Theodore Heng joins the firm's Singapore office as principal
Heng joins from Herbert Smith Freehills in Singapore, bringing with him substantial international experience in corporate and transactional matters across sectors including the financial services, healthcare, and energy industries, with a focus on cross-border private capital deals that are often technology-linked. He regularly acts for global financial sponsors, multinational corporates, and technology start-ups in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Theodore is a welcome addition to our M&A bench strength in Asia,” said Boo Bee Chun, head of the M&A practice in Singapore. “Singapore’s growth as a regional investment hub is evident with the rising number of major private equity funds and family offices choosing it as a base to invest in the South-East Asia region.”
Heng’s appointment comes shortly after Lee Weiling and Simonette Santos were hired as local principals in Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow’s finance & projects practice group in Singapore. Both Weiling and Simonette joined the firm from Linklaters in Singapore and China respectively.
The recent lateral appointments are part of Baker McKenzie’s strategy to grow its transactional practice in key global money and business centres.
“I am delighted to join a dynamic, exceptional platform that delivers unique value to clients globally – through the combination of unrivaled international presence, deep local market knowledge as well as strong practice and sector expertise,” said Heng. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in Singapore and around the network to support our financial sponsor and corporate clients wherever they need us.”