Hsiu-Hau specialises in mergers and acquisitions (both by way of acquisition of shares and acquisition of businesses), joint ventures and private equity transactions, in Singapore as well as in the South-east Asian region.

Hsiu-Hau has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions, in particular transactions involving the emerging markets in the region, and is familiar with the legal and practical issues parties encounter when dealing in emerging markets. He was based in Vietnam for a year in 2008 and helped to set up Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. Hsiu-Hau is currently based in Yangon, Myanmar. He is a Director of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) and heads the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at the Firm. 

Hsiu-Hau graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree. He joined Allen & Gledhill in 2001 and has been a partner since 2007. Hsiu-Hau is proficient in Mandarin and frequently advises transactions involving Chinese parties. Clients whom Hsiu-Hau has advised include major corporates, sovereign funds, investment banks and private equity houses.

Work Highlights

  • Acted for the sellers in the acquisition by Thai Beverage Public Co of a 75 per cent. stake in the Myanmar Distillery Co group of companies (the largest whisky player in Myanmar) in a deal worth US$742 million.
  • Advised Europe & Asia Commercial on its joint venture with Unilever to create the market-leading manufacturer and distributer of home care and personal care products in Myanmar.
  • Advising the Shwe Taung Group on its joint venture with Keppel Land to develop premium serviced residences and offices in Junction City, a landmark mixed-use development in Yangon's central business district.