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 company. However, this is rarely the case when individual interests are factored into the equation.

Stakeholder conflicts (regarding issues such as breaches of fiduciary duties, derivative actions, shareholder oppression, management deadlocks, management compensation, dividend payments and buy-outs) can be a thorny issue and can leave a company crippled if not addressed promptly.

Given the diversity of interests at play, we appreciate that a multi-faceted approach is usually the most cost-efficient method of resolving stakeholder conflicts. Therefore, we provide clients with ready access to an integrated team of lawyers (combining the experience of our corporate, dispute resolution and employment law practices where applicable) who will effectively engage the relevant stakeholders in discussions on how best to resolve their differences amicably.

More often than not, clients are able to avoid costly protracted court proceedings and resolve stakeholder conflicts with discretion and expediency.



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    Accolades

    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications




    • IFLR1000 Thirtieth Edition : Project Development Ranked

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    • Asialaw Profiles, 2021 : Recommended for Corporate and M&A

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    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 : Recommended for Corporate and M&A

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    • Best Lawyers Thirteenth Edition : Two Partners are ranked for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and one Partner is ranked for Corporate Law

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    Practice Highlights



    Client Testimonials

    • A client's feedback about Bill Jamieson, provided by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 

      "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 about Hazel Ho

      “Hazel was very knowledgeable and made the handling of our legal matters seamless. She addressed all of our needs and responded to all our questions in a timely fashion. The service provided couldn’t have been more professional and I would highly recommend her.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Hazel Ho

      “Hazel is one of the most client centric lawyers that I have worked with, whom is able to understand and empathize with clients.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Tan Min-Li, provided by Asialaw Profiles 2021 

      “Tan Min-Li, the partner in charge, has been very professional with high-quality work and advice, quick turnaround times, creative structures and solutions, excellent risk management and mitigation advice, expert management of other consultants and professionals in the deal, and many other soft skills and touches necessary to get a complex deal through.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Amit Dhume, provided by Asialaw Profiles 2021 

      “Amit comes across not just as a typical lawyer trying to complete a legal assignment for a billing. He is a counsellor and works to win the customers complete trust and confidence. He hand holds through tough discussions on the most possible outcomes and takes ownership of the same.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Amit Dhume, provided by Asialaw Profiles 2021 

      “Problem-solving, good listener, commercially savvy with a good network of lawyers regionally.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Ken Chia, provided by Asialaw Profiles 2021 

      “Professionalism, integrity, perseverance.”

       
    • SUTL Group of Companies's feedback about Kenn Lim

      “I have worked with Kenn on several projects. He is professional and thorough in his work and delivers a high level of service. He is prompt in response, able to grasp our issues and requirements quickly and reliable in executing the engagements comprehensively in a timely manner. It is a pleasure working with him.”

    • CEO of Edmund Tie & Company, Ong Choon Fah's feedback about Kenn Lim

      “We have had the pleasure of working with Kenn, Partner at CNPLaw, for many years. Kenn has a deep understanding of the law and the situation at hand. Mindful of the business implications, he offers sound and practical advice, to ensure that our interests are always protected. With CNPLaw’s diverse practice, Kenn and his colleagues are in the position to advise us on a broad spectrum of issues. We are grateful to have had Kenn with us at every step of the journey, and are confident that even as Edmund Tie & Company expands, we are in good hands.”

    • Corporate Counsel of Givex Corporation, Esther Barrow's feedback about Kenn Lim

      “Our company was looking to open a subsidiary in Singapore and we were therefore in need of a local lawyer with a range of expertise in Singapore law. We found that in Kenn, who expertly guided us through the intricacies of setting up our business, handled the submission of the regulatory filings, and even advised us on employment-related matters as we set-up a team in Singapore. We were impressed by Kenn’s quick responsiveness to our inquiries, the high quality of his legal services, and the range of his knowledge. He was also able to recommend banking and accounting contacts to us as we round out the administrative aspects of establishing our company. We highly recommend Kenn’s services to any foreign or local entrepreneur or company looking to establish a business in Singapore.”

    • Senior Director of International Sales & Operation at Echologics, Mark Nicol's feedback about Kenn Lim

      “Kenn has always been very adept at resolving any legal issues faced by my company in the most practical and efficient manner. His tremendous work ethnic and keen eye for detail make him a great pleasure to work with.”

    • A client's feedback about Ken Chia provided by IFLR1000, 2018 

      “Overall pleasant experience working with Ken who understood my needs and ensured that I was adequately protected legally.”

       
    • A client's feedback provided by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 

      “Small, fast, and consistently reliable.”

       
    • A client's feedback provided by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 

      “Attention to detail and coverage of all eventualities.”

       
    • A review provided by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 

      “CNPLaw LLP has further evolved its practice to include a greater share of cross-border and ASEAN deals, including Indonesia, Myanmar, and Laos. It continues to expand its portfolio of Chinese clients and is building its name in the start-up and venture capital segment. Ken Chia leads the department, which includes experienced and versatile practitioners Bill Jamieson and Amit Dhume.”

       


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    Work Highlights

     

    CNPupdates – publications written by our Corporate Advisory Lawyers






    Presentation Resources





    Speakers


    Ge Xiaomeng, Sharleen Eio and Hazel Ho







    The Corporate Advisory Team




    Lisa Theng-Oct2017
    Managing Partner

      As the Managing Partner, Lisa sees a need to ensure that our clients see us as their business partner and not as just a legal service provider. Our aim is to provide innovative legal solutions for our clients across Asia with a high level of service and support that will help our clients better manage and succeed in their own businesses. She has been involved with healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing, engineering, distribution, trading, exhibition, publishing, food and beverage and leisure and entertainment companies on a range of issues. She also regularly works with private equity and venture capital companies and funds.

                



      Pradeep Kumar Singh Admin Partner at CNPLaw
      Admin Partner

        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 Pacific 2021 and is rated as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer by IFLR1000 Thirtieth Edition.

                  



        Ken Chia Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image
        Partner

          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 Pacific 2021 for the Corporate and M&A practice and is rated as a “Notable Practitioner” in the IFLR1000 Thirtieth Edition.

               



          Tan Min Li legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image
          Partner

            Min-Li’s principal areas of expertise are in corporate and financial services. For 2018 and 2019, she was recognised as Singapore’s Top 100 private practice lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal. For 2021, She is rated as “Highly Regarded”, ranked as a “Distinguished Practitioner” and “Recommended” for Capital Markets by IFLR1000, Asialaw Leading Lawyers and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific respectively.

                      



            Quek Li Fei Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

            Partner

              In addition to Li Fei’s experience in acting for banks on varied transactions and in general corporate law, he also helps individuals in estate planning, including the legal aspects of wealth management, advising on and setting up trusts and off-shore structures to secure their future and the future of their families. Li Fei is also recognised as a Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance and Financial Services Regulatory by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.

                        



              Bill Jamieson is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. 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. He enjoys working in the diverse and dynamic Asian market and helping his clients to achieve their goals.

              Partner

                Bill’s practice focuses on corporate financing transactions, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and employment law matters. His experience includes 10 years in the City of London and over 20 years in Asia. Before joining CNP, Bill was a partner in a well-known international law firm. He is recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Investment Funds and Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021. Bill is one of the firm’s contacts for Interlaw, a network of independent full-service corporate law firms ranked by Chambers and Partners in its highest category, “Elite”, amongst all global law firm networks.

                          



                Ravindran Ramasamy Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image
                Partner

                  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.

                       



                  Jimmy Yap is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. His 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.
                  Partner

                    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. For contentious matters, his primary focus is on Adjudication (Building and Construction) under the Security of Payment Act, and International Arbitration.

                         



                    Amit Dhume Partner at CNPLaw LLP
                    Partner

                      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, 2021 as a 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.

                                



                      Kenn Lim is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. His practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments and private equity transactions.
                      Partner

                        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.

                             



                        Wong Pei Ling Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image
                        Partner

                          Pei-Ling has over 23 years of legal experience and has advised clients with Malaysian and Singaporean interests on their cross-border transactions, joint ventures, investments, commercial and technology agreements. Pei-Ling is recognised as a recommended lawyer for Banking and Finance by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for 2021.

                                    



                          Low Wee Siong
                          Partner

                            Wee Siong has a wide and varied practice, encompassing corporate finance, capital markets, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and corporate governance. He is recommended by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for capital markets in 2018, 2020 and 2021, and banking and finance in 2021, and he was named amongst the most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in Singapore in 2016 by the Singapore Business Review.

                                      



                            Ge Xiaomeng 1
                            Partner

                              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.

                                        



                              Hazel Ho Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

                                Senior Associate
                                Hazel’s practice focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate advisory. She has over 10 years of experience working in-house and in private practice. Hazel has been recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate and M&A practice by IFLR1000 in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Hazel is also named in the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020.

                                          



                                Jennifer Lo Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

                                  Senior Associate
                                  Jennifer’s main areas of practice are corporate finance, debt and equity capital markets and general corporate advisory. Jennifer has been involved in initial public offerings and listings on both The Singapore Exchange Security Trading Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

                                            



                                  Liew Lorraine is an Associate at CNPLaw LLP

                                    Senior Associate
                                    Lorraine is experienced in advising clients, comprising start-ups and SMEs to multinational firms, on general corporate legal matters, including compliance with applicable laws such as personal data protection and employment/immigration. 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.

                                              



                                    Jolyn Wah Associate at CNPLaw

                                      Senior Associate
                                      Jolyn is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory team. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and was ranked 3rd in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations in 2015. Her main area of practice includes corporate advisory and employment matters. Jolyn was trained in various practice areas of law with a focus on commercial litigation and family law prior to joining CNPLaw.

                                           



                                      Marvin Chua Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

                                        Senior Associate
                                        Marvin is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory team. His main areas of practice include corporate advisory and general employment matters. Marvin is recognised as a Lexology Legal Influencer for employment within the Asia Pacific Region in quarter four of 2020. Read the employment articles written by Marvin by clicking on the link below.

                                             



                                        Abel Ho Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

                                          Associate
                                          Abel is an associate in the Funds team. His main areas of practice are in investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly assists in the establishment and operation of private funds and hedge funds using Singapore and offshore structures. He also assists in the full range of fund documentation including private placement memorandums, limited partnership agreements, investment management and sub-advisory agreements, administration agreements, and subscription agreements.

                                               



                                          Goh Wan Shuen is an Associate at CNPLaw, she is in in the Funds and Financial Services team. Her main areas of practice include investment funds and mergers and acquisitions

                                            Associate
                                            Wan Shuen is an associate in the Funds and Financial Services team. Her main areas of practice are investment funds and mergers and acquisitions. She regularly assists in the formation and operation of private funds in several jurisdictions, including drafting the full range of fund documentation, as well as the provision of related regulatory advice. She is also regularly involved in other transactional work involving mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and employment issues.

                                                      



                                            Sylvia Koh Associate at CNPLaw

                                              Associate
                                              Sylvia is an associate in the Corporate Advisory Practice Group. She graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2016 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Sylvia practised in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and has acted for clients from different industries.

                                                   



                                              Timothy Tan Associate at CNPLaw

                                                Associate
                                                Timothy is an Associate in the Corporate Finance practice group. His main areas of practice include corporate finance, equity capital markets, and general corporate advisory. He has been involved in preparing commercial agreements and general corporate contracts.

                                                          



                                                Sean Tan Associate at CNPLaw

                                                  Associate
                                                  Sean is an Associate in the Corporate Finance practice group. His main areas of practice include corporate finance, equity capital markets, and general corporate advisory. He has been involved in preparing commercial agreements and general corporate contracts.

                                                            



                                                  Ellie Cheung Foreign Associate at CNPLaw LLP

                                                    Foreign Associate
                                                    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.

                                                              




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