Ashurst expands Singapore office with new partner hire

The partner bolsters the firm's restructuring, insolvency and special situations practice

Ashurst expands Singapore office with new partner hire
Robert Child

Ashurst has boosted its Singapore office with the hire of a new partner.

Robert Child, who hails from Clifford Chance, joins the firm’s restructuring, insolvency, and special situations practice.  

“Singapore is increasingly an important restructuring hub and it has attracted much international interest in recent years,” said James Marshall, the APAC head of the practice. “Robert, together with our most recently promoted partner Sophie Lyall in Hong Kong, will add to the strength and depth of our already market-leading restructuring practice in the Asia Pacific region.”

A qualified lawyer in England and Wales as well as Hong Kong, Child has advised on complex multi-jurisdictional restructurings and insolvencies across Europe and Asia. He represents corporate debtors, syndicated lender groups, bondholders, distressed investor funds, insolvency officeholders, agents and trustees.

His major projects include the restructuring of the Noble Group, Mongolian Mining Corporation and Jindal Street & Power.

Child explained that his sights are set on helping to further grow Ashurst’s pan-Asian restructuring and insolvency offering by capitalising on the firm’s credentials.

“Ashurst offers an excellent global platform with world class lawyers, combining technical capability with commercial advice, to help our clients to develop bespoke solutions and achieve optimal outcomes,” he said. “The firm’s ability to implement Singapore restructuring procedures through ADTLaw further sets us apart.”

Child’s appointment to the Singapore office follows that of senior project partner Andrew Roche, who joined earlier this year.

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