Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that dispute resolution and international arbitration expert Andrew Raymond has joined the firm as a Partner in Singapore. He was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in Seoul.
Qualified in England & Wales, Andrew has extensive experience advising on complex commercial disputes with a particular focus on international arbitration and multi-jurisdiction investigations. His other areas of expertise include the construction, infrastructure, financial investment and pharmaceuticals sectors and he also advises on compliance with anti-bribery regimes and ESG commitments.
Andrew began his career in the UK and has since worked in Dubai, Tokyo and Seoul. He frequently acts for Japanese and Korean clients and for international clients who have a dispute or investigation with a Japanese or Korean nexus. He has represented clients in international arbitrations in the DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, JCAA, LCIA and SIAC, and has advised on ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules.
WFW Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Head Steven Burkill commented: “Andrew is a formidable lawyer with a great depth of experience representing Japanese and Korean clients in international disputes, an area we are looking to strengthen following the opening of WFW offices in Tokyo and Seoul earlier this year. His joining us also highlights our commitment to expanding our dispute resolution expertise in Singapore, a key regional hub for litigation and arbitration, in particular. He is our third senior disputes hire there in the past two months following on from new Partner Boon Tat Yeo and Consultant Guy Hardaker”.
Andrew said: “I am thrilled to be joining WFW and look forward to playing a key role in developing a market leading construction and infrastructure disputes practice in the Asia Pacific region as well as ensuring WFW is a firm of choice for Japanese and Korean clients”.