Stephanie Keen

Stephanie Keen

Office Managing Partner, Singapore

Email stephanie.keen@hoganlovells.com

Phone +65 6302 2553

Fax +65 6538 7077

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupCorporate

'Stephanie is a lawyer you want to have in the trenches with you ... she has the ability to remain professional and defuse needless conflict during heated discussions.'

Chambers Asia Pacific 2014

With the benefit of international experience, and vast regional knowledge, Stephanie Keen knows how to get the job done. Adopting a direct and straightforward manner, Stephanie applies her no-nonsense approach both to leading the Southeast Asia Corporate team as well as to her role as Singapore Managing Partner.

Recognised as one of few leading private equity lawyers in Asia, Stephanie is praised by clients for being very good at looking at the bigger picture. She is particularly adept at closing international deals in complex Asian markets, adopting a focussed approach whilst being alert to cultural nuances.

Time spent in London and New York advising large corporations and private equity houses ensures that Stephanie gets what is important when looking at investment opportunities, particularly from commercial and risk appetite perspectives. Stephanie's legal representation spans advising corporates, lenders, and private equity houses on leveraged buy-outs, cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, and corporate restructurings.

Stephanie is practical, efficient, uncompromising, and results-oriented. Frequently praised for her extraordinary combination of work ethic, judgement, and diplomacy, Stephanie is the trusted advisor clients want sitting on their side of the table in negotiations.

Awards and recognitions

2012-2015

Leading Individual Corporate/M&A International
Chambers Asia

2012-2015

Leading Individual Corporate and M&A - Foreign Firms
Legal 500 Asia Pacific

2012-2015

Leading Individual Mergers and acquisitions
IFLR

Education and admissions

Education

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge, St John’s College, 2001

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law, 1995

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge, St John’s College, 1994

Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Singapore Venture Capital Association

Asian Venture Capital Association

Singapore Law Society

British Chamber of Commerce

Court admissions

England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., WestLB, HVB, UniCredit, and Ta Chong Bank on debt/equity swap of First Engineering Limited and sale to Anchorage Capital Partners.

Advising Henderson Group plc on the establishment of TIAA Henderson Global Real Estate.

Advising Koch Industries on the reorganization of its Asia entities following its US$7.2bn acquisition of Molex Incorporated.

Advising Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Unitas Capital on sale of Metalform Group, precision metal component business in Singapore, to MMI Holdings, KKR owned entity.

Advising News Corporation on the acquisition of ESPN's 50% equity interest in ESPN STAR Sports (“ESS”), giving News Corporation full ownership of ESS.

Acquisition of MFS Technology (S) Pte Limited from MFS Technology Limited, a Singapore manufacturing company listed on Singapore Stock Exchange.

Sale of Profab International Limited's manufacturing, fabrication and engineering operations in Singapore and Indonesia.

Advising Navis Capital Partners, leading Asian private equity firm, on sale to Beijing Capital of the ECO Group, Singapore's leading waste management company;

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