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Ashurst has confirmed that Singapore restructuring partner Joel Hogarth is the latest to resign from the firm’s partnership.

Hogarth is now on paid leave and will join corporate advisory firm Borrelli Walsh’s Jakarta office as a director in January. He will advise on corporate and bond restructuring matters in Indonesia. Borrelli Walsh focuses on restructuring and insolvency matters and also has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Hogarth’s departure follows those of the firm’s former Singapore managing partner, Shaun Lascelles, and his predecessor, Keith McGuire, in September. Lascelles, a private equity specialist, has moved back to London to join Vinson & Elkins, while corporate lawyer McGuire has joined Big Four auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers’ legal arm in the city-state.

Hogarth advises on cross-border finance and restructuring matters with an emphasis on Indonesian-related transactions. He joined Ashurst two years ago from O’Melveny & Myers as part of a four-person restructuring team primarily focused on Indonesian work. Earlier in September, Bertie Mehigan, who moved with Hogarth from O’Melveny, also left Ashurst in Hong Kong. He joined local firm Howse Williams Bowers . The other two members from the former O’Melveny team—Ratih Nawangsari and Debby Sulaiman—both are partners at Ashurst and remain at the U.K. firm’s office in Jakarta.

In light of the recent departures in Singapore, Ashurst has relocated Brisbane partner Simon Brown to the city-state to boost corporate offering in Asia. “[Brown] will be working with the Asian offices of Ashurst clients and with colleagues across the region and Australia,” Ashurst said in a statement. “We are confident he will make a very significant contribution to the team.”

The firm has also made changes to its Asian management. Tokyo-based partner Matthew Bubb stepped down earlier this year as Asian managing partner. Currently, regional management duty is divided among office managing partners: Ronnie King in Singapore, Joshua Cole in Hong Kong, Patrick Phua in Beijing, Michael Sheng in Shanghai and Rupert Burrows in Tokyo.

Contact Anna Zhang at azhang@alm.com.

Ashurst has confirmed that Singapore restructuring partner Joel Hogarth is the latest to resign from the firm’s partnership.

Hogarth is now on paid leave and will join corporate advisory firm Borrelli Walsh’s Jakarta office as a director in January. He will advise on corporate and bond restructuring matters in Indonesia. Borrelli Walsh focuses on restructuring and insolvency matters and also has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Hogarth’s departure follows those of the firm’s former Singapore managing partner, Shaun Lascelles, and his predecessor, Keith McGuire, in September. Lascelles, a private equity specialist, has moved back to London to join Vinson & Elkins , while corporate lawyer McGuire has joined Big Four auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers’ legal arm in the city-state.

Hogarth advises on cross-border finance and restructuring matters with an emphasis on Indonesian-related transactions. He joined Ashurst two years ago from O’Melveny & Myers as part of a four-person restructuring team primarily focused on Indonesian work. Earlier in September, Bertie Mehigan, who moved with Hogarth from O’Melveny, also left Ashurst in Hong Kong. He joined local firm Howse Williams Bowers . The other two members from the former O’Melveny team—Ratih Nawangsari and Debby Sulaiman—both are partners at Ashurst and remain at the U.K. firm’s office in Jakarta.

In light of the recent departures in Singapore, Ashurst has relocated Brisbane partner Simon Brown to the city-state to boost corporate offering in Asia. “[Brown] will be working with the Asian offices of Ashurst clients and with colleagues across the region and Australia,” Ashurst said in a statement. “We are confident he will make a very significant contribution to the team.”

The firm has also made changes to its Asian management. Tokyo-based partner Matthew Bubb stepped down earlier this year as Asian managing partner. Currently, regional management duty is divided among office managing partners: Ronnie King in Singapore, Joshua Cole in Hong Kong, Patrick Phua in Beijing, Michael Sheng in Shanghai and Rupert Burrows in Tokyo.

Contact Anna Zhang at azhang@alm.com.