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WFW further strengthens Singapore disputes offering with new senior hire23 August 2023

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is pleased to announce that highly respected dispute resolution and international arbitration expert Guy Hardaker has joined the firm as a Consultant in Singapore. He was previously a long-standing partner at HFW in Hong Kong prior to relocating to Singapore.

With more than 40 years’ experience practising in London, Singapore and most recently Hong Kong, Guy’s practice focusses on the commodities and trade finance, shipping, energy, telecoms and pharmaceuticals/animal health sectors. He is the latest notable addition to WFW’s Asia-Pacific dispute resolution offering, with Partner Boon Tat Yeo also having joined the team in Singapore in July.

WFW Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Head Steven Burkill commented: “Being able to attract a vastly experienced practitioner like Guy to WFW speaks to the way the wider market views our disputes offering. His expertise is unquestioned his practice fits perfectly with our core sectors of transport, energy and related infrastructure. I’m delighted to welcome him to the firm”.

WFW Mining & Commodities Global Sector Co-Head Sumeet Malhotra added: “Having known Guy through the market for a number of years I am very pleased that he has joined our rapidly growing disputes team. His experience in the mining & commodities space will be particularly valuable as we continue to grow our expanding footprint in that sector across the region”.

Guy commented: “I am thrilled to be joining WFW. The firm’s strong sector focussed approach and clear commitment to growing its disputes practice make it an ideal platform from which I can continue my practice”.

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