3 July 2024
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Addleshaw Goddard adds corporate veteran to growing Singapore office

Less than a month after announcing the arrival of energy specialist Chanaka Kumarasinghe to lead its Singapore office, Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Matt Gorman, a highly regarded Corporate partner, as part of its continued strategy to establish a market leading Global Infrastructure practice in the ASEAN region, complementing AG's award winning Middle Eastern and European practices.

Bringing over 20 years of experience advising clients across South East Asia in the energy and natural resources, transportation, logistics and media and technology sectors, Matt specialises in corporate finance, M&A, joint ventures and equity issues by public and private companies, as well as private equity and venture capital. 

Matt arrives at Addleshaw Goddard from Reed Smith after joining to launch its Singapore corporate practice in 2015. Prior to that he established and led the Singapore corporate practice of Stephenson Harwood for seven years. Matt's client base is especially active throughout Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and India and he was co-head of Reed Smith's Indonesia Business Team.

His arrival brings the number of Addleshaw Goddard partners based in Singapore to four.

Welcoming Matt, Jonathan Tattersall, Head of Asia at Addleshaw Goddard said: 

"Singapore is the ideal hub from which to build out our Global Infrastructure practice and target new market share in Asia and the Indian subcontinent. We are delighted Chanaka and Matt have chosen to join us. Bringing together alongside our existing team, two of the best known lawyers in their specialist disciplines makes this a compelling and exciting opportunity to fully support clients with their global disputes as well as all their transactional requirements."  

Matt Gorman added:

"AGs increasingly global platform and more specifically its growing reputation in Asia and the Middle East is a really attractive proposition for clients generally and those specifically operating in the energy, infra and construction sectors. I am excited about the opportunity to develop the business alongside Chanaka and the team contributing to the growth of a market leading global infrastructure practice."

Head of Singapore, Chanaka Kumarasinghe, who joined Addleshaw Goddard's global energy, construction and international arbitration team as a partner from HFW where he has spent the entirety of his 22-year career, has experience advising on and leading international arbitrations on energy projects, construction contracts and oil and gas sector disputes across regions including Latin America, North Sea, Asia and Australia.

Addleshaw Goddard established its presence in Singapore in 2012, providing legal advice across the areas of international arbitration, energy, commodities and natural resources, shipping and insurance recovery work and finance including structured finance and derivatives.

Lawyers in the firm's Singapore office have acted on cradle to grave international construction, energy and infrastructure projects (covering transactional work, project counsel/project dispute avoidance work and arbitrations), cross border project developments, financings, joint ventures and corporate transactions in emerging and frontier markets in the Middle East and Africa, and in Asia, representing multi-national companies, international contractors, terminal operators, financial institutions, renewable energy companies, investors, property developers, E&P companies and other clients in complex transactions, projects and disputes in South-East Asia and across South Asia, the Indian sub-continent, the Gulf region and in Africa.  

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