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Webinar - Regional M&A in times of Pandemic

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Practical and legal point of view on M&A during this challenging period

COVID-19 is continuing to impact M&A in the APAC region and beyond. While deal activity has fallen in the region in comparison to last year, M&A transactions in Q1 were still happening in some sectors such as e-commerce and renewables.

Jacques Pickering, from Pickering Pacific, a corporate finance advisory firm, together with Michael Chin and Lucas Nicolet-Serra from international law firm Simmons & Simmons, will be discussing the M&A landscape during this challenging period, from a practical and legal point of view, and the lasting impact of the economic and societal changes on how deals are conducted.

They will also be looking at the potential impact on M&A activity for the second quarter and beyond, looking at what the “new normal” might look like for M&A post COVID-19 and will conclude with recommendations for the next few months.


About the speakers

  • Michael Chin, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

Michael Chin has over 20 years' experience advising on a broad spectrum of corporate transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. Michael has represented both foreign multi-national and Chinese clients involved in public and private merger and acquisition transactions, ranging from Hong Kong listed company takeovers to cross border acquisitions, as well as in the execution of their market entry strategies into Greater China. He is also an experienced private equity practitioner, having represented a number of reputable venture capital and private equity funds with their fund raising and investment transactions as well as emerging growth companies with their various stages of financing and other general corporate needs. Over the years Michael has assisted clients across a variety of industries, including automotive, healthcare and life sciences, clean energy, financial institutions, technology, media and telecoms as well as manufacturing. 

  • Lucas Nicolet-Serra, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons

Lucas Nicolet-Serra specialises in complex commercial transactions in the life sciences and the TMT sectors. Lucas is a supervising associate in our dispute resolution group in Singapore. He specialises in complex commercial transactions in the life sciences and the TMT sectors (medtech, biotech), including drafting complex distribution agreements as well as assisting clients on cross border dispute resolution and international arbitration in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Lucas is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and an Avocat à la Cour in France.

Lucas is interested in the development of digital technology and disruption. He is a member of the think-tank Live with AI and part of its Blockchain & Health working group.

Lucas joined us in 2013 and has worked in our offices in Paris and Singapore, as well as with a major medtech company.

  • Jacques Pickering, Founder & Managing Director, Pickering Pacific

Jacques Pickering is the founder and one of the managing directors of Pickering Pacific Pte Ltd, a corporate finance advisory firm incorporated in Singapore in 2004.

Jacques has worked on more than 100 M&A transactions in many different countries. Since 2004, he has focused on transactions involving targets in Southeast Asia and Greater China.


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