Norton Rose announces the launch of a new association in Indonesia with Susandarini & Partners
3 March 2011
Norton Rose Australia today announced the launch of an association with the Indonesian legal practice Susandarini & Partners in Jakarta. Susandarini & Partners is led by partner Susandarini, a recognised leading commercial lawyer, who has over 17 years experience advising clients in the Indonesian legal market.
Susandarini’s experience includes advising banks, insurance companies, corporates and other financial institutions. She has extensive knowledge of finance and corporate related work and has advised on various energy and infrastructure projects including projects in the oil and gas, mining and transport sectors. Susandarini is also a recognised expert in the Indonesia insurance sector where her practice includes advising on mergers and acquisitions as well as the insurance products and disputes.
A number of Norton Rose Group partners will be based in Jakarta on secondment to Susandarini & Partners which has taken new premises on Level 33 of Equity Tower, Jakarta where it will relocate in April 2011.
Don Boyd, Group Deputy Chief Executive commented:
“Indonesia has one of the strongest economies in the region; it is rich in natural resources and has a commitment to building infrastructure including roads, railways and ports. It is therefore an increasingly important market for our international business. Susandarini & Partners will strengthen our local offering to clients and further enhance our Asia Pacific offering to clients.”
“The international coverage of Norton Rose Group was very important in deciding to enter into this association. Indonesia offers significant opportunities and I am very excited about building our business in Jakarta. Given my experience, in particular in the financial institutions sector, and Norton Rose Group’s leading international reputation in the sector, we are looking forward to working together to advise our clients.”
Ross Ramsay, Head of the Indonesia and Vietnam Practices commented:
“Norton Rose Australia, working together with Indonesian counsel, has been assisting clients in Indonesia for over 20 years. Working together with Susandarini & Partners will give us a strong platform in the Indonesian market especially given the strength of our offices in Australia, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The match between the experience of the Susandarini & Partners team and our recognised expertise in financial institutions, energy, infrastructure and commodities, transport and technology will provide clients with a unique international offering.”
Jeff Smith, Head of the Norton Rose (Asia) LLP, Singapore office, commented:
“Susandarini worked with us for many years on a number of deals as a partner at her previous law firm, particularly on acquisitions in the banking and insurance sectors. Her expertise will highly valued by clients including leading banks, insurance companies, corporates and other financial institutions with interests in Indonesia. The new association will enable us to build on our collective experience and allow us to advise Indonesian companies and international companies looking to expand operations in Indonesia.”
The new association follows the announcement by Norton Rose Group that the Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault and South African law firm Deneys Reitz will join Norton Rose Group on 1 June 2011.The enlarged Group will have more than 2500 lawyers based in 38 offices worldwide and will be a top 10 global law firm by number of lawyers.
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Leading Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault, and leading South African law firm Deneys Reitz, will join Norton Rose Group on 1 June 2011. The enlarged Group will have 2500 lawyers in 38 offices worldwide, including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec, Calgary, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.