CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”), formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners LLP, is proud to announce that our Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) practice has been ranked by Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) this year and has received a Tier 3 ranking within the domestic category.
For the past 12 months, M&A activity in Singapore was robust with 127 deals recorded according to Mergermarket. In the domestic M&A space, 75 percent of the deals involved the property, financial and industrial sectors, with the property sector being the most active among all.
CNP’s Corporate and M&A practice has also been recognised in several legal publications such as Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles as well as IFLR1000. Additionally, the firm’s Intellectual Property practice has also been ranked in ALB’s IP Rankings 2018 for the fourth consecutive year.
ALB draws results from firm submissions, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for M&A in Asia.
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.