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McDermott Will & Emery Singapore LLP
10 Collyer Quay, #37-25, Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315
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Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi focuses her practice on international project development and finance transactions and is Asia Head of Transactions. She has more than two decades of experience representing developers, sponsors, commercial lenders, multilateral agencies, export credit agencies, and governments on a wide variety of international projects including in the Americas, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam, advising on many of the Asian region’s landmark power, oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, and mining projects.

Clarinda has exceptional experience in the Indonesian oil and gas sector, having advised oil majors, foreign investors, the Indonesian government, Pertamina, the Indonesian Ministry of Mines and Energy, and the Indonesian upstream oil and gas regulatory agency, SKKMIGAS, on the development and financing of Indonesia’s most important oil and gas and petrochemical projects.

Clarinda also has regional corporate experience and has been involved in structuring and completing cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments for the US and other international clients on a variety of structured transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. She has also advised on several of the largest and most complex debt restructurings in Asia.

Consistently ranked in the top tier for projects in Indonesia, Singapore, and across Asia-Pacific, and recognized as a leading lawyer for banking & finance in Singapore by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Clarinda earns praise from peers and clients alike for her outstanding oil and gas, energy, and infrastructure practice. She is described as “very well known in the market” and “an absolutely solid lawyer: persuasive and great at negotiating.’” Clients note that “no one knows how to navigate deals in Indonesia like she does,” she has “in-depth knowledge of Indonesia and gets the deal done.”

The American Lawyer has named her “Project Finance Lawyer of the Year” in its Emerging Markets Awards and Euromoney has twice honored her with its Asia Women Business Law Awards for “Best in Energy and Natural Resources”. Clarinda is also named in International Financial Law Review and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific as a leading lawyer for project finance and recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader in project finance and electricity/power and a National Leader in Southeast Asia in energy and project finance.

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The energy and project finance practice at McDermott Will & Emery Singapore LLP has been strengthened by the arrival of experienced energy and infrastructure lawyers Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi and Merrick White.