Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Singapore, has hired disputes specialist Emmanuel Chua as a local principal. Chua joins from energy corporation Chevron, where he held an in-house role.
Chua, who worked at both Allen & Gledhill and Drew & Napier earlier in his career, joined Chevron last year from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he spent five years. He advises on risk avoidance and mitigation strategies, including cross-jurisdictional contingency planning and strategic advice.
Chua is also is a reserved panel arbitrator for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, a member of the Turnaround Management Association and an instructor of trial advocacy for the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
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