Hogan Lovells Asia Drive Continues With Leading Arbitration Appointment in Singapore
9 May 2016
The Asia growth drive continues at Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee with the hire of partner Kent Phillips in Singapore. Kent will join Hogan Lovells' litigation & arbitration practice bringing to the firm a wealth of experience in arbitration, the energy sector and Southeast Asia.
Commenting on his arrival Michael Davison, head of the Litigation & Arbitration practice, said:
“Recruiting Kent is a key step in enhancing our international arbitration capability in this important market. Singapore has grown substantively as an arbitration hub for ASEAN making a compelling arbitration offering in Singapore critical for most multinationals. Kent also has specialist knowledge in Indonesia and India which are two important markets to our strategic plans."
Maurice Burke, Head of Dispute Resolution (South East Asia), said:
"The team here in Singapore is genuinely excited about Kent joining. I think he is going to be a great fit, and I have no doubt with him on board he will take the arbitration practice to the next level."
Kent Phillips added:
“Hogan Lovells' commitment to Asia and its strong reputation in the energy sector is extremely attractive. Arbitration is important to major energy and infrastructure multinationals making Hogan Lovells the perfect fit to grow my practice and to work as part of a world class global team."
Kent will join Hogan Lovells from Berwin Leighton Paisner where he is the head of arbitration. He originally qualified in New Zealand before moving to London in 1998. Kent has previously handled one of the most significant and high profile cases before the English courts in acting on the Berezovsky litigation. He is experienced as counsel and as arbitrator, particularly in the energy sector (including projects and construction) and also in financial services.