Corrs Chambers Westgarth hosted an important forum on infrastructure opportunities in Indonesia this week.

Recognising Indonesia’s continued demand for infrastructure and Australia’s ability to offer both capital and expertise, the forum explored opportunities for the two countries to build together.

The expert panel consisted of Deputy Chairman of Flagstaff Partners Chris Leptos AM, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director Mark Switkowski, and Corrs partner John Walter.

Before over 50 representatives from business, government, academia and the media, the panel discussed the importance of Australian business improving the sophistication of its engagement with Indonesia, the challenge of international competition, investment models and the role of government.

The Indonesian Consul-General for Victoria and Tasmania, Ibu Dewi Wahab, attended and welcomed Australian interest in infrastructure and investment in Indonesia.

Justin Fox, Corrs partner and Chair of the South East Asia Business Group facilitated the discussion and said, “We are always delighted to contribute to the dialogue about how Australia and Indonesia can do business together. Indonesia is an important market. We see huge opportunities emerging for our clients there”.

The event was a joint Australia Indonesia Business Council, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Corrs initiative.

About Corrs Chambers Westgarth

As a premium Australian based international law firm, global engagement and understanding of international markets are critical to Corrs and its clients.

Many of Corrs’ clients are focused on cross-border expansion, either international companies investing in Australia or Australian companies investing overseas. To enable its clients to grown internationally, Corrs has developed a network of relationships with leading firms around the world including in China, India, UK & Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.

In Indonesia, Corrs has a relationship with one of the leading commercial law firms, Soemadipradja & Taher. Corrs Special Counsel Jared Heath was previously seconded to S&T for 18 months, while lawyer Cameron Grant is currently on secondment there.

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