Linklaters’ energy and infrastructure partner Richard Ginks will be relocating to the firm’s Singapore office on 1 September 2008 from London. Ginks joined Linklaters as a trainee solicitor in London in 1996 and was elected a partner in 2007. He will be bringing to Asia his experience in energy and infrastructure projects spanning transport, telecoms, water, power, oil and gas in the UK, Europe, Africa and South America. He has advised government agencies, bidders, sponsors and lead arrangers, including the majority of the company’s key clients with operations in Asia, on a number of complex financings. The company says that Gink’s broad-based experience of sectors and geographies will enhance its regional banking and projects offering that comprises 10 partners and a further 45 lawyers operating across Asia. The group has just closed the Phase 2 financing of the US$20bn Sakhalin 2 LNG project – the world’s largest limited recourse oil and gas financing to date, as well as the Saigon Premier Container Terminal project financing in Vietnam.
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