Ken CHIA 

Ken CHIA


HEAD, CORPORATE ADVISORY PRACTICE GROUP


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Biography

 

Ken's main areas of practice include (but is not limited to) corporate advisory practice, general corporate and commercial practice, and mergers & acquisitions practice. He regularly advises companies on corporate matters in Singapore and on cross-border transactions (with a keen focus on transactions within ASEAN).

After obtaining his LLB (Hons) from the University of Exeter (united Kingdom), Ken held business development positions with various subsidiaries of the Hang Lung Group (SEHK: 10) in Shanghai, the Peopleís Republic of China and with Informa plc (LSE: INF) in Singapore.



Practice Experience

 

  • Acted for Reed Exhibitions in its establishment of an Indonesian joint-venture with Panorama Exhibitions, a leading Indonesia exhibition industry player (and a subsidiary of the Jakarta Stock Exchange listed Panorama Group),

  • Acted for a Spanish fashion label in its acquisition of assets from its Singapore franchisee and continued acting for client in its expansion in Singapore,

  • Acted for a group of private investors in their US$10 million shares subscription in a Singapore tender rig company,

  • Acted for majority shareholders in their sale of equity interests in a Singapore mobile gaming company to Softbank Corp. (a Japanese tele-communications and internet corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (a telecommunications company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange),

  • Acted for the selling shareholders of a Singapore lighting solutions company in their sale of equity interests to a wholly owned subsidiary of Rexel (a French group specializing in the professional distribution of electrical supplies listed on the Euronext N.V.),

  • Acted for a Singapore oil and gas company in its issuance and allotment of new ordinary shares for a consideration exceeding US$90 million,

  • Acted for the management of a marine company in its MBO (management buy-out) for consideration exceeding US$100 million,

  • Acted as local counsel for one of Europeís leading exhibition organizers in its acquisition of equity interests in a Singapore exhibitions company,

  • Acted for the selling shareholders of a Singapore technical services company in their sale of equity interests to an international services corporation,

  • Acted for an Italian precision engineering company in its corporate re-structuring resulting in its global headquarters being based out of Singapore,

  • Acted for the Burmese joint venture partner in a joint venture with Asia Pacific Breweries Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Heineken N.V.) to build a beer brewery in Myanmar,

  • Acted for a SGX mainboard listed company in its sale of minority equity interests to another SGX mainboard listed company,

  • Acted for a Singapore dating services company in its acquisition of assets from an Indonesian company and the setting up of a joint venture in Indonesia,

  • Acted for a leading Asian distributor of fragrance and beauty brands in its subscription of preference shares in a Singapore start-up.


Social Responsibility

  • Acted pro bono for Parkinson Society Singapore f.k.a. Parkinsonís Disease Society (Singapore) on general corporate advisory matters.