Breakfast Talk: M&A Pitfalls and Trends

November 22, 2017 November 22, 2017
8:30AM - 10:00AM Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee | 80 Raffles Place #54-01 UOB Plaza 1 Singapore 048624

 Start the day with us as our speakers share on top M&A trends to keep an eye on and drafting tips for the unwary.


Stephanie Keen

Singapore Managing Partner, Asia Pacific Private Equity Lead and Head of Corporate, South East Asia and Australia

Stephanie is the Singapore managing partner and heads the Corporate practice in South East Asia and Private Equity practice in Asia Pacific. Stephanie has been based in Singapore since 2009.

Recognised as one of the few leading private equity lawyers in Asia, Stephanie is praised by clients for being very good at looking at the bigger picture. She is particularly adept at closing international deals in complex Asian markets, adopting a focused approach whilst being alert to cultural nuances.

Stephanie is also one of only a few international lawyers qualified to practise Singapore law, with experience across a broad range of corporate transactions in many industry sectors including healthcare, industrials, media and telecoms, retail, financial services and food.

Time spent in London and New York, advising large corporations and private equity houses, ensures that Stephanie gets what is important when looking at investment opportunities, particularly from commercial and risk appetite perspectives. Stephanie's legal representation spans advising corporates, lenders and private equity houses on leveraged buy-outs, cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and corporate restructurings.

Stephanie is also a regular commentator on legal and commercial matters in both print and electronic media. Stephanie was also awarded 2016 South East Asia Managing Partner of the Year by Asia Legal Business. Stephanie is a strong supporter of citizenship and diversity and heads the office committee for both disciplines.



Mark Cooper

Partner, Singapore

Trusted by clients to deliver solutions in efficient and effective ways, he is the lawyer you want with you as you navigate the jurisdictions comprising the fast-developing ASEAN region.

Mark Cooper is one of the leading corporate lawyers of his generation in the region. In 2016, Asian Legal Business listed Mark in its "40 Under 40" list showcasing "40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region".

Trained in London, Mark has been in Asia for several years. He is head of the firm's Indonesia desk and works regularly on transactions in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Mark's transactional experience encompasses all of the key sectors for the region, with a focus on power and energy.



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