Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted projects specialist Mark Veitch to Of Counsel, effective immediately.
Based in Singapore, Mark advises on projects and construction law across Southeast Asia and the wider region.
"Mark's promotion reflects the senior role he plays in advising clients and winning work in this important area," said Asia Managing Partner Justin D'Agostino.
"It's a priority for our private and public sector clients alike, and Mark's skills are in strong demand."
"The ADB estimates that Southeast Asia alone needs to spend US$2.8 trillion on infrastructure between now and 2030," said Global Head of Finance, Real Estate and Projects Jason Ricketts.
"Mark's worthy promotion is another important investment in our Asia infrastructure and projects practice in this vital market."
Herbert Smith Freehills' global infrastructure team numbers over 200 lawyers. It advises sponsors, contractors, funds, banks, governments and other public bodies on regional and cross-border infrastructure and construction and engineering projects, transactions and disputes.
Mark Veitch advises on major infrastructure and energy projects. He has over 12 years' experience of advising on the structuring, risk analysis, bankability and procurement aspects of major projects using a range of innovative and bespoke procurement methodologies.
He holds bachelor's degrees in commerce and law from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an attorney in South Africa.