CNPLaw advised a large French consortium on its internal amalgamation and restructuring exercise

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CNPLaw advised a large French consortium on its internal amalgamation and restructuring exercise


Date Published: 1 January 2018


The Team Advising on The Transaction: Wong Pei-Ling and Lorraine Liew.




 

CNPLaw LLP, formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners LLP, advised a large French consortium that produces well-known household appliances on its internal amalgamation and restructuring exercise.

 

CNPLaw’s Corporate Advisory Lawyers

Wong Pei Ling Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

Partner

Pei Ling has over 23 years of legal experience and has advised clients with Malaysian and Singaporean interests on their cross-border transactions, joint ventures, investments, commercial and technology agreements.




Liew Lorraine is an Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

Lorraine is experienced in advising clients, comprising start-ups and SMEs to multinational firms, on general corporate legal matters, including compliance with applicable laws. She has reviewed a variety of commercial contracts such as distributorship and service agreements and terms and conditions and has broad experience in joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions transactions in various industries.



Every business involves an amalgam of various stakeholders, such as investors, shareholders and directors. Ideally, each of these stakeholders should have a common vision of what is best for the company. However, this is rarely the case when individual interests are factored into the equation.

Stakeholder conflicts (regarding issues such as breaches of fiduciary dutiesderivative actionsshareholder oppressionmanagement deadlocksmanagement compensationdividend payments and buy-outs) can be a thorny issue and can leave a company crippled if not addressed promptly.

Given the diversity of interests at play, we appreciate that a multi-faceted approach is usually the most cost-efficient method of resolving stakeholder conflicts. Therefore, we provide clients with ready access to an integrated team of lawyers (combining the experience of our corporate, dispute resolution and employment law practices where applicable) who will effectively engage the relevant stakeholders in discussions on how best to resolve their differences amicably.

More often than not, clients are able to avoid costly protracted court proceedings and resolve stakeholder conflicts with discretion and expediency.





Companies periodically assess and deliberate ways to improve their financial results, and one way of achieving this may be through a successful corporate restructuring exercise, undertaken pursuant to the applicable laws.

A corporate restructuring exercise may involve the acquisitiondisposalconsolidation or amalgamation of assets or shares. Other reasons that may compel a company to restructure may be to prepare the company for a salemerger or management buyout. In almost all cases, legal and financial reasons will dictate the approach and outcome.

By leveraging on our corporate and insolvency law practices within the firm, we aim to help clients achieve their restructuring objectives by offering strategic advance planningassessing the possible business outcomes and legal restrictions, and managing the interests of the stakeholders involved, namely the shareholders, creditors, customers, and employees.