Watson Farley & Williams has proudly welcomed renowned energy experts Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi and Merrick White to its team as partners in Singapore, previously hailing from McDermott, Will & Emery.

Clarinda’s addition to the firm’s esteemed Global Energy Sector Steering Group, comprising seven partners, underscores her pivotal role in fostering enhanced collaboration and communication across WFW’s Energy Sector worldwide. Her responsibilities also entail bolstering the firm’s global energy brand and offerings within the wider Asia Pacific region, complementing the firm’s distinguished presence in Vietnam, spearheaded by Linh Doan, head of Asia projects.

With over two decades of experience, Clarinda brings unparalleled expertise in project development and finance, with a notable focus on Asia’s landmark power, oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, and mining projects. She is renowned for her adept handling of bespoke and pioneering structures, often setting precedents for subsequent projects.

Clarinda’s profound understanding of the Indonesian energy sector is particularly noteworthy, having been instrumental in advising on groundbreaking projects within Indonesia’s IPP programme and major oil and gas ventures.

Merrick, with a comprehensive grasp of the global energy landscape, contributes his wealth of experience in oil, gas, LNG, refining, petrochemical, and power project development. His extensive practice encompasses renewable power and transition projects, including geothermal, wind, solar, and hydrogen development.

Henry Stewart, WFW global energy sector co-head, expressed his excitement about the new additions, affirming their transformative impact on the firm’s presence in Asia.

Clarinda expressed her enthusiasm for joining WFW’s dynamic team and shared her eagerness to collaborate with her colleagues to expand the firm’s energy practice in Asia.

Merrick echoed Clarinda’s sentiments, expressing his delight in joining WFW and highlighting the firm’s strategic presence in key Asian business hubs, which aligns perfectly with his practice’s expansion goals.

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10th April 2024