Barrye Wall | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Barrye Wall

Partner, Singapore

T +65 6347 1388 / + 65 6225 6000

E bwall@whitecase.com

Overview

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 Regional Section Head of White & Case in Asia and has over 30 years of experience with the region.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • California State Bar

Education

  • BA, Hampden-Sydney College
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law

Languages

  • English

Experience

Barrye's experience includes advising on the following matters as international counsel:
Venezuelan oil asset acquisition

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.

Award winning S$13.9 billion food and beverage acquisition

Deutsche Bank AG, as financial adviser to Japanese food and beverage conglomerate Kirin Holdings Company Limited. The engagement concerned Kirin's contractual arrangements with a consortium in the S$13.9 billion acquisition of all shares of Fraser & Neave Limited, a Singapore-listed food and beverage company. This deal won "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.

US$1.08 billion cement share sale

The Rajawali Group, a leading Indonesian conglomerate, in the international law issues arising from the US$1.08 billion sale of a 23.7 percent stake in PT Semen Gresik, Indonesia's largest cement company. The transaction was structured as a block trade on the Indonesia Stock Exchange to a number of institutional investors. White & Case previously advised the Group on its purchase of a 24.9 percent stake in PT Semen Gresik from Mexican cement company CEMEX.

US$2 billion cigarette company disposal

The principal shareholders of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk, Indonesia's third-largest cigarette manufacturer, in their US$2 billion sale of a 40 percent shareholding to PT Philip Morris Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. This sale triggered a public offer for the remainder of the company, leading to a total transaction value of approximately US$5 billion.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer: M&A, IFLR 1000, 2014