Baker McKenzie and its member firm have won three awards at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards held in Hong Kong on 2 March. The Firm was awarded "M&A Team of the Year" for its involvement in Foxconn's takeover of Sharp, which also grabbed the "M&A Deal of the Year." Malaysian member firm, Wong & Partners, took home the "National Law Firm of the Year."
The Foxconn deal was the first acquisition by a foreign company of a major Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, making it a landmark transaction that attracted huge interest in both Japan and overseas. Baker McKenzie was the lead transaction counsel to the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., also known as Foxconn Technology Group. The team was led by Partners Hiroshi Kondo and Yutaka Kimura in Tokyo, and Lindy Chern and Wen-Yen Kang in Taipei, and supported by Associates Junya Suzuki in Tokyo and Fang-Yi Jen in Taipei.
Commenting on the awards, David Fleming, Asia Pacific Head of Baker McKenzie's M&A Practice said,
Thank you to IFLR for recognising with this prestigious award the cross-border M&A expertise of Baker McKenzie in Asia which is built over many years of working with our valued clients. Thank you also to each and every member of the Baker McKenzie M&A team for their contribution to this wonderful accolade.
"We are at once humbled and honoured to have been recognised as the Malaysian Law Firm of the Year by IFLR. This comes from the trust placed with us by our many valuable clients and the hard work, tenacity and innovation of our lawyers and business professionals. It was a distinct pleasure of mine to have received the award on behalf of the Firm," Andre Gan, Managing Partner of Wong & Partners, added.
The IFLR Asia Awards recognizes the region's most innovative and complex deals, and the firms that worked on them. For a complete list of winners of the IFLR Asia Awards, please click here.