International law firm, Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW), has appointed Josh Clarke to the Singapore office as a partner in its international project and structured finance group.

Clarke joins from the Singapore office of Norton Rose. He specialises in cross-border finance and has broad experience in syndicated and secured bank financings with a particular focus on structured trade, export credit agency-backed, project and leveraged acquisition financings.

In Clarke’s five years of experience in Asia, he has advised lenders and borrowers on well over a hundred cross-border financings, including the arranger of a US$300mn leveraged acquisition financing of the purchase of 50% of the shares in InterGen by GMR Infrastructure.

Commenting on his move, Clarke says: “I am looking forward to this opportunity to cement the position of WFW’s already strong finance practice in Asia in structured trade, ECA-backed and leveraged finance and to work with a team that has already achieved so much.”

Christopher Lowe, partner and head of the Singapore office, comments: “We are very happy to have gained Clarke, an experienced project and structured finance expert, to our Singapore office. Clarke will complement our finance team, and thanks to his broad experience, he will give the practice strong impetus for its further development in Asia.”