Mayer Brown announced today that leading energy lawyer Justin Tan, has joined its Corporate & Securities practice in Singapore.  Mr. Tan joins from Clyde & Co in Singapore having previously worked for another international law firm in Shanghai and Tokyo.

With a strong focus on the energy, infrastructure and commodities sectors, Mr. Tan regularly represents multinational corporations, leading Japanese trading houses, and Chinese SOEs and private enterprises on high profile global energy and infrastructure transactions in the LNG, petrochemical and renewable energy space.

"Justin's reputation for transactional excellence along with his strong sector experience further deepens our global energy client offering and underscores the continued commitment of our Corporate & Securities practice to enhance our multi-office synergies in key hubs across the globe, particularly in Asia," said Kevin Sheridan Jr., who leads Mayer Brown’s global Corporate & Securities practice. 

Commenting on his move, Mr. Tan said: "Mayer Brown has a market-leading global energy offering and Corporate & Securities practice, along with an outstanding team in Singapore and across Asia. I have been impressed by the Firm’s continued growth and sustained investment in the cross-practice capabilities necessary to be a leading global law firm to the energy and infrastructure sectors. Mayer Brown’s client base and platform is highly complementary to my own practice, and I look forward to working with the team in Singapore, where the firm has ambitious plans for growth."

Alexandre Chequer, head of Mayer Brown’s global Energy Group, added: "Justin will be influential in expanding Mayer Brown’s core competency in LNG and energy infrastructure transactions, further developing our world-class reputation in energy throughout Asia and globally."

The addition of Mr. Tan is the latest in a series of recent high profile hires in Asia over the past eight months, with eight new partners joining Mayer Brown during that period, six for the Corporate & Securities practice. This has included Hong Kong Corporate & Securities partner Joanne Du, and London Project Finance partner Myles Mantle, both of whom have an energy focus. Most recently in Singapore, Banking and Finance partner Soumitro Mukerji, joined the office.

Brief background information follows:

Justin Tan - A Corporate partner with nearly two decades of experience, he advises clients on their most complex corporate, projects and trade activities across Asia Pacific. These include M&A, joint ventures, corporate and commercial work; greenfield and brownfield infrastructure petrochemical/LNG, renewables and infrastructure projects; and international trade in energy and commodities with a focus on trade sanctions and regulatory work.

He represents multinational corporations, top-tier Japanese and other major international trading houses, Chinese SOEs and private enterprises in the energy and infrastructure sectors, and Southeast Asia-based conglomerates with regional operations.  

Mr. Tan is dual qualified to practice in England & Wales and Singapore.