Jon Bowden

Local Partner, Singapore

Biography

Legal 500 2018 quotes clients’ description of Jon as ‘very responsive’ and ‘pragmatic’. Recognized as an “Up & coming” individual on Chambers Asia Pacific 2018, Jon is also noted by clients for ‘his knowledge and skills at the negotiation table.’

Overview

Jon Bowden is a Local Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice group.

Jon represents private equity firms and other financial sponsors, together with corporates and banks, on a variety of cross-border private and public M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate finance transactions.

Prior to working in Singapore, Jon spent time working in both Moscow and London, where his experience included advising on a number of UK capital markets transactions, including the FTSE 100 listings of EVRAZ plc, Fresnillo plc and Hochschild Mining plc.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
Graduate Diploma in Law
Oxford Brookes University
BA
Modern History
University of Oxford
Languages
English

Experience

Saudi Aramco
Representation of Saudi Aramco on its potential US$14 billion joint venture with Petronas to develop and finance Petronas's Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) in Malaysia.

GlobalWafers Co. Ltd.
Representation of GlobalWafers Co. Ltd., a global leader in the manufacture of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry, in its US$683 million acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited.

Pivotal Software, Inc.
Representation of Pivotal Software, Inc., a data and analytics software and services provider, in connection with its acquisition of the software development and services business of Neo Innovation, Inc. and Neo Innovation (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

PT XL Axiata
Representation of PT XL Axiata, an Indonesian telecommunications operator, on its US$267 million sale and leaseback of 2,500 telecoms towers to PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo).

Brenntag
Representation of Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution headquartered in Germany, on its acquisition of the TAT Group, the Singapore-based distributor for industrial chemicals, and the acquisition of EPChem in Singapore, including its distribution businesses in China and Indonesia.

Barings Private Equity Asia
Representation of Barings Private Equity Asia on its investment in Cath Kidston Group Limited.*

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Representation of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan on its investment in Garena Interactive Holdings Limited.*

Standard Chartered Private Equity
Representation of Standard Chartered Private Equity on various transactions and joint ventures in a number of Asian and African jurisdictions.*

Indonesian banking issues
Advising on a broad range of Indonesian banking issues, including advising Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on its US$1.5 billion acquisition of 40% of PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (BTPN), Indonesia's seventh largest bank, from sellers including TPG.*

A number of clients in Myanmar
A number of clients in relation to matters in Myanmar, including Sumitomo Corporation and KDDI CORPORATION on their US$2.2billion Myanmar telecoms joint venture with MPT, the Myanmar-government telecoms operator.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

"Up & coming" for Corporate/M&A: International - Singapore, Chambers Asia Pacific (2018)