Addleshaw Goddard, which is in growth mode in Asia, has hired Ton van den Bosch as a corporate partner in Singapore.
Van den Bosch will join the firm Feb. 1 from Ince & Co, where he is of counsel and heads the firm’s global terminals and maritime infrastructure practice as well as the energy and projects team in South and Southeast Asia. He focuses on corporate, finance, restructuring, foreign investment and project development in the energy and utilities, transportation and infrastructure sectors.
Before joining Ince & Co in 2017, van den Bosch was general counsel at Manila-based container ports and terminals operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. from 2013 to 2016, advising on all legal matters relating to the company, including public-private partnerships, concessions, corporate transactions, project financing, construction, compliance and the development of ports and terminals in the Americas, Africa and Asia.
He was also general counsel at Dutch tanker-based production and storage systems operator Bluewater Energy Services B.V. for five years, advising on all legal matters relating to the company and its business worldwide, which includes Australia, China, East Timor and Malaysia.
Earlier in his career, van den Bosch practiced at Allen & Overy from 1998 to 2007, with stints in its Amsterdam, New York and Singapore offices.
“Southeast Asia is an exciting market and Ton’s proven track record of self-generating business opportunities, coupled with his experience in areas that will see us penetrate new sectors in the region, means we can grow our corporate offering in the region and strengthen links with the [Gulf Cooperation Council], India and Africa,” said Addleshaw Goddard’s Asia head, Bob Charlton, in a statement.
Currently, international arbitration specialist Jamie Harrison is the sole partner in the firm’s Singapore office.
Charlton, the former Asia head of legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner, joined Addleshaw Goddard in May of last year to accelerate the firm’s growth in Asia. He told Law.com’s Asia affiliate, The Asian Lawyer, that he aims to double the U.K. firm’s partner count in the region by adding more than 10 partners in three years, including transactional partners in Singapore.
Van den Bosch’s impending departure from Ince & Co comes as the firm’s international offices, including Singapore, were excluded from Gordon Dadds’ acquisition of the U.K. firm earlier this month. Ince & Co’s Singapore office managing partner, John Simpson, is also leaving the firm for Stephenson Harwood in May, following former finance head Martin Brown, who made the same move in November.