Mayer Brown has appointed Pieter de Ridder as managing partner in Singapore following the retirement of the firm’s founding Singapore managing partner, Kevin Owen.
De Ridder, a partner in the Singapore office, has spent more than 25 years in Asia advising multinationals and institutions on tax matters relating to direct investment, restructurings, financing arrangements, private equity and supply chain structures. He has an in-depth understanding of tax systems across Asia jurisdictions including Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China.
Owen retires after more than 20 years of service with the firm. He led the construction team in Hong Kong before relocating to Singapore to take charge of the firm’s new office in 2011.