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Allen & Overy boosts its Singapore Corporate practice with two new partner appointments

Allen & Overy is strengthening its Asia Pacific Corporate practice with the hire of Kenny Kwan and Caryn Ng, leading equity capital markets and public M&A lawyers, as partners in Singapore.

They both join from Baker McKenzie in Singapore. Kenny rejoins A&O, having worked at the firm previously from 2009 to 2017.

Kenny specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, funds and general corporate matters under Singapore law.

Kenny also has U.S. securities law experience, acting as both issuers’ and underwriters’ counsel on U.S. registered offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and ADR offerings.

Caryn specialises in equity capital markets and corporate finance, with a crossover interest into the private equity space. She has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous securities listings on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST).

Tim Beech and Gautam Narasimhan, joint managing partners of A&O’s Singapore office, said: “Kenny and Caryn’s expertise and market recognition significantly strengthens our Corporate practice in Singapore. Singapore has a natural position as the capital markets centre for ASEAN companies and businesses. Kenny and Caryn’s high-calibre corporate practice in the key Asian markets complements our strong corporate team.”

Victor Ho, head of A&O’s Asia Pacific Corporate practice, added: “The appointment of Kenny and Caryn bolsters our top-tier corporate and equity capital markets offering for our clients doing business in Singapore. Singapore has long been a popular choice, not only for corporate companies that wish to springboard internationally and into South East Asia, but also for its growing importance as a financial services and capital markets centre. The addition of Kenny and Caryn reflects the firm’s investment in the region and will create fantastic opportunities for our Singapore and regional practice, and it reinforces our position as the premier international firm offering advice on the full spectrum of corporate transactional work across the region.”

Commenting on the appointment, David Broadley and Dirk Meeus, co-heads of the firm’s Global Corporate practice, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Kenny back to the firm and Caryn to the team. Together they bring deep corporate expertise across equity capital markets and public M&A, bolstering our offering in Singapore and across the region, and bringing invaluable insights to our clients.”

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