Sidley Austin‘s Asia Pacific arm has named Gregory Salathé as a partner. He is a member of the firm’s M&A practice and will work from its Singapore office after a transition period in Tokyo.
Salathé focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with particular focus on private equity and hedge funds. He has represented global investment funds and multinational corporations in connection with their investments across Asia, as well as Asian companies investing in the US and Europe. Recently, he has been involved in several significant transactions on behalf of large private equity funds.
“Greg has extensive experience representing clients in Asia-related cross-border M&A transactions and understands exceptionally well the myriad issues that private equity and hedge funds face when they make downstream investments in the region,” said Thomas Albrecht, managing partner, Asia Pacific. “That experience makes him a valuable addition to our practice. His appointment, together with that of investment funds partner Han Ming Ho, who will also join our Singapore office, significantly enhances our ability to advise our funds clients in the region on their most important legal matters including formation, regulatory compliance, downstream acquisitions and other corporate transactions.”
“There are significant M&A opportunities throughout the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Southeast Asia, and Singapore is a natural hub for the expansion of our M&A practice,” added Matthew Sheridan, partner and co-head of Sidley’s international corporate finance practice in Asia. “The growth of our Singapore office reflects the increasing importance of Southeast Asia to our clients, and Greg will bring a strong record of successful M&A and investment deal making in a number of industries.”
Sidley’s Singapore office, established in 1982, was the firm’s first office in the Asia Pacific region.
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