SINGAPORE, July 12, 2013—Duane Morris & Selvam LLP (DM&S) is pleased to announce that our representation of Heineken in its $4.6 billion takeover of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. has been named the Global M&A Deal of the Year for Southeast Asia, in the 2013 American Lawyer Global Legal Awards as well as the Southeast Asia M&A Deal of the Year and the Singapore M&A Deal of the Year by Asian Law and Business. These three prestigious awards are indicative of how the marketplace viewed the complexity of the deal and the skill and creativity utilized by the lawyers handling it.
DM&S managing director Arfat Selvam acted as lead legal counsel to Heineken in the transaction, with assistance from corporate director Ramiro Rodriguez and corporate associate director Parikhit Sarma.
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Duane Morris & Selvam LLP is the joint law venture consisting of international law firm Duane Morris LLP and Singapore-based Selvam LLC, with its headquarters in Singapore. It serves clients throughout Asia, as well as companies based in the Americas and Europe that are conducting business in Asia and Asian entities and individuals doing business in the Americas and the United Kingdom. Duane Morris & Selvam's attorneys represent publicly listed companies, investment banks, individuals and numerous large and small private companies from around the world. Duane Morris & Selvam LLP's practice capabilities span mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, corporate finance, banking and securities, financial services, international joint ventures, commercial real estate, Islamic finance, intellectual property, litigation, shipping and arbitration. It is regularly ranked among Singapore's top corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions law practices by Chambers & Partners, Leading Lawyers and the International Financial Law Review 1000.