CNPLaw LLP acted as counsel for Paynear Technologies Private Limited’s acquisition of the GoSwiff business

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CNPLaw LLP acted as counsel for Paynear Technologies Private Limited’s acquisition of the GoSwiff business

Date Published: 1 October 2017

The Team Advising The Client: Amit Dhume, Abel Ho, and Joy Tan.


CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”), formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners LLP, advised and represented Paynear Technologies Private Limited (“Paynear”), an Indian payments firm specialising in payment gateway, in its acquisition of the mobile commerce business of Singapore-based Goswiff.

The acquisition is part of a strategic move by Paynear to enhance its mobile payment platform capabilities and expand its footprint in South East Asia, Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

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