Clifford Chance adds partner from Corrs

23 March 2022 By Lauren Croft

An international law firm has strengthened its litigation and dispute resolution practice with the addition of a new partner.

Joining from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Spencer Flay will be joining the Clifford Chance litigation and dispute resolution practice as a partner based in the firm’s Perth office.

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With 20 years of experience, Mr Flay advises developers, principals, project sponsors and contractors on dispute management and resolution arising from projects in the natural resources, oil and gas, and infrastructure development sectors. He has successfully represented clients on significant arbitration and litigation matters across the United Kingdom, Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

Nish Shetty, head of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice in Asia-Pacific said that the appointment has come at an opportune time for the market.

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We continue to see high levels of infrastructure and construction disputes across the Asia Pacific region, with many major projects facing delays due to the pandemic. At the same time, we are witnessing seismic shifts in sectors such as energy and resources, where certain clients are accelerating their transition to renewables. This creates a need for sophisticated risk mitigation and management advice,” he said.

“Spencer has an excellent track record advising all types of market participants on managing and mitigating their risk in complex international projects. He will strengthen our offering in Asia Pacific and internationally, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team.

Australia managing partner Richard Gordon added that the appointment is proof of the firm “rapidly growing in Australia”.

“Spencer brings several decades of experience doing just this across the region’s infrastructure, natural resources and oil and gas markets,” he said.

Clifford Chance adds partner from Corrs
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