CNPLaw recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 rankings



CNPLaw recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 rankings

CNPLaw (“CNP”) formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners is pleased to announce that it is recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition and has received “Tier 2”, “Tier 3” and “Tier 4” rankings for various practice areas amongst other leading law firms in Singapore.

CNP is ranked for the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Investment Funds
  • Labour and Employment

CNP has also received positive reviews from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for its work and legal services provided by various lawyers in the ranked practice areas.

Banking and Finance


CNP is noted for its “strong background in acquisition and equity financings”, and regularly advise on credit funds and fund-type entities in equity financing. Partner, Bill Jamieson is also noted for his background in the funds and regulatory environments.

Capital Markets


CNP is noted for handling significant market share of mid-market issuances on the Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges, including Hong Kong’s main and GEM board, and Singapore’s Catalist exchange. Clients include Shuang Yun Holdings and Omnibridge. Partner Tan Min-Li is also commended for providing “professional” and “value added advice”. Stephen Soh, is also noted as another key partner for Capital Markets.

Corporate and M&A


CNP is recognised for its strong cross-border credentials. Notable work includes representing Singapore-listed Silverlake Axis (a banking software solutions provider) on its acquisition of a group of three Malaysian-incorporated private companies operating in the fintech space.

Partners, Amit Dhume, Bill Jamieson and Ken Chia are recognised in this area. Amit Dhume for his funds-related M&A work and Bill Jamieson for his senior-level credibility. They are commended for being “responsive and capable”, and “commercial”. Ken Chia is noted for his focus on healthcare sector corporate transactions.

Dispute Resolution


CNP is commended for its broad dispute resolution practice, with a fine record in shareholder, construction and insolvency disputes. The team with a number of competent Mandarin speakers, has made an impression in the cross-border cases, including those involving Chinese parties. Partner, Subramanian Pillai is noted for commercial litigation, insolvency cases and construction disputes, while See Tow Soo Ling is praised for her “fine record in commercial, matrimonial and IP-related disputes.”

Investment Funds


CNP is noted for its focus on work involving investments into India and its Chinese clients. Bill Jamieson and Amit Dhume have advised one of Southeast Asia’s leading early stage private equity-focused funds on its successful closing. The team has also advised on a number of Cayman Islands-domiciled funds, including the formation and structuring of a fund focused on alternative renewable energy projects.

Labour and Employment


CNP is praised for being “very strong in this area”. The team is jointly headed by Partners Bill Jamieson and Pradeep Kumar Singh. Pradeep advises employers and employees on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including aspects of immigration law. Senior associate Michelle Chan is also recognised in this practice area.

About the Legal 500


The Legal 500 Series, now in its 30th year, ranks law firms based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers and exclusive access to law firms deals and confidential matters which are independently assessed by researchers from The Legal 500.

Get To Know The Partners

Pradeep Kumar Singh Admin Partner at CNPLaw

Pradeep Kumar Singh

Admin Partner

Pradeep acts for corporations, whether they are private or listed companies, on all aspects of their business including advice and drafting of documentation on investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings.
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Bill Jamieson is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. Bill is an English lawyer who is also registered to practise Singapore law in the areas of corporate law, banking and finance and securities laws. He enjoys working in the diverse and dynamic Asian market and helping his clients to achieve their goals.

Bill Jamieson


    Bill’s practice focuses on corporate financing transactions, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and employment law matters. His experience includes 10 years in the City of London and over 20 years in Asia. Before joining CNP, Bill was a partner in a well-known international law firm. He is recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Investment Funds and Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021. Bill is one of the firm’s contacts for Interlaw, a network of independent full-service corporate law firms ranked by Chambers and Partners in its highest category, “Elite”, amongst all global law firm networks.

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    Subramanian Pillai Partner at CNPLaw

    Subramanian Pillai


    Subra’s practice has been primarily in the field of commercial litigation and arbitration. He heads the firm’s International Arbitration and Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure teams.
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    See Tow Soo Ling - Oct2017

    See Tow Soo Ling


      Soo Ling’s main areas of practice are intellectual property and dispute resolution. She has experience in a diverse range of matters such as building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes.

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      Tan Min-Li


      Min-Li’s principal areas of expertise are in corporate and financial services with particular emphasis on corporate finance, securities and capital markets and mergers and acquisitions throughout Asia.
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      Ken Chia


      Ken heads the Corporate advisory team in the firm and has an international focus in his corporate and M&A work and worked in business development positions with various subsidiaries of the Hang Lung Group in Shanghai and with Informa plc in Singapore.
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      Stephen Soh


      Stephen heads the firm’s technology, media and entertainment team and co-heads the corporate finance team. He has more than two decades of experience, acquired both in-house and in private practice.
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      Amit Dhume Partner at CNPLaw LLP

      Amit Dhume


      Amit’s practice focuses on corporate law, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory and compliance matters. He has over a decade of experience in these areas of law.
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