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Erwan BARRE

Partner (Foreign Lawyer)

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Erwan is a Partner (Foreign Lawyer) at RHTLaw Asia and the Co-Head of our Corporate & Capital Markets Practice. Focused on corporate transactions, Erwan has extensive experience, representing clients across many industries, with an emphasis in Technology and Life Sciences.

Practice AreaAnti-Competitive NotificationAntitrustCapital & Corporate RestructuringCapital MarketsCommercialCommercial LawCompany LawCompetition LawCorporate & Capital MarketsCorporate & Commercial LawEnvironment, Social & GovernanceForeign InvestmentGeneral Competition Law Advisory ServicesM&AMerger NotificationMergers & AcquisitionsPrivate Equity & Venture CapitalRegulatory ComplianceTakeovers & Mergers
Industry GroupHealthcare & Life SciencesTechnology, Media & Communications

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Background Information

Prior to joining RHTLaw Asia in 2015, Erwan has practised for 16 years with Sullivan & Cromwell and Paul Hastings, which are two leading US firms in Paris and New York.

Erwan has represented clients in the aerospace, real estate, hospitality, and energy industries. His clients include blue chip names as well as promising start-ups and leading investment banks.

He brings further insight to his expertise with management experience as a co-founder of Vaximax, a biotech company.

Erwan has been recognised as a leading practitioner in his field by professional publications, such as Chambers and Legal 500, and is regularly invited as guest speaker at numerous industry conferences in Asia and in Europe. Some of the recent events that he spoke at include the Financial Times Asia Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit, the Asia Pacific MedTech Forum and the Asia Investment Conference.

Education

  • MBA from the Neoma (ESC Reims) Business School in France (1990)
  • Pre-doctoral degree (DEA) in business law from the Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris I) University (1993),
  • LL.M. degree from Columbia University in the US (1996).

Career Highlights

Involved in many M&A, joint venture, capital markets and financing projects in Asia, Europe and the US, including several game-changing cross-border transactions:

  •       His transactional expertise is based on leading over 100 deals, representing in the aggregate more than US$20 billion,
  •       15 of his deals exceeded US$ 500 million in value,
  •       60% of his transactions involved TMC (telecommunications, media and communications) and life science companies.

Awards & Accolades

Leading Practitioner in Who’s Who Legal Healthcare 2020

Ranked in Chambers & Partners – Asia Pacific 2021: Band 3.

Memberships & Associations

  • Attorney admitted in Paris (France) and New York (USA), Foreign Lawyer in Singapore
  • French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, Board Member, General Secretary
  • RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, Board Member

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