Links’ former Asia chief joins Fontenergy as GC

Linklaters partner and former Asia managing partner Andrew Roberts has left the firm to join energy company Fontenergy as in-house counsel.

Roberts, who joined the magic circle firm in 1986, helped spearhead the firm’s growth in the Middle East and was regional managing partner for Asia between 2000-03. He was succeeded in this role by Simon Davies, who held the post until 2007 before becoming global managing partner in 2008.

Roberts specialises in Islamic finance, international capital markets and company law, and was most recently based in Linklaters’ London and Dubai offices.

Commenting on the move, Fontenergy managing director Gareth Jones said: “His appointment helps us create the robust corporate and financial arrangements needed to ensure low carbon energy developments are successful and sustainable.”

Fontenergy private companies and private organisations develop low-carbon energy generation.