Herbert Smith Freehills has opened a construction and infrastructure disputes hub in Kuala Lumpur. The hub will be led by partner Craig Shepherd who moved to KL after working at the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Dubai since 1995.
The hub is aimed at providing a world-class dispute resolution service to the firm’s energy, infrastructure, technology, media, telecommunications, and project clients. It will respond to record infrastructure investment in Asia, from renewables and roads, to data centres and urbanisation.
Shepherd will work with newly promoted Singapore disputes partner Daniel Waldek and a team of eight lawyers and three paralegals in Kuala Lumpur to support the firm’s disputes specialists in China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
Herbert Smith Freehills’ partner and Asia head of disputes in Hong Kong, Simon Chapman, said Asia’s projects and infrastructure markets remained strong with “Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies driving much of the investment within Asia and outbound into Europe, Latin America and Africa”.