Global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced the recent appointment of Dominic Gregory as partner strengthening the firm’s global banking and infrastructure finance practices in Asia. Gregory will join BCLP’s Singapore office but his finance practice will span Asia, with a particular focus on Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Indonesia.

Over the last 20 years during his time in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, Gregory has developed a market-leading finance practice. His extensive cross-border experience covers project finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, sovereign and export credit finance and restructurings, as well as asset, trade and structured finance. He has represented a broad client base from sponsors, borrowers and developers through to all types of creditors, including commercial banks, alternative credit providers, export credit agencies and multilaterals.

Gregory’s notable project finance experience spans a number of key sectors: conventional power, renewables, petrochemicals, oil and gas, as well as various infrastructure assets such as road, rail, hotels, casinos and resorts.

His acquisition finance and restructuring experience has covered retail, infrastructure, mining and resources, telecoms, financial services, technology, renewables and real estate.

Gregory joins a team of 15 partners and another 55 fee-earners across BCLP’s Singapore, Hong Kong and China offices. He also will contribute to expanding BCLP’s reach in Japan and Indonesia, key focus jurisdictions for the firm, having built up an extensive network of strong relationships in those jurisdictions.

Gregory has been ranked highly by Chambers, Legal 500 and other legal directories for his work in various locations across Asia, including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Asia Managing Partner Andrew MacGeoch commented: “We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dominic who will play an integral role in growing BCLP’s market share in Asia, especially in lending and project finance. With his cross-border experience, Dominic will significantly contribute to strengthening our Hong Kong and Singapore hub, re-energizing our current services to key regional jurisdictions and clients within the Asian market.”

Gregory added: “I am excited to join BCLP. The firm is working on some sizeable mandates across Asia which require debt financing. For example, they are instructed on some of the largest transactions in the Taiwan offshore wind industry and a number of hotel, casino and other energy and infrastructure development projects across Asia. I have broad and relevant experience in debt finance work so this is a great opportunity.”