Date Published: 19 January 2017.
Partners Involved: Tan Min-Li and Bill Jamieson.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 has ranked CNPLaw LLP, formerly known as Colin Ng and Partners LLP, Corporate and M&A practice. CNPLaw’s Intellectual Property and Real Estate: Domestic practices are noted for being active in these practice areas.
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Feedback From Our Clients
- The team is known for solid corporate team with an increasing presence in jurisdictions such as Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos. Continues to handle a variety of work, including acquisitions, mergers and divestments. Active in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, financial services and technology.
- The team’s collaborative approach is popular with clients.
- “The team works in a very cohesive manner,” explains one client. “We are very impressed.”
- “They work hard to achieve their clients’ objectives,” adds another.
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.
Global trade continually exposes the local market to new products and services whilst providing local businesses the opportunity to venture out to international markets. In coping with international and local competition, we can help our clients establish a strong brand image which provides their business with a powerful means of promoting and marketing their products and services. We can also help our clients safeguard their new inventions, which are inevitably vulnerable to exploitation by others when utilized or marketed.
Our services include processing applications to register trademarks, designs and patents in Singapore as well as worldwide, through our extensive network of foreign associate firms.
With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.
At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.