Andrew S. Cohn

Andrew S. Cohn

Counsel, Corporate
Andrew Cohn focuses on corporate transactions and has extensive M&A experience representing buyers, sellers, financial advisors and investors in public and private mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, spin-offs and venture capital transactions.


Mr. Cohn’s practice has spanned a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. He also regularly advises clients on corporate and securities laws, governance issues, and SEC compliance and reporting matters.

His experience (including at his previous firms) includes advising:

  • Bridgetown 2 Holdings Limited in its pending US$1.78 billion business combination with PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd. (Singapore). As a result of the business combination, PropertyGuru is expected to become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange;
  • Grab Holdings Inc. in its pending US$40 billion merger with Altimeter Growth Corp. As a result of the merger, Grab will become a publicly traded company in what is expected to be the largest-ever de-SPAC transaction globally and the largest-ever U.S. equity offering by a Southeast Asian company, with PIPE proceeds of US$4.04 billion;
  • Auchan Retail S.A. in its US$3.6 billion sale of a 70.9% stake in A-RT Retail Holdings Limited, a company which owns 51% of Sun Art Retail Group Limited, to Taobao China Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited;
  • The We Company (WeWork) in connection with the $200 million acquisition of control in WeWork Greater China Holding Company BV by China-based private equity firm Trustbridge Partners;
  • Central Group, a Thai-based conglomerate, in its bid for Tesco’s operations in Thailand and Malaysia, which were ultimately sold for US$10.6 billion;
  • Mars, Incorporated and its subsidiary (Mars Vet Health International Holdco Corp.) in its acquisition of Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong (Hong Kong);
  • RRJ Capital in connection with its acquisition of Gategroup AG from affiliates of HNA Group;
  • the senior management of Noble Group Limited in connection with the restructuring of Noble Group Limited and their shareholding in Noble Group Holdings Limited;
  • a Hong Kong-based private equity fund in connection with several venture capital and strategic investments into U.S.-based companies;
  • CK Hutchison Group in connection with the merger of its mobile telecommunications business in Sri Lanka with Etisalat’s mobile telecommunications business in Sri Lanka;
  • Brookfield Renewable Partners in connection with the sale of several solar assets in Southeast Asia;
  • European Energy Exchange AG in connection with its purchase of Nodal Exchange Holdings LLC;
  • Siam City Cement Public Company Limited in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Holcim (Vietnam) Limited from LafargeHolcim;
  • Jiuquan Iron & Steel Group (Group) Co., Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of a Jamaican refining business;
  • Siam City Cement Public Company Limited in connection with its acquisition of Holcim (Lanka) Limited from LafargeHolcim;
  • Hutchison Whampoa Limited in connection with its proposed acquisition of O2 and sale of minority interests in the combined O2/Three business to a consortium of private equity investors;
  • a Canadian pension fund in connection with its strategic investment into a Southeast Asian conglomerate operating in the telecoms and LNG space; and
  • Standard Chartered Private Equity in connection with several sales of portfolio company interests to a consortium of private equity buyers.



  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2008
  • B.A., Vassar College, 2003


  • Hong Kong
  • New York

Andrew S. Cohn