Pinsent Masons’ partner recruit in SG headed for Perth

Firm steadily grows its Asia-Pacific offering with key moves across its global network

Pinsent Masons’ partner recruit in SG headed for Perth

Pinsent Masons has welcomed a senior lawyer as it continues to grow its Asia-Pacific energy sector offering.

The international firm has confirmed that Brian Scott commenced as a partner in its Singapore office on 10 September and is expected to relocate to Perth in January.

As part of the corporate transactional team covering the Asia-Pacific region, he will join employment partner Katie Williams in Perth and will work closely with partner Ewan Robertson in Melbourne, the firm told Australasian Lawyer.

Williams, who was the firm’s head in Aberdeen, Scotland, recently relocated to Perth. The office opened last year with a four-partner team hire from another global law firm.

Scott, who was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in Singapore for the last seven years, brings more than 15 years’ experience in M&A and transactional work across the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on the oil and gas sector. Pinsent Masons said that he will work alongside colleagues across the region and in the firm’s key oil and gas hubs of Aberdeen, Dubai, London, and Singapore.

“Brian's appointment represents another step in the firm's development of a leading transactional practice across Australia and Southeast Asia, where oil and gas is a particular focus for us due to the prevalence of strategically important oil and gas hubs such as Perth and Singapore,” said Andrew Masraf, partner and head of transactional services. Perth is the principal commercial and technical base for one of the largest collections of gas basins in the world. Brian’s wide-ranging experience across different jurisdictions will also boost the firm’s wider global proposition for clients in corporate transactional work.”

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