Jamie is a Partner in the firm's corporate practice with a focus on private equity, M&A and joint ventures.
Jamie is a corporate partner focused on private equity transactions, public and private M&A and joint ventures across South and Southeast Asia.
He has advised on transactions across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on financial services, fintech, infrastructure, TMT, pharma, healthcare and consumer transactions.
Jamie is ranked as an "Up and Coming" partner in Chambers 2022 and as a "Next Generation Partner" by Legal 500. According to the most recent directories:
Jamie is 'well regarded for his up-and-coming M&A practice in Singapore, which includes acting for financial sector clients and multinational corporates on a variety of corporate transactions, including spin-offs. One source praises him for being "very calm under pressure," adding: "He is very thoughtful and doesn't get flustered.'
Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, M&A international Singapore, notable practitioner and elite practice
'Jamie McLaren is calm, measured and creative.'
Legal 500, Asia Pacific 2022, M&A international Singapore, Next Generation Partner
'Jamie McLaren is a key name for transactional matters.'
Legal 500, Asia Pacific 2022, TMT international Singapore, Next Generation Partner, Tier 1 practice
'Jamie McLaren is noted for distressed M&A '
Legal 500, Asia Pacific 2022, Restructuring & Insolvency, international Singapore
Jamie qualified in 2011 with a leading Scottish firm and joined Herbert Smith Freehills in March 2015. Jamie was made partner at Herbert Smith Freehills after spending time in our London and Singapore offices.
Experience & expertise
Carlyle and Southern Capital on the US$1.17bn sale of IDX listed Indonesian telecom towers company Solusi Tunas Pratama
Goldman Sachs on various transactions across Asia, including its investments into Biocon Biologics and Aragen Life Sciences
GIC on various transactions, including its US$1bn investment into Envision Energy and its investment into leading green fuels company Intercontinental Energy
Everstone Capital on various transactions across Southeast Asia, including the sale of its stake in Burger King Indonesia to Burger King India and its investment into customer experience platform Everise
Apis Partners on various transactions across Southeast Asia, including its Series C investment into loyalty management platform Giift
Keppel on various transactions, including its multi-billion dollar take-private offer for SGX listed Singapore Press Holdings and a data centre joint venture in Indonesia
British American Tobacco on various transactions, including its acquisition of a distributor in Saudi Arabia