Mayer Brown continues to strengthen its Project Finance offering in Southeast Asia through the hire of consultant Ben Thompson from Allen & Overy. Ben joins Mayer Brown’s Singapore office and his hire follows the recruitment of another consultant, Quynh-Anh Lam from Freshfields in Ho Chi Minh City in October, and the arrival of partner Nathan Dodd from Linklaters in September. Nathan heads the Projects Group in Southeast Asia as the Firm builds a Project Finance Group around its Singapore hub.

Ben has more than 10 years of experience advising both sponsors and lenders in drafting and reviewing multi-lender financial documentation, gas supply agreements, power purchase agreements, concession agreements and operation & maintenance agreements for projects throughout Southeast Asia. Ben was previously with Allen & Overy in Bangkok, and before that with Linklaters in Singapore and London, and was most recently named a “rising star” for Thailand in the banking/finance area by IFLR (International Financial Law Review).

The Mayer Brown award-winning Projects Group was named Americas Project Finance Team of the Year by IFLR in 2011 and Infrastructure/Energy Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards in 2012. It has been a pioneer in the area of infrastructure project bond deals in Latin America.

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