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Corporate/M&A

One of Singapore’s leading Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practices with a proven track record, we are often involved in large and high profile M&A transactions in Singapore and the region.

Our M&A Practice advises on public and private mergers, acquisitions and disposals as well as complex restructurings and reorganisations, with a particular focus on public M&A transactions. With its cross-border experience in the region and beyond, our team is well-equipped to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions and to service the needs of our clients’ increasingly global business interests.

Our team advises sellers and buyers as well as investors, management and financial advisers on all aspects of the transaction, from planning and structuring to negotiating, documenting and implementing the transaction. Interfacing with Drew & Napier’s other practices such as Tax, Competition and Intellectual Property, we are able to give clients the benefit of specialist expertise to address their needs depending on what the transaction demands.

Clients can be assured that our team consistently strives to provide high quality client-oriented advice, working closely with clients to achieve their commercial objectives.

Practice Focus Areas

  • Public takeovers and general offers
  • Schemes of Arrangement
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Restructurings and Reorganisations
  • Reverse Take-overs
  • Amalgamations
  • Privatisations
     

Accolades

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Corporate/M&A 2017 - Tier 2 firm for 12 consecutive years

Leading Lawyers:
Corporate/M&A 2017
Gary Pryke
Sandy Foo

The firm’s lawyers are praised for our “good knowledge and acumen”.

“We have been using Drew & Napier as our main legal counsel for more than 10 years now and have always found the firm to be thoroughly professional and the staff members assigned to us knowledgeable both in the legal aspects as well as able to advise on the commercial impact and ramifications”

“The team is highly competent and professional. They truly act with the client's benefit at heart…”

“Even though they have a lot of work from many other clients, they do not hesitate to respond to our queries and sometimes ‘time-wasting questions’…. It is with the M&A team at Drew and Napier that my company has the confidence in moving forward to make deals or form ventures and undertake M&A activities knowing full well that we have the most competent and able lawyers behind us all the way.”

“‘Sandy Foo shows remarkable expertise in the fields of corporate commercial work as well as projects,’ notes one banking client. ‘Sandy has an incredible stamina for negotiations and pays close attention to details for her clients. The lawyers provide very commercial yet technically sound advice and have an eye for detail.’”

Chambers Asia Pacific and Global
Corporate/M&A 2017 - Band 2 firm

Leading Individuals:
Corporate/M&A 2017
Gary Pryke
Sandy Foo

“The team's client service is commonly picked out as a key strength: ‘They are very professional, easy to get along with and efficient in meeting deadlines.’"

"They are timely and relentless in their pursuit of providing holistic advice and guidance to their clients"

"Whenever something came out of left field we hadn't prepared for and we needed advice, there was always someone in the team with the right experience - really a full service shop."

"Very practical and strong advisers."
"Very responsive and very helpful."

“Offers all-round expertise in both the transactional and financing aspects of acquisitions. Enjoys a strong standing amongst private and public companies, multinational corporates and financial institutions, which it advises on a wide range of M&A deals”

"They are very proficient in what they do and have a good understanding of the market."

Sources say: "The lawyers have a good understanding of our commercial requirements and are able to advise us on the legal aspects without losing sight of the commercial objectives."

Regarded as "a very safe pair of hands", Gary is “pivotal to the firm's success and lauded by many clients for his ‘quick thinking and direct approach.’

The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Corporate/M&A 2017 - Tier 2 firm for 13 consecutive years

Leading Individual:
Corporate/M&A 2017
Gary Pryke

Recommended Lawyer:
Corporate/M&A 2016
Steven Lo

"The ‘highly competent’ team at Drew & Napier LLC has ‘the right balance of commercial sense and up-to-date legal knowledge’"

“‘a highly professional’ corporate team, which provides advice with ‘quick turnaround times’”

“‘strong, efficient, pragmatic’ team”

Steven is noted as a "highly experienced corporate/M&A lawyer", for "providing solid advice" and for "understanding commercial issues and realities"

Asialaw Profiles
Corporate/M&A 2016 - Highly Recommended practice

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Corp/M&A 2016
Gary Pryke
Sandy Foo

Asian-MENA Counsel ‘In House Community Firm of the Year’
Corporate and M&A Singapore Firm of the Year 2014

Practical Law Company Which Lawyer?
Corporate/M&A 2012 - Highly Recommended practice for 5 consecutive years

Endorsed Individuals:
Gary Pryke
Sandy Foo

Deal Awards
Takeover of STATS ChipPAC Ltd by Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology
Singapore Business Review Business Ranking Awards 2015: Deal of the Year

ALB Innovative List 2016: Top 10 Firms in Asia

Fraser & Neave Contested Takeover
IFLR Asia Awards 2014: M&A Deal of the Year

Asian Legal Business: SE Asia Legal Awards 2014: Southeast Asia Deal of the Year, Southeast Asia M&A Deal of the Year and Singapore M&A Deal of the Year

Financial Times Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2014: Highly Recommended in the Corporate & Commercial category for Asia Pacific Headquartered firms

Asian-MENA Counsel: Deals of the Year 2013