Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that energy-focussed corporate expert Kunal Kapoor has joined the firm as a Partner in Singapore. He joins from Dentons in Singapore where he was a Partner and co-headed their international energy and infrastructure practice for the wider ASEAN region.
Kunal’s expertise spans both conventional and renewable energy, LNG, oil and gas, and transport infrastructure projects. Most recently he has focussed on renewables, upstream M&A, LNG projects, and energy transition, notably data centres, battery storage projects, carbon credits trading, tokenisation and emission reduction programs, and advisory work on potential hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects and financing. His clients include oil majors, project developers, trading houses, funds, strategic and equity investors, host governments, and sponsors in the energy sector.
Kunal is highly regarded in his field of expertise in the Asia Pacific region by leading legal directories, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000, with Chambers recently noting that he “is talented, insightful and very clever, and fully understands what the client needs”.
WFW Asia Projects and Corporate Group Head Linh Doan commented: “Kunal is a terrific lawyer, and his expertise in sector is second-to-none in the region. I anticipate him playing a pivotal role in advising our clients on their energy transition needs and enhancing our reputation for energy expertise across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. I am delighted to welcome him to WFW”.
WFW Singapore Office Head Charles Viggers added: “Singapore is key hub for the Asia-Pacific region, including for energy and projects, so Kunal joining us represents a fantastic addition to our regional practice in one of our core sectors. The team and I greatly look forward to working with him”.
WFW Global Energy Sector Co-Head Henry Stewart said: “Kunal is a game changer for our energy practice in Asia and I look forward to working closely with him in further raising WFW’s profile there to bring it in line with our market leading reputation in sector in Europe and the Middle East”.