CNPLaw LLP acted for a US e-sports gaming content creator on its joint venture in South East Asia

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CNPLaw LLP acted for a US e-sports gaming content creator on its joint venture in South East Asia


Date Published: 21 December 2020 


The team involved in the transaction: Ken Chia, Hazel Ho and Sylvia Koh.




 

CNPLaw LLP (CNP) acted for a rapid-growing US e-sports gaming content creator on its strategic joint venture with operational partners in South East Asia, expanding its reach to the region for the first time outside of the US and South America where it currently operates. The joint venture was finalised in September 2020.

 

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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.




Hazel Ho Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

    Hazel’s practice focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate advisory. She has over 10 years of experience working in-house and in private practice. Hazel has been recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate and M&A practice by IFLR1000 in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Hazel is also named in the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020.




    Sylvia Koh Associate at CNPLaw
    Associate

    Sylvia is an associate in the Corporate Advisory Practice Group. She graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2016 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Sylvia practised in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and has acted for clients from different industries.



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