Ashurst has strengthened its Asia-Pacific restructuring practice with a partner hiring spree from O’Melveny & Myers and one from White & Case.

Bertie Mehigan joins Ashurst’s Hong Kong banking and finance team and relocates from O’Melveny & Myers’s Singapore office. Corporate partner Joel Hogarth joins as a senior foreign legal consultant with Ashurst's associated Indonesian firm - Oentoeng Suria & Partners (OSP).

Also joining OSP is Ipop Nawangsari, who joins Ashurst as a partner in its energy, resources & infrastructure practice, and Debby Sulaiman, who joins as an expert in dispute resolution, bankruptcy and restructuring.

James Marshall, the firm’s co-global head of the restructuring & special situations practice group, said: "Appointing such a high-profile and well-regarded regional restructuring team with a very strong Asian focus, particularly in Indonesia will add further additional depth to our existing Asia Pacific capability and help create an even stronger platform from which to serve our clients in Asia, Australia and throughout the rest of the Ashurst network.”

Ashurst also hired Anne-Marie Slot, White & Case’s principal Asia high yield and debt capital markets partner to work alongside another recent Ashurst hire, capital markets partner Nigel Pridmore, who left Linklaters four months earlier.

Anna-Marie Slot said: “The Asian DCM market continues to evolve and deepen every year. Ashurst has ambitious plans for its global finance practice and I look forward to helping to build and further develop the firm's high yield and DCM capability.”