Philip Payne has joined Indonesian firm Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro. Payne was formerly a partner at Australian firm Blake Dawson for 17 years, 7 of which he spent as the firm’s resident partner in Indonesia. He has handled a number of complex transactions in Indonesia in the areas or mining, oil & gas projects, direct foreign investment, acquisitions, project finance and asset financing, particularly aircraft and heavy equipment.

Moira Khaw has joined KhattarWong as a partner in the firm’s tax practice. Khaw has extensive experience in diverse industries such as finance, property development, international manufacturing and trading, oil majors and international law firms, as well as high net worth individuals. Prior to joining KhattarWong, she was an Associate Professor at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, where she was a lecturer in Singapore taxation and advanced taxation.

The Singapore office of Watson, Farley & Williams has appointed Christopher A Muessel as a partner in its international corporate group. Muessel specialises in cross-border M&A, project finance, international trade, maritime and commercial law, with in-country experience in Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia and Mongolia. He joins the firm from the Singapore office of Duane Morris.

Soo-Jeong Ahn has joined Yulchon as a partner and deputy head of the firm’s international tax practice. She comes with vast experience in tax, financial regulations and cross-border transactions and will focus on international tax issues and transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Ahn practiced law in the New York offices of Shearman & Sterling and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Korean law firm, Kim & Chang, and also served as in-house counsel for Citibank.

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