Date Published: 1 March 2021
CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”) is proud to announce that Ms Ge Xiaomeng and Ms Sharleen Eio have been appointed as partners of the firm effective 1 March 2021. These appointments bring the number of partners at CNP up to 21.
Xiaomeng’s practice encompasses corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate advisory. She has experience in a range of corporate transactions across various sectors, and actively advises clients on fundraising exercises, acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, initial public offerings, delistings, restructurings, and listing compliance. She is proficient in Chinese and has a keen interest in Chinese music.
Xiaomeng says, “I am extremely grateful to the firm and all my colleagues for the guidance and support. I hope I can be a role model for the junior lawyers and will continue to deliver my best in every transaction.”
Sharleen has experience in a wide spectrum of legal advisory and disputes work, with a focus on civil and corporate commercial litigation. She has advised and represented a number of international companies and high net-worth individuals in complex cross-border disputes. Her experience also includes regulatory and investigatory work and employment law. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Sharleen has also worked with the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics to advise and represent migrant workers on a pro bono basis.
Sharleen says, “I am grateful for the opportunity afforded to me and I look forward to growing together with the firm.”
Commenting on the promotions, CNP’s managing partner, Ms Lisa Theng, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Xiaomeng and Sharleen to the partnership. Each of our new partners has demonstrated outstanding technical ability in their respective specialised areas of law, is dedicated and innovative with a personal approach to servicing our clients. The promotions highlight the firm’s diverse range of talent across practices and are in line with the firm’s direction for growth. We look forward to their continued contributions towards the growth of the firm.”
Update: Mr Stephen Soh is no longer with CNPLaw LLP. As of 9 April 2021, the firm has 20 Partners.
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.
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 duties, derivative actions, shareholder oppression, management deadlocks, management compensation, dividend 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.
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.
Our general litigation practice is primarily business-oriented and involves most types of civil litigation. Our dispute resolution lawyers assist corporate and private clients in their claims and disputes arising from areas such as company law, defamation, and intellectual property on top of others mentioned.