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Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has boosted its international arbitration capabilities with the hire of a former senior arbitration partner from Watson Farley & Williams.
Peter Flint, who headed Watson Farley's Singapore office in 2001, is experienced in commercial dispute resolution with a focus on arbitration in the energy, oil and gas, trade and finance sectors. He left Watson Farley last year.
BLG senior partner, Richard Dedman, commented: "Peter is very experienced in international arbitration. We have been focusing on building up in international arbitration and Peter is a significant hire for us. His experience in shipping and maritime also has particular synergies with our shipping practice."
Flint will join the 80-strong partnership at BLG. The firm currently has 300 lawyers in its London and Singapore offices, together with its affiliated offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Flint said: "BLG is renowned for its excellence in dispute resolution. The firm also boasts a strong institutional client base, providing me with an excellent platform to develop my practice, particularly in cross-border arbitration."