Norton Rose Fulbright expands shipping and offshore energy team

International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has hired Jonathan Siu and Sung Hwan (SD) Choi to the shipping and offshore oil and gas team in NRF’s Singapore office. Siu will be a senior associate. He joins from Allen & Overy in Perth. Siu has acted on numerous significant deals including the Ichthys LNG and Nghi Son Refinery projects. SD Choi joins as Of Counsel from Campbell Johnston Clark in Singapore. He was previously at Kim & Chang in Seoul.

SD is qualified to practice in England & Wales, the Marshall Islands, New York, and the District of Colombia. SD’s appointment is effective May 2017.

Ben Rose, head of shipping for Asia, said: “In a recovering market, these two significant hires will help further cement our leading position in the shipping, offshore and oil and gas markets and continue to strengthen our Korean practice. Singapore is an important hub for the global shipping and offshore markets and SD’s and Jonathan’s links into Korea, Australia, Malaysia and Japan will be of enormous benefit to our clients throughout Asia-Pacific. We welcome them to the firm.”

The new hires were accompanied by the promotions of both Sue Ann Gan and James Bradley to Of Counsel. Both are senior shipping and asset finance lawyers based in Singapore.