CNPLaw LLP advised a shareholder on his 100% divestment

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CNPLaw LLP advised a shareholder on his 100% divestment


Date Published: 4 November 2020 


The CNP team comprises: Ken Chia, Hazel Ho-Tsastsina and Yeoh Tze Ning.




 

CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”) advised a selling shareholder on the divestment of his entire equity interests in a Singapore accounting and corporate services firm. CNP also advised the shareholder on his consultancy arrangement which is ancillary to the sale and purchase of shares. This strategic acquisition allows the European purchaser to gain a foothold in the accounting and corporate services sector in Singapore.

 

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Ken Chia Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

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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. 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.


    Hazel Ho Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

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      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.


      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.





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