Malaysia - Wong & Partners Strengthens Finance And Projects Practice With Partner Hire.
Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Malaysia - Energy & Project Finance
7 February, 2017
New hire as part of the regional Projects and Infrastructure practice expansion
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6 February 2017 – Wong & Partners, the member firm of Baker & McKenzie International in Malaysia, is strengthening its Projects practice with the addition of Lim Siaw Wan, as a partner in the Finance and Projects practice. Siaw Wan was formerly a partner in the Construction and Projects Department of Christopher & Lee Ong.
Siaw Wan joins the team at a time when the industry is seeing increasing inbound investments from North Asia into the emerging markets of Southeast, Central and South Asia. As part of the firm's ongoing expansion of the Projects practice, she will be focusing on transport infrastructure, construction and mega infrastructure projects.
"I am delighted to have Siaw Wan as part of the team. She has worked on significant, mega-infrastructure projects in the past few years, which include power, rail, oil & gas and energy," said Mark Lim, who heads the Finance and Projects practice.
"As an up-and-coming lawyer in the Malaysian infrastructure and construction sector, I see her experience fitting well into our Firm, as we expand to further reinforce our position as a leading Projects practice. This is crucial timing as we continue to see an influx of investments from China, Korea and Japan into Southeast Asia, also spurred by the One Belt One Road initiative that China is championing. I also expect Siaw Wan to be supporting our Malaysian clients for their investments within Southeast Asia and further afield," said Mark.
"I'm excited to be part of Wong & Partners and the Baker McKenzie network. This is an exciting time for Malaysia and Southeast Asia, as there is still much room for growth in the infrastructure sector," said Siaw Wan.
The expansion of the Projects team at Wong & Partners is part of Baker McKenzie’s wider strategy to support the regional practice, one of the largest teams in Asia Pacific, in serving clients across the emerging markets of South and East Asia.