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Ken Ooi

Ken Ooi

Senior Associate

Ken is a corporate lawyer with a focus on M&A, private equity, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings.

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Experience

Ken is based in Singapore and advises clients in the areas of M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and other commercial transactions.

He commenced his work at Herbert Smith Freehills in the Sydney office and has domestic and cross-border transactional experience across a wide range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, private equity, funds management, infrastructure and real estate. Ken has also previously been seconded to an important client of the firm and understands the pressures on the client's side of the desk.

Ken’s experience includes advising:

  • Healius Limited on the sale of Adora Fertility, which operates fertility clinics and day surgeries across Australia
  • Brookfield on its proposed $10.2 billion acquisition of AusNet by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Ventia on its $438 million IPO and providing advice to its major shareholders Apollo and CIMIC
  • Cognizant on its acquisition of Servian, a data and technology consultancy
  • The Carlyle Group on its proposed $120 million acquisition of Pioneer Credit by way of scheme of arrangement and $130m debt acquisition
  • ERM Power on its $617 million acquisition by Shell Energy Australia by way of scheme of arrangement
  • CIMIC on its takeover bid to acquire all the shares in Devine not already held by a subsidiary of CIMIC
  • Aristocrat Leisure Limited on various aspects of its global corporate restructure
  • Atlantic Gold Corporation on its $768 million acquisition by St Barbara Limited and associated $490m rights issue
  • Atlassian on various aspects of a corporate governance project
  • Pacific Current Group in relation to an unsolicited proposed scheme of arrangement by a US asset management firm

 

Background

Ken holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Business from UTS and a Juris Doctor with Honours from the University of New South Wales, where he was awarded a scholarship to study law on exchange at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Ken is dual qualified as a lawyer and an accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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