Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW) has boosted its Singapore office with the appointment of corporate partner Christopher Muessel.
Muessel joins the firm from Duane Morris' Singapore office, bringing WFW's total partners to seven in Singapore.
Qualified in the US, Muessel focuses in project financing across Asia, specialising in Vietnam-related transactions. He currently acts as vice chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City. The Singapore office head, Christopher Lowe, said Muessel will act as the firm's "Vietnam specialist."
Muessel said his move from Duane Morris was motivated by the higher regional coverage of WFW. "Duane Morris is very 'US-centric' with only four international offices, whereas WFW is very internationally [focused]...with two well-established offices in Asia," he said. "Duane Morris is a good US-based firm that will continue to do well, but it made sense for me to move to a firm with a more 'robust' platform with active and significant matters in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in Vietnam which has been my particular focus in recent years," he said.