Barrye 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, Barrye 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.
Barrye is the Head of White & Case in Asia.
Examples of Barrye's experience include advising on the following matters as international counsel:
- PT Pertamina (Persero), the national oil company of Indonesia, in its proposed US$725 million acquisition of the Venezuelan oil assets of Harvest Natural Resources Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company.
- Deutsche Bank AG, financial adviser to Kirin Holdings Company Limited, the Japanese food and beverage conglomerate, in Kirin's contractual arrangements with a consortium in the S$13.9 billion acquisition of all of the shares of Fraser & Neave Limited, a food and beverage company listed on the Singapore Exchange. This deal won the "Deal of the Year 2013" by Asian-Mena Counsel; "M&A Deal of the Year" at the IFLR Asia Awards 2014; "SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year", "Singapore M&A Deal of the Year" and "SE Asia Deal of the Year" at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014.
- The Rajawali Group, a leading Indonesian conglomerate, 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. 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 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