Ince & Co has added Tom Briggs as partner in its Dubai office. Briggs advises on corporate, finance and commercial law matters, including M&A, primary and secondary fundraisings, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures and project finance. Prior to joining the firm on 13 March 2016, he spent 15 years at Charles Russell Speechlys. For the last three years, he was a partner and head of Commercial/Corporate in the firm’s Bahrain office where he was primarily responsible for the development of the corporate, finance and commercial law practice in the Middle East. In 2008, he spent six months as acting general counsel to Gulf Air in Bahrain where he advised on general corporate and commercial law and led a number of aircraft acquisitions, financings and leases.

Norton Rose Fulbright has added insurance lawyer Jacques Jacobs as a partner in Sydney. Jacobs was most recently a partner at DLA Piper in Sydney. He previously worked at DLA’s legacy firm Phillips Fox in Australia and New Zealand. His experience spans insurance advice and product development, as well as managing contentious claims. He has a history advising on complex coverage issues with a particular focus on directors’ and officers’, warranty and indemnity, management liability and financial institutions claims. Jacobs also regularly acts on professional indemnity claims focusing on finance professionals, such as accountants, financial planners and mortgage, stock and insurance brokers.

Roosdiono & Partners, a member of ZICO Law, has added Endra Prabawa as a partner and head of the intellectual property (IP) practice group effective 1 March 2016. Prabawa has a wide array of experience and expertise in his over 16 years of experience handling a variety of IP dispute cases, including protection of patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design. He has advised both foreign and Indonesian clients. He also has extensive trial experience and has argued technical and complex IP issues before the apex courts. Prior to joining the firm, Prabawa was managing partner of Citius Intellectual Property and Eclipse Intellectual Property where he represented clients on all aspects of IP rights protection in Indonesia. He was head of Trademark and Litigation Division at Biro Oktroi Rooseno for seven years and head of Litigation Division at Amroos & Partners for five years. Prabawa received his Bachelor Degree in Law at Parahyangan Catholic University in 1997 and has obtained his Advocate (PERADI) and Registered IP Consultant license. He is also a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association Indonesia Group and Indonesian Intellectual Property Association.

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