SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) -  King & Spalding has recruited Peter Megens, one of Australia's leading international arbitration and construction lawyers, as a partner in its Singapore office. Megens will join King & Spalding from King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, Australia, where he is co-head of that firm's arbitration practice and a senior member of its construction team. Megens is expected to arrive at King & Spalding in July.

"Our firm has made a strategic decision to invest further in our marquee international arbitration practice, and especially in our international construction disputes capability," said Reggie Smith, leader of global disputes at King & Spalding. "Peter's stature as an outstanding construction disputes lawyer fits this bill, and nicely complements our world-class commercial and investment treaty arbitration practice serving the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore."

Megens has over 30 years' experience representing clients in disputes arising out of construction, energy, mining and infrastructure projects. His cases have included arbitrations relating to projects throughout Southeast Asia, as well as arbitration and litigation of construction claims across Australia and New Zealand. Megens is a director and vice president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), a former vice president of the Australian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the national chair of the construction and infrastructure law committee of the Law Council of Australia and a fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, ACICA and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

"We're delighted to welcome Peter to the firm," said John Savage, managing partner of King & Spalding's Singapore office. "He's a senior statesman at the construction arbitration bar and the sort of tough, no-nonsense litigator our clients want on their side. We're very fortunate he agreed to join us."

Megens' recruitment follows that of recent Singapore lateral partners Merrick White and Kelly Malone, who practice in the energy and project finance areas. King & Spalding's Singapore office serves as a hub for the firm's work in energy, project finance and international arbitration throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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