HSF poaches energy partner from King & Spalding in Tokyo

The hire reflects the firm's ongoing investment in its energy practice

HSF poaches energy partner from King & Spalding in Tokyo

HSF has hired Lachlan Clancy as an energy partner in Tokyo. Joining from King & Spalding in Tokyo, Clancy specialises in project development, project finance and transactions in the oil and gas, mining and transition minerals, and new energy sectors.

His appointment reflects the firm's ongoing investment in its energy practice, and follows the hire of Singapore energy partner Anthony Patten in September – also from King & Spalding.

"Lachlan has extensive experience in the energy and mining industries, including energy transition project and transactions," said Asia head of corporate Andrew Blacoe. "Our Japanese clients are active investors in this sector, and his hire strengthens our ability to advise on their investments into Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Europe."

The two new partners join a regional energy team that spans Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore and Tokyo, and that works seamlessly as part of the firm's 700-strong global energy team.

"Anthony and Lachlan have worked together for over a decade and boast top-level client relationships in the energy and mining industries," said HSF Asia managing partner Graeme Preston. "At such a critical time for energy transition investment, their appointments strengthen both the firm's energy credentials and its ability to respond to growing client demand in Asia and beyond."

Recent articles & video

K&L Gates Advises Centuria on acquisition of massive glasshouse in Victoria

NSW Supreme Court sets trial date for landmark strip search class action

NSW solicitors honor Supreme Court's bicentennial

MinterEllison receives two awards at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers

Legal Aid NSW offers free webinars for Law Week

Are you one of Australia's fastest-growing firms?

Most Read Articles

High Court affirms right to reliance damages in landmark breach of contract case

KKR snaps up Perpetual businesses in $2bn deal with G+T's help

W+K adopts gen-AI tool designed for Australian legal market

Clifford Chance recruits partners from Shearman & Sterling, White & Case as it expands US presence