Mayer Brown JSM announced the appointment of Mr Pieter de Ridder as managing partner in Singapore following the retirement of the firm's founding Singapore managing partner, Mr Kevin Owen.
Mr de Ridder, a partner in the Singapore office, has spent more than 25 years in Asia advising multinational companies and institutions on taxation matters relating to direct investment, restructurings, financing arrangements, private equity and supply chain structures. He has an in-depth understanding of taxation systems across many Asia jurisdictions, including Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China.
Mr de Ridder will succeed Singapore’s founding managing partner, Mr Owen, who will retire after more than 20 years of service with the firm. A well-recognized lawyer in the areas of dispute resolution, projects and construction, Mr Owen led the Construction team in Hong Kong before relocating to Singapore to take charge of the firm’s new office in 2011.