01 Apr 2011

Clayton Utz Hong Kong office appoints front-end Construction specialist

Hong Kong, 1 April 2011: Clayton Utz in association with Haley & Co. has bolstered its front-end construction and major projects capabilities in the region with the appointment of Construction and Major Projects consultant Ilan Freiman.

Mr Freiman was previously Director of Legal - Asian Construction at Sands China Limited/ Venetian Macau Limited where he managed the legal requirements for all aspects of the company's development projects in Asia, including the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau. His extensive experience advising on commercial aspects of major infrastructure and real estate development projects around Asia, covering the project development life-cycle, will be a significant asset to the firm.

Clayton Utz Hong Kong managing partner Colin Dodd said Ilan's appointment continued Clayton Utz's commitment to providing our clients with access to the best legal services wherever they do business. "Mr Freiman's expertise in front-end Construction and Major Projects capabilities enhances our client offering. Ilan has an exceptional reputation in the region and we are excited that he has decided to join our team."

Mr Freiman commenced with the firm on 1 April, 2011.

The appointment of Mr Freiman coincides with the first anniversary of Clayton Utz in association with Haley Co., and reflects the continuing growth of the Hong Kong office which specialises in Construction and Major Projects, Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration - areas in which Clayton Utz dominates the market.

Commenting on the previous 12 months Mr Dodd said the firm's decision to establish a formal presence in Hong Kong had proven to be successful. "Our Hong Kong office continues to exceed expectations, a result of our client-focussed approach and commitment to delivering legal excellence. The appointment of Ilan reflects the strength of our office and will ensure future growth over the next 12 months.”

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