UK: Ince & Co Boosts Energy Group With One Of Asia's Most Experienced Energy Finance And Projects Partners
Last Updated: 9 May 2013

Martin David joins Ince & Co Singapore bringing over 20 years of Asian experience

For immediate release: May 9, 2013

International law firm Ince & Co is delighted to announce the appointment of new energy finance and projects partner, Martin David, who joins the firm's Singapore office as Asia Head of Energy.

Martin advises on large-scale projects, particularly in the onshore power and clean energy sectors across Asia. His experience and client base spans major lenders including commercial and investment banks, multilateral institutions, leading corporates and sponsors on high value and complex transactions. Having originally trained as an engineer and gained considerable experience of construction projects, he has developed particular expertise and a formidable reputation in project finance, finance and energy M&A as well as construction law. In recent years, his experience includes working on projects in Mongolia (where he has a lead role on the 2 leading power projects), Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Martin David says: "I look forward to working with Ince's impressive team of energy professionals to further develop the firm's projects and transactional energy practice in Asia and beyond."

"Martin joins Ince in Singapore as we continue to expand the breadth of services we offer to the global energy industry," said Ince & Co's global head of energy, Jeremy Farr. "Martin has an outstanding reputation for projects work in Asia which he has developed over 20 years. His knowledge and expertise will be of great benefit to our clients."

Jeremy adds: "Ince's global energy practice is led from hubs in London, Dubai and Singapore with lawyers working seamlessly across our European, Middle Eastern and Asian offices to support our clients' global activities. Martin's considerable knowledge of international finance and projects experience will contribute significantly to the firm's continued growth and success in Asia and more widely."

Notes to editors:

Martin David is a qualified solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He obtained a BSc (Hons) in civil engineering at the University of Birmingham and has a number of years of experience working as a civil engineer. Following this Martin qualified as a solicitor and joined Linklaters as an articled clerk in 1987 and was a partner in their Singapore office for over 10 years.

Martin joins Ince & Co's energy & offshore group that comprises a full service energy practice with 30 partners and over 60 associates and other lawyers across the firm's international offices. The range of the group's expertise includes project work associated with onshore and offshore oil, gas and renewables developments, offshore exploration and production; the resolution of claims on the largest and most technically complicated construction and installation projects; the sale/acquisition of assets and corporate M&A; employment and real estate issues; emergency response to catastrophic situations; personal injury claims; offshore charterparty disputes; claims under CAR and other operational insurance coverage; piracy and compliance issues.

Martin's appointment is in addition to the partner promotions recently announced by Ince & Co. The new partners are: Rania Tadros who has extensive experience in the energy & offshore markets and will be relocating from London to Dubai this summer. Hamburg-based, Sami Chowdhury who is a German Rechtsanwalt, and acts for domestic and international lenders and owners in the energy & offshore and shipping markets. Evangelos Catsambas who is a shipping specialist and based in the firm's Piraeus office.

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