There are many day-to-day legal issues that will have to be considered in the running of a business, and almost all business transactions involve some contractual arrangements between the parties. It is therefore important that clients can fully understand the legal risks involved in a business transaction prior to sealing the deal, and ensuring that the commercial terms are properly documented.
We work with businesses of all sizes, and help clients successfully navigate the labyrinth of legal issues in their business transactions. Our clients range from start-ups who may be entering into commercial contracts for the first time, to established businesses that require day-to-day legal advice to enhance their stakeholder value. We regularly draft and/or review a myriad of contracts – from supply and distribution agreements to outsourcing and profit-sharing agreements.
By drawing on the multi-jurisdictional, multi-lingual and varied industry experience of our commercial team, we offer practical legal solutions and market insights into helping our clients achieve their commercial objectives, and minimise risks.
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The distinction between warranties and indemnities and conditions is critical as the remedies to which innocent parties are entitled differ depending on whether the term breached was a warranty, an indemnity, or a condition. This article discusses the key differences between conditions, warranties, and indemnities in relation to the sale and purchase of shares.
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- CNPLaw advised RELX Singapore on collaboration with Walt Disney
- CNPLaw advised on Conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement/Convertible Loan Agreement relating to International Natural Resources Pte. Ltd.
CNPupdates – publications written by our Commercial Contracts Lawyers
- Is your contract affected by COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020?
- How to use the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act to protect you and your business from an economic downturn
- An update: COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020
- COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020
- COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill
- Contractual terms: Does the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak constitute a force majeure event in Singapore?
- Brexit: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
- Amendments to the Companies Act to reduce regulatory burden and improve ease of doing business
- Amendments to the Companies Act to improve transparency of companies
- Brexit and its implications from the perspective of Singapore
- Presentation on Contract Risk Management
- Indonesia’s e-commerce is open for foreign direct investment
- Carriers versus Shippers – The Rotterdam Rules: Striking a more appropriate balance
- Penalty Clauses – Decision by the UK Supreme Court in the case of Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi
- Phased implementation of Companies (Amendment) Act
The Commercial Contracts Team
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. Pradeep is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacifc 2020 and is rated as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer by IFLR1000 2020.
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. Ken is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacifc 2020 for the Corporate and M&A practice and is rated as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 2020. A notable deal that Ken was involved in was that he advised RELX Singapore on its collaboration with Walt Disney.
Jimmy’s main areas of practice for non-contentious work are Indonesia related corporate and commercial matters – such as investment into Indonesia, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and franchising & licensing. In addition, he also focuses on Singapore and Hong Kong IPO-related legal due diligence.
Ravi has 32 years of legal experience. He specialises in corporate advisory and provides legal advice to directors and CEOs on laws and rules relating to directors’ duties and corporate governance. He has a wealth of experience in advising local and regional companies on investment agreements, joint ventures, and corporate structures.
Kenn’s practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments and private equity transactions. Kenn was listed as Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2018 by the Singapore Business Review.
Amit’s practice focuses on corporate law, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory and compliance matters. He has over 15 years’ experience in these areas of law. Amit’s expertise has been recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020 as “Recommended Lawyer for Corporate and M&A as well as Investment Funds”. In December 2016, Amit was named by Singapore Business Review as one of the 70 most influential lawyers in Singapore under the age of 40.
Xiaomeng’s practice is focused on corporate finance, M&A and general corporate advisory. Before joining CNP, she started practice in a leading corporate law firm in Singapore. She is fluent in the Chinese language and has been involved in cross-border transactions in the PRC (including Hong Kong), Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Australia.
Lorraine is experienced in advising clients, comprising start-ups and SMEs to multinational firms, on general corporate legal matters, including compliance with applicable laws. She has reviewed a variety of commercial contracts such as distributorship and service agreements and terms and conditions and has broad experience in joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions transactions in various industries.
Abel is in the Funds team. His main areas of practice are in investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory and compliance matters. Find out more about Abel and the CNPupdate articles that he has contributed which showcase his expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Public consultation on the introduction of an inward re-domiciliation regime in Singapore – Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017.
Ellie is in the firm’s Corporate Finance team and was admitted to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2013. she has been involved in various initial public offerings and listings on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and has advised issuers, sponsors and underwriters.