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Stephenson Harwood LLP

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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.


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.

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Vietnam > Foreign desks

Stephenson Harwood LLP‘s Vietnam practice has experience advising on a number of high-value Vietnamese matters across the banking, projects and energy, and real estate sector. Led out of Singapore, Tom Platts advises on cross-border transactions and has experience on the ground in Myanmar. George Cyriac is a private equity partner and Saugata Mukherjee advises banks on financing transactions.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Stephenson Harwood LLP has a highly reputable presence in Southeast Asia with a particularly fine record in Myanmar and Indonesia. Its practice centres on an impressive mix of strategic M&A and private equity, most notably in the healthcare, technology, and telecoms sectors. Though principally known as a mid-market M&A firm, the Singapore office has achieved prominence in headline and bulge-bracket deals. It advised Equinix Asia Pacific and Equinix Inc, as the ultimate parent of the Equinix group, on the corporate restructuring of the Equinix group. The firm is a recognised leader in Myanmar where Tom Platts has a particularly illustrious reputation. George Cyriac is noted for Indonesia deals, especially private equity transactions. Helen Rhind-Hufnagel provides further senior-level support at of counsel level.