Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is set to boost its growing oil and gas sector offering with the hire of Partner Nick Dingemans, who joins the firm from the Singapore office of Norton Rose Fulbright.
A highly-regarded corporate lawyer, Nick has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and general corporate/commercial matters. While he has advised clients across numerous sectors including mining, technology, commodities and financial institutions, he has particular expertise in energy and infrastructure matters, most notably in the oil and gas sector.
His practice is international in scope, encompassing Russia and the CIS, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Middle East and Australasia, as well as throughout the value chain.
WFW Singapore Office Head, Mei Lin Goh commented: “We have recently been named a Top 30 international law firm in Asia by Asian Legal Business and this, in hand with Nick’s hire, demonstrates our continued commitment to growth in Asia and to the further development of our oil and gas practice as well as our success in attracting top quality talent to the firm”.
WFW London Partner John Conlin, who is spearheading the firm’s expansion in the oil and gas sector, added: “Not only does Nick have extensive transactional experience in a range of diverse sectors, his established reputation in the oil and gas market will make him an excellent addition to our team. Nick’s experience and expertise will help us to develop a strategic focus in Asian oil and gas, both inbound and outbound investments, from a Singapore hub”.
Nick added: “WFW’s sector focussed approach built around a dedicated team of specialists will help me strengthen and expand my existing practice. I am looking forward to developing the service I can offer to clients both regionally in Asia and beyond”.