Amit DHUME 

Amit DHUME


PARTNER
CO-HEAD, FUNDS & FINANCIAL SERVICES PRACTICE GROUP


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Biography

 

Amit's practice focuses on corporate law, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory and compliance. He has extensive experience in these areas.

Amit advises on investments into Asia and matters relating to cross border transactions especially in the areas of corporate and financial services law. He works closely with fund managers to assist them to establish funds and fund management companies and offer the funds in various jurisdictions. These include private equity funds as well as hedge funds. He also advises family offices on various wealth management issues and legal documentation.

Amit has assisted listed corporations and financial institutions on licensing issues and continuing compliance obligations. He is very active in advising on Singapore structures for investments into Asian countries.

He is enrolled as a Solicitor in England and Wales. He is registered to practise Singapore law in the areas of corporate law, banking and finance and securities laws.Amit was designated a Sheridan Fellow by the National University of Singapore in 2004 and was awarded the faculty graduate scholarship.

Amit's expertise has been recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 as "Recommended Lawyer for Financial Services Regulatory". In December 2016, Amit was named by Singapore Business Review as one of the 70 most influential lawyers in Singapore under the age of 40.



Practice Experience

 

  • Acted as lead counsel for the launch of Wavemaker Pacific 1 Pte. Ltd. ("WPPL"), a Singapore domiciled, Asia Pacific focussed fund that seeks to realise long-term capital appreciation for its investors primarily by making venture capital investments in the securities of private companies primarily engaged in high technology industries, including enterprise software, mobile, internet of things, marketplace and related industries. Amit was responsible for the documentation and regulatory matters for WPPL.


  • Acted as lead counsel for the launch of LC Cerestra Core Opportunities Fund Pte. Ltd. ("LCC"), a Singapore domiciled, Asia focussed real estate investment fund that seeks opportunities in specialised real estate. As lead counsel, Amit was responsible for the documentation and regulatory matters for the LCC investment fund launch. He also acted as Singapore counsel for the initial acquisition of portfolio companies by LCC from a United States based group.


  • In two separate transactions in 2016, acted for a group of investors investing in two Singapore Fintech companies, Planar Investments and Dragon Wealth. Planar Investments has been named as a top Singapore Fintech company in the personal finance management space, and operates under the branding of Weinvest. Dragon Wealth has been named as a top Singapore Fintech company in the data management space, and is a financial technology company assisting relationship managers on client preferences and data.


  • Advised Link Healthcare ("Link"), a specialist pharmaceutical and medical technology business focussed on the Asian, African and Australasian regions, as Singapore counsel on the sale of Link to Clinigen Group plc ("Clinigen"), the specialty global pharmaceutical company listed in the UK, for an initial consideration of 44.5 million and a maximum of approximately 100 million based on achievement of milestones.


  • Acted as lead counsel for the launch of Asia Special Opportunities Fund Pte. Ltd. ("ASOF"), a Singapore domiciled, Asia focussed fund that seeks to look for special situations opportunities. ASOF is managed by Alpha Alternative Advisors Pte. Ltd.


  • Acted as Singapore counsel for a proposed US$ 200 million medical sector focused fund with China as the country focus. The fund which is structured as a limited partnership will invest in hospitals, clinics and medical technology for deployment in China.


  • Advised Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX) on its assessment of its compliance with initiatives aimed at improving the systemic risk management of markets which came from the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions.


  • Acted as lead counsel for the launch of Ashiana Fund Ltd, a long/short equity securities focussed hedge fund that seeks to look for opportunities in the Asean region.


  • Acted as lead counsel for the launch of ICH Gemini Asia Growth Fund Pte. Ltd., a Singapore domiciled, Asia focused fund that seeks to look for opportunities in private equity in Asia, with a focus on China.


  • Acted for Ocean Dial Investment Company Singapore on the acquisition of Ocean Dial Group Limited ("ODGL") from Caledonia Investments Plc. ODGL's FCA authorised subsidiary Ocean Dial Asset Management Limited manages two India focused investment funds.


  • Acted for SSG Capital Management ("SSG") on obtaining the Capital Markets Services Licence in the Accredited / Institutional Investors Fund Management Company category from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. SSG is a leading special situations and distressed assets fund manager in Asia.


  • Advising the company and the sponsors on a US$100m refinancing of an acquisition financing by Standard Chartered Bank and UOB.


  • Advised DMI for the launch of DMI Income Fund Pte. Ltd., a Singapore domiciled, India focussed fund that seeks to look for opportunities in Indian corporate debt.


  • Advised Eightstone Pte. Ltd.  on obtaining the Capital Markets Services Licence in the Accredited / Institutional Investors Fund Management Company category from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.


  • Advised Pilgrim Partners for the launch of Pilgrim Growth and Income Fund, a hedge fund that seeks to look for opportunities globally, with an emphasis on developed markets and Asia.


  • Acted for Eredene Capital PLC, an AIM listed Investment Company on the sale of Aboyne Mauritius Ltd ("Aboyne"), one of its portfolio companies.  Aboyne owns Matheran Realty Private Limited and Gopi Resorts Private Limited, the owners of an integrated residential township development project on about 100 acres of contiguous land in Karjat Taluka, Maharashtra, India.


  • Advised ICH Gemini Pte. Ltd. on the grant of the Registered Fund Management Company  status from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.