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Helen Rhind-Hufnagel is an M&A specialist advising on cross-border transactions across South East Asia. She has extensive experience of advising public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, and an increasing focus on foreign investment into Myanmar.

Clients respect Helen's pragmatic, commercial approach whilst remaining astute to cultural sensitivities. Helen also advises extensively on compliance issues across the region, in particular anti-bribery and anti-money laundering.


Foreign desks

Within: Foreign desks

Stephenson Harwood LLP handles transactions in highly-regulated industries including finance, telecoms, energy and healthcare. Names to note include of counsel Helen Rhind-Hufnagel and Tom Platts, who regularly assists international businesses with their market entry strategies. Platts advised International Bulk Thilawa Terminal on the development of a $65m port project in Yangon.

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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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