The Mergers & Acquisitions Team at leading Asian law firm King & Wood Mallesons will be further strengthened by the arrival of one of the region’s top private equity lawyers. Mark McNamara joins King & Wood Mallesons on 6th November 2012 as Head of Private Equity, from Baker & McKenzie.
He will head up a team of around 60 partners and lawyers, working alongside Private Equity M&A Partners Mike Barker, Lee Horan and Jason Watts, together with a market-leading Banking team led by Partners, Yuen-Yee Cho and Jeff Clark, to build what the firm expects to be the preeminent PE Team in the region.
Tony O’Malley, Managing Partner, Australia, King and Wood Mallesons said: “Mark’s arrival is part of our strategy to be the leading player in this market. The Private Equity market in Asia is set to grow. With our talent, and our relationships, we are in a unique position to provide clients with world-class private equity expertise, and second to none access to the go-to lawyers in this field”.
Yuen-Yee Cho, Partner at King & Wood Mallesons said: “I’ve worked with Mark on a number of transactions and his style and way of working fits perfectly with our approach. He is extremely well respected and has excellent relationships with key private equity players. We’re delighted that Mark’s on-board, and the team is looking forward to working closely with him on existing and new opportunities”.
Mark McNamara was most recently the global head of the PE practice at Baker & McKenzie and also the head of its Australian corporate markets practice. His area of expertise lies across the full range of M&A transactions for private equity clients – MBOs / LBOs, public takeovers, private M&A and security offerings. He is regularly ranked the leader in his field in PLC, Chambers and the Best Lawyers annual survey.
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