This guide gives a brief comparative overview of certain key regulatory requirements relating to mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") of public-listed companies ("Listcos") in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.
Our Mergers & Acquisitions ("M&A") Practice Group services a diverse array of clients. 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, small medium enterprises ("SMEs"), principals, and their advisors.
Across all our offices, we work together as one highly rated team with in-depth and extensive experience, having dealt with the most significant public and private cross-border M&A transactions 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 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.
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, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as dedicated desks focusing on Brunei, Japan and South Asia. With the most extensive 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 within the other markets in which 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.