Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Charlie Wilson will be joining the firm in Singapore as a partner in the M&A and Private Equity practices.
Mr. Wilson has practiced law in Asia for 17 years and regularly advises clients on transactions throughout Southeast Asia. For example, Mr. Wilson has acted as international counsel for Indonesia’s national oil company in its proposed acquisition of a U.S.-based oil company’s Venezuelan oil assets. He has also advised a number of sovereign wealth and global private equity funds in connection with their investments and dispositions in Southeast Asia.
“Charlie’s experience handling prominent M&A deals in Southeast Asia makes him a strong addition to our team of global M&A lawyers in Singapore,” said Matthew Sheridan, a partner based in the Singapore office, head of Sidley’s International Corporate Finance practice in Asia and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “He also brings valuable Indonesia experience to the firm, and we expect that country to continue to attract the attention of our international clients.”
“Charlie is a welcome addition to our Singapore office, where our M&A team handles some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in Southeast Asia,” said Thomas Albrecht, managing partner for Sidley, Asia Pacific. “Charlie has a particular strength in understanding the investment philosophy of, and legal requirements for, private equity investment in the region, and we believe that investment sector will continue to expand along with the regional economy.”
Previously, Mr. Wilson was a partner in the Singapore office of a global law firm where he served as the head of its Indonesian practice. Mr. Wilson is recognized as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in Indonesia and Singapore in the 2015 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific and as a “Leading Individual” in The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015 for Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms in Singapore.
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