The global law firm Jones Day announces that Simon Bellas, a partner in the Firm's Global Disputes Practice, is relocating to Jones Day's Singapore Office from its office in Perth, Australia. Mr. Bellas will join Singapore based partners Matt Skinner and Zachary Sharpe to further expand the Firm’s arbitration practice in Singapore and Hong Kong, while continuing to contribute to the Firm’s considerable Australian litigation and arbitration practice.
An experienced lawyer with extensive knowledge of international litigation and arbitration proceedings, Mr. Bellas was previously based in Singapore while working on behalf of a global offshore contractor. He has since run several significant construction arbitrations seated in Singapore arising out of Australian mining projects.
In Singapore, Mr. Bellas will continue to advise clients on construction claims and disputes, with a particular focus on large-scale energy and resources projects and related infrastructure matters. He represents both owners and major contractors across industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure construction.
Admitted to the Supreme Courts of Queensland and Western Australia and High Court of Australia, Mr. Bellas has been recognized for his work on behalf of clients by The AFR’s Best Lawyers© in Australia — construction and infrastructure law, The Legal 500, Australia, Chambers Asia Pacific (Construction) and Doyle's Guide recommended as a preeminent construction lawyer and as a leading arbitration lawyer in Australia.
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