November 23, 2012
Singapore partner, Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi, was recognized as the leader in the Energy and Natural Resources sector at Euromoney’s Asia Women in Business Law Awards. Tjia-Dharmadi specializes in project development and financing transactions, with a particular focus on advising international and domestic clients in the Asian market, where she has been involved on many of the region’s landmark oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, mining and infrastructure projects. She also leads the firm’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) initiative in Southeast Asia, a two-pronged initiative designed to promote women in business by creating broader networks and productive business relationships to attract and invest in the long-term success of women.
Latham & Watkins was also awarded the “Best International Firm for Work Life Balance”. The awards celebrate “the achievements of those firms setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices.” Latham picked up the prestigious accolade for its PRO-RATA program, which gives associates returning from parental leave an option to work a reduced pace schedule for six months without seeking prior approval.