St. Louis-based Bryan Cave has hired a new partner for its Singapore office.
 
Iain Sharp has joined the firm’s international arbitration and commercial litigation practice from the Singapore office of U.K. firm Kennedys.
 
He focuses on disputes relating to international trade and commodities, oil and gas, shipping, banking and finance, intellectual property, and insurance in China and Southeast Asia.
 
Sharp joined Kennedys’ Singapore office in 2010 from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, where he was a London-based partner. Prior to his stint at Reynolds Porter, Sharp also worked for Pinsent Masons in London and Richards Butler in Hong Kong.
 
He will be Bryan Cave’s sole partner in Singapore. The firm lost previous office head Ignatius Hwang and two Hong Kong partners to Squire Sanders in February.
 
Email: jseah@alm.com.