Navigant (NCI) has announced the opening of a new office in Singapore, established to provide specialized advisory, dispute and investigative services to the region.

"Continued economic, infrastructure growth in Asia and the increased need to manage cross-border risk is creating consulting demand among our global client base," stated Lee Spirer, Executive Vice President & Global Business Leader. "The new office in Singapore expands from our base in Hong Kong, which was established eight years ago as a regional hub for our clients doing business in the region."

Garry Crossley, a Managing Director in the firm’s Construction practice in Hong Kong office has been appointed to lead the Singapore office and serve as country manager. Garry brings more than 25 years of advising clients internationally on project and programme delivery, strategic issues, contractual risks, contract strategy and due diligence to Navigant’s Singapore office.

He has worked on a wide range of international projects in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Transportation, Construction, Utilities and Aerospace sectors throughout Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. Garry also regularly acts as expert advisor and expert witness in international arbitration and litigation and has given evidence at hearings on numerous occasions.

"We’re thrilled to have Garry’s vision and leadership at the helm to help grow our global construction dispute and advisory service offering in the region," said David Tortorello, Practice Leader of Navigant’s Global Construction Practice. "Given Singapore’s growing prominence in dispute resolution, our presence there is critical to our clients who are involved in the region."

The opening of the Singapore office expands Navigant’s current presence in Asia. Navigant’s Hong Kong office, which opened in 2005, offers clients deep expertise in the areas of advisory, dispute and investigative services.