Reed Smith has added projects and construction partner Bree Miechel to its energy and natural resources group in Singapore from Simmons & Simmons, where she led the construction practice for Southeast Asia.

Miechel has experience working in Asia and the Middle East, advising sponsors, lenders, government authorities and contractors on conventional and renewable power, energy efficiency, water and waste, oil and gas, transport and social infrastructure projects locally, regionally and worldwide. She started her career with Australian law firm MinterEllison.

Reed Smith established its Singapore office in 2012. Last year it entered into a formal law alliance with local firm Resource Law.