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Bill Jamieson

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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. His experience includes 10 years in the City of London and over 30 years in Asia, based in Singapore. Before joining CNP, Bill was a partner in a well-known international law firm. He has worked for clients from all over the world on M&A, capital markets, investment fund, private equity, project finance, leveraged buy-out and restructuring transactions. His focus is on assisting clients access Asian markets and investment flows through Singapore. He also advises on financial services regulatory and employment issues.

He is a leading individual for Corporate and M&A as well as recommended lawyer for Banking and Finance and Labor and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023. He is also a highly regarded lawyer for Investment Funds in IFLR1000 33rd Edition, Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, and Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2023.

Bill is one of the firm’s contacts for Interlaw, a network of independent full-service corporate law firms ranked by Chambers & Partners in its highest category, “Elite” amongst all global law firm networks.

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No matter the complexity or intricacies of your legal challenge, Bill and CNPLaw can assist you. Submit an enquiry now.

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Private equity

Our private equity practice provides comprehensive legal advice to private equity and venture capital fund managers, founders, management teams and investee companies in Singapore on a wide range of matters,

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Financial Services

Our team of experienced lawyers has a deep understanding of the legal

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Corporate

Being a corporate lawyer is more than just translating legalese and churning out documents based on clients’ instructions. Our corporate lawyers understand that their role extends far beyond what is

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Corporate Finance And Capital Markets

Our firm has significant experience advising on a wide range of corporate finance transactions for numerous local and foreign companies across Asia. We offer

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Banking And Finance

We offer a wide range of services to borrowers, non-bank lenders, and financial institutions, including:

Debt financing: We advise on the structuring, documentation, and

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Corporate Restructuring

Companies periodically assess and deliberate ways to improve their financial results, and one way of achieving this may be through a successful corporate restructuring exercise, undertaken pursuant to the applicable

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Investment Funds

We offer a wide range of services to asset managers and investment funds, including:

Fund structuring and formation: We help asset managers structure and form the fund, including drafting fund

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Joint Venture

There are numerous commercial drivers behind the rising popularity of joint ventures

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Mergers And Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) entail the confluence of multiple legal disciplines. That is why we take great care when assembling a team for each

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Employment Services

The success of any organization hinges

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Family Offices

Setting up a family office can offer several legal benefits to high-net-worth

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Trusted by clients

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Editor of the Singapore volume of Doing Business in Asia published by Thomson Reuters in 2016. This guide provides a thorough framework to the economic and legal structures of the country

Thomson Reuters

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Contributed Singapore chapter of The Asset Management Review 2018 Published by Law Business Research Limited

Singapore chapter of The Asset Management Review 2018 Published by Law Business Research Limited

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Boilerplate precedents for Practical law Singapore

Boilerplate precedents for Practical law Singapore

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“Recognised for Mergers & Acquisitions Law”

The Best Lawyers, recognised in the 2021-2022 edition

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"Bill Jamieson has a strong practice regularly advising on the formation of Singaporean and offshore-domiciled funds as well as providing related regulatory advice."

Chambers and Partners, 2021

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"He is thorough, dedicated, inventive and responsive. We feel that he cares for client relationships, and goes out of his way to find solutions."

A Client's Feedback on Chambers and Partners, 2021

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"Bill Jamieson’s robust practice revolves primarily around the formation of Singaporean and offshore-domiciled funds at CNPLaw LLP. He also lends his expertise in providing related regulatory advice."

Business Today, 2023

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Funds and Financial Services: Investment Funds

Shift4Good impact VC fund

CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”) advised Shift4Good SAS, a French impact VC fund manager focusing on sustainable mobility, as Singapore counsel on its first fund, which recently announced its first close at over €100 million. Investors include the European Investment Fund (EIF), Renault Group, French Sovereign Fund Bpifrance, MOTUL, mobility players from MOBILIANS, family offices, and entrepreneur-investors. Shift4Good focuses on sustainable mobility and the circular economy, with a fundraising target of €300 million. Shift4Good Fund-I will invest in approximately 30 Series A and B startups over the next five years, of which two-thirds will be in the European Union and one-third in the rest of the world, focusing on Southeast Asia. CNP also advised Hera Capital Partners Pte Ltd (“HCP”) as Singapore counsel on its participation in Shift4Good. Bill Jamieson, partner, advised HCP and Shift4Good, and said “We are very pleased to be able to assist HCP, a long-standing client, and Shift4Good on their impact investment business, which is becoming a major asset class in our region as well as globally” .

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Trading

Lead transaction counsel to Estate Holdings Pte Limited (f.k.a. Integra Holdings Pte Limited) on the sale of Granite Capital SA, a Swiss based petrochemical product trader, to a subsidiary of Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Co., Ltd, a company listed in Shenzhen, China, engaged in R&D, production and distribution of fine chemicals, in a two-step transaction.The transaction value is over USD 70million.

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Corporate Restructuring Insolvency: Engineering

CNPLaw LLP advises Pison Investments Pte. Ltd. on its invitation to senior unsecured creditors of the Hyflux group to offer their debt to Pison in a reverse Dutch auction.

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Funds and Financial Services: Investment Funds

CNPLaw LLP acted as Singapore counsel on the establishment of Hera Capital Partners Holdings VI Pte. Ltd., a Singapore domiciled fund, and on its investment in Nutrition Technologies.

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Funds and Financial Services: Investment Funds

CNPLaw LLP acted as counsel for Hera Capital Holdings IV Pte. Ltd., investor in a series E-plus pre-IPO investment round by Go-Jek.

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Funds and Financial Services: Investment Funds

CNPLaw acts as counsel for the successful closing of Wavemaker Pacific 1 Pte. Ltd.

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Banking and Finance: Retail

CNPLaw LLP advised the controlling shareholder of Want Want Holdings Ltd. on the US$850 million financing of the delisting offer for the company’s shares.

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Corporate Restructuring Insolvency: Pharmaceuticals

CNPLaw LLP advised Bilcare Singapore Pte. Limited on its restructuring of US$45.5m of convertible bonds and US$44.5m bonds with warrants to subscribe for shares of Bilcare Limited.

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Transport

CNPLaw LLP advised container terminal operator Portek International Limited on takeover offers valued at over S$200m.

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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Singapore counsel for CitizenPlane SAS (“CitizenPlane”) in its acquisition of 97.63% of Travel Technology Interactive (“TTI”), the holding company of the TTI group listed on the Euronext Growth Paris Stock Exchange, with a total valuation of €22.3 million. The acquisition of this controlling block enabled CitizenPlane to exercise a compulsory acquisition mechanism for the remaining 2.37% of TTI shares held by minority shareholders, which will be carried out in the first quarter of 2024.

CitizenPlane helps airlines and tour operators to sell their unsold airplane seats online. With the acquisition of the TTI group, the increased synergies between both companies will offer better solutions for airline and tour operators moving forward.

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Bill Jamieson's latest insights

Bill authors publications that guide readers about specific areas of the law. Read on to find out more.

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Repeal of Regulatory Regime for Registered Fund Management Companies
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Extension of Tax Incentive Schemes for Fund Managers in Singapore
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Singapore proposes Model AI Governance Framework for Generative AI
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Singapore ESG regulations for Funds
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Singapore passes law to manage significant investments into critical entities
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Note on Consultation Paper on the Repeal of Regulatory Regime for Registered Fund Management Companies
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Potential Copyright Issues with Generative AI Systems
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The Law Reform Committee’s Report on the Enactment of Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts
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MAS guidelines on environmental risk management for asset managers
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Public consultation on the introduction of an inward re-domiciliation regime in Singapore – Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017
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Updates on employment law in Singapore – Employment Pass holders may now take up secondary directorship subject to approval by MOM
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CNPLaw LLP’s partner, Mr Bill Jamieson featured in IFR Asia article on “Singapore changes restructuring law”
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Transition from LIBOR in the loan markets in Singapore and London
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Fairness principles for artificial intelligence and data analytics
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SPACs: A Singapore perspective
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Trade documents to be digitalized under the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill 2021, Lasting Powers of Attorney to follow
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Proposing a new statutory tort of misuse of private information
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Singapore’s Economic Development Board announces the launch of the Tech.Pass, a new work pass for top-tier foreign tech talents
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Singapore shifts to a Singapore Overnight Rate Average-centred SGD Interest Rate Market
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Corporate insolvency, restructuring, and recovery in the COVID-19 world – part 2
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Changes to Singapore work pass requirements
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MAS Consultation Paper on a New Omnibus Act for the Financial Sector
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Corporate Insolvency, Restructuring, and Recovery in the COVID-19 world – Part 1
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Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Companies Act
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Lodgement of the Register of Registrable Controllers with ACRA
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Updates to MAS’ Guidelines on Licensing, Registration and Conduct of Business for Fund Management Companies
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Interlaw tax webinar – tax policy measures overview
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Presentation on Singapore variable capital company
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How to use the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act to protect you and your business from an economic downturn
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Solidarity Budget: COVID-19 supplementary relief programmes
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Singapore stamp duty to be extended to electronic documents?
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Resilience Budget: COVID-19 supplementary relief programmes
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Unity Budget: COVID-19 relief programmes
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Employment Law Guide 2020
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Sustainable and green finance opportunities in Singapore
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MAS June 2014 Information Paper
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Payment Services Act 2019: MAS issues Guidelines on Licensing for Payment Service Providers and consults on the scope of E-money and Digital Payment Tokens
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Segregation of assets and liabilities under the Variable Capital Company framework
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VCC goes live
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MAS reviews regulation of derivatives market in Singapore
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Companies Act reforms
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Singapore takes steps against tax crimes and moves towards better international cooperation on tax matters
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FATCA Implementation in Singapore and implications for Singapore fund managers
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Changes to the Regulation of Over-The-Counter Derivatives in Singapore
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Employment law update on restraint clauses
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Changes to Employment Law in Singapore
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Proposed regulations to help Financial Institutions comply with US FATCA
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Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill 2014
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Companies (Amendments) Bill 2014
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Changes to the directors’ indemnity provision in the Companies Act and the implications for companies in Singapore
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Should You Consider Listing Your Fund? The Hedge Fund Opportunity & Challenge
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MAS releases consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Securities and Futures Act – Amendments arising from OTC reforms
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MAS Proposed Guidelines on Outsourcing
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Phased implementation of Companies (Amendment) Act
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Amendment to the Industrial Relations Act and related amendments to the Retirement and Re-employment Act and the Trade Unions Act
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Changes to the enhanced regulatory framework for corporate service providers under the ACRA (Amendment) Act 2014, ACRA (Filing Agents and Qualified Individuals) Regulations 2015, and ACRA (Authorised Users of Electronic Transaction System) Regulations 2015
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Proposed revision to the Takeover code
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Retention of title clauses – Decision by the English Court of Appeal in PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v OW Bunker Malta Ltd
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Penalty Clauses – Decision by the UK Supreme Court in the case of Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi
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Consultation Paper on the Removal of the DBU-ACU Divide
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New laws to stiffen defences against cyber threats and broad based revisions of regulatory infrastructure for the digital and communications economy planned
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The difference between a warranty, an indemnity and a condition
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BEPS Action Plan 2 – A new era for tax treatment of hybrid instruments
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Common Reporting Standards and its impact on fund managers
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Carriers versus Shippers – The Rotterdam Rules: Striking a more appropriate balance
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Indonesia’s e-commerce is open for foreign direct investment
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MAS directs bank to shut down in Singapore over serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements
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Is start up “acceleration” a regulated business?
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New Myanmar Investment Law – A new dawn for foreign investors
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CNPLaw LLP’s partner, Mr Bill Jamieson featured in article on “MAS to consult industry on new regulation governing financial benchmark setting”
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CNPLaw Partner, Bill Jamieson featured in article on “MAS fine-tunes liquidity risk management, best execution rules for fund managers”
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Basics of a Variable Capital Company
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Variable Capital Company 101
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Changes to the voluntary delisting rules announced by the SGX RegCo on 11 July 2019
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PDPA application to M&A transactions
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Employment Tripartite Guidelines
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Consultation for Payment Services Regulations
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Upcoming Amendments to The Employment Act
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Regulating the Next Generation of Payment Services: An Overview of the New Regulatory Framework under the Payment Services Bill
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MAS Issues Response to Feedback Received on the Proposed Framework for Variable Capital Companies
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Variable Capital Company – Key Features and Highlights
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Enhancing the existing insolvency legal framework – Ipso facto clauses
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Back to the future on stamp duty on share purchase agreements? And the contingency principle
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Changes to the Regulatory Regime for Closed-End Funds
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Changes to the Notice on Minimum Entry and Examination Requirements for Representatives of Licensed Financial Advisers and Exempt Financial Advisers
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The Fair Consideration Framework
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Employment Law Amendments
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Corporate Insolvency – Proposed Insolvency Act
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Asia Region Funds Passport
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Some observations on the new model constitution for a private company limited by shares
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A further observation on the constitution for a private company limited by shares
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Termination of Employment – Some issues to consider
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Brexit and its implications from the perspective of Singapore
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Facilitating cross-border insolvency proceedings in Singapore
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Employment Act Review
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Amendments to the Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Managers
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Brexit: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
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Guide to Takeovers and Mergers in Singapore 2017
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CNPLaw LLP contributed to the Singapore chapter from the third edition of Investment Funds
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Proposed Amendments to the Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Managers
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Variable Capital Company
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Stamp Duty on share purchase agreements – the practical impact of recent changes in the law
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