Mark CHOY is the Joint Head of the Private Equity, Special Situations Advisory, Indonesia and Middle East Practices and a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. His main areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, general corporate and commercial work.

Mark has extensive experience advising acquirers and targets in cross-border M&A deals locally in Singapore and across Asia. His clients are both listed and private companies, in a range of industries. In addition, Mark supports the Special Situations Advisory Practice as they represent both debtors and creditors in cross-border restructurings and insolvency proceedings in the region. He provides invaluable strategic advice to both buyers and sellers in restructuring M&A transactions, covering aspects of bankruptcy and securities laws.

Mark graduated from the University of Nottingham and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

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

  • Temasek in several of its venture capital investments in financial technology firms as well as other start-ups such as fashion start-up Zilingo, global sports media property One Championship and e-commerce firm Sociolla, as well as investments in healthtech firm Halodoc, Indonesia’s Bank Artos and a joint venture with ST Telemedia and Triputra to build data centres in Indonesia..
  • Investors across the spectrum of funding rounds, such as Sheares Healthcare Group as lead investor in Homage Co.'s US$30 million Series C funding round and Temasek in the Series A funding round of Growthwell Foods, a Singapore-based manufacturer of alternative meat and seafood. 
  • Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Limited ("Singapore Reinsurance") in relation to the voluntary conditional cash offer by SAC Capital Private Limited, for and on behalf of Fairfax Asia Limited, to acquire all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of Singapore Reinsurance. 
  • Hyflux Ltd. a Singapore mainboard-listed infrastructure, construction and engineering company in a group restructuring exercise involving at least S$3 billion of debt.
  • Vard Holdings Limited ("Vard") in the voluntary delisting of Vard from the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange following from the delisting proposal presented by Fincantieri Oil & Gas S.p.A., the majority shareholder of Vard.
  • KKR in its investments in V3, a leading specialty retailer of luxury lifestyle and wellness products in Asia which owns two leading luxury brands, OSIM and TWG Tea and its acquisition of a stake in PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo Tbk., Indonesia's leading mass market bread company from Bonlight Investments Limited.

Related Practices

  • Indonesia
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Middle East
  • Private Equity
  • Special Situations Advisory
  • WPGrow: Start-Up / Venture Capital

Mark is recognised for his work in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business, He has also been recognised as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in Best Lawyers since 2014 and a leading M&A lawyer in Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers.

He is recommended in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession since 2017 in both Corporate/M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency. Mark is recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer in both M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

Mark has received plaudits in Chambers Asia-Pacific as a lawyer that "understands the big picture of the deal, not just the nitty-gritty of the legal side" and "good in terms of both knowledge and commercial sensibility". In IFLR1000 he has been praised as "admirably combines all the key traits a client looks for: approachability, responsiveness, resourcefulness and competence".