McDermott’s Singapore Practice Enters Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott’s Singapore Practice Enters Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

Overview


Singapore, 20 December 2022 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery’s Singapore practice has been ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 for the first time this year. Following the launch of the Firm’s Singapore office last year, McDermott has acquired new practice rankings including Singapore: Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3), Asia-Pacific Region: Energy & Natural Resources: International (Band 4) and Indonesia: Corporate & Finance (Foreign Expertise based abroad in Singapore Band 4).

Partners Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan, Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi and Merrick White were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective fields. Clarinda holds a Band 1 ranking in Indonesia: Projects & Energy (International Firms) – Foreign Expertise based abroad in Singapore and Merrick holds a Band 1 ranking in Singapore: Energy & Natural Resources (International). Both partners have been consistently top-ranked in Chambers for 16 years.

Chambers described the practice as a “well-respected legal team, earning recognition for its transactional abilities within the energy and natural resources market, including in the traditional and renewable energy industries,” as well as “advising on projects and regulatory matters, commercial agreements and dispute resolution arising in the energy space.”

Clients have stated:

“[McDermott] is a highly responsive and proactive law firm that always takes the lead to turn around client requests quickly, going the extra mile to ensure client needs are met and exceeded.”

“Experience in the region is critical. In this case, McDermott’s experience is instrumental in knowing which items are negotiable and which are the most important.”

“We’re delighted by McDermott’s depth of information in the oil and gas sector, and they have provided exceptional value.”

Practice rankings (NEW): 

  • Singapore: Energy & Natural Resources – Band 3
  • Asia-Pacific Region: Energy & Natural Resources: International – Band 4
  • Indonesia: Corporate & Finance (International Firms) – Foreign Expertise based abroad in Singapore – Band 4

Lawyer rankings:

Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan – “enjoys a strong reputation for his skills in ECM transactions. He regularly advises on IPOs and share sales for multinational companies.” He is ranked in:

  • India: Capital Markets (International Firms) – Foreign Expertise based abroad in Singapore – Band 4
  • Singapore: Capital Markets (International) – Band 4

Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi – is “one of Singapore’s leading lawyers for cross-border (in and out) transactions in Indonesia involving power, petrochemicals, and oil and gas.” She is ranked in:

  • Indonesia: Projects & Energy (International Firms) – Foreign Expertise based abroad in Singapore – Band 1
  • Singapore: Projects & Infrastructure (International) – Band 3

Merrick White – his “strong legal acumen coupled with his unrelenting advocacy for client interests makes him the lawyer you want to have supporting your team.” He is ranked in:

  • Singapore: Energy & Natural Resources (International) – Band 1
  • Singapore: Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas – Spotlight Table
  • Indonesia: Projects & Energy (International Firms) – Foreign Expertise based abroad in Singapore – Band 2

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