What the team is known for
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's legal team in Singapore handles cross-border M&A and private equity transactions for global clients. Well recognised for its ability across multiple sectors, especially energy and natural resources, technology, telecommunications and financial services. Expertise spans numerous markets in the region, including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and India. Its clients include sovereign wealth funds and state-controlled entities, private equity firms and public companies, including Blackstone, PayPal and Tesco.
The firm has experience advising government agencies as well as local and multinational corporate clients in Brunei. Its Singapore-based team advises on a range of corporate restructuring, capital markets, M&A, real estate and disputes mandates. Georgia Dawson is the main contact for this practice.
This team also maintains extensive connections in the Indonesian market, representing clients on deals in the energy, infrastructure and technology sectors. The team assists both foreign and local clients with investments in Indonesia. The team advised Rosneft on a USD19 billion joint venture with Pertamina. Philip Morgan and Nigel Gleeson are key contacts for Indonesia.
The firm has a dedicated Malaysia practice that regularly assists local and international clients with domestic and outbound M&A deals. Particularly active on deals in the finance sector, while also representing energy, private equity and retail companies. Nigel Gleeson is a key contact for the team.
is praised by a source for his "commercial and creative solutions to very complicated transactions."
He heads the firm's Singapore corporate law practice, advising on cross-border M&A and private equity investments, as well as divestments, across a wide range of sectors. He has experience of handling deals in Indonesia.