CNP recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 rankings

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CNP recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 rankings

Thursday 24 January 2019

Colin Ng & Partners LLP (“CNP”) 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

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