6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference
27 Feb - 1 Mar 2019
Hotel New Otani
Mergers and acquisitions in unified Asia
Thursday 28 February (1150 - 1320)
Asia Pacific Regional Forum
As per market surveys, deal-making activity involving Asia Pacific grew significantly in 2018. China and India M&A demonstrated strong growth, including mega deals above US$ 1b in size. Outbound deals also showed good growth after a slow period in 2017. The year demonstrates a deal ticker that has been snaking upwards as Asia delivers on the unbelievable growth rates predicted. The strength of the strong M&A activity lies partially on the massive consumer base which has hitherto been untapped. The panel composed of lawyers from across Asia will discuss trends, issues and sentiments across geographies. The discussion will be driven and supported by a brief introduction and a few discussion themes:
- What sectors/industries and type of transactions are you seeing increasing activity?
- What legal issues, including regulatory and other governmental related issues, are impacting M&A in your jurisdictions?
- What are the experiences for Asian investors acquiring assets/targets outside Asia?
Session / Workshop Chair(s)
|David Patrick Eich||KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP, Central, Hong Kong SAR|
|Hanim Hamzah||ZICO Law, Singapore, Singapore; Senior Vice Chair, Law Firm Management Committee|
|Harish Narasappa||Samvad Partners, Bangalore, India|
|Wai King Ng||WongPartnership, Singapore, Singapore|
|Kaye Yoshino||Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Tokyo, Japan|