Krissen PillayCounsel

    Krissen Pillay


    Corporate & Commercial

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Private Equity

    Krissen Pillay is a counsel at the Ho Chi Minh City office. He focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate matters. Krissen is a South African qualified lawyer and registered with the Legal Practice Council of South Africa. Krissen has practiced law at two of the largest firms in South Africa and has worked on M&A transactions across various sectors, including cross-border transactions. He advises, amongst other things, on joint-ventures, restructuring and investments.


    University of Cape Town, Certificate: Basics of Financial Management (2018)

    University of Cape Town, LL.B. (2006) (Dean’s Merit List)

    Bar Membership

    Legal Practice Council, South Africa

    • Advised VPBank in the sale of 49% stake in FE Credit to Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group ($1,4 billion);
    • Advised Swire Beverage Holdings (Hong Kong) as Vietnamese local counsel in its acquisition of Coca Cola Beverages in Vietnam and Cambodia (US$1 billion);
    • Advised Phuong Chau Hospital Group on the acquisition by CVC Capital Partners of 60% stake in the Group;
    • Advised on the restructuring of South African gaming and leisure group (transaction value in region of ZAR5 billion);
    • Advised on attempted take-over (hostile) of large listed company on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (ZAR 5 billion); and
    • Advised on the structuring and implementation of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment transactions (similar to local ownership) for listed European chemical company and Nasdaq listed technology company.
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