The ASEAN Plus Group (APG) congratulates Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP) for winning three prestigious Asian Legal Business (ALB) Indonesia Law Awards 2017. Under the firm categories, HPRP was awarded by ALB in the following areas: Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year Under the deal categories, HPRP was awarded by ALB in the following area: Project Finance Deal of the Year The Project Finance Deal of the Year was awarded for the Palapa Ring Project East Package led by Partner Chadri Jurnalis. In addition to the above, HPRP was the finalist for other categories including Banking & Finance, Litigation, Project Energy Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications. The ALB Indonesia Law Awards recognize outstanding in-house teams from Indonesia’s top corporations, market-leading private practice firms and rising law firms as well as exceptional individual lawyers from Indonesia’s legal community. The fourth annual award ceremony took place at a black-tie gala at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in Jakarta. To view the full list of the ALB Indonesia Law Award 2017 winners, please visit the Asian Legal Business website.
The ASEAN Plus Group (APG) congratulates Partners from our member firms on making the Asian Legal Business 40 under 40 list. APG congratulates: Melinda Marie D’Angelus, Partner, Azmi & Associates
Hendra Ong, Partner, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP) Melinda was recognised for her work in the labour and employment as well as litigation and arbitration areas. In particular, Melinda acted for an oil and gas company in an unfair dismissal claim brought by a former employee in the Industrial Court of Malaysia. Additionally, she provided legal advice on employment law and practices in Malaysia to two individuals for an ongoing arbitration in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Hendra has been distinguished for his experience in the resources and infrastructure practices. He acted on the restructuring of PT Mandala Airlines and represented Garuda Indonesia Airlines on its purchase of 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s aircrafts, valued at $4.9 billion at 2014 list prices. Moreover, he provided legal assistance to the Lonza Group on its $5 billion acquisition of Capsugel as well as to Sriwijaya Air on its IPO plan preparation. The Asian Legal Business 40 under 40 list shines light on 40 outstanding legal professionals in Asia under the age of 40 who have worked on significant deals and disputes in the past year and have earned accolades from their peer, superiors and clients. The full ranking can be viewed in the October 2017 issue of the Asia Edition of Asian Legal Business.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar on his recent appointment to the National Arts Council (“NAC”). The NAC champions the creation and appreciation of the arts locally and promotes Singapore arts overseas. The NAC is led by a team representing a broad cross-section of top management of corporate Singapore. The NAC was formed in 1991 from the amalgamation of the Singapore Cultural Foundation, Cultural Division of Ministry of Community Development, Festival of Arts Secretariat and the National Theatre Trust. Azman grew up immersed in the arts. His late father, Jaafar A. Latiff, was one of Singapore’s pioneer artists. His paintings, both batik and acrylic, adorn the walls of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s office. Azman is honoured by the appointment and looks forward to playing his part as a council member of the NAC.
Singapore Red Cross (“SRC”) and RHT Rajan Menon Foundation (“Foundation”) celebrated “Together for Humanity” at the annual Singapore Red Cross – RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf 2017. Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Patron of the Foundation, graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour. The Foundation was honoured to be the title sponsor for this event whereby more than $118,000 was raised for Singapore Red Cross local humanitarian services TransportAid, FootAid, ElderAid, HoME+ and the Red Cross Home for the Disabled. This strongly resonates with the Foundation’s goal of offering assistance to disadvantaged groups. Mr Tan Chong Huat, Chairman of the Foundation and Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, said in his welcome address, “For many years, community development goals were philanthropic activities that were seen as separate from business objectives. But I think that is changing. What many of the organisations that are represented here today are realising is that competitive advantage can result from weaving social considerations into business strategy.” The charity golf event drew over 140 golfers and 190 participants in the charity golf dinner which included a charity auction, live performances and prize presentation.