Clifford Chance to close Bangkok office and end Jakarta alliance

Magic circle firm to focus on Singapore expansion in Southeast Asia shake-up

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Clifford Chance (CC) is closing its Bangkok office and ending its exclusive association in Indonesia, as the firm moves to concentrate its Southeast Asia practice in Singapore.

The decision was announced internally on Thursday (27 April). The winding down of the Bangkok office is expected to take between 12 to 15 months, while the association with Jakarta-based Linda Widyati & Partners (LWP) will end in October this year when name partner Linda Widyati retires.

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