Global law firm White & Case has expanded its Sydney team with the appointment of two additional partners.
White & Case has welcomed partners Chris Flynn and Tim Kennedy to its team based in Sydney. The move signals a boost to the firm’s global project development and finance practice, with both Mr Flynn and Mr Kennedy bringing with them significant experience.
Mr Flynn, who joins from Gilbert + Tobin, advises domestic and international companies and governments on energy and resources transactions and projects. He holds a particular focus in the upstream, LNG and power sectors, and on public international law and energy security matters.
Mr Kennedy, who also joins from Gilbert + Tobin, advises domestic and international companies, governments, sponsors and investors on transactions and projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He specialises in power, renewables and oil & gas, including LNG, and the transition to lower emission energy options.
Commenting on the appointments of Mr Flynn and Mr Kennedy, White & Case partner Mark Castillo-Bernaus, head of the global development and finance practice, said: “In recent years we have seen an increasing cross-over between traditional oil & gas companies and renewable power, as energy transition shifts the agenda globally. The addition of Chris and Tim, with their experience in both the traditional energy and the renewable power sectors, dovetails perfectly with our clients’ energy transition focus.
“Their arrival will enhance our offering to support oil & gas companies looking to accelerate their energy transition, investors seeking clean energy investment opportunities and governments looking to renewable and other energy sources for their power needs.”
White & Case partner Andrew Clark, regional section head Asia-Pacific EIPAF & disputes, echoed a similar sentiment: “Chris has extensive experience advising on oil & gas opportunities and renewable energy projects, particularly LNG, offshore wind and renewables-based hydrogen. Tim is a high calibre partner with experience advising on market leading energy transition projects.
“Together, the partners will add material depth to our energy and power capabilities in Australia and more broadly across Asia-Pacific as we continue to grow our offering for clients in these sectors.”