Date Published: 2 August 2020
CNPLaw LLP advised Axington Inc. (“Company”) in relation to a mandatory unconditional cash offer (“Offer”) made by DBS Bank Ltd. for and on behalf of DORR Global Healthcare International Pte. Ltd. (“Offeror”) for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (“Shares”) other than those already owned, controlled or agreed to be acquired by the Offeror and parties acting in concert with the Offeror, at a consideration of S$0.208 per Share.
At the close of the Offer on 13 July 2020, the total percentage of Shares held by the Offeror, together with valid acceptances of the Offer, amounted to approximately 92.53% of the Shares.
The lawyers advising the Company include Tan Min-Li – Partner, Bill Jamieson – Partner, Ge Xiaomeng – Senior Associate, and Jennifer Lo – Senior Associate.
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Min-Li’s principal areas of expertise are in corporate and financial services. For 2018 and 2019, she was recognised as Singapore’s Top 100 private practice lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal. She is also rated as “Highly Regarded” and ranked as a “Distinguished Practitioner” for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers respectively for 2020.
Bill is an English lawyer who is also registered to practise Singapore law and he is recognised by professional and commercial publications. According to Chambers and Partners, Bill is “experienced in providing regulatory advice and drafting fund documentation.” For 2020, investment funds, IFLR1000 has rated him as “Highly Regarded” and Asialaw Leading Lawyers has ranked him as a “Distinguished practitioner”. Bill is also recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 for the Investment Funds practice.
Xiaomeng’s practice is focused on corporate finance, M&A and general corporate advisory. Before joining CNP, she started practice in a leading corporate law firm in Singapore. She is fluent in the Chinese language and has been involved in cross-border transactions in the PRC (including Hong Kong), Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Australia.
Jennifer’s main areas of practice are corporate finance, debt and equity capital markets and general corporate advisory. Jennifer has been involved in initial public offerings and listings on both The Singapore Exchange Security Trading Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
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