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Recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A: Foreign firms

Recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A: Foreign firms

Philippa English Managing associate

Philippa is an experienced corporate managing associate with expertise focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, complex corporate restructuring and commercial contracts.
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Philippa has over 11 years of corporate sector experience working across the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe. She has undertaken a number of client secondments for both large multi-national corporations and local government. She has extensive cross-border transaction expertise more recently focused on facilitating cross-border matters within the Middle East and across both the Middle East - UK and Middle East - Asia corridor.

"Stand out Associate"

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
  • Corporate
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Private equity
  • Public and private M&A

A software application provider

Advising a software application provider on its corporate restructuring following a merger involving entities in Singapore, Hong Kong, the UAE and India. As part of the corporate restructuring this involved a transferee of the shares within its Dubai entities which are listed within the Dubai International Financial Centre (a freezone operating under a common law jurisdiction) within Dubai and the creation of new entity.

Apollo Towers

Advising on all of the restructuring of Apollo Towers through BVI, Singapore and elsewhere as a consequence of new and existing investors, plus various rounds of subsequent mezzanine financing. We also advised on all aspects of the US$250 million debt facility which was made available to Apollo Towers by the United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Campana Group

Advising on all of the regulatory aspects and fundraising steps for Campana Group, a wellknown regional broadband subsea capacity provider.

Dental Innovaion Investment A BV

Advising on its investment in Proof & Company, one of Asia Pacific's leading independent spirits companies.

General Mills

Advising on the restructuring of its HäagenDazs business in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

General Mills

Advising General Mills on structuring, joint ventures, divestitures, and corporate set ups throughout their global network.

iflix Group

Advising iflix, a subscription video on demand service focused on emerging
markets on various matters in Laos, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Lyniate

Advising Lyniate, a global healthcare data interoperability and data liquidity solutions provider, on a fundraising round led by Hg, the manager of HgCapital Trust plc.

MSC

Advising MSC on the acquisition of 25% equity interest in Mediterranean Shipping Company South East Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd from its local partner, FINESHIP Holdings Ltd.

PAMEL

Advising on the recent acquisition of Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited (PAMEL) by a consortium led by TPG. Also advising on various and confidential regulatory and government issues in connection with PAMEL. This has involved significant liaison work on our part with various regulators including PTD, DICA and MIC.

Petronas

Advising Petronas and its corporate venture capital arm, Petronas Ventures, on its Series C1 investment into Shenzhen Immotor Technology.

TotalEnergies

Advising TotalEnergies on its complex joint venture and associated commercial arrangements with Japanese energy group, ENEOS.

Westgrove Partners

Advising Westgrove Partners on its first venture in Vietnam, a US$11 million investment in Ficus Asia.

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BW Group

Advising the BW Group in obtaining regulatory clearance from (i) the Overseas Investment Office in New Zealand, (ii) the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board in Australia, and (ii) the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in its acquisition of shares of Hawaiki Submarine Cable and International Connectivity Services.

BW Group

Advising BW Group on its acquisition of 100% of Hawaiki Submarine Cable and International Connectivity Services.

Creador

Advising an active private equity fund, Creador, in connection with their FDI issues relating toseveral private equity acquisitions, disposals and restructuring in Indonesia including on investment and divestment conditions and restrictions.

Kroll

Advising Kroll in obtaining regulatory clearance from the Cayman Islands regulatory authorities in its acquisition of Borrelli Walsh, a leading specialist restructuring, corporate recovery, insolvency and forensic accounting firm.

More: Foreign direct investment

AIGF

Advising ASEAN Industrial Growth Fund (AIGF), a Singapore headquartered private equity fund on its investment in a Philippines-based co-working and flexible workspace provider, KMC Solutions.

Campana Group

Advising Campana Group, a well-known regional broadband sub¬sea capacity provider, on a US$80 million investment round led by Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Creador

Advising Creador, a leading Asian private equity fund, on the sale of its minority interest in Cisarua Mountain Dairy (Cimory), a leading food and beverage product manufacturer in Indonesia.

Myanmar Investments International Limited (MIL)

Advising MIL on its equity co-investments with TPG Capital, Tilman Holdings, and various others and others in Apollo Towers Myanmar (a leading provider of telecommunication tower infrastructure in Myanmar). Advice has included due diligence on the Apollo Group with specific focus on Myanmar land title and regulatory issues, as well as general M&A advice in connection with the transaction.

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Affinity (Shipping) LLP

Advising UK shipbroker Affinity (Shipping) LLP on its acquisition of Grieg Shipbrokers Asia.

AirAsia

Advising AirAsia Group Berhad, and its whollyowned subsidiary Asia Aviation Capital Limited, on the US$768 million sale of Asia Aviation Capital Limited’s entire equity interest in Merah Aviation Asset Holding Limited.

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Advising Arcus Infrastructure Partners and Peacock Group Holdings B.V. on the acquisition of a portfolio of c. 9,000 tank containers, and the associated operating and financial leases from Gem Containers Limited.

Corporation Service Company

Advising CSC, a global Delaware-based provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services, on the Asian aspects of its acquisition of Intertrust Group.

DMI Finance

Advising DMI Finance Private Limited, a Singapore and India based private credit fund, on the acquisition finance and underlying acquisition of a speciality chemicals business.

Duff & Phelps

Advising on its acquisition of RP Digital Security, a Singapore headquartered company specialising in computer forensic investigations, digital security, and eDiscovery across Asia.

Iflix Group

Advising the iflix, a highprofile panAsian videostreaming service operating in 13 countries in Southeast Asia, on its sale of its assets to Chinese conglomerate, Tencent Holdings.

IntriCon Corporation

Advising on its acquisition of Emerald Medical Services. IntriCon is a NASDAQlisted US medical device business, and Emerald is a Singaporebased manufacturer of cost-effective complex catheters, with an international distribution network.

Kroll

Advising Kroll on its acquisition of Borrelli Walsh, a leading specialist restructuring, corporate recovery, insolvency and forensic accounting firm.

MIL

Advising Myanmar Investments International Limited on the disposal of its entire shareholding in Medicare International Health & Beauty (Medicare) to one of its joint venture partners for a cash consideration.

NMC Health

Advising NMC Health, an important and rapidly growing healthcare company based in Dubai and listed on the London stock exchange, on acquisitions of healthcare establishments in the UAE.

S&P Global Platts

Advising S&P Global Platts, a leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, on its acquisition of two conferences from Conference Connection.

Swire Pacific

Advising Swire Pacific on the US$190 million sale of its offshore subsidiary, Swire Pacific Offshore, to US NASDAQ-listed offshore vessel operator Tidewater.

Tech Mahindra

Advising Indian IT services firm Tech Mahindra Ltd. on its US$95 million acquisition of Born Group, a New Yorkbased marketing and media solutions agency.

Triple P Capital

Advising Triple P Capital on its acquisition of Contemi Solutions and its controlling stake investment into The Praxis Company.

TSA Group

Advising the owners of TSA Group, a global hotel and hospitality consultancy, on its sale to Florida-based Frontline Performance Group.

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Awards

Recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A: Foreign firms

Recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A: Foreign firms

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