Restructuring/Insolvency 2019 – Band 1 for 9 consecutive years
A client notes his "uncanny ability to look beyond just the legal side of things and can point out the commercial implications of a particular course of action."
"He is a deal maker, with a China and Indonesia focus."
Asia Pacific Legal 500
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019 – Recommended Lawyer for 4 consecutive years
Corporate and M&A 2019 – Recommended Lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Projects and Energy 2019 – Recommended Lawyer
Clients described Julian as “absolutely first-class”, “committed and professional” with the “uncanny ability to look beyond the legal aspects and provide invaluable advice on commercial implications.”
Julian Kwek is "outstanding in developing and implementing effective and creative strategies that have produced successful debt restructurings in circumstances that seemed hopeless at the start".
Chambers High Net Worth Guide
Private Wealth Law 2019 Indonesia (Expertise based abroad) – Leading Individual for 3 consecutive years
Kwek's practice is broad-ranging, and includes private equity, cross-border M&A and joint venture matters. He works with both Indonesian clients and wealthy inward investors.
Kwek helps high net worth families to reorganise offshore holding structures and businesses, as well as assisting with immigration and citizenship applications. He also advises on tax efficiency and complying with the Common Reporting Standard.
IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020 – Highly regarded for 3 consecutive years
Leading lawyer for 6 consecutive years from 2012 to 2017
“Julian has a tremendous depth of understanding and knowledge of the Indonesian market which we are operating from. This knowledge had been most useful when assisting us to make major divestment decisions. He is able to think outside of the box and highlight to us, apart from legal issues, the commercial implications.”
A client commended Julian as an “excellent” lawyer in all respects. He is also “responsive to client needs.”
Julian is regarded as “extremely intelligent”, “hard-working” and “creative”.
“Julian has always been very responsive and able to provide excellent advice and suggestions on not just legal issues but also the commercial implications arising,” according to a client’s feedback.
Another adds, “He had impressed us on his extensive legal knowledge about Singapore law as well as a good grasp of the legal environment in Indonesia. His strongest point is his uncanny ability to look beyond just the legal perspective and also provided excellent advice on the commercial implications.”
“I deal a lot with Julian Kwek and his team. I am very impressed with Julian's commitment and professionalism. The team is not there only to provide legal advice, but more importantly they can always come out with an outside the box solution to address those risks and concerns that the clients might have,” says a client.
Who's Who Legal
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019 – Leading lawyer
Julian Kwek is described as “hard-working” and “extremely intelligent”; he is lauded by peers for his “inventiveness when dealing with extraordinarily complex multinational debt restructurings”.
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Restructuring and Insolvency 2020 – Elite Practitioner, previously Market-leading Lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Corporate/M&A 2019 – Market-leading Lawyer
“In addition to his extensive knowledge of the Indonesian legal and working environment, Julian has the uncanny ability to provide advice and suggestions on the commercial aspect and implications of a situation.”
Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Insolvency and Reorganisation Law 2020 – Endorsed individual for 9 consecutive years
Asia Business Law Journal
Identified as one of Singapore’s Top 100 lawyers 2019