CNPLaw advised RELX Singapore on collaboration with Walt Disney

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CNPLaw advised RELX Singapore on collaboration with Walt Disney


Date Published: 10 August 2017


The Team Advising On The Transaction: Ken Chia, Joey Ho, Joshua Khng and Nicolette Lye.




 

CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”), formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners LLP, advised RELX (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. on its collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Limited to co-organize the “Star Wars: Experience the Force Singapore” festival. This event will take place along Orchard Road from 1 – 10 September and at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) at Marina Bay Sands from 9 – 10 September. The festival will feature the sale of collectables, books and apparels from the upcoming movie, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Other activities that will be ongoing include the Padawan Training academy, a Virtual Reality experience with BB-8 and fan-built installations of the Millennium Falcon.

 

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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.



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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.




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.