U.S. law firm Baker Botts has tapped Ashurst again for an energy-focused partner in Singapore, two months after it launched its office in the country with partner hires from the UK-based law firm.

Andrew Roche, who joins Baker Botts’ global projects group in Singapore, advises clients on infrastructure financing in the energy and natural resources sectors in the Asia-Pacific market, with a particular focus on power, oil and gas, renewables and digital infrastructure, Baker Botts’ said in a statement.

He is the fifth partner to join Baker Botts’ Singapore outpost since its launch in May with the hires of three partners from Ashurst, including Richard Guit, who heads the office.

Roche’s experience “advising sponsors and lenders on cross-border project finance involving commercial banks, multi-laterals and ECAs, is an excellent complement to our leading energy and projects offering in Singapore,” Guit said in a statement.

Texas, U.S.A-founded Baker Botts’ Singapore set up is to serve as the “Asia-Pacific hub” for the firm’s energy and infrastructure-focused M&A and dispute resolution practice, Jason Bennett, global head of the firm’s projects practice and co-head of its energy group, said in May.

Prior to Ashurst, Roche was a partner at Latham & Watkins and has previously worked with Allen & Overy, according to his LinkedIn bio.  

An Ashurst spokesperson wished Roche well for his new role. 


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