Alex Tan

Alex Y.M. Tan

Associate Principal
Wong & Leow LLC

Biography

Alex focuses on corporate transactional matters particularly in domestic and cross-border multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions as well as private equity matters. Alex co-leads the Singapore office’s M&A private equity sub-group. Alex has over a decade of experience and is recognized by legal directories for his experience advising a broad range of clients including regional private equity clients on corporate acquisitions and exits, joint ventures, transactional and restructuring matters.

Practice Focus

His practice spans the wider ASEAN region with a particular emphasis in the Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesian M&A markets. He is experienced with advising key strategic clients and private equity houses from Asia, US and Europe in various industry sectors including financial institutions, consumer goods and retail, healthcare and education sectors. Alex has over the course of his career advised on some of the region’s most significant and notable M&A / private equity deals, many of which have been recognised as award winning deals by Asian Legal Business (ALB) and the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.

Representative Legal Matters

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

  • Advised Japan's largest financial group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc (MUFG), on a strategic investment into PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk (Bank Danamon).

  • Advised LGT Group Foundation on its agreement with ABN AMRO to acquire ABN AMRO's private banking business in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, with assets under management of approximately USD20 billion.

  • Advised EQT Greater China II Limited on the sale through an auction process of 100% of the equity of Klassisk Investment Limited and the Classic Fine Food Group of Companies (across 14 countries) to the Metro Group. This deal was awarded PE Exit of the Year at the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association Awards 2016.

  • Advised HPEF on the sale of a Vietnamese education business run by way of a competitive sell-side auction.

  • Advised Oaktree Capital/Fitness First on their merger with Celebrity Fitness to create one of the largest fitness club networks in Asia. This deal was awarded M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2018.

Corporate Restructuring and Advisory

  • Advised Willliams-Sonoma Inc in a corporate restructuring exercise to set up their Asian operations under a Singapore investment holding structure including setting up legal entities in China, Vietnam and Indonesia and ongoing advisory work for the Williams-Sonoma group in Singapore.

  • Advised as Singapore counsel for Lubrizol Corporation on its global restructuring project.

  • Advised a listed Indian steel conglomerate to implement an internal restructuring of its Asia-Pacific subsidiaries including preparation of the global template documentation and coordinating the share transfers for various jurisdictions including Australia, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.

  • Advised a leading Japanese general insurer (headquartered in Singapore) on the corporate restructuring of its Asian offices.

  • Advised Jetstar Airways Pty Limited on a proposed booking and service fees implementation for various jurisdictions including Thailand, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Singapore Academy of Law and the Law Society of Singapore - Member
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in England - Member
  • The Malaysian Bar - Member

Admissions

  • Singapore (2011)
  • Malaysia (2006)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2005)

Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.B. Hons.) (2004)

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Malay