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Stephenson Harwood LLP

1 RAFFLES PLACE, #18-61 TOWER 2, SINGAPORE 048616, SINGAPORE
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George Cyriac

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Work +65 6622 9692
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Stephenson Harwood

Work Department

Corporate

Position

George is a corporate and private equity partner. He has extensive experience advising on complex cross-border corporate and restructuring transactions, with a focus on South East Asia and South Asia.

George has represented multinationals and private equity investors, leading corporates and state-owned enterprises in a range of transactions in the plantations, healthcare, infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, petrochemicals, financial services and consumer goods sectors.

Career

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, George worked for over 12 years in Singapore and New York with other leading international law firms and for 4 years with a leading law firm in India.


Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Stephenson Harwood LLP's 'very client-focused', 'responsive' and 'pragmatic' team has a strong reputation for technology, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and healthcare transactions, and is making an impression in private equity and venture capital deals. The practice operates across Southeast Asia with a particular emphasis on key jurisdictions such as Myanmar and Vietnam, and is praised for delivering 'high-quality, tailored work to an international standard'. Recent highlights include advising Chemopharm, the Malaysian medical devices distribution group, on the sale of a majority stake to the Everstone Group via its platform Everlife. It also advised Singapore Technologies Aerospace on its divestment of a 5% equity stake in ST Aerospace (Guangzhou) Aviation Services Company, a joint venture with Guangdong Airport Authority, to Japan Airlines. Key figures include Tom Platts, who is 'very smart and solutions driven'; George Cyriac, who is 'a safe pair of hands' and noted for his private equity expertise; of counsel Helen Rhind-Hufnagel; and associate Mark Stephens, who 'understands his clients and is very commercial'.

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