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Ashurst

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for

Demonstrates skill in a number of key markets, most notably Australia, with noted practices in China and Singapore. Maintains a respected corporate group across South-East Asia, with an acknowledged offering in Malaysia and Indonesia. Mandated on big-ticket deals across the region for heavyweight clients in energy, financial services and infrastructure. Enjoys solid recognition for its M&A strength in India and Japan and additional capabilities in South Korea.

Strengths

The team is lauded as "extremely commercially focused," being said by one client to "know our corporate structure and commercial imperatives like the backs of their hands."

One client reports: "They are easy to work with and responsive, and always very efficient, systematic and prompt in response."

A client appreciates how team members "consistently produce high-quality work with practical solutions in a timely manner. Their work is top-notch and I would not hesitate to work with them again."

The practice is also noted for its housing of "excellent partners."

One client praises the team for being "responsive and able to give practical legal advice as opposed to just citing the black-letter law."

Work highlights

Acted for Resolution Life regarding its AUD3 billion acquisition of AMP Life.

Advised JBIC on its equity investment in AG&P.

Advised Brookfield Infrastructure on its acquisition of Reliance Jio Infratel, valued at USD3.7 billion.

Acted for Hyundai on the establishment of its USD4 billion joint venture with Aptiv for the design, development and commercialisation of software technologies, services and systems in relation to autonomous driving.

Notable practitioners

Yeoh Chin and Elspeth Arnold co-lead the Asia-Pacific corporate and transactional group and are key contacts for the Greater China and Australia teams respectively. Simon Brown is a key contact for the Singapore and Indonesia practices.

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Overview

Department: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Partner for this department: Mark Stanbridge

No of employees in department: 170+

Ashurst's Corporate / M&A & Private Equity team offers a truly Asia-Pacific cross-border (inbound and outbound) offering with offices in Beijing, Brisbane, Canberra, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. We offer a global reach and a collaborative international network. Our clients benefit from our expertise and offices across all major commercial centres across Asia Pacific. Notably, our lawyers frequently collaborate on both inbound and outbound transactions.

We operate dedicated global industry teams focusing on five core areas, which correspond to current M&A trends: Financial Services, Digital Economy, Energy & Resources, Infrastructure and Real Estate. As a result, we have been involved in some of the biggest M&A transactions across these key industries and others.

Key types of work: M&A Public, M&A Private, M&A Private Capital, Infrastructure M&A, Joint Ventures, Cross-border M&A (public, private, private capital).

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Department

Ashurst

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Department location

11/F Jardine House

1 Connaught Place

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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