Nicola co-leads the firm’s global Private Capital practice and is based in Singapore. She specialises in private equity and asset management across Asia, supporting clients with acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, fundraisings and real asset projects.
Nicola is ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal as a leading M&A lawyer. She was recognised by Asian Legal Business as the only international law firm finalist for Southeast Asia Woman Lawyer of the Year, and in 2019 was a finalist for Euromoney’s Female Asia Pacific M&A Lawyer of the Year.
Recent engagements include advising:
- OMERS on its first direct investment in Asia for the US$1.1 billion acquisition of Rokin Logistics in a consortium with FountainVest Private Equity and others in 2021.
- Temasek on various transactions in Singapore, Indonesia, China and Australia over several years including the Singapore consortium arrangement with Hosen Capital for the S$1 billion acquisition of VIP Petfoods from Quadrant Private Equity.
- Lendlease on its ongoing US$2.5 billion joint venture with the Malaysian Government for the Tun Razak Exchange property and infrastructure development in Kuala Lumpur.
- S$16 billion SGX takeover of Global Logistics Properties Limited by a consortium, which included Hopu Logistics Investment Management and Hillhouse Capital.