energy transition and energy intensive industries.”
Mr. Roche’s arrival follows that of partners Richard Guit, Daniel Reinbott and Michael Harrison, who recently joined the Singapore office. With the relocation of Lewis Jones from the London office of Baker Botts, there are currently five partners in the Singapore office. In addition, the office includes two Global Projects special counsel, Jessica Ham and Giles Ashman.
Baker Botts’ Singapore office leads on transactions in the energy industry and energy intensive industries across natural gas, LNG, power, renewables, hydrogen and ammonia, refining, and providing full support for decarbonization. The team works on transactions in Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and into central Asia, the Middle East, North and West Africa.
The Energy practice at Baker Botts comprises lawyers skilled in various complementary practices that offer clients the range of legal skills and experience needed for sophisticated and complex energy and infrastructure projects and transactions around the world. Even in the midst of rapid changes that have pushed energy companies to adapt to new priorities for decarbonization (including electrification) and heightened focus on ESG, Baker Botts remains the preeminent energy law firm, advising clients globally across the energy value chain.
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