Session details

6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2019

Hotel New Otani

Session information

Mergers and acquisitions in unified Asia
Hotel New Otani


Asia Pacific Regional Forum (Lead)


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)

Takashi Toichi TMI Associates, Tokyo, Japan; Conference Coordinator Asia Pacific, Corporate and M&A Law Committee


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