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Quek Li Fei

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In addition to Li Fei’s experience in acting for banks on varied transactions and in general corporate law, he also provided estate planning and succession planning advice to individuals, including the legal aspects of wealth management, setting up trusts and off-shore structures. He also advises on charities and other structures in philanthropy, including setting up charities and companies limited by guarantee.

His cross-border work on various transactions, loans, infrastructure, debt and equity issues have involved lenders, borrowers and corporates in many jurisdictions including Indochina, the PRC, Korea, ASEAN, the Bahamas, Panama and the United Kingdom. He enjoys providing clients with clear thinking on matters that are often highly complex.

He is also actively involved in advising on legal aspects of distributed ledger technology/blockchain, cryptocurrency; ICOs (initial coin offerings), including legal and regulatory compliance.

Li Fei heads the firm’s Banking and Finance as well as Private Clients teams.

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

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Financial Services

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

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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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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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Private Clients, Family Offices And Wealth Management

Our private clients practice group provides a range of legal services tailored for individuals, including high net worth individuals and families to assist them

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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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Blockchain, Cryptocurrency And Initial Coin Offerings

We have a particular passion and interest in blockchain technology applications, cryptocurrencies, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). We provide comprehensive legal advice to clients involved in this space on Singapore

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Charities And Philanthropy

We believe that philanthropy is an important part of wealth and legacy

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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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Workforce Restructuring And Termination Of Employment

In the rapidly changing business environment, workforce reorganization is becoming increasingly common

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Employment Contracts And Relations

At CNPLaw, we are dedicated to helping our clients prepare robust employment contracts and transform employment relationships into successful partnerships.

Our expertise goes beyond advising on compliance with employment laws

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Estate Planning

Estate and succession planning can be described as the art of planning

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Family Offices

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

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Probate

Losing a loved one is never easy and as the legal process of obtaining the Court’s grant to administer the estate of your loved one differs depending whether the person

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Wills And Trusts

Having a will enables one to go further than just providing for

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Commercial Contracts

Business transactions normally involve some form of contractual arrangement between parties. It is important that each party fully understands the legal risks involved in any contractual arrangement prior to agreeing

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Corporate Advisory

Every business involves an amalgam of various stakeholders, such as investors, shareholders and directors. Ideally, each of these stakeholders should have a common vision of what is best for the

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Corporate Governance, Compliance And Regulatory

We advise companies both private and listed on corporate governance and compliance issues to help them navigate the regulatory landscape that is becoming increasingly complex.

Regulatory compliance is a crucial

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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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“Recommended lawyer for Banking and Finance”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021

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“Recommended lawyer for Financial Services Regulatory”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and 2021

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“Li Fei is a great lawyer to work with, he gives very clear and concise instructions even when he is acting on the client’s side. Thorough and dedicated, he goes the extra mile and adds incredible value with his ability to give the clients right direction and highlights uncomfortable issues which are necessary but may not sit well with the clients. He has excellent knowledge in the field of succession planning, legacy planning and philanthropy planning.”

Citywealth Leaders List, 2018

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“I have employed Quek Li Fei’s services from the UK for years, and have always found him to be helpful, clear and detailed in his advice on often very complicated cross-border matters. Where others have given up on such cases in the past, Li Fei goes beyond the call of duty to see the work through, and works with me to provide practicable solutions, using his understanding of the difficulties of multi-jurisdictional legal matters and his thorough knowledge of the law and the Courts in Singapore.”

Citywealth Leaders List 2018

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“I have been working closely with Li Fei over the years and have found his knowledge and expertise very impressive, paired with a great ability to relate to clients and explain complex scenarios in an understandable fashion.”

Dr Britta Pfister, Rothschild Trust (Citywealth Leaders List 2018)

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“My firm has instructed Quek Li Fei to act in the administration of Singapore estate assets on several occasions. Throughout our correspondence Li Fei has provided clear, thorough directions and managed my expectations effectively regarding costs, warnings and case-specific issues. He never fails to answer my questions and those of my clients, without hesitation. In a field in which one of the greatest difficulties is receiving consistent levels of international service, Li Fei offers stable, in-depth support that exactly meets my requirements.” – Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Citywealth Leaders List, 2017

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“That is why you are my goto lawyer for all very serious matter.”

Eric Song (Director) - Oobit Technologies Pte. Ltd

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“Appreciate you and your team’s professionalism throughout the last 3 weeks of work. My Israel team was thoroughly impressed by your firm. Looking forward to the next legal advice from you, hopefully with a more relaxed timeframe.”

Eric Song (Director) - Oobit Technologies Pte. Ltd

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Quek Li Fei's latest insights

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Introducing non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) – Part 1 of 3
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MAS broadens tax incentives to encourage single family offices to invest in Singapore
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Recovering lost cryptocurrencies
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MAS Finalises Stablecoin Regulatory Framework
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MAS proposes rules to reduce risks faced by retail investors of cryptocurrencies and to regulate qualified stablecoins
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Family offices in Singapore: growth and incentives
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The Charity Essentials in Singapore
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Omnibus Bill/Act
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Regulatory update on tax treatment of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
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Evolution of the ICO: a Singapore perspective
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NFTs – Part Three
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Summary of MAS’ Guidelines on Provision of Digital Payment Token Services to the Public
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Cryptocurrencies & fintech regulatory update in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand)
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Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) Travel Rule as implemented in Singapore
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Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”): developments and legal issues
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Setting up a crypto fund in Singapore
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Non-fungible tokens and their legal implications
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Update on the registration of precious stones and precious metals dealers
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Small company and small group audit exemptions under the Companies Act
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S$6 Million Grant Scheme Available to Singapore FinTech Firms
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Regulatory update on GST treatment of Digital Payment Tokens
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Regulatory update on income tax treatment of Digital Payment Tokens
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Regulatory and other developments in Singapore on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin exchanges
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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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Key changes to the United Kingdom regime for the taxation of non-tax residents owning UK residential properties
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Update on changes to the United Kingdom regime for the taxation of non-UK tax residents owning UK residential properties
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Proposed amendments to the MAS Notice 626 and introduction of the proposed MAS Notice 626A
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Re-distributing a deceased’s estate by way of a Deed of Family Arrangement
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MAS launches sandbox express for insurance brokers, recognised market operators and remittance businesses
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Registration of precious stones and precious metals dealers
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Combating fake news: anti-doxxing measures and other amendments to the Protection from Harassment Act
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MAS to issue digital banking licences
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Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act – An Overview
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Update to E-Payments User Protection Guidelines
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Guide to Family Offices – A Legal Perspective
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When things go wrong with your Token Purchase
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Budget 2019 – Summary of Key Tax Changes for Qualifying Funds
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The case for and against cryptocurrency ETFs in Singapore
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MAS halts Security Token Offering in Singapore, Issues Warning on Websites Soliciting “Cryptocurrency” Investments
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The State of Global Cryptocurrency Regulation: Southeast Asia
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Regulation of ICOs in Singapore
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CNP BCI Team contributed an article on “Regulation of ICOs in Singapore” in Baker Tilly’s update “The Salient Point”
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Security Token Offerings in Singapore
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SGX Requirements for Listed Companies Conducting an Initial Coin Offering
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MAS Issues Update to Guide to Digital Token Offerings
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Expanding the MAS Recognised Market Operator Regime
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MAS Consultation Paper: New Regulatory Sandbox
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Morality & Legality of Crypto Currencies and ICOs
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Tax Implications in relation to ICOs
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MAS Notice on warnings issued to Digital Token Exchanges
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Regulating Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Singapore
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The Importance of Making a Will
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Practical aspects of the revised and new Anti-Money Laundering Notices for Banks and Credit Card / Charge Card Licensees issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore
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Estate planning for digital assets (Part 2) social media content
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The Singapore Freeport
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Bitcoin (Part 2)
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Bitcoin (Part 1)
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Protective Trusts – How to protect your children from opportunists and gold diggers
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How Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) are regarded or regulated in various countries
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Summary of MAS Guideline on Digital Token Offerings
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Initial Coin Offerings
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Blockchain
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