Law firm Allens has strengthened its market position in Vietnam with the appointment of Giles Cooper as a partner in the company’s Hanoi office.
Cooper is recognised as a leading legal practitioner in Southeast Asia, with expertise in M&A, power and major projects, and a particular focus on renewable energy, said Allens.
“The appointment cements Allens’ reputation in energy and infrastructure in Vietnam, where the firm is known for its work on nation-building energy and infrastructure projects such as the US$9 billion Nghi Son Refinery Project, the Block B Gas Project, and a number of BOT power projects,” added Allens.
It also responds to growing demand from clients amid Vietnam’s emerging renewable energy boom, which continues to present significant investment opportunities.
“We see Giles’s extensive experience – as well as his network of contacts in renewable energy policy and reform – as immensely valuable to our clients,” said Leighton O’Brien, Partner and Head of Allens’ Projects Practice.