27 August 2013
Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its corporate practice in Singapore with the strategic relocation of London partner Chris Kilburn, who moved on 26th August.
Chris’ arrival will bolster WFW Singapore’s existing strength in natural resources, energy and transportation. Chris, who has been with the firm since 1998, advises clients on accessing capital markets in the UK as well as on strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial transactions.
Chris, who is recommended in Legal 500 for his work in UK flotations, is known for his work in capital markets and recently advised Madagascar Oil Limited on its US$80m open offer to refinance its heavy oil assets in Madagascar and assisted Great Western Minerals Group Ltd on its ground breaking US$90m issue of listed convertible bonds to finance the development of its rare earth project in South Africa.
Corporate partner Chris Kilburn at WFW said: “I am very excited about building on the great work the Singapore office has been doing in strengthening the firm’s brand in Asia. We have seen the increasing influence of Asian finance in both the London capital markets generally and in the sectors on which we focus.”
Head of the WFW Singapore office, partner Goh Mei Lin said: “We see a great deal of activity across the natural resources, energy and transportation sectors in this region and Chris is a great addition to the team who will enable us to further develop our exposure to these sectors.”
WFW managing partner Michael Greville added: “Our strength in, and commitment to, our core sectors is attracting increasing recognition and sophisticated work for our Singapore office and Chris’ wealth of experience will enhance our corporate practice.”