CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”) is proud to announce that Ms Cinda Sim and Ms Wong Pei-Ling have been appointed as partners of the firm in January 2020. These appointments bring the number of partners at CNP up to 18.
Cinda was admitted to the Singapore bar in 1991 and chose conveyancing as her specialisation. In the course of her career, she has worked through many “firsts” in Singapore’s real estate scene – including the collective sales trend of private estates, the birth of executive condominiums in Singapore, and the conversion of land in Singapore (which was then largely unregistered) to the Torrens system of land registration.
“Legal practice has changed so much since the time I started,” Cinda says. “Everyone needs a roof over the head, and beyond that, people are getting more affluent. Real estate practice is very much alive and kicking, and I believe it will continue to be so for years to come (albeit with greater reliance on AI). I hope to help grow the firm even more in this once bread-and-butter practice.”
Pei-Ling joined CNPLaw LLP in 2010 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2011. She was formerly the Head of Legal and Compliance of a Malaysian main-board listed company, with operations across the Asia Pacific region. Pei-Ling has over 23 years of experience in corporate and cross-border transactions, and has advised on investments, joint-ventures and commercial transactions in Singapore and Malaysia. Over the years, she has also developed a practice in the areas of data protection, technology and employment. Pei-Ling was admitted to the English Bar in 1996, and the Malaysian Bar in 1997.
Pei-Ling says, “I am thankful to CNP and my colleagues for their support all these years and I look forward to the new challenges ahead. I expect that there will further developments in the areas of data protection and employment laws in the coming years. Corporate transactions will be more exciting as data protection takes on a more significant role”.
CNP Managing Partner Ms Lisa Theng welcomes Cinda to the firm and congratulates Pei-Ling on her promotion to Partner. Lisa has this to say about the newly appointed partners, “Cinda will boost the firm’s profile in the areas of corporate real estate and retail conveyancing. We look forward to further contributions from Pei-Ling to the corporate practice. These partners are experts in their respective specialised areas of law and their addition to the partnership highlight the firm’s diverse range of talent across practices.”
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Cinda is a pioneer of sorts, having experienced and worked through many “firsts” in Singapore’s real estate history and scene. One of these was the start of the collective sales trend of private estates. Another “first” was the birth of executive condominiums in Singapore.