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Geraint Hughes

Regional Managing Partner, Asia Pacific

Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
Practice area Banking & finance
Tel +85228258883

Geraint Hughes

Regional Managing Partner, Asia Pacific

Geraint Hughes is a Partner in the firm's Hong Kong office and has spent 17 years in Asia Pacific, including six years as the Singapore Managing Partner. He advises on commercial and corporate law, capital raising (including project finance) and dispute related mandates predominantly in the energy & resources sector.

Geraint is passionate about diversity and inclusiveness in the legal profession and contributes to several committees including the Singapore Academy of Law and National University of Singapore. He is qualified in England and Wales, Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland, and has advised on transactions in more than 70 countries whilst practicing in Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

Relevant experience

  • Advising PNGSDP on its ICSID based arbitration vs. State of Papua New Guinea (2013)
  • Advising China Development Bank on a range of large scale project financings (since 2008)
  • Advising Shell on a variety of downstream divestments across over 20 countries (2002 to date)
  • Advising Chevron and its JV partners on several refinery related matters in South East Asia (1996 to date)

Career and qualifications

  • King’s College London (LLB Hons and Associateship in Philosophy) 1988
  • College of Law (Law Society Finals) 1989
  • Slaughter and May 1989
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1991
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong 1993
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1996
  • Clifford Chance Hong Kong, Singapore and London
  • Partner since 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland 2016
  • Speaks English, French and Spanish

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