King & Spalding has recruited an energy partner for its Singapore office.
 
Kelly Malone joins the Atlanta-based firm from Norway’s Wikborg Rein, where he was the Singapore-based head of the global projects team. He specializes in cross-border transactions and energy project financing in emerging markets.
 
King & Spalding Singapore managing partner John Savage said in a statement that Malone’s hiring is part of a plan to branch out from the firm’s traditional oil and gas practice into power generation projects and financing.
 
Prior to joining Wikborg Rein in 2005, Malone was a partner in the now-closed Singapore and Hong Kong offices of Richmond, Va.-based Hunton & Williams. He began his career as an associate with the Philadelphia firm now known as  Pepper Hamilton.
 
King & Spalding’s Singapore office, currently the firm’s only Asian outpost, opened in 2010 and now counts nine lawyers, including four partners. The firm has over 800 lawyers working in 17 offices worldwide.
 
Email: tbrennan@alm.com .