Pinsent pinches renewables lawyer from Herbert Smith in Singapore
William Stroll specialises in renewable energy transactions in Southeast Asia
London-based international law firm Pinsent Masons has hired services of renewable energy partner William Stroll in Singapore.
Stroll was previously associated with Herbert Smith Freehills as a senior energy lawyer.
It is a kind of homecoming for Stroll as he worked with Pinsent Masons in its London office as a corporate solicitor between 2006 and 2011, specialising in corporate finance.
Stroll was with Herbert Smith Freehills in Singapore for three-and-a-half years, focussing on renewable energy transactions in Southeast Asia.
Stroll advises developers, investment funds, independent power producers, and oil and gas majors across a wide range of disciplines.
"Will brings deep market expertise and the relevant skill sets needed to complement our existing energy practice in Asia, and help our clients navigate this changing energy landscape," Melanie Grimmitt, global head of energy at Pinsent Masons, UK, said
According to Grimmitt, Asia is a key market for renewable energy investment as the region's energy consumption is expected to more than double by 2040.