UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard has added its second lateral partner in Singapore in a matter of weeks after hiring corporate expert Matt Gorman from Reed Smith.

This move comes shortly after the firm announced the arrival of energy specialist Chanaka Kumarasinghe from HFW to head its Singapore office.

Gorman joined Reed Smith from Stephenson Harwood in 2015 to launch its Singapore corporate practice, after leading the same practice at the latter firm for seven years.

He brings over two decades of experience advising clients in Southeast Asia on corporate finance, M&A, joint ventures, and equity issues, and his expertise spans sectors such as energy, natural resources, transportation, logistics, and TMT.

"Singapore is the ideal hub for expanding our Global Infrastructure practice and capturing new market share in Asia and the Indian subcontinent," said Jonathan Tattersall, Asia head at Addleshaw Goddard, in a statement. "We are thrilled to welcome Chanaka and Matt, two of the best-known lawyers in their fields, to our team. This is an exciting opportunity to fully support our clients with their global disputes and transactional needs."

Gorman’s appointment increases the number of Addleshaw Goddard partners based in its Singapore office, which was launched in 2012, to four.



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