Date Published: 28 January 2021
CNPLaw LLP (CNP) is proud to announce that Mr Low Wee Siong has been appointed as a partner of the firm in January 2021. His appointment brings the number of partners at CNP up to 19.
Wee Siong has a wide and varied practice, encompassing corporate finance, capital markets, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and corporate governance. He is dual degree and professionally qualified in law and accountancy and was formerly an investment banker and auditor. He is also an independent director of Singapore and Hong Kong listed companies. Wee Siong is recommended by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for capital markets (2018, 2020 and 2021) and banking and finance (2021) and was named amongst the most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in Singapore (2016) by the Singapore Business Review. He is admitted to the Singapore Bar (2006), to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales (2008) and as a Singapore Chartered Accountant (2010).
Wee Siong says, “I am excited to join CNP and look forward to contributing towards the growth and success of the firm”.
CNP Managing Partner Ms Lisa Theng welcomes Wee Siong to the firm. Lisa has this to say about the newly appointed partner, “Wee Siong’s expertise in the areas of corporate finance and capital markets adds further depth to the firm’s corporate practice and reflects our plans for growth. Wee Siong will be a great addition to our partnership team and we look forward to working with him.”
Having handled transactions for numerous local and foreign companies across Asia, extending across a wide range of businesses and industries, we have accumulated significant experience advising on an extensive range of corporate finance transactions.
This includes: Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Right issues, Private placements, Convertible bonds issues, Warrants issues, Capitalisation issues, Privatisations, Takeovers and reverse takeovers, Share buybacks, Interested person transactions, Employee share option schemes and performance share schemes and Compliance with the requirements of the Singapore Exchange.
The lawyers from the Banking & Finance Practice Group (BFPG) have always taken pride in providing a comprehensive range of banking and finance services to our clients, including domestic and foreign international banks, other financial institutions as well as non-bank lenders and borrowers, and foreign legal firms acting for parties outside Singapore.
Our banking & finance practice covers the whole spectrum of domestic and international banking & financing work, including restructurings, financings and financial institutions advisory work. We can draw upon a broad base of partners, senior, mid-level and junior associates, all with strong and varied banking & finance product line and country experience.
Our reach is further widened and enhanced by our ability to draw upon the resources of our network of correspondent firms in the region and globally.
We advise both private and public (whether listed or non-listed) companies on corporate governance and compliance issues to help them acclimatise and thrive in a regulatory landscape that is becoming increasingly complex.
Besides providing general advice on director duties and corporate secretarial matters, we help our clients better appreciate the licensing and compliance regimes applicable to the industries that they operate in and review our clients’ administrative and operational procedures for consistency with industry standards.
Each M&A deal entails the confluence of multiple legal disciplines. That is why we take great care when assembling a team for each deal, ensuring that there is an optimal mix of specialisation in the clients’ identified areas of concern, such as tax, employment and intellectual property, and necessary industry-specific experience.
We provide support to our clients at every stage of the deal. We will be there at the beginning of the process, helping to facilitate the negotiations between the parties and advising on the structure of the transaction. Once the parties have reached a consensus, we meticulously prepare the necessary documentation. Recognising that M&A deals are often the first page of a new chapter for the parties involved, we also provide post-transaction support to ensure a smooth transition such as the preparation of shareholder agreements, employment agreements, and other relevant commercial documentation.