Energy lawyer Linh Doan has joined Watson Farley & Williams’ global energy and infrastructure practice in Hong Kong.

Previously working at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Doan is a leading adviser in the Asian power market, advising government entities, sponsors, lenders and investors on a large number of power plant developments and financings in the region, particularly in Vietnam.

Head of WFW Hong Kong Madeline Leong comments on the hire: “There is a large amount of regional and international investment in the Asian energy market currently, with many investors seeking multi-jurisdictional investments. The combination of Linh’s experience and WFW’s existing platform, in which we are already leaders in the maritime and transportation sectors, will allow us to advise these clients and in doing so expand our wider Asian practice.”

“WFW’s existing strength in the energy sector, ambitions to continue to grow in Asia and entrepreneurial culture make this an exciting time to be joining the firm, and offers great  opportunities for me to grow my practice and contribute to the firm’s further growth,” says Doan.

WFW already reinforced its energy and infrastructure practice, adding debt securities, structured finance and derivatives capabilities with the addition of partners Siân Withey and Rob McBride from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and strengthened its corporate practice within the energy sector with the addition of partner Paul Doris from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in late 2014.