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Ashurst LLP

12 MARINA BOULEVARD, #24-01 MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE, TOWER 3, SINGAPORE 018982, SINGAPORE
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Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP is particularly strong in high-value multi-jurisdictional disputes involving energy, resources and infrastructure. Rob Palmer is leading a cross-office team in an arbitration centred on the construction of a chemical manufacturing plant in South-East Asia. Ronnie King relocated to Singapore from the London office, while Ben Giaretta made the opposite move.

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Foreign firms
Banking and finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Ashurst LLP

Project finance, commodities finance and structured trade finance are among the core areas of strength at Ashurst LLP, where the client list includes ANZ, Maybank and Nomura. Kate Allchurch led the advice to Credit Suisse concerning a $40m loan to a BVI-incorporated subsidiary of an Indonesian company. Carl Dunton jointly heads the practice alongside Allchurch, which was bolstered in 2015 by the arrivals of Andrew Digges and counsel Kunal Kapoor from Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy and Ince & Co respectively.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Ashurst LLP

At Ashurst LLP, Andrew Digges and Jon Ornolfsson arrived from Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP respectively, while on the departures side, Shaun Lascelles joined Vinson & Elkins RLLP in London and Keith McGuire left for PwC Legal. The firm's recent work highlights saw Joel Hogarth assisting CLSA Capital Partners with a $100m distressed investment in Sariwangi Agricultural Estate Agency.

Next generation lawyers

Edward Bennett - Ashurst LLP

Samantha Loh - Ashurst LLP

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Singapore: Employment

Foreign firms
Employment: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Ashurst LLP

Counsel Andrew Valerio is a key contact at Ashurst LLP. Together with senior associate Sumin Ahn he advises public and private companies on domestic and cross-border employment matters in Asia. Clients include Allianz, Campari and INPEX.

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Singapore: Energy

Foreign firms
Energy: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP’s workload includes upstream oil and gas transactions, LNG liquefaction/regasification projects, and mining and petrochemicals matters. Daniel Reinbott, Rob Palmer and others are advising First Gen Corporation on all aspects of the $1bn Batangas LNG regasification project in the Philippines. Andrew Digges, Kunal Kapoor and Jon Ornolfsson joined from Allen & Overy, Ince & Co and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP respectively.

Leading individuals

Daniel Reinbott - Ashurst LLP

Next generation lawyers

Kunal Kapoor - Ashurst LLP

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Singapore: Projects

Foreign firms
Projects: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP recently hired Andrew Digges, Kunal Kapoor and Jon Ornolfsson from Allen & Overy, Ince & Co and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP respectively. The department’s strengths include petrochemical, power, rail, oil and gas, and port matters. Digges and Daniel Reinbott jointly led the team that acted for Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim as the developer in a $1bn powership project in Indonesia. Matthias Schemuth splits his time between Singapore and Hong Kong.

Next generation lawyers

Giles Ashman - Ashurst LLP

Kunal Kapoor - Ashurst LLP

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Foreign firms
Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP’s team garners praise for its ‘business acumen, practicality, and understanding of the law’. Joel Hogarth, co-heading the practice with Carl Dunton, has an ‘excellent commercial sense’. Both advised Rabobank on a secured $25m loan facility as part of PT Olagafood Industri’s restructuring. The client base also includes Goldman Sachs, Niko Resources and Asia Pulp & Paper. Bertie Mehigan left to join Howse Williams Bowers in Hong Kong.

Leading individuals

Carl Dunton - Ashurst LLP

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