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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our lawyers are experienced in all types of offshore Mergers & Acquisitions work and are regularly involved from early structuring to successful closing. We advise on multi-billion dollar transactions that are often cross-border and involve technology, insurance, telecommunications, financial, pharma and oil and gas sectors.

Advising on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius our expertise spans those jurisdictions and our global network in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With an international approach we provide seamless service to our clients on all aspects of M&A work, including:

  • Amalgamations/mergers
  • Acquisitions (public and private)
  • Joint ventures
  • Takeovers
  • Continuations
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Tender offers
  • Squeeze-outs
  • Anti-takeover measures, such as shareholder rights plans
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Reorganisations & restructurings

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GLOBAL PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Act in over 75% of major offshore mergers, acquisitions and takeovers for more than 10 years in Asia
  • Dubai practice continues to maintain a leadership position in M&A work in the region, having experienced triple digit growth in transaction value in recent years
  • Market leader in BVI for M&A work, having advised on the largest M&A transaction (the sale of TNK-BP) in the region
  • Bermuda continues to experience a rise in M&A activity within the insurance sector, our lawyers have been at the forefront of this high-profile work
Piers Alexander
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9525
Mobile   +852 6469 3375



David W.J. Astwood
Director, Head of Bermuda Shipping Practice

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4937


Angela F. Atherden
Associate

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4969


Marcello Ausenda
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4954


Charissa Ball
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
Mobile   +852 6469 0270


Christopher W.H. Bickley
Partner, Head of Hong Kong Office

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9556
Mobile   +852 6469 3356


Robert J.D. Briant
Partner, Head of BVI Corporate

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 284 852 1100


Kevin C. Butler
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office and Corporate Practice

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7374


Peter Ch'ng
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9593
Mobile   +852 6469 3378


Andrew Chen
Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   +1 284 852 1118


Bernadette Chen
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9566
Mobile   +852 6469 3366


Anna W.T. Chong
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9531
Mobile   +852 6469 3373


Angie Chu
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
Mobile   +852 6469 3385


Graham B.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Corporate

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4965


Charles G.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Insurance Practice

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4918


David W.P. Cooke
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4933


William Cooper
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5351


Guy Cooper
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4938


Gene A. DaCosta
Partner

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7765


Elizabeth Denman
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 278 7842



Alexander Doyle
Associate

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9552
Mobile   +852 6469 3345


David J. Doyle
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4902


Richard D. Fear
Partner

CAYMAN ISLANDS   + 1 345 814 7759


Eric Flaye
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1124


Foo Jien Huei
Associate

SINGAPORE   +65 6603 0704


Michael Frith
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 278 7969


Craig T. Fulton
Partner

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7372


Vivien C.S. Fung
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9500
Mobile   +852 6469 3380


Chris Garrod
Director, Head of Fintech

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923


Anton Goldstein
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1119


Sophia Greaves
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 294 5929


Dawn C. Griffiths
Director, Head of Bermuda Funds Practice

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4970


Richard Hall
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9530
Mobile   +852 6469 3355


Marcus Hallan
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1110


Ruth Hatt
Associate

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7394


Neil Henderson
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 298 7846



Niel L. Jones
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4903


Joanna Kee
Associate

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9526
Mobile   +852 6469 3387


Jacqueline King
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5327


David Lamb
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
Mobile   +852 6469 3377


Wynne Lau
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532


Felicity Lee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
Mobile   +852 6469 3379


Paul Lim
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9551
Mobile   +852 6469 3368


Sherwin Lin
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0710


Ashvan B. Luckraz
Partner

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9911


Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889


Linda Martin
Director, Head of London Office

London   +44(0)20 7562 0353


Maree Martin
Head Professional Support Lawyer - Cayman

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7781


Ryan McConvey
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile   +852 6469 3369


Julie E. McLean
Director, Global Head of Aviation Finance Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4925


Cora S. Miller
Counsel

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 284 346 1112


Cathryn Minors
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9584
Mobile   +852 6469 3358


Kathleen Moniz
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7883


Chiara T. Nannini
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7859


Paul Nystrom
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7871


Michael O’Connor
Associate

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7395


Janice Oh
Director

Singapore   +65 6603 0703


Christopher J.R. Page
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9589
Mobile   +852 6469 3367


Jennifer Panchaud
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4968


Rachael Pape
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1114


Preetha Pillai
Director

Singapore   +65 6603 0707


Jason Piney
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4993


Hanifa Ramjahn
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9586
Mobile   +852 6469 3382


Edward Rance
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904


Sheba Raza
Counsel

London   +44 (0)20 7562 0346


Victor Richards
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4926


Audrey M. Robertson
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111


Kent Smith
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962


Derek Stenson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392


Matthew Stocker
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382


David Stubbs
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915


Sameer K. Tegally
Partner

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9908


Teresa Tsai
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9523
Mobile   +852 9340 8698


Anthony D. Whaley
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4927


Flora Wong
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9521
Mobile   +852 6469 3383


Winnie W.S. Wong
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9533
Mobile   +852 6469 3372


Lilian S.C. Woo
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9588
Mobile   +852 6469 3344


Rowan Wu
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9554
Mobile   +852 6469 3386


Sonia Xavier
Partner

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9900


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