CNPLaw LLP advised sole proprietor of DeskRight on the sale of group entities to Lyreco Group

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CNPLaw LLP advised sole proprietor of DeskRight on the sale of group entities to Lyreco Group

Date Published: 12 July 2019

The Team Advising On The Transaction: Ken Chia, Wong Pei Ling, Jolyn Wah and Susannah Dobbie.


CNPLaw LLP (“CNP“) advised Mr Koh Tian Yeow (“Mr Koh”), the sole proprietor of Deskright Office Supplies (“DeskRight”), the leading single-source contract stationer for office supplies to organisations and government agencies in Singapore, on the sale of DeskRight’s head entity, DeskRight Pte. Ltd. and its two (2) subsidiary entities, I-Pacific Office Pte. Ltd., and Jaya Stationary Supplies Pte. Ltd., to French based global distributor of workplace supplies solutions, Lyreco Group (“Lyreco”).

The sale of DeskRight to Lyreco’s Singapore established entity, Lyreco (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, will enhance Lyreco’s current ranking as a leading provider of office supplies. Mr Koh, who will stay on as managing director, will continue to oversee DeskRight’s operations in Singapore.


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Ken Chia Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image


    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. Ken is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 for the Corporate and M&A practice and is rated as a “Notable Practitioner” in the IFLR1000 Thirtieth Edition.

    Wong Pei Ling Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image


      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. Pei-Ling is recognised as a recommended lawyer for Banking and Finance by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for 2021.

      Jolyn Wah Associate at CNPLaw

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        Jolyn is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory team. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and was ranked 3rd in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations in 2015. Her main area of practice includes corporate advisory and employment matters. Jolyn was trained in various practice areas of law with a focus on commercial litigation and family law prior to joining CNPLaw.

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