King & Spalding has strengthened its banking and finance team with the hire of a new partner in Singapore.

Andrew Brereton has joined the firm from Clifford Chance where he served as a partner in the banking and finance practice.

Brereton has been based in Asia-Pacific for more than 20 years and advises financial institutions and investors on the full spectrum of banking work, including acquisition finance, structured lending, syndicated loans, trade finance, project finance, and reserve-based lending.

Todd Holleman, head of the firm’s CFI practice, commented: “The firm is investing heavily in our international transactional practices so Andrew gives us a high-calibre offering that not only benefits our clients in Asia but also globally.”

Brereton’s hire is in line with King & Spalding’s plan to expand its South East Asian practice and follows the hire of Lee Taylor, previously head of Clifford Chance’s M&A group in Singapore and the private equity practice in South East Asia.