Jake has more than 15 years of experience in cross-border M&A, joint venture transactions, and cross-border regulatory matters in South and Southeast Asia and in Europe. He regularly advises venture capital investors on investments in Southeast Asian portfolio companies, strategic joint ventures, and partnerships involving Fintech ventures. He has also represented issuers and underwriters on IPOs and secondary fundraisings across various Asian stock exchanges.
He has advised on numerous high-profile, high-value transactions for multinational clients such as AXA, Axiata Group Berhad, Chubb, Generali, HSBC, JT Group, MUFG Bank, Oriente, SoftBank, Mizuho Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank, and its venture capital arm, SC Ventures.
Jake is a frequent speaker on regional issues and trends in M&A in the Fintech, financial services, and TMT sectors. He is often quoted by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and leading local publications, such as The Business Times.
According to his clients, Jake is known for his “technical strength, negotiating skills, and amazing stamina.” Clients have described him as “the kind you would love to have in your corner and dread if he’s playing for the away team,” and as someone who will “go above and beyond the call of duty,” who “has the right balance between protecting the interests of the client from a technical, legal perspective and understanding the commercial agenda.”
In addition to English, Jake speaks and writes fluent French and Italian.
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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