Norton Rose Fulbright has relocated former Moscow partner Nick Dingemans to Singapore in order to lead the office’s corporate practice.

Dingemans specializes in cross-border deals in the oil and gas and mining sectors. He joined Norton Rose as Moscow partner in 2010, and before that worked for 11 years at Clifford Chance, most recently as counsel in the Russian capital.

In a statement, Norton Rose said it chose to relocate Dingemans because the firm was building a corporate team to serve its clients in the energy and commodities markets in Singapore.

The firm previously had no corporate team lead in Singapore. However, Morrison & Foerster last summer poached two corporate partners, Jake Robson and Adam Summerly, when it relaunched its own Singapore office. Norton Rose has since hired former DLA Piper Singapore partner Sheela Moorthy, in April, and now Dingemans.

Norton Rose has 64 lawyers, including 19 partners, in Singapore. The firm has over 3,800 lawyers in about 50 offices worldwide.