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Hogan Lovells

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Band 5Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Draws together multidisciplinary, cross-border teams to assist on complex corporate matters. Extensive bench across the region, with particular strength in China, and also noteworthy services in Singapore, Japan, Australia and Vietnam. Also recognised as having notable expertise in handling Indonesia-related matters from the Singapore and Japan offices. Represents clients from a wide range of industries, including TMT, insurance, finance, energy, and food and drink, among others.

Strengths

A client remarks that the team is "very responsive, committed and has good commercial sense."

"They have a full range of expertise and so can manage all the fields involved with a deal," reports a client, adding: "They speak the language and are good in negotiations."

"The team is very supportive, works quickly and shows good teamwork with their colleagues in the other offices," notes a pleased client.

One interviewee reports: "They are very client service-oriented and their team readily adapts to our style."

A source appreciates that the team is "thorough in understanding organisational issues and the problems to be solved," adding: "The communication has been very good - they are always responsive."

Another source reveals: "I was very impressed by the patience and tenacity shown by Hogan Lovells Tokyo, and by the creativity and flexibility too."

Work highlights

Advised Synopsys on its acquisition of the equity of eSilicon Vietnam as well as its IP assets.

Acted for a consortium of buyers on the buyout of Nasdaq-listed cloud-data and AI solutions provider Gridsum Holding.

Acted for a consortium of buyers, including several private equity investors, on the buyout transaction of cloud-based analytics and AI solutions provider Gridsum.

Acted for Navis Capital Partners on its acquisition of Vietnamese company Thanh Thanh Cong Education.

Acted for Cornes Technologies on its acquisition of minority interests in an Israeli lab-grown diamond manufacturer and a US distributor of lab-grown diamonds.

Notable practitioners

Singapore-based Stephanie Keen is head of the firm's Asia corporate practice group. Beijing-based Wei Jun is head of the Greater China practice and Jacky Scanlan-Dyas is a key contact in Tokyo. Jeff Olson in Vietnam is a key contact.

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Overview

Our Corporate / M&A lawyers advise on many of the largest and most complex deals around the world. We have all the resources of a global firm, along with deep capabilities in local markets and broad industry-specific knowledge across the Asia Pacific region. We are consistently ranked in the top 10 for deal-making globally. Over the past two years, we advised on more than US$320 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions – or over 400 public and private transactions.

With more than 500 M&A lawyers across six continents, our reach enables us to help with inbound, outbound, multijurisdictional, or domestic M&A, wherever a deal happens for our clients. Our clients appreciate the one-stop shop as we have demonstrated providing practical advice, resolving legal and business complexities, and addressing regulatory hurdles across all practice areas that impact cross-border M&A — from acquisition financing, antitrust, regulatory compliance, and tax, to IP, employment, national security review, and foreign investment regulation.

Members

Campbell, Samantha

Chang, Roberta

Cheng, Philip

Kamoto, Wataru

McGinty, Andrew

Olson, Jeff

Parsons, Mark

Robinson, Steven

Scanlan-Dyas, Jacky

Wei, Jun

Clients

Dell Inc.

General Electric Company

HNA Group

HSBC

International Finance Corporation

Koch Industries Inc.

Lloyds Bank Plc

Macquarie Capital

Navis Capital Partners

NTT Communications

Partners Group

PayPal

Sanofi

Sojitz Corporation

UBS AG

Wincor Nixdorf

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Department

Hogan Lovells

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Department location

11th Floor,

One Pacific Place,

88 Queensway,

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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