Adam Summerly is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office. He has substantial experience handling inbound, outbound and intra-regional transactions across South and Southeast Asia.
Mr. Summerly's practice focuses on cross-border M&A, strategic joint ventures, restructurings, and all forms of foreign investment and related corporate activities for Asian and non-Asian clients, both public and private. He has extensive knowledge of the legal systems in various Asian countries and has concluded transactions in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the PRC, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Industry sectors of Mr. Summerly’s practice include power and energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, transportation and telecoms. Mr. Summerly is a recommended lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Chambers and Partners states that Mr. Summerly “is an excellent technical lawyer, good negotiator, and has all the requisite M&A skills.” IFLR1000 2016 commended Mr. Summerly for his “strong commercial understanding” and added that “he and the team deliver high quality services on time, and with an understanding of the underlying commercial issues that is to our satisfaction.”
Mr. Summerly has worked in Asia since 1996 and was based in Hong Kong from 1996 to 1999 before his relocation to Singapore. Prior to moving to Asia, he practiced corporate law in London. Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Summerly was a partner at a leading U.K. law firm in their Singapore office.
Mr. Summerly attended Nottingham University (B.A. Law Honours) and the College of Law, Guildford (Law Society Finals). He is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and as a Solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Mr. Summerly's selected representations include:
Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities
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