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Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi

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Indonesia

Foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP has a strong track record in Indonesian projects and finance transactions. Noteworthy names from the team include Michael Sturrock, who focuses on corporate mandates; Timothy Hia, who is an expert in bank and acquisition financings; and project finance specialist Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi.

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Within: Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP is recognised for its expertise in acquisition finance, especially for private equity sponsors such as Warburg Pincus and Partners Group. Lead partner Timothy Hia is noted for his experience across banking and finance products and capital markets transactions, including advising clients on various financing options. He was a key partner in the firm's advice to the lenders on the debt restructuring of PT Bumi Resources.  Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is recommended for Indonesia transactions, while Stephen McWilliams is a leader in project finance.

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Singapore: Energy

Energy – Foreign firms

Within: Energy – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP is at the forefront of project finance in the energy sector, with an established record in power, integrated LNG and gas-fired projects, LNG liquefaction and petrochemicals projects. It continues to earn accolades for its work in Indonesia, along with other frontier markets such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. It advised the lenders on the $3.35bn financing for the development of the Tanjung Jati B 5 & 6 coal-fired power project expansion in Central Java, Indonesia. Stephen McWilliams is a big name operator, while Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is a key figure in Indonesia oil and gas and LNG engagements.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Within: Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP's 'strong project finance practice' is 'the one to go for', according to one client. The practice has an outstanding track record in power, including large-scale geothermal projects, and integrated LNG and gas-fired projects. It has also impressed in LNG liquefaction and petrochemicals projects. The team is at the forefront of Indonesia power deals, is dominant in Pakistan and Bangladesh gas-to-power projects, and has experienced an uptick in engagements from Vietnam and Myanmar. It continues to have a key role in advising the sponsors on the Cirebon 2 expansion project, a 1,000MW coal-fired power plant in West Java, Indonesia. It also advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance and the commercial lenders on the $3.35bn financing for the development of the Tanjung Jati B 5 and 6 coal-fired power project expansion in Java, Indonesia. Stephen McWilliams is a big name in the sector; Andrew Roche is 'very commercial', 'technically very strong' and is 'great in negotiations and managing relationships'. Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is also a key name on Indonesia projects.

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South Korea: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Within: Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP's recently opened its Seoul office attracts international blue-chip financial sector clients who regularly instruct the ‘exceptional and client-focused’ team on project development and financial transactions.  Wonsuk (Steve) Kang has joined the practice from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In recent highlights, co-heads Joseph Bevash and Sungjin Kang are advising a group of Korean lenders in connection with the Duqm Refinery Project in Oman. Bevash and Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi are working on project development and financing on the Cirebon 2 Power Project, an expansion of the Cirebon fired power plant in Indonesia.

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