Gadens has appointed Jol Rogers as a partner in its corporate team in Melbourne. A senior corporate and M&A practitioner, Rogers joined from K&L Gates where he has been a partner for six years. He specialises in regulated and unregulated M&As, equity capital markets and other corporate advisory work. In particular, Rogers advises domestic and international corporate clients with a focus on share and asset acquisitions and disposals, takeovers and schemes of arrangement, private equity, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, restructures, capital raisings, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and general commercial work. His clients are drawn from a wide range of industries, including agribusiness, distribution and retail, financial services, health, manufacturing, mining, private equity and technology.



King & Wood Mallesons has continued to strengthen the ranks of its Corporate & Securities team in Hong Kong with the appointment of corporate partner Gary Lock. He joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he established a successful practice advising leading corporates and banks, both foreign and Chinese, on a wide range of transactions, including M&As, capital markets, corporate financing and restructuring, with particular expertise in China-related matters. Lock is consistently ranked as one of the top performing M&A specialists in Hong Kong.



Norton Rose Fulbright has bolstered its Indonesian banking and finance team with the appointment of Indonesian banking and finance lawyer Nadia Soraya. She joined as a partner in Australia, based in Jakarta with the firm’s associate office, Susandarini & Partners. Soraya was previously a partner at Indonesian law firm MD & Partners, which operates in association with White & Case. She handles a wide range of finance and corporate transactions, including project finance, general banking and finance, and M&As. Soraya has a particular focus on the power and natural resources sectors where she has advised on a number of significant project financings.



Sidley Austin has expanded in Singapore with the addition of M&A and Private Equity partner Charlie Wilson. He has practiced in Asia for 17 years and regularly advises clients on transactions throughout Southeast Asia. Wilson has acted as international counsel for Indonesia’s national oil company in its proposed acquisition of a US-based oil company’s Venezuelan oil assets. He has also advised a number of sovereign wealth and global private equity funds with their investments and dispositions in Southeast Asia. Previously, Wilson was a partner in the Singapore office of a global law firm where he served as the head of its Indonesian practice.

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