Pinsent Masons appoints Asia Pacific energy and infrastructure project finance partner

23 Jan 2019 | 11:02 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed James Harris as an energy and infrastructure project finance partner

James has more than 30 years' experience in energy and infrastructure projects and is a market leader in Asia. He will be responsible for further developing the firm's regional projects practice and expanding its capabilities across the energy and infrastructure space, with a focus on project financing and PPPs in Asia.

James joins from Jones Day where he was a partner in its Singapore office. Prior to this, he was global head of infrastructure at Hogan Lovells and was the firm's Singapore managing partner for 11 years. His reputation and experience extends across project finance (acting for a wide range of sponsors and lenders including multilateral development banks), project development and the secondary market/Infrastructure M&A market.

Michael Watson, Head of Finance and Projects at Pinsent Masons commented, "James brings a wealth of experience of the Asia market and is a well-respected figure in the energy and infrastructure sectors. As the fastest growing region in terms of population, urbanisation and economic activity, Asia represents significant future demand for infrastructure and energy. James' addition to the team will boost our capabilities in Asia and ensure we can support the growing demand from our clients in the region."

James Harris said of his appointment, "I am hugely excited to join Pinsent Masons, one of the world’s most recognised law firms for innovation as well as its core focus on renewable energy and infrastructure. With a strong mandate to grow the Asia Pacific business in these areas, I am keen to push these strengths further forward in the region with a young, dynamic and diversely experienced team focussed on long term superior client service.”

James will join Pinsent Masons on 23rd January 2019.

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