Mr. Wall has a broad-based corporate practice, with a particular focus on Indonesia. He regularly represents many of the leading business groups from Indonesia, as well as from the rest of Asia, with respect to their worldwide activities and investments. He also specializes in international tax planning and offshore structures.
In addition, Mr. Wall advises private clients, both Indonesian and otherwise, on all aspects of international tax, corporate, trust and estate planning, including the establishment of tax-efficient structures and multi-generational planning.
Mr. Wall is Regional Section Head of White & Case in Asia.
Examples of his transactional experience in Indonesia include the representation of:
- The Rajawali Group, an Indonesia-based diversified business group, in the international law aspects of the sale of a 23.7 percent stake in PT Semen Gresik, Indonesia's largest cement company, for approximately US$1.08 billion. The transaction was structured as a block trade over the Indonesia Stock Exchange to a number of institutional investors and is the largest block trade ever done in Indonesia. The Firm previously advised the Group on the purchase of a 24.9 percent stake in PT Semen Gresik from Cemex, the large Mexican cement company.
- The Rajawali Group in the sale of its 56.22 percent controlling stake in PT. Bentoel Internasional Investama Tbk., Indonesia's fourth largest cigarette maker, to British American Tobacco p.l.c., for an aggregate cash consideration of approximately US$326 million.
- The principal shareholders of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk, Indonesia's third-largest cigarette manufacturer, in their sale of a 40% shareholding to PT Philip Morris Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., for US$2 billion; this sale triggered a public offer for the remainder of the company leading to a total transaction value of approximately US$5 billion.
Bars and Courts
New York State Bar, 1982
California State Bar, 1989
BA, Hampden-Sydney College, 1978
JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1981