King & Wood Mallesons has hired Jake Robson as an M&A partner in its Singapore office from Morrison & Foerster.

Robson has practiced in the region for 14 years. He specialises in international acquisitions, disposals and investments, joint ventures and other complex commercial arrangements, having advised fintech, financial institutions, technology and telecommunications, and resources clients in the region.

KWM Robson will play a key role in developing the firm’s M&A practice in the region in addition to the overall growth strategy for the Singapore office.

This is the second lateral partner appointment by KWM’s Singapore office in the last several months, following the appointment of banking & finance partner John Shum from White & Case in last September.

Founded in 2015, KWM’s Singapore office focuses on corporate, M&A, international funds and investments and projects, infrastructure, energy and resources. It now has five partners.


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