Robert Ashworth

Managing Partner, Asia at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Robert Ashworth

Robert Ashworth

Managing Partner, Asia at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Robert is Freshfields' global co-head of M&A and prior to that was Asia Managing Partner of the firm for 7 years.

He specialises in all forms of M&A and private equity work and is known for board level advice on corporate finance and governance matters. He has over 25 years experience in Asia and during that time has led on many of the region’s most high profile transactions.

His recent work includes advising Starbucks on its US$1.3bn buy-out of its East China business, Hutchison on its US$1.86bn sale of its fixed-line telecommunications business, Hong Leong on its proposed US$1.6bn privatisation of Guoco Group, Prudential/Eastspring on its acquisition of a controlling stake in TMB Asset Management and InterContinental Hotels on its acquisition of Regent Hotels and Resorts.

Robert has won numerous legal accolades and awards throughout his career, including International Law Firm Leader of the Year in 2016, Dealmaker of the Year in 2014 and International M&A Lawyer of the Year at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.

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Managing Partner, Asia at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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Managing Partner, Asia
1985 - Current

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP provides legal services. The law firm specializes in business law & advises corporations, financial institutions, and governments around the world. Its practice areas include antitrust & competition, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, tax, employment, real estate, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. The company was founded on August 1, 2000 and is headquartered in London, UK.

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Prudential PLC, Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd. purchase TMB Asset Management Co., Ltd. from TMB Bank Public Co., Ltd.

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I Squared Capital Advisors (US) LLC purchases Hutchison Global Communications Investment Holdings Ltd. from CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.

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Zurich Insurance Group AG, Zurich Insurance Group (Hong Kong) purchase Zurich General Insurance (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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