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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
Asia-Pacific Region Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
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What the team is known for

Freshfields has an acclaimed public M&A platform complemented by a robust private equity offering. An established leader in China, winning headline transactional mandates and with a sizeable presence in South-East Asia, the firm is noted for a longstanding, much-admired presence in Vietnam, drawing on tax, antitrust and finance expertise to provide a one-stop shop service. It is additionally skilled in deals involving India and Japan and offers private equity expertise in China, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore, acting for leading private equity houses, investment funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Notable practitioners

Robert Ashworth and Simon Weller lead the firm's global M&A and Asia transactional practices respectively from their base in Hong Kong. Tony Foster is the team leader in Vietnam. Nigel Gleeson is a key contact in the Singapore office, while Takeshi Nakao is the main contact in Japan. Arun Balasubramanian is a key contact for the India practice.

Work Highlights

Provided by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised ExpressVPN on its acquisition by Kape.

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer represented CK Hutchison in the USD6 billion merger between Hutchison 3 Indonesia and Indosat.
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer represented Toray Industries in its USD375 million joint venture investment with LG Chem.