Clifford Chance hired major projects and contentious construction specialist Spencer Flay as a partner in its litigation and dispute resolution practice in Perth. Flay joined from Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Perth, where he was a partner for almost 12 years.
Flay has 20 years of experience advising developers, principals, project sponsors and contractors on dispute management and resolution arising from projects in the natural resources, oil and gas, and infrastructure development sectors. He has successfully represented clients on significant arbitration and litigation matters across the UK, the Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
Nish Shetty, Clifford Chance’s Singapore-based head of litigation and dispute resolution practice in Asia-Pacific, said the firm continued to see high levels of infrastructure and construction disputes across the region with many major projects facing delays due to the pandemic.
“At the same time, we are witnessing seismic shifts in sectors such as energy and resources, where certain clients are accelerating their transition to renewables,” said Shetty. “This creates a need for sophisticated risk mitigation and management advice.”