Ashurst has added Frederic Draps as a partner in its projects practice, based in Jakarta, working at association firm Oentoeng Suria & Partners. It is the firm’s second partner hire in the Southeast Asia region in the last two months. Draps joins from Allen & Overy’s Jakarta associated office Ginting & Reksodiputro. He specialises in the development and financing of projects in power and renewable energy, oil and gas, and mining infrastructure sectors, and has extensive experience on projects in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He also has significant experience advising on cross-border disputes before international courts and arbitral tribunals related to projects in the energy and transportation sectors.

Hogan Lovells will be adding David Holland and Charles Bogle as partners in the corporate practice, based in the Sydney office. Holland is an experienced M&A lawyer, with a strong background in securities law. He leads and will bring a team of lawyers who have advised on some of the largest public M&A transactions in Australia. Beyond M&A deals, he advises both issuers and underwriters on IPOs and publicly-listed companies on corporate governance matters. On the other hand, Bogle has deep experience advising on complex and innovative M&A transactions, with a strong focus on working with financial investors, including private equity, infrastructure investors and direct investments for super funds.

Norton Rose Fulbright has added to its debt capital markets team in Hong Kong and China with the appointment of Margie Chan as partner. She joins the firm’s corporate team after more than a decade at both the New York and Hong Kong offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she was counsel. A debt capital markets specialist lawyer, she has extensive experience working with key banks, underwriters and issuers.

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