Gibson Dunn Adds Energy Partner Brad Roach in the Singapore Office

July 9, 2013

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce Brad Roach will join the firm’s Singapore office as a partner.  Roach joins from Hogan Lovells, where he led the oil and gas practice in Southeast Asia.  At Gibson Dunn, Roach will continue his energy, infrastructure and project finance practice.

“Brad is a great addition to the firm and to our Singapore office,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Energy is a key area for the firm, and we have been steadily growing our global capacity.  Brad is extremely well known in Asia for the depth and range of his experience in the energy and infrastructure sector and will contribute substantially to our strengths in the industry and the region.”

Based in Singapore for more than 15 years, Brad is highly regarded by clients and peers,” said Jai Pathak, Partner in Charge of the Singapore office.  “Asia, and Indonesia especially, is poised for significant investments in energy and infrastructure.  Given his extensive experience in the area, Brad will be an invaluable asset to our clients and help us take our regional and firmwide energy practice to the next level.” 

“I’m excited to begin working with my new colleagues at Gibson Dunn,” said Roach.  “The firm’s commitment to a global energy practice provides a strong platform for my practice and clients.  I am keen to continue the development of the firm’s reputation in this area within Asia and beyond.   There has been a renaissance in the energy industry within the United States in recent years, and I am looking forward to being able to advise clients on the opportunities that this presents, given the tremendous depth of Gibson Dunn’s energy, environmental, regulatory and litigation practices.”

About Brad Roach

Roach advises developers of energy and infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on upstream and downstream sectors of the petroleum industry.  He also advises companies on the acquisition and disposal of major energy assets, including power plants, petrochemical facilities, LNG facilities, and general upstream, midstream and downstream facilities.  He advises companies on the negotiation of production sharing contracts with host governments, the acquisition and divestment of companies and participating interests, unitization agreements and the sale and purchase of hydrocarbons. 

He has particular expertise in the development and financing of LNG projects and has advised the sponsors of several greenfield LNG projects in Asia and in the Middle East.  In the past year, he has advised several E&P (exploration and production) companies on the acquisition of interests in oil and gas concessions in Algeria, Yemen, Equatorial Guinea, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia.  His clients include PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk., Murphy Oil Corporation, Talisman Energy, Mitra Energy, LNG Japan Corporation, Salamander Energy, and PT Saka Energi Indonesia.

With more than 18 years of experience, Roach is recognized as one of the leading energy lawyers in Asia.  He is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global: Projects & Energy for Indonesia and Singapore and is listed in The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers (2007-2013), The International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers, and Legal Media’s Guide to the World’s Leading Energy & Natural Resource Lawyers (2005 – 2013).  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and advisor to the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX).

He has practiced with Hogan Lovells since 2008.  Before that, he practiced with White & Case from 2006 to 2008 and with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1998 to 2006.  He earned a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors in 1992 and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.