Lawyers from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines from Drew Network Asia
Drew Network Asia is a network of blue-chip law firms formed in 2020 with more than 150 partners and 480 fee earners. Its pillar firms are Drew & Napier from Singapore, Makarim & Taira from Indonesia, Shearn Delamore from Malaysia and Martinez, Vergara, Gonzalez Sociedad (MVGS) from the Philippines.
MR JULIAN KWEK
Director, Drew & Napier LLC (Singapore)
Julian co-heads Drew & Napier’s Indonesia Desk and Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Practice. He focuses on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, debt workouts, and corporate restructuring. Julian has been consistently ranked as a leading individual in his field for many years by leading legal publications. Julian was named by Asia Legal Business as the Dealmaker of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2021.
MR RAYMOND LAM
Chief Operating Officer, Drew Network Asia, Director, Drew & Napier LLC (Singapore)
Raymond was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Drew Network Asia in 2022. He is also the Head of Business Development at Drew & Napier LLC and a Director in the Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Practice Group. He is a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths and Chairman of the Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore.
MS BLOSSOM HING
Director, Drew & Napier LLC (Singapore)
Blossom focuses on disputes as well as restructuring and insolvency work. She is actively involved in court (appearing before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal) and arbitration work (SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, AIAC and IICRA), handling derivative actions, contentious commercial, shareholder, employment, and other disputes. Blossom was named Litigator of the Year in Southeast Asia in the 2021 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Women in Law Awards, and she was also identified as one of Asia’s top 50 most highly recommended arbitration and litigation practitioners in ALB’s Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers in the same year. Earlier in 2020, she had won the Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) in the 2020 ALB SE Asia Law Awards.
MS RAHAYU NINGSIH HOED
Partner, Makarim & Taira S (Indonesia)
Rahayu has been with Makarim & Taira S for more than 30 years rendering her the most senior partner at the firm. She has extensive experience in almost every aspect of legal practice due to her background as journalist and paralegal and is a widely recognized authority on corporate and M&A transactions, arbitration, employment, and project financing. Her expertise is recognized in several legal directories. Rahayu has represented many major multinationals companies. Her achievements include project financing for the 1,320MW large capacity Tanjung Jati B power plant and its expansions, major land acquisitions for infrastructure and mining projects, and highly sensitive mass terminations of employees.
MR RABINDRA S. NATHAN
Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co. (Malaysia)
Rabindra has an extensive dispute resolution practice in the West Malaysian courts and ad hoc admissions as counsel in the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak in specialised cases in arbitration and energy and power. He has numerous reported cases to his name and regularly acts in domestic and international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, AIAC, SIAC and UNITRAL Rules. He has given expert testimony on Malaysian law in the High Court in Singapore and in international arbitrations. Rabindra is a member of the ICC Panel of Arbitrators, Malaysia.
MS MARY ELIZABETH M. BELMONTE
Partner, Head, Tax, Martinez Vergara & Gonzalez Sociedad (Philippines)
Marybee heads MVGS’s Tax practice group. She specializes in tax and corporate law matters. She has assisted and represented multinational and high-profile companies across various industries in their tax assessment cases and tax refund claims before the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Court of Tax Appeals. Marybee is a certified Chartered Trust and Estate Planner and assists in various estate and tax planning of high net-worth individuals and families as clients of the Firm. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and has previously worked with SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co., an affiliate of Ernst & Young Global.