King & Spalding has recruited Kelly Malone, a specialist in cross-border development and financing of major energy projects, as a partner in its energy practice. Malone will be based in King & Spalding’s Singapore office. He joins from the Singapore office of Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein, where he was a partner and head of that firm’s global projects team.
Malone has built a practice that includes representing sponsors, lenders, governments and state utilities in over 50 major mostly power projects in 22 countries in Latin America, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
King & Spalding’s Singapore office serves as a hub for the firm’s work in energy projects and international arbitration throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Malone joins a Singapore-based energy team which includes partners Dan Rogers and Merrick White. King & Spalding hired White, one of Asia’s leading oil and gas lawyers, from Clifford Chance in October.