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Steven Lo

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Drew & Napier LLC

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Mergers & Acquisitions


Head, Mergers & Acquisitions


Steven's practice focuses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a variety of domestic and international capital markets transactions. He has extensive experience in both private and public merger and acquisition transactions in Singapore and the region, having acted for bidders, target companies and financial advisers in such transactions.

A versatile individual with a wide range of expertise, Steven has also represented issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a variety of domestic and international capital markets transactions. 

Steven has been noted in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a "highly experienced corporate/M&A lawyer", for "providing solid advice" and for "understanding commercial issues and realities". Steven was involved in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Singapore Deal of the Year and Singapore M&A Deal of the Year (2008) for the takeover and tender offer for STATS ChipPac Ltd by Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd and the ALB Singapore M&A Deal of the Year (2010) for the takeover offer by PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd for Singapore Petroleum Company Limited.

More recently, he was involved in the ALB SE Asia Legal Awards 2018 M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) and Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards 2018 M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia for the Privatisation of Global Logistic Properties as well as the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) PE Deal of the Year 2017 for the acquisition of Innovalues by NorthStar.




  • Council Member and Legal Advisor , HCA Hospice Care, a Singapore registered charity providing comfort and support to patients with life limiting illnesses
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Singapore Management University (Financial and Securities Regulation)
  • Independent Director, Chuan Hup Holdings Limited


  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1995)
  • LL.M. Cambridge University (1998)
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (1996)
  • Solicitor, England & Wales (2000) (Non- practising)

Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC 's corporate practice has maintained a solid market share of public M&A and take private transactions. Clients include Sealed Air, FWD Group, Evercore Asia (Singapore) and CVC Capital Partners. The firm 'is incredibly strong in matters involving listed companies', 'is very well-coordinated, highly attentive and hands-on', with 'an exceptional ability to both anticipate issues and recommend solutions'. It advised Evercore Asia (Singapore), the independent financial adviser to the independent directors of Global Logistic Properties (GLP), on the $12bn acquisition of GLP by Nesta Investment Holdings.  Steven Lo has 'a razor-sharp ability to comprehend not just the technical structure but also the commercial dynamics of a takeover'  and 'can steer clients in the right strategic direction'. Experienced consultant Gary Pryke and partner Julian Kwek, who heads the Indonesia desk, are also recommended. Tan Teng Sen is 'an-up-and-coming partner' who provides 'amazing response times, a meticulous approach and an ability to work well under pressure'; he is recommended as 'a counsel of choice to investment banks and financial advisers'.

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