Asialaw Profiles 2021 recommends CNPLaw LLP

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Asialaw Profiles 2021 recommends CNPLaw LLP


Date Published: 5 November 2020 


Key contacts: Lisa Theng and Pradeep Kumar Singh.

Lawyers highlighted in the announcement: Bill Jamieson, Tan Min-Li, Ken Chia and Amit Dhume.




 

CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”) is pleased to announce that the firm has received the “Recommended”, “Recognised” and “Notable” rankings for 2021 from Asialaw Profiles for various practice areas and industry sectors.

 

PRACTICES RANKED

CNP has received a ranking of “Recommended” for the following practice areas:

CNP has received a ranking of “Recognised” for the following practice areas:

and a ranking of “Notable” for:

Notably, this is the third year where Asialaw Profiles has introduced new categories based on Industry Sectors, and CNP is proud to be ranked in various sectors amongst other leading law firms.

CNP has received a ranking of “Recommended” for the Technology and Telecommunication sector and a ranking of “Notable” for the Real Estate sector.

 

CNP LAWYERS RECOGNISED AS DISTINGUISHED PRACTITIONER

 

FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM CLIENTS ABOUT THE VARIOUS PRACTICES AND LAWYERS

Banking and Finance

  • “While we were doing our due diligence on the appropriate structure, we worked with the partner in a very transparent fashion that was forthcoming with advice and discussions. He held our hand through the process by way of some key introductions and I would call him a great partner.”

 

Corporate and M&A

  • “Able to provide professional advice and assist in transaction documentation, advises on all matters in respect of Malaysian and Singaporean legal issues and compliance matters.”

 

Private Equity

  • “Very resourceful and commercially savvy. Excellent problem-solving skills. Delivers on time and within budget.”

 

Ken Chia

  • “Professional, integrity, perseverance.”

 

Amit Dhume

  • “Problem-solving, good listener, commercially savvy with a good network of lawyers regionally.”
  • “Amit comes across not just as a typical lawyer trying to complete a legal assignment for a billing. He is a counsellor and works to win the customers complete trust and confidence. He hand holds through tough discussions on the most possible outcomes and takes ownership of the same.”

 

Tan Min-Li

  • “Tan Min-Li, the partner in charge, has been very professional with high-quality work and advice, quick turnaround times, creative structures and solutions, excellent risk management and mitigation advice, expert management of other consultants and professionals in the deal, and many other soft skills and touches necessary to get a complex deal through.”

 

ABOUT ASIALAW PROFILES

Developed by a team or researchers based in the region, Asialaw Profiles is Asia-Pacific’s definitive guide to regional and domestic law firms. The Industry Sector rankings recognises a firm’s expertise in a sector, and guides buyers of legal services who need commercial industry knowledge beyond the traditional legal practice area definitions. Asialaw defines Distinguished Practitioners as “lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong record and positive client feedback. These are lawyers that lead deals/cases.”.


Lisa Theng-Oct2017
Managing Partner

    As a managing partner, Lisa sees a need to ensure that our clients see us as their business partner and not as just a legal service provider. Our aim is to provide innovative legal solutions for our clients across Asia with a high level of service and support that will help our clients better manage and succeed in their own businesses.She has been involved with healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing, engineering, distribution, trading, exhibition, publishing, food and beverage and leisure and entertainment companies on a range of issues. She also regularly works with private equity and venture capital companies and funds.



    Pradeep Kumar Singh Admin Partner at CNPLaw

    Admin Partner

    Pradeep acts for corporations, whether they are private or listed companies, on all aspects of their business including advice and drafting of documentation on investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. With Pradeep co-heading the Employment and Immigration team, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 has commented that CNPLaw has “a solid reputation” for assisting local and foreign clients, who are employers or employees, with a range of issues. Pradeep is also “Recommended” for the Employment and Labour practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.



    Bill Jamieson is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. Bill is an English lawyer who is also registered to practise Singapore law in the areas of corporate law, banking and finance and securities laws. He enjoys working in the diverse and dynamic Asian market and helping his clients to achieve their goals.
    Partner

      Bill’s practice focuses on corporate financing transactions, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and employment law matters. His experience includes 10 years in the City of London and over 20 years in Asia. Before joining CNP, Bill was a partner in a well-known international law firm. He is recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Investment Funds and Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. Bill is one of the firm’s contacts for Interlaw, a network of independent full-service corporate law firms ranked by Chambers and Partners in its highest category, “Elite”, amongst all global law firm networks.



      Tan Min Li legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image
      Partner

      Min-Li’s principal areas of expertise are in corporate and financial services. For 2018 and 2019, she was recognised as Singapore’s Top 100 private practice lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal. She is also rated as “Highly Regarded” and ranked as a “Distinguished Practitioner” for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers respectively for 2020.



      Ken Chia Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

      Partner

      Ken heads the Corporate advisory team in the firm and has an international focus in his corporate and M&A work and worked in business development positions with various subsidiaries of the Hang Lung Group in Shanghai and with Informa plc in Singapore.



      Amit Dhume Partner at CNPLaw LLP

      Partner

      Amit’s practice focuses on corporate law, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory and compliance matters. He has over 15 years’ experience in these areas of law. Amit’s expertise has been recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020 as “Recommended Lawyer for Corporate and M&A as well as Investment Funds”. 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.



      Having handled transactions for numerous local and foreign companies across Asia, extending across a wide range of businesses and industries, we have accumulated significant experience advising on an extensive range of corporate finance transactions.





      We provide legal advisory services to fund managers, investors and investee companies in relation to both open-end funds and closed-end funds that deal with a variety of asset classes and employ different investment strategies including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, mutual funds, commodity funds and exchange traded funds.





      Employment issues are of fundamental concern to both individuals and corporations alike. This is especially so given the growing emphasis on human capital development across the world. Such issues involve an intricate interplay between commercial objectives and normative considerations. Here at CNPLaw, our lawyers strive to help our clients find the balance required to nurture a positive working environment. We advise both employers and employees (whether local or foreign) on the areas below.





      Private equity can be a viable source of financing for companies that do not wish to increase their leverage. While the introduction of private equity can help take a company to the next level of its development, the competing interests involved can derail the very growth that such transactions are intended to accelerate if they are not properly managed.

      With years of experience overseeing private equity transactions (acting for both private equity investors and companies seeking to raise funds), our lawyers have an acute sense of the interests of both sides and are adept at managing investor relations. This ability to put themselves in the shoes of each party enables our lawyers to identify overlapping interests and pre-empt potential areas of conflict on issues such as the management of the company and the degree of investor protection.





      The lawyers from the Banking & Finance Practice Group (BFPG) have always taken pride in providing a comprehensive range of banking and finance services to our clients, including domestic and foreign international banks, other financial institutions as well as non-bank lenders and borrowers, and foreign legal firms acting for parties outside Singapore.

      Our banking & finance practice covers the whole spectrum of domestic and international banking & financing work, including restructurings, financings and financial institutions advisory work. We can draw upon a broad base of partners, senior, mid-level and junior associates, all with strong and varied banking & finance product line and country experience.

      Our reach is further widened and enhanced by our ability to draw upon the resources of our network of correspondent firms in the region and globally.





      Each M&A deal entails the confluence of multiple legal disciplines. That is why we take great care when assembling a team for each deal, ensuring that there is an optimal mix of specialisation in the clients’ identified areas of concern, such as taxemployment and intellectual property, and necessary industry-specific experience.

      We provide support to our clients at every stage of the deal. We will be there at the beginning of the process, helping to facilitate the negotiations between the parties and advising on the structure of the transaction. Once the parties have reached a consensus, we meticulously prepare the necessary documentation. Recognising that M&A deals are often the first page of a new chapter for the parties involved, we also provide post-transaction support to ensure a smooth transition such as the preparation of shareholder agreementsemployment agreements, and other relevant commercial documentation.





      With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.

      At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.





      We advise both private and public (whether listed or non-listed) companies on corporate governance and compliance issues to help them acclimatise and thrive in a regulatory landscape that is becoming increasingly complex.

      Besides providing general advice on director duties and corporate secretarial matters, we help our clients better appreciate the licensing and compliance regimes applicable to the industries that they operate in and review our clients’ administrative and operational procedures for consistency with industry standards.





      At CNPLaw, we understand that the current rapid advances in technology are significantly disrupting the way businesses operate and forcing them to evolve to stay relevant. In this fast-changing world, our clients will need lawyers that they can rely on to help them navigate the challenges and stay ahead of the technology game.

      Our technology law team constantly monitors the latest technological developments and assesses how they might impact our clients’ businesses. Our mission is to help our clients respond to and embrace these changes to enable them to thrive in this new environment.

      We provide our clients with end-to-end, intuitive advice on all forms of technology and e-commerce related transactions.





      With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.

      At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.