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Asia-Pacific Singapore Corporate/M&A: International

This broad category covers both public company and private equity (including venture capital) matters. The chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and related financing arrangements, capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisers, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

All Lawyers profiles

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Band 1
  1. David H Zemans
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    David H Zemans
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    David Zemans is viewed as a market leader in Singapore for his talents in complex cross-border transactions, often involving Indonesia as well as other jurisdictions in South-East Asia and further afield. He is described by a source as "an extremely dedicated, knowledgeable and proactive" lawyer.
  2. Jacqueline Chan
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    Jacqueline Chan
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Jacqueline Chan possesses market-leading expertise in M&A and private equity transactions in various sectors across the Asia-Pacific region, operating from Singapore. A source praises her "tenacity and resilience in the face of unexpected developments, as well as her unwavering dedication and commitment."
  3. Melissa Ng
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    Melissa Ng
    Clifford Chance
    Clifford Chance | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Melissa Ng is regarded as one of the premier corporate lawyers in Singapore. She advises high-profile multinational corporates and private equity funds on key cross-border transactions. She has particular expertise in energy and infrastructure deals, including in the Indonesian market.
  4. Sophie Mathur
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    Sophie Mathur
    Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd. | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Sophie Mathur is highly respected among market sources and clients alike for her expertise in Singapore's M&A space. She impresses with her deep expertise in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, especially in the insurance and banking spheres. One source rates her as "one of the best commercially minded lawyers I have ever worked with," adding: "Sophie is responsive and practical - she works to find solutions."
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Band 2
  1. Jonathan Olier
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    Jonathan Olier
    White & Case Pte. Ltd.
    White & Case Pte. Ltd. | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Olier in Singapore is well reputed for his expertise in assisting international corporate clients and private equity funds with cross-border M&A and investments. He advises on transactions covering several industries, such as TMT, energy, real estate, healthcare and logistics. As one source enthuses, "Jonathan is an excellent adviser who takes the time to understand the business, thereby ensuring that his advice is relevant."
  2. Stephanie Keen
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    Stephanie Keen
    Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
    Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Stephanie Keen is praised by market commentators as "really solutions-driven." Acting from Singapore, she has extensive experience in advising international corporates and private equity investors on the full spectrum of cross-border transactions in numerous industries.
  3. Valerie Kong
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    Valerie Kong
    Clifford Chance
    Clifford Chance | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Valerie Kong is well regarded among market sources for M&A work out of Singapore. She also advises clients on private equity investments, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. She is instructed on deals across the South-East Asia and South Asia regions, as well as further afield. One client names her as "our go-to for complex global transactions."
  4. Brendan Hannigan
    Allen & Overy | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  5. Jake M Robson
    King & Wood Mallesons | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Jon Bowden
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    Jon Bowden
    White & Case Pte. Ltd.
    White & Case Pte. Ltd. | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Jon Bowden is a respected lawyer in Singapore, regularly assisting clients with private equity investments and cross-border M&A, including within the finance and energy sectors. A source notes that he "is able to offer a commercial approach that balances risk mitigation with an ability to successfully conclude a transaction."
  2. Nigel Gleeson
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    Nigel Gleeson
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Nigel Gleeson 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.
  3. Shirin Tang
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    Shirin Tang
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Shirin Tang is dual-qualified in Singapore and New York, and particularly recognised for her experience acting for investors and private equity clients on real estate and technology sector transactions. A source notes: "She has a well-deserved reputation for her deft handling of complex and innovative transactions."
  4. Andrew D Martin
    Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
  5. Nicola Yeomans
    King & Wood Mallesons | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
  6. Sidharth Bhasin
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Charlie Wilson
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    Charlie Wilson
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Charlie Wilson leads Sidley Austin's corporate team in Singapore and is well experienced in assisting corporates and private equity funds with multi-jurisdictional transactions and investments, especially in Indonesia. One client enthuses: "Charlie is really excellent at cutting through the negotiations and has had a great handle on the transaction."
  2. Dennis Barsky
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    Dennis Barsky
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Dennis Barsky is an experienced US-qualified M&A and private equity lawyer, based in Singapore. He regularly advises multinational companies and investment houses on cross-border transactions and private equity investments.
  3. Jai Pathak
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    Jai Pathak
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Jai Pathak is an experienced lawyer in Singapore with a good track record in M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. He is particularly recognised for his expertise in deals involving India and the USA. One source praises him as "strategic," adding: "He has good foresight and is deft at negotiations."
  4. Rajeev Duggal
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    Rajeev Duggal
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Rajeev Duggal is regarded by commentators as a "very experienced lawyer" in Singapore. He is well versed acting for multinationals and investment companies on high-profile cross-border transactions, including M&A and SPAC transactions.
  5. Alun Evans
    Allen & Overy | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  6. Craig Loveless
    Norton Rose Fulbright | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  7. James Mythen
    Allen & Overy | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  8. Matthew Gorman
    Reed Smith | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  9. Michael J Yoshii
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Niranjan Arasaratnam
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    Niranjan Arasaratnam
    Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd. | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5 | 11 Years Ranked
    Niranjan Arasaratnam is called a "go-to for complex matters" by one client. He is known for advising clients on an array of cross-border M&A from Linklaters' Singapore office, including particular expertise in the technology and e-commerce sectors. One source lauds "his understanding of the overall picture of the transaction and his extensive knowledge of market trends in Asia."
  2. Tom Platts
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    Tom Platts
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Tom Platts is "engaging, enthusiastic and very commercially minded," according to a source. He has experience advising on complex cross-border transactions for clients from a wide range of sectors, with particular expertise in Myanmar. He heads Stephenson Harwood's corporate team in Singapore.
  3. James Clayton-Payne
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  4. Mark Robinson
    Herbert Smith Freehills | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  5. Sharon Lau
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  6. Sze-Shing Tan
    Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
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Up and Coming
  1. Parveet Singh Gandoak
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    Parveet Singh Gandoak
    King & Spalding
    King & Spalding | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Parveet Singh Gandoak in Singapore is particularly well versed in acting for international investment companies on foreign investments, including into India. One source notes: "We instruct him on anything related to India. He has a wealth of knowledge and his advice is very highly regarded."
  2. Tabitha Saw
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    Tabitha Saw
    White & Case Pte. Ltd.
    White & Case Pte. Ltd. | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Tabitha Saw has a growing reputation in Singapore's legal market, with particular experience in deals related to data centres, as well as in the logistics sector. One source praises her "excellent commercial understanding," adding: "Throughout the process she has been exceptional in her speed of response, quality of advice and superior negotiation skills."
  3. Tom Lin
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    Tom Lin
    Clifford Chance
    Clifford Chance | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Tom Lin is gaining market traction in Singapore for M&A matters. He is well versed in handling corporate transactions, including investments and sales, for private equity and investment companies in a range of sectors.
  4. Jamie McLaren
    Herbert Smith Freehills | Corporate/M&A: International
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Up and Coming