21 June, 2012
International law firm Clyde & Co has announce the addition of infrastructure and structured finance specialist Michael Horn as a partner in the firm's Singapore office. Michael is the latest lateral partner hire to join the firm's rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific projects and infrastructure group.
Michael has over 20 years' pan-Asian experience in infrastructure and structured finance, secured lending, private equity investment, distressed debt and work-outs, corporate finance, joint ventures and cross border investment, with particular emphasis on the energy and transportation industries.
He also has significant Indonesian experience after serving most recently as Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, Indonesia's sovereign wealth entity for infrastructure finance and development. He also served as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of Financial Security Assurance Inc. and Head of Coudert Brothers' Jakarta and Singapore offices.
Michael's transactional work includes acting on significant energy and infrastructure projects in the region, including the AUD 695 million acquisition and refinancing of Sydney Cross City Tunnel, the finance lease structure for the Tanjung Jati B power plant, and the financings for the Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Wellington airports.
"We are delighted to welcome Michael to our Singapore office in the latest step of a measured expansion plan of our Asia-Pacific projects and infrastructure group, which is a core sector for the firm," said Brian Nash, Asia-Pacific Board member and Managing Partner of the firm's Singapore office. “His project and infrastructure finance experience will enhance our overall capabilities in the region, and provide our clients with a comprehensive range of legal services on energy and infrastructure projects."
Clyde & Co has made several partner-level additions to its Asia projects and infrastructure team since the beginning of 2011, including Ian Cocking, Gilbert Kwok and Lynia Lau, all of whom joined the Hong Kong office.
"Southeast Asia, and Indonesia in particular, is an increasingly attractive destination for global capital flows,” said Horn. “Clyde & Co is ideally positioned to act for clients in Indonesia and elsewhere in the region given its leadership in aviation, including airports, energy, infrastructure, insurance, shipping/marine and trade & commodities.”
The infrastructure investment opportunity in Indonesia is valued at USD 250 billion over the next 5 years, by some estimates.
“A combination of chronic under-investment in Indonesia's infrastructure and strong economic growth has created significant infrastructure investment opportunities with the potential to last for years,” Horn continued. “No other law firm is pursuing a global strategy built around a disciplined focus on real economy sectors that are of immediate relevance to my practice and target markets."
Michael graduated from Harvard Law School, earning a J.D. cum laude (honors) in 1989 and attended Tufts University earning a B.A., magna cum laude (honors) in 1985.
For further information, please contact:
Ming Li, Clyde & Co
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