Jake Robson leads the South and South East Asia Corporate and M&A practice and is based in our Singapore office. His practice focuses on cross-border acquisitions, disposals, and joint venture arrangements. Jake also regularly advises on venture capital fundraisings as well as equity capital markets, having acted for issuers and underwriters on IPOs and secondary fundraisings across various Asian Stock Exchanges.
Highly-regarded by his clients, Jake has worked across a wide range of industries and sectors, with a particular focus on FinTech, financial institutions, technology and telecommunications, resources and commodities.
Jake is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in his field by various legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers Singapore. Clients praise him for his "tremendous expertise in South-East Asian-related M&A, ability to handle complex and fast-moving transactions and problem-solving attitude” – Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020. He was also recently named the winner of the 2022 Corporate INTL Global Awards for FinTech Sector Lawyer of the Year in Singapore and Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in Singapore.
Jake’s expertise and insight are often sought by industry and business conferences and publications. He regularly provides commentary on regional trends and acquisitions in the financial, technology and telecommunications sectors.
He is qualified to practise in England and Wales. In addition to English, he speaks and writes fluent French and Italian.
Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons in 2020, Jake spent 6 years with a top-tier US firm based in Singapore.