Andrew ANG is the Co-Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and a Partner in the Private Equity Practice. His main practice areas are local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, privatisations as well as private equity investments.

Significant transactions that Andrew has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd. in connection with the S$21 billion restructuring of CapitaLand to demerge the investment management business and privatise the development arm.
  • ESR Cayman Limited, Asia's largest real asset manager which is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, in relation to the change of control applications arising from its US$5.2 billion acquisition of the ARA Group and the S$1.4 billion merger of ESR-REIT and ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust. Both REITs are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
  • CapitaLand Commercial Trust in the merger of CapitaLand Commercial Trust and CapitaLand Mall Trust by way of trust scheme of arrangement to form one of the largest REITs in the Asia Pacific region and the largest in Singapore, with a total portfolio property value of approximately S$22.4 billion. This deal was awarded "Megatrend Deal of the Year (Property)" and "Top Three Deals in South East Asia" at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards, 2020.
  • Nesta Investment Holdings Limited, which is controlled by a consortium comprising HOPU Logistics Investment Management Co., Ltd., Hillhouse Capital Logistics Management, Ltd., SMG Eastern Limited (an entity wholly owned by the CEO of Global Logistics Properties), Bank of China Group Investment Limited and Vanke Real Estate (Hong Kong) Company Limited, in the acquisition of Global Logistic Properties Limited for approximately S$16 billion by way of a scheme of arrangement. This deal was awarded "Deal of the Year" and "Best Leveraged Finance Deal" at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards, 2017, "M&A Deal of the Year: South East Asia" at The Asian Lawyer's Asia Legal Awards 2018, and M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, 2018.
  • CMA CGM S.A. ("CMA") in relation to the voluntary general offer by CMA for all the issued and paid up ordinary shares in the capital of Neptune Orient Lines Limited, for approximately S$3.4 billion. This deal was awarded "M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)" at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, 2017.
  • CB Medical Holdings Limited ("CBMHL"), an indirectly-owned subsidiary of Beijing CITIC Investment Centre (Limited Partnership), in the amalgamation between CBMHL and Biosensors International Group, Ltd. valued at S$1.1 billion, this being the first take private of a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited through an amalgamation.

Related Practices

  • Malaysia
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Vietnam

Andrew is recognised as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in legal publications such as Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, Asialaw Profiles – The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms, Asialaw Leading Lawyers – The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Singapore in the area of Private Equity and M&A. Andrew was recognised as one of Asia's Top 15 M&A Lawyers in Asian Legal Business 2022 list for the Top 15 M&A Lawyers in Asia. He was also recognised as ʺLawyer of the Yearʺ for Private Equity Law in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Singapore.

Andrew has been lauded by The Legal 500 for his "knowledge of key stakeholder behaviour and precedents" and his ability to "offer solutions to myriad of options with listed companies." Chambers Asia-Pacific has highlighted praise from clients that Andrew is "very innovative," and always being "very calm and unfazed." He has also been highlighted as being "commercial, very practical and quick to respond" and described as "the guru of the Singapore takeover code".