DFDL strengthens its Thai Office and Energy Team, with new Partner Angus Mitchell
19 Feb, 2013
Mr. Angus Mitchell joined DFDL on 1 February 2013 as a Partner. Angus has taken up the position of Managing Director of our three offices in Thailand, managing our team of almost 30 expatriate and Thai lawyers based in our Bangkok, Samui and Phuket offices.
He will also serve as the Head of the Oil and Gas Practice of our regional Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice Group. Drawing on his three years of experience in Myanmar, Angus will be closely involved in our Myanmar practice, with particular focus on Thai based businesses investing in that country.
He started his career as an Associate with Russin and Vecchi in Myanmar where he worked with DFDL partner, Marcus Collins, for three years to establish the first foreign law firm with a permanent presence in post-independence Myanmar.
In 1997 he joined the Projects Group at Linklaters in Singapore, where he worked on energy projects throughout Asia. In 2002 Angus joined Bennett Jones LLP, a leading North American energy law firm, in Calgary, becoming a Partner in 2005 in their Energy and Natural Resources Group and focusing on oil & gas projects.
In addition to being a general corporate and commercial lawyer, Angus has particular expertise in the areas if oil and gas, and power related legal work, both in regards to project development and related share and asset transactions.
“I am very pleased that DFDL was able to entice someone Angus’ calibre and experience back to Asia. His arrival could not have been better timed, as he will play an essential role in meeting the increasing demands of our clients investing in Myanmar, and energy projects through the region. We have significantly strengthened our teams of legal and tax advisers over the past year in Thailand and regionally. Angus’ expertise in oil & gas as well as power projects will be a valuable addition to our strong Real Estate, M&A and Capital Markets practices in Thailand and a great asset for all of our clients wanting o invest in the country and in Myanmar. Angus comes with stellar recommendations from his colleagues and clients. I am sure that our clients will find it a pleasure to work with Angus,” said David Doran, Partner and Chairman.