Ashurst hires partner in Jakarta office

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Global firm Ashurst has announced the appointment of Frédéric Draps as a partner in its projects practice, based in Jakarta and working at association firm Oentoeng Suria & Partners, OSP.

Draps 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 and 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.

"Our projects team work on some of the most complex and innovative deals across the Southeast Asia region, including Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Myanmar,” said Lee McDonald, APAC head of projects at Ashurst. “We advise our clients on all aspects of a project from development to financing and secondary market acquisitions. Fred brings on a mix of international and local experience which will be a valuable asset for our projects team."

"We anticipate significant opportunities and a strong pipeline in the energy and infrastructure sectors across Southeast Asia,” said Patrick Phua, Asia regional head at Ashurst. “The firm continues to invest resources to enhance our offering. Fred has a solid reputation in the market and we are confident that he will play a key role in further developing our projects capability."