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White & Case has taken a partner from disintegrating Benelux firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke in order to re-establish a presence in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
Loeffs partner Theodore Bakker was based at Indonesian law firm Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro (ABNR).
A Loeffs insider says Bakker's move to US law firm White & Case was directly related to Loeffs' decision to split up and merge with A&O.
The senior source says: "We don't have an office there. We have a cooperation agreement with an Indonesian law firm called ABNR. Bakker will just stay on there but instead of working for us he will be working for White & Case. For them this was an opportunity."
White & Case pulled out of Jakarta after the Indonesian bar put an end to foreign firms using consulting offices as a way to get around the rule that foreign firms are not allowed to practise (The Lawyer, 15 February).
However, sources say the US firm was keen to resume a foothold to continue working on lucrative government contracts.