Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) Practice Group services a diverse array of clients, ranging from small-to-medium enterprises (“SMEs”) to listed multi-national corporations, global conglomerates and the world’s leading companies in the Global Fortune 500.

No client is too big or too small. We act for multinationals, financial institutions, accounting firms, investment banks, listed and unlisted groups including government-linked groups, funds, private equity investors, high net-worth individuals, SMEs, principals and their advisers.

Across all our offices, we work together as one highly rated team with in-depth and extensive experience having dealt with the most significant cross-border M&A transactions, both public and private, including high-profile, complex and challenging deals in Asia and beyond. Our M&A partners are valued by clients for their wealth of industry insights and their ability to present sound, innovative and commercial solutions in challenging M&A transactions. Many of our M&A partners in the region are recognised as leading practitioners in this field by various international publications and they have garnered numerous accolades in the public and private M&A space.

OUR CROSS BORDER STRENGTH 

A key pillar to our strength in cross-border transactions is our Rajah & Tann Asia network with offices in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as dedicated desks focusing on Japan and South Asia. With the most extended legal network in Asia, our lawyers have a tight grasp of the local culture, business practices and language not just within their own home countries, but in the other markets that they frequently conduct cross-border deals as well. Our depth of transactional and regulatory experience allows us to advise clients strategically and creatively, from structuring to eventual execution and implementation of the transaction.

This gives us an unparalleled edge over our competitors in presenting and pursuing solutions that are both practical and cost-effective. It provides our clients with the “home advantage” in any competitive M&A bids or tenders.

Our team draws on the expertise of our other practice groups to provide specialist advice on the different facets of the transaction, such as cross-border issues, regulatory compliance, competition and antitrust issues, tax structuring as well as industry-specific issues.

Our regional network enables our offices to work together closely to provide seamless “one-stop shop” service to our clients to meet their needs in cross-border M&A transactions, from advising on anti-trust and other market access restrictions, obtaining local regulatory approvals to conducting legal due diligence across the region and providing a seamless legal due diligence report.