Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Our energy and infrastructure-focussed Asia Pacific practice has been at the heart of our international strategy for more than 30 years, beginning with the opening of our Hong Kong office in 1983 and running right through to our launch in Australia in 2015.

We are recognised for our innovative approach, having been one of the first foreign law firms licensed to establish representative offices in Shanghai (2002) and Beijing (2007). In 2010 we established Pinsent Masons MPillay in Singapore.

We have built a team in Asia Pacific that reflects our values: our people are approachable, bold and connected. Our clients tell us that this makes the experience of working with us different; our connections to our clients and their sector enable us to develop deeper client relationships, and more creative and impactful legal solutions. As a result, we have developed a reputation as one of the most innovative law firms in the world.

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Our latest work


Our advisers act on domestic and international projects of all shapes and sizes, working with many of the leading names in the market. Browse our experience below, or use the filters to look-up recent work in particular geographies and industry sectors.

    Meet the team

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    Dr. Helena Chen

    Partner, Joint Head of Office, China

    Helena has vast experiences in arbitration, infrastructure projects and cross-border investments. She is very experienced in acting as counsel in international arbitrations. She has also served as sole, chair or co-arbitrator in over one hundred arbitrations and has acted as an emergency arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings. Helena has been named to the International Who's Who of Leading Construction Lawyers for many years from 2011 and listed as a Recognized Practitioner in the category of Construction by the Chambers.

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    Matthew Croagh

    Partner, Head of Melbourne/Head of Australia

    Matthew specialises in construction and engineering disputes arising out of major projects, with a particular focus on LNG.

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    Mohan Pillay

    Partner, Head of Office, Singapore

    Mohan is the head of Singapore joint law venture Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP, and managing partner of the Singapore constituent practice of MPillay. He is jointly qualified in Singapore, and England and Wales, with over 30 years experience in advisory, commercial litigation and regional arbitration work, particularly in construction and engineering projects.

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    Sam Boyling

    Partner, Joint Head of Office, China

    Sam is a Partner in the Construction and Engineering team in our Beijing office and Joint Head of our China Practice. Sam joined Pinsent Masons in London in 2004, was made a partner in 2012 and moved to Beijing in 2014.

    Boyling Sam
    Vincent Connor

    Partner, Head of Office, Hong Kong

    Vincent is a Solicitor Advocate, specialising in construction and engineering law within the Infrastructure sector, and known for his advocacy skills in arbitration, litigation, adjudication and ADR. He is qualified to appear in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong and before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

    Connor Vincent