23 August 2023
Market-leading M&A partner Alex Bidlake to join Clifford Chance
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced that market-leading public and private M&A partner Alex Bidlake will join the firm's Asia Pacific Corporate practice, based in Hong Kong.
Alex brings more than 18 years of experience advising financial and strategic investors on a wide range of public and private M&A transactions across Asia. She has an outstanding reputation for public M&A work and is a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission's Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee. She also has notable experience in the energy and infrastructure sector, including energy transition, having advised on a significant number of complex and high-profile transactions in the region.
Commenting on the appointment Andrew Crook, Head of the Asia Pacific Corporate and Private Equity practice said, "We are very happy to welcome Alex to the team. Her track record advising on some of Hong Kong's most significant and complex public and private M&A deals will hugely benefit our clients. In addition, with her experience in APAC-wide energy transition matters she will be a valuable addition to our global energy & infrastructure practice, which has experienced significant growth over the past year, and where we continue to see a robust pipeline of investment."
Connie Heng, Regional Managing Partner for Asia Pacific added: “Alex is recognised as one of Asia's top M&A lawyers. We are very pleased to add a partner of her outstanding calibre to our team. Our clients will benefit from her deep experience, and we are looking forward to working alongside her."
Alex Bidlake commented, "I am excited to be joining Clifford Chance, a leading firm with a highly regarded Corporate team. The firm's plans to further develop and enhance its Asia Pacific public and private M&A practice align well with my experience and ambition. I look forward to working with a hugely talented group of lawyers and building on the team's success."
Clifford Chance has one of the leading Corporate M&A practices across Asia Pacific and advises clients on M&A transactions from an integrated legal services platform working closely with the antitrust, capital markets, regulatory and banking & finance teams to support clients on all aspects of a transaction. In the past year, the team has advised: Goshawk Aviation, NWS and CTFE on the US$6.7 billion sale of Goshawk's commercial aircraft leasing platform; Volkswagen Group on its technical collaboration and strategic minority investment in XPENG; Citi on the sale of its Taiwan consumer banking businesses to DBS; and Baosteel on its JV with Saudi Aramco and PIF to establish an integrated steel plate manufacturing complex in Saudi Arabia.