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Back to the future on stamp duty on share purchase agreements? And the contingency principle: how post-completion price adjustments and deferred consideration and earn-outs impact stamp duty on share sale Read more

May 9, 2018

Introduction This guide discusses some of the regulatory requirements to be complied with by parties involved in a take-over in Singapore, following the revision to The Singapore Code on Take-overs Read more

August 11, 2017

The Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2017 (the “Amendment Act”) was passed by Parliament on 10 March 2017 and came into effect on 11 March 2017. It was announced as introducing Read more

May 1, 2017

Background In the March 2016 edition of CNPupdate, we wrote some observations on this topic, which included a comment that once the company makes any amendment to the memorandum or Read more

September 1, 2016

Introduction Warranties and indemnities are forms of contractual protection provided by a seller in a sale and purchase agreement. In agreeing to make the acquisition and in agreeing to the Read more

March 1, 2016

This note discusses the need for private companies to update their regulations by adopting a new constitution to replace the memorandum and articles of association (“M&A”) and comments on the Read more

March 1, 2016

Introduction Colin Ng & Partners LLP has recently been involved in a number of transactions involving mineral, oil and gas (“MOG”) companies (as defined in the SGX-ST Listing Manual) in Read more

December 1, 2015

On 6 July 2015, The Singapore Securities Industry Council (“SIC”) issued a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers (“Code”). The amendments proposed by Read more

September 1, 2015

Introduction The new foreign investment law (“FIL”) enacted by the Myanmar government on 2 November 2012 paved the way for much needed foreign investment in a country emerging from five Read more

March 3, 2014

On 2 May 2013, the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) released a draft of the Companies (Amendment) Bill (“Bill”) to amend the current Companies Act (the “Act”) based on the recommendations Read more

June 3, 2013