Minter Ellison has recruited Gil Crocker, a senior legal consultant in the Hong Kong government, to lead the firm's construction disputes department in Hong Kong.
From his experience in the Works Bureau, Crocker brings a public sector perspective on the legal and contractual aspects of infrastructure projects to the Australian firm. When working for the government, Crocker was instrumental in developing the use of alternatives to litigation in the resolution of government works projects disputes. Managing partner of the Hong Kong office Sam Farrands said: "Gil's very easy to work with and possesses a deep understanding of the construction industry." Hiring Crocker raises the firm's capability in Hong Kong to 12 lawyers, a number predicted to double over the coming 12 months. The firm aims to strengthen the office both in terms of numbers and legal capability. Partner Anthony Lloyd moved from Australia to head the technology and communications group in Asia as part of an overarching strategy to expand the range of services on offer to clients.