Hogan Lovells has hired a senior projects partner to its Singapore office from Clifford Chance.
Bruce Schulberg, who led Clifford Chance's Beijing finance practice, will relocate to Singapore to start the new role on Monday. He will head up a 10-partner team advising lenders and sponsors on projects across the Asia-Pacific region.
Schulberg has been based in Asia for more than 20 years. He joined U.K.-based Clifford Chance in 2007 from Jones Day, where he had practiced as a partner since moving from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in 2003.
While at Clifford Chance, Schulberg advised the lenders on numerous high-profile projects including the $11 billion Central Asia-China Pipeline project, which reached financial close in 2008. He also represented a syndicate of banks led by Bank of China Ltd. and the Chinese Development Bank Corp. on a $1.2 billion financing package for the Karara iron ore project in Australia in 2010.
Schulberg's arrival brings Hogan Lovells' Singapore office, which was set up in 1998 and has operated as a joint law venture with local firm Lee & Lee since 2001, up to 20 lawyers, according to the firm's website. Clifford Chance's site lists 35 lawyers in Beijing.