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WFW strengthens Singapore disputes practice with new partner hire10 July 2023

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is pleased to announce that dispute resolution expert Boon Tat Yeo has joined the firm as a Partner in Singapore. He was previously a Director at Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC.

Qualified in both Singapore and England & Wales, Boon Tat has over 18 years’ experience advising on infrastructure, construction and engineering disputes and front-end advisory work, as well as arbitrations, adjudications and mediations. He has acted on disputes relating to infrastructure projects, oil refineries, power and petrochemical plants, water treatment facilities and commercial and residential developments in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Boon Tat’s work is split between Singapore-based matters and regional cases, focussing primarily on Tier 1 international and Singaporean contractors involved in infrastructure projects.

WFW Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Head Steven Burkill commented: “Boon Tat’s expertise and history of advising on major infrastructure projects is invaluable as we look to grow our contentious and non-contentious construction expertise to greater enhance our energy and infrastructure offering across the Asia Pacific region. His arrival also supports our newly opened Seoul and Tokyo offices as they expand their relationships with major local contractors on cross-border projects”.

WFW Mining & Commodities Global Sector Co-Head Sumeet Malhotra added: “I am delighted to welcome Boon Tat to WFW. He brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our team and his practice strongly complements our focus on infrastructure projects and disputes. I look forward to working with him moving forward”.

Boon Tat commented: “I am thrilled to be joining WFW and hope to be able to help grow the firm’s offering in the infrastructure sector in Southeast Asia. The firm’s international network offers countless opportunities for cross-border, multi-discipline collaboration and will enable me to best utilise my existing contacts and connections”.

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