K&L Gates Continues Energy Practice Expansion with London Partner Addition
30 Jul, 2013
The London office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Mike Stewart as a partner in the energy, infrastructure and resources practice. Stewart arrives from Pinsent Masons LLP.
With a focus on disputes arising from major energy and infrastructure projects, Stewart represents owners and contractors, acting as project counsel and appearing in international arbitrations. Stewart has recently acted on energy projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Northern Iraq as well as on transportation projects in India and Southeast Asia. He has particular experience with the FIDIC form of contract, having advised in Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Jordan, India, and Sri Lanka.
“Our international energy, infrastructure and resources arbitration practice has seen real momentum in the past 12 months,” said Tony Griffiths, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ London office. “With his track record in international matters, Mike is an important addition to our growing team.”
Stewart stated: “With an international presence spanning five continents and a focus on emerging markets, K&L Gates is the ideal fit for my practice. I am very excited by the opportunity to join such an ambitious and enterprising firm.”
Stewart is the second London partner to join K&L Gates’ energy, infrastructure and resources practice area this month, following the earlier addition of Anthony Fine.