Andrew S. Cohn

Andrew S. Cohn

Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Singapore) LLP, Corporate
Andrew Cohn focuses on corporate transactions and has extensive M&A experience representing buyers, sellers, financial advisors and other investors in public and private mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, spin-offs and venture capital transactions.

Bio

Having practised in the United States and Asia, Mr. Cohn’s representations have 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.

Prior to joining Skadden’s Singapore office in 2022, Mr. Cohn worked in the firm’s Hong Kong office from 2019, and has been based in Asia for over a decade. His more recent experience includes advising:

  • Grab Holdings Inc. in its US$40 billion merger with Altimeter Growth Corp. As a result of the merger, Grab became 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;
  • Bridgetown 2 Holdings Limited in its business combination with PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd. at an enterprise value of US$1.36 billion. As a result of the business combination, PropertyGuru became a publicly traded company;
  • Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., along with Aboitiz & Company, in the US$1.6 billion sale of a 27% stake in Aboitiz Power Corporation to JERA Co., Inc.;
  • Prenetics Group Limited in its US$1.7 billion merger with Artisan Acquisition Corp. This transaction was named Best M&A Deal 2021 for Hong Kong at the The Asset Country Awards;
  • 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 US$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; and
  • Mars, Incorporated and its subsidiary (Mars Vet Health International Holdco Corp.) in its acquisition of Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong (Hong Kong).
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Singapore) LLP is licensed in Singapore as a registered foreign law firm to advise clients on certain aspects of their international transactions and operations. We are not authorized to practice Singapore law. All matters relating to advice as to Singapore law will be dealt with by a separate local Singapore law firm.

Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • New York
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer of Singapore

Andrew S. Cohn

Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Singapore) LLP, Corporate
andrew.cohn@skadden.com