Clyde & Co has expanded its MENA dispute resolution practice with the addition of Christopher Jobson in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office. He joins from Eversheds where he was the firm’s Middle East Regional Chairman. Based out of Abu Dhabi and Doha, Jobson has spent the last 10 years working across the Middle East. He advises a broad range of clients on local and international commercial litigation and arbitration. His clients include regional and international energy companies, financial institutions, P&I clubs, ship owners and charterers and logistics organisations.

Dentons has expanded its corporate practice in China with the lateral hire of Frank (Fengguo) Niu as partner in the Beijing office. Niu has extensive experience in M&As, foreign direct investment and China outbound investment. His practice focuses on cross-border acquisitions and joint venture transactions in the energy, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. Niu previously worked as a special counsel at Baker & McKenzie in Beijing, as well as holding roles with two other international firms.

Eversheds has appointed Samuel Chau as a partner in the banking team of its Hong Kong office. He was previously a partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel in Hong Kong and, prior to that, a counsel at Sidley Austin where he worked for over ten years. Chau has considerable experience in corporate banking, asset and project finance and real estate finance market.

Linda Widyati and Partners has added Arisia Pusponegoro as a partner. She has over 13 years’ experience advising Indonesian and international banks and companies on finance matters, particularly deals involving infrastructure, public private partnerships and project finance. Her recent deal experiences include advising Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance and PT PLN Persero on the issuance of Business Viability Guarantee Letters for the US$1.17 billion Sarulla geothermal project, the Muaralaboh, Rajabasa and Rantau Dedap geothermal power projects and the Wampu hydro power project and advising Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance and Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund as guarantors on the Central Java Power Plant Project, the first large scale PPP project in Indonesia. She has also worked on numerous M&A and capital markets transactions.

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