Global law firm White & Case LLP's associated law firm in Indonesia, Witara Cakra Advocates (WCA), has added leading Indonesian capital markets and banking lawyers with the arrival of Kristo Molina and Fajar Ramadhan as new partners.
"Indonesia is a strategically important market for White & Case in Asia and we are ranked tier 1 among international law firms," said White & Case partner Eric Berg, Head of Asia. "Kristo and Fajar will strengthen WCA's capabilities in Jakarta and our ability to provide a 'one stop shop' for clients on cross-border deals involving Indonesia."
Kristo's practice is primarily focused on Indonesian equity capital markets. Fajar focuses his practice on Indonesian banking and debt capital markets. Kristo and Fajar join WCA from Indonesian firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, which works in association with Herbert Smith Freehills. Kristo joins WCA today, 15 February 2016, and Fajar joins on 22 February 2016.
"The Indonesian capital markets have historically been very active and include cross-border deals involving domestic IPOs, secondary equity offerings and debt offerings across a range of industries such as natural resources, telecoms and consumer-related industries," said White & Case partner Kaya Proudian, who heads the Firm's Asia capital markets practice. "Kristo is a highly regarded capital markets lawyer with extensive experience advising on Indonesian IPOs, listings, rights issues and private placements, and who has strong relationships with international financial institutions."
White & Case partner Guan Feng Chen, Co-Head of the Asian Banking & Restructuring practice, said: "White & Case advises on significant cross-border banking deals involving Indonesia that are originated from our offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. Fajar's arrival will strengthen our ability to offer through WCA a highly competitive Indonesian law capability to complement the service we provide to our clients. He is well regarded in the market and has relationships with international, regional and local banks."
White & Case has been active on Indonesian matters since 1975 and has advised on many of Indonesia's landmark transactions. The Firm supports Indonesian clients and international clients with business interests in Indonesia through WCA. The association with WCA builds on the Firm's established and successful Indonesian practice, based primarily in Singapore, which advises on corporate transactions, finance, capital markets, restructuring, projects, disputes and international trade matters.
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