Jake Robson is a corporate finance partner based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in cross-border acquisitions, disposals and joint venture arrangements as well as cross-border regulatory advice, both in South and Southeast Asia and in Europe. He is also experienced in advising on equity capital markets work, including acting for both issuers and underwriters on IPOs and secondary fundraisings across various Asian Stock Exchanges.
Mr. Robson has a particular focus on the financial institutions, FinTech, technology and telecommunications, resources and commodities sectors. He has worked on numerous high profile and high value transactions for multinational clients such as AXA, Axiata Group Berhad, BTMU, Chubb (formerly known as ACE), Generali, HSBC, Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Mizuho Bank.
Mr. Robson is acknowledged by Chambers Global 2018, Chamber Asia-Pacific 2018, the International Financial Law Review's Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms 2018 and the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018, as a leader in his field for international Corporate/M&A work. Mr. Robson is also a recognized practitioner for Insurance in Singapore.
Clients report being impressed by his deal-making abilities, and that “he's the kind you would love to have in your corner and dread if he's playing for the away team.” He is commended for his “technical strength and amazing stamina”, and is “particularly noted for his negotiating skills. He really inspires confidence in his clients.” Clients have described him as someone who will “go above and beyond the call of duty,” and who “has the right balance between protecting the interests of the client from a technical, legal perspective and understanding the commercial agenda.”
Mr. Robson heads the firm’s financial institutions and FinTech practices in Asia and the TMT practice in Singapore. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is often asked to provide commentary on regional trends and acquisitions in the financial, technology and telecommunications sectors.
Mr. Robson has resided in Singapore since 2005. In addition to English, he speaks and writes fluent French and Italian.
Telecommunications, Technology and FinTech
Consumer Products, Logistics, Resources and Commodities
Jake Robson’s interview with CNBC Squawk Box; Singapore has become one of the 'world's centers' for ICOs (12/20/2017)
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