DLA Piper grabs tax and renewable energy experts in Singapore and Tokyo

DLA Piper hired Barbara Voskamp and Peter Armstrong
From left: Peter Armstrong and Barbara Voskamp

DLA Piper has hired international tax lawyer Barbara Voskamp and energy expert Peter Armstrong as partners in its Singapore and Tokyo offices, respectively. Voskamp was previously a partner, head of the Singapore office and Asia–Pacific co-head at Loyens & Loef for more than five years, while Armstrong was a partner at Nishimura & Asahi for more than four years.

Voskamp, who has been a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore since 2006, specialises in international tax and focuses on tax structuring, corporate implementation, and transactional work. She has extensive experience advising financial institutions and multinational corporate clients on the structuring of their cross-border investments.

She is the president of the Netherlands Charity Association and is on the executive committee of the International Fiscal Association Singapore Branch. She founded VoskampLawyers in Singapore in 2009 as a foreign boutique law firm specialising in international tax before it was acquired by EY in 2015.

Armstrong is a Japanese registered foreign lawyer (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi) and has been based in Tokyo since 2010. He advises Japanese and international clients on a wide range of complex cross-border transactions and projects with his extensive experience in M&A, joint ventures, and foreign investment in a variety of industries. Renewable energy projects are his specialities, including onshore and offshore wind power, solar, biomass and geothermal power projects.

With 15 years of experience, Armstrong’s expertise covers a full range of legal services ranging from project development, portfolio creation and investment to sales, as well as negotiating and drafting all types of project documents, in addition to advising on overseas infrastructure projects.