Clyde & Co hires infra veteran in Singapore

Michael Horn, with 20 years’ experience in areas such as infrastructure and structured finance across Asia, has joined law firm Clyde & Co as a partner. His past deals included the A$695m acquisition and refinancing of Sydney’s Cross City Tunnel.

International law firm Clyde & Co has hired Michael Horn as a partner in its Singapore office, where he will become a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific projects and infrastructure group. 

Horn was most recently chief risk officer and a member of the board of directors at PT Indonesia Infrastructure Fund, Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund for infrastructure finance and development. He also previously worked as head of Coudert Brothers’ Jakarta and Singapore offices. 

Horn has worked for the last 20 years in pan-Asian infrastructure, structured finance, secured lending, private equity, distressed debt and work-outs, corporate finance, joint ventures and cross-border investment.

He has worked mostly in the energy and transport sectors, with mandates including the A$695 million (€562 million; $712 million) acquisition and refinancing of Sydney Cross City Tunnel, the financings for Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Wellington airports, and the finance lease structure for Indonesia’s Tanjung Jati B power plant. 

Clyde & Co recently bolstered the Hong Kong arm of its projects and infrastructure group, with the hires of three new partners: Ian Cocking, Gilbert Kwok and Lynia Lau. 

“Southeast Asia, and Indonesia in particular, is an increasingly attractive destination for global capital flows,” says Horn in a statement released by Clyde & Co. The statement points to an estimated infrastructure opportunity in Indonesia worth $250 billion over the next five years.