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.
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