DLA Piper has appointed Clyde & Co’s Indonesia practice head Michael Horn as a partner in its Singapore office.

Horn will join DLA to play a leading role in its Indonesia practice, which will see him work closely with associate firm Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah Law Firm.

During his time at Clydes Horn co-led the firm’s Myanmar practice as well as leading the its project development and finance transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. During his 20 years of experience in Asia-Pacific Horn has focused on the trade and commodities, infrastructure, energy and aviation sectors.

DLA chairman emeritus Terry O’Malley said: “Indonesia will continue to be a key market for DLA Piper in South East Asia, and for our global firm. We have a global strategic focus on G20 nations, and Michael’s appointment as an Indonesia specialist is key part of our strategy.”

Horn’s appointment is DLA’s fourth partner hire in Singapore this year. In January the firm hired corporate partners John Viverito, Myles Hankin and Joe Bauerschmidt. Viverito and Hankin joined from Gibson Dunn while Bauerschmidt left Jones Day’s Singapore office.

Asia is an area of focus for Clydes and last July the firm hired Clifford Chance’s head of litigation and arbitration Patrick Zheng to act as Clydes’ managing partner in Beijing.

Meanwhile Linklaters’ Indonesian associated firm Widyawan & Partners has appointed the former general counsel of Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation PT Pertamina, Alan Frederik, as a partner. Frederik had been in-house at Pertamina since 2011 and was previously a special counsel at Widyawan.