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King & Spalding Adds Singapore Arbitration Partner
The Asian Lawyer
Atlanta-based King & Spalding has hired a new partner for its Singapore office.
Peter Megens, formerly the co-head of King & Wood Mallesons' arbitration practice, will be relocating from Melbourne to take on his new role in July.
Megens specializes in advising clients on disputes related to the construction, energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. He has experience arbitrating in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Outside private practice, Megens is the director and vice president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, and the national chair of the construction and infrastructure law committee of the Law Council of Australia.
He joined the former Mallesons Stephen Jaques as a partner in 2000. Prior to that, he was a partner at Minter Ellison, where he practiced for nine years.
"We're delighted to welcome Peter to the firm," said John Savage, an international arbitration specialist who is also King & Spalding's Singapore managing partner, in a statement. "He's a senior statesman at the construction arbitration bar and the sort of tough, no-nonsense litigator our clients want on their side. We're very fortunate he agreed to join us."
Including Megens, King & Spalding has 17 lawyers, including six partners, in its Singapore office. Last year, the firm hired project finance partner Kelly Malone from Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein and energy partner Merrick White from Clifford Chance, both for its Singapore office.
King & Spalding has more than 800 lawyers working across its 17 offices.