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Clifford Chance LLP announced as Gold Sponsor of TMT Finance Asia conference


Singapore and London, 5 October 2009 – Clifford Chance LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms, has been announced as Gold Sponsor of the TMT Finance and Investment Asia conference - telecom strategies for growth in emerging and mature markets (
The inaugural event, which takes place at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, November 5-6, 2009 is the premier networking event for telecom, media and technology executives, investment bankers and advisers in the region built on the success of regional events in the Middle East and Europe.
Clifford Chance LLP will host the M&A Advisers Panel, a prestigious panel focused on mergers and acquisitions in the telecoms sector. The panel, which opens day two of the conference on November 6, will feature leading global advisers debating the opportunities and challenges for consolidators in the TMT sector in the Asia Pacific region in 2010.
“Asia will become an increasingly important region for the telecoms sector,” commented Joachim Fleury, Global Head of the Telecoms, Media and Technology Group at Clifford Chance, "Opportunities in both its emerging and mature markets continue to be a factor in strategies for global as well as regional operators. And as we work with those organisations, our expertise in the region is becoming an increasingly vital element of our global telecoms capability.”
Leading advisers from other international institutions will also feature on the panel including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs and HSBC.
Further highlights of this year’s event will include a keynote address by Dato Yusof Annuar Yaacob, Group CFO, Axiata Group, and the Telecom Leadership Panel chaired by Karim Sabbagh, Partner, Booz & Co, featuring CxOs from leading telecom operators globally including Tata Communications, Bharti Airtel, BT, and Batelco. The executives will discuss the changing structure of the telecom industry and their strategies for regional and global expansion in emerging and developed markets.
TMT Finance and Investment Asia 2009 is organised by the TMT Group of BroadGroup. Axiata and Clifford Chance LLP are Gold Sponsors, Booz&Co is Conference Partner, and KPMG is hosting the National Broadband Network session. Media partners include Telecom Deal Alert, Telecom Asia, Wireless Asia, IT One, Emerging Markets Monitor, Telecommunications Insight and Budde & Co.
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