Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Singapore, has strengthened its M&A capabilities with the appointment of Sze Shing Tan as Principal. Sze Shing previously worked at a magic circle firm in Singapore and London where she was part of the Corporate group.

Sze Shing has experience on a wide range of M&A, joint venture, restructuring and other corporate transactions, with a particular focus on the energy and resources and financial institutions sectors. She also has experience in other sectors, including information technology and communications, consumer goods and retail, and healthcare.

Commenting on her arrival, Andy Leck, Managing Principal of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, said: "We are delighted to welcome Sze Shing to our Firm. Our strategy has been to build a strong focus in key industry sectors and Sze Shing's significant experience in transactions in the financial services and energy sectors reflects that commitment."

"Sze Shing's arrival complements other recent additions to our team in public company M&A, capital markets, competition and employment. Baker McKenzie continues to grow in Asia Pacific and developing a diverse and strong offering in Singapore is pivotal to serving clients who generate transactional work throughout Southeast Asia", Mr Leck continued.

Head of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group in Singapore, Andrew Martin, adds: “Despite recent economic uncertainty, we've continued to see strong domestic fundamentals and the growing appetite from Asian corporations to boost M&A activity within our region. Sze Shing's experience in complex, cross-border work will be invaluable as we continue to assist our clients in Asia Pacific."

Sze Shing said: "I am excited to join the Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow team. Given my focus on transactions in the energy and financial services sectors, I'm delighted to join a Firm that has well developed industry focus groups and a market leading presence in both areas. I look forward to working as part of Baker McKenzie's global M&A team and supporting our clients on their activities throughout the region."

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