Baker McKenzie has added Antony Rumboll as a partner in the corporate markets team in Sydney, having joined the firm following his success as an exceptional senior investment banking lawyer at UBS. During his stay at UBS, the firm has been consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading investment banks across equity and debt capital markets, as well as M&A. Rumboll has been involved in many of Australia’s most significant corporate transactions, including the Qube takeover of Asciano, the proposed Tatts/Tabcorp merger, the QR National IPO, Telstra 3 Share Offer, 2010 Shell/Woodside block trade and recent IPOs, such as MYOB, Healthscope and Link.
Oentoeng Suria & Partners has added Prawidha Murti as a partner in its dispute resolution practice in Jakarta. Murti joins from Makes & Partners, in alliance with Singapore’s Wong Partnership. She has more than 14 years’ litigation experience across multiple jurisdictions, handling high-profile litigation and arbitration cases, from civil commercial disputes to competition and anti-monopoly proceedings. Murti represents clients in Indonesian courts, tribunals and arbitrations, and has advised international and domestic companies in sectors, including oil and gas, TMT and finance.
Reed Smith has added projects and construction lawyer Bree Miechel to the firm’s global energy and natural resources group in Singapore. She joins from the Singapore office of Simmons & Simmons, where she led the construction practice for the Southeast Asia region. Miechel, who has more than 12 years of experience working in Asia and the Middle East, advises sponsors, lenders, government authorities and contractors on conventional and renewable power, energy efficiency, water and waste, oil and gas, transport and social infrastructure projects locally, regionally and worldwide. She recently advised a project sponsor on its procurement strategy for an upstream liquids project in South East Asia and, on a pro bono basis, leads a work stream for the Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative spearheaded by the Terrawatt Initiative and the International Renewable Energy Agency. Miechel was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia in 2005, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2006, working with another international law firm in construction, finance and M&A. She also practiced in Beijing and Abu Dhabi, prior to relocating to Singapore in 2014. She is fluent in conversational Mandarin and Japanese. Additionally, she serves as co-chair of the British Chamber of Commerce Energy & Utility Business Group and as a Council Member of the Society of Construction Law Singapore. A champion of diversity and women’s career advancement, she is also an active member of Women in Energy Asia.