King & Wood Mallesons


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Global law firm King & Wood Mallesons opened its Singapore office in 2015. Key figures include partners Jake Robson, Michael Lawson, Will McCosker and John Shum.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm is recognised for its banking and M&A work.

It takes on mandates throughout Asia and has expertise in sectors including real estate, hospitality, infrastructure, financial services, energy, natural resources, telecommunications and healthcare.


Key clients

Clients include MUFG Bank, CMB Wing Lung Bank, Princeton Digital Group and Advising Digital Services.


Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

The banking team was primarily active for the lenders across a host of financing transactions in the region, including project financing, syndicated financing, and aircraft financing.

In corporate, the firm notably acted for investors on mandates in the fintech and technology space. One standout deal saw the firm advise MUFG Bank on an investment in Grab Holdings.

The firm welcomed partners John Shum from White & Case and Jake Robson from Morrison & Foerster. Special counsel Nick Davies also joined from Morrison & Foerster, while partner John Sullivan moved to King & Wood Mallesons Australia.


Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Far East Horizon $1 billion financing

Mitsui & Co $50 million investment in Advising Digital Services

MUFG Bank $706 million investment in Grab Holdings

Princeton Digital Group S$50 million acquisition of DCSG 7000

Princeton Digital Group acquisition of data centers