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.
Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020
CNPLaw acted as Singapore counsel to CBMM Supply Services and Solutions Pte. Ltd. on its seed fundraising involving equity injections of USD 1 million by UAE and US institutional investors.
The Corporate Advisory Team
As a managing partner, Lisa sees a need to ensure that our clients see us as their business partner and not a just 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.
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. Fro 2020, Pradeep was rated as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer by IFLR1000 and has been “Recommended” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
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. He is recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 for 2019 and 2020, and is “Recommended” for the Corporate and M&A practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Ken previously led a team that acted as Singapore counsel to CBMM Supply Services and Solutions Pte. Ltd., on its seed fundraising involving equity injections of USD 1 million by UAE and US institutional investors
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. Two notable deals that she was involved in – She advised British and Malayan Trustees Limited, in relation to a consent solicitation exercise by Otto Marine Services Pte Ltd, in connection with the S$70 million 7 % fixed rate notes due in 2016; and advised a large French consortium on its internal amalgamation and restructuring exercise.
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. Find out more about Jimmy and the CNPupdate articles that he has contributed which showcase his expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Establishing a presence in Indonesia – what you need to know.
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 recognised as Singapore’s Most Influential Lawyers age 40 and under by Singapore Business Review in 2018.
Amit’s practice focuses on corporate law, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory and compliance matters. He has over a decade of experience in these areas of law. For 2020, Amit is “Recommended” for the Corporate and M&A practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacifc.
Hazel main areas of practice include cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate advisory. Hazel has advised various companies ranging from tech start-ups to blue-chip MNCs. She is recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 for 2019 and 2020. Hazel was also part of Ken’s team that acted as Singapore counsel to CBMM Supply Services and Solutions Pte. Ltd., on its seed fundraising involving equity injections of USD 1 million by UAE and US institutional investors
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. Lorraine also assists with initial public offering exercises with the Corporate Finance team. Lorraine was also part of Pei-Ling’s team when they advised a large French consortium on its internal amalgamation and restructuring exercise.
Parasuram (Para) is an associate in the Corporate Advisory Practice Group. Para has advised clients from various industries, including F&B, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, on corporate and compliance matters. Being fluent in Mandarin, he has also advised numerous clients from China and Taiwan.
Daphne is an associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. Her main area of focus is in contentious work, and her past experience in this area encompasses civil, corporate, and commercial disputes across the construction, investment, telecommunication, food and beverage, real estate, and entertainment sectors
Susannah is a Foreign Associate in the firm’s Corporate Advisory Practice Group. Since being admitted to practice as a solicitor in Victoria, Australia in 2012, Susannah has gained significant experience in broad ranging corporate, commercial and property law matters in both private practice and in-house environments.