Squire Patton Boggs bolsters London energy team

Peter Wright and Rinku Bhadoria have joined the Cleveland-based law firm as partners.

Squire Patton Boggs, a Cleveland-based law firm, has added two partners to its energy team in London.

Peter Wright, whose practice has focused on power generation, joined the firm from London-based Simmons & Simmons, where he was a partner. Rinku Bhadoria, previously a partner at Hong Kong-based King & Wood Mallesons, also specialises in power generation.

The two lawyers “have superb track-records of delivering complex, cross-border deals across the energy spectrum”, said Lisa Henneberry, the global head of the firm’s energy and natural resources group.

Wright has spent 20 years in the industry including 11 at Simmons & Simmons, where he made partner in 2012. In 2013, he become one of four initial partners at the firm’s newly launched Singapore office, moving back to London in 2015. He has focused particularly on Sub-Saharan Africa, advising the Swaziland government and the African Development Bank on the introduction of public-private partnerships into the country’s energy sector.

Bhadoria joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2011 after a decade at London-based Clifford Chance. Her experience includes advising on the sale of a UK gas-fired power station portfolio to a Macquarie-led consortium.

Squire Patton Boggs has added six partners to its London team over the past 18 months. In October, the firm hired Shane Wilson, a project finance specialist, as a partner in its Dubai office.