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Robert Ashworth

Hong Kong, China Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
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Market sources agree that Robert Ashworth is a "big name" in the Asia-Pacific M&A market, with one impressed peer confirming: "I would refer work to him." A client offers further praise, saying: "He's the one I have on speed dial for M&A. He has very deep expertise from a distinguished career in that space, and there's nothing worth knowing about M&A that he doesn't know."
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Robert is Freshfields’ Co-head of global M&A. He specialises in all forms of M&A and private equity and is known for board-level advice on corporate finance and governance matters. With over 25 years’ experience in Asia, he has led on many of the region’s most high-profile transactions, including Starbucks’ US$1.3bn buy-out of its East China business, Hutchison’s US$1.86bn sale of its fixed-line telecommunications business and various investments for PayPal in Asia.

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Robert has won numerous legal accolades and awards, including Dealmaker of the Year twice and International M&A Lawyer of the Year in 2018.

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