Dawn LAW is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Establishment Practices.

Her main areas of practice encompass mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, business establishment and other general corporate law.

Dawn graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

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

  • The (a) restructuring and merger of (i) Novotech Group and (ii) PPC Group, two leading Asian contract research organizations majority owned by TPG, to form Novotech Health Holdings Pte. Ltd., and (b) the sale of approximately 10% of Novotech Health (valued at US$2.3 billion) to a group of investors.
  • Singapore Counsel for Telstra Corporation Limited with its proposed S$2.2 billion acquisition of Digicel’s Pacific Islands business.
  • UOB (financial adviser to a consortium comprising 65 Equity Partners and Tower Capital Asia) in the consortium’s pre-conditional voluntary conditional general offer for corporate-services provider Boardroom (valued at approximately S$312 million).
  • Singapore counsel to the Carlyle Group, in relation to its acquisition of a stake in Sushi Express, a conveyor-belt sushi chain with a presence across Asia. Sushi Express has around 30 outlets in Singapore.
  • Tokyo-listed Kyowa Exeo Corporation in the voluntary conditional cash offer for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares (excluding treasury shares) in the capital of DeClout Limited.
  • RHB Securities Singapore Pte. Ltd. and United Overseas Bank Limited, two of the financial advisers to ESR Funds Management (S) Limited in the merger with Viva Industrial Trust by way of a trust scheme of arrangement. The merger values Viva Industrial Trust at S$936.7 million and creates Singapore's fourth largest industrial REIT with approximately S$3 billion in property assets. This deal won Best Singapore Deal at the FinanceAsia Awards 2018 and M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, 2019.

Related Practices

  • Business Establishment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • The Private Equity Review 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (Investing), Singapore Chapter – 1st – 4th editions
  • Global Legal Insights - Mergers & Acquisitions, Singapore Chapter – 4th edition
  • Sweet & Maxwell - Mergers & Acquisitions - International Series, Singapore Chapter – 2nd edition

Dawn is recognised by IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2019 to 2022 as a notable practitioner in the areas of M&A and Private Equity.