Corporate Finance and Capital Markets



Having handled transactions for numerous local and foreign companies across Asia, extending across a wide range of businesses and industries, we have accumulated significant experience advising on an extensive range of corporate finance transactions.

This includes:



  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

  • Right issues

  • Private placements

  • Convertible bonds issues

  • Warrants issues

  • Capitalisation issues

  • Privatisations

  • Takeovers and reverse takeovers

  • Share buybacks

  • Interested person transactions

  • Employee share option schemes and performance share schemes

  • Compliance with the requirements of the Singapore Exchange




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    Accolades

    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications




    • IFLR1000 Thirtieth Edition : Capital Markets – Debt and Equity Practice Ranked

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    • Asialaw Profiles, 2021 : Recommended for Capital Markets

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    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 : Recommended for Capital Markets

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    Practice Highlights


    • 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 Ken Chia, provided by Asialaw Profiles 2021 

      “Professionalism, integrity, perseverance.”

       
    • Silverlake Axis Ltd's feedback about Stephen Soh

      “From simple to complex transactions, we consistently experience prompt and responsive services from Stephen that deliver the desired outcomes.”

    • Wego Pte Ltd's feedback about Stephen Soh

      “Stephen has seen us through multiple fund-raising rounds. He’s a great guy to have in our corner as we’ve tackled a wide variety of commercial issues and has more than held his own with some of the world’s best technology and investment lawyers.”

    • 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 

      “The strength of this firm is their knowledge and expertise in commercial laws especially pertaining to M&A transactions, corporate finance matters, and compliance with the MAS and SGX listing rules in Singapore.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Min-Li provided by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 

      “Tan Min-Li is technically very competent, knowledgeable, and hands-on in completing the assignment. She has a personalised approach to handling the assignment.”

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

      “CNPLaw LLP has an impressive range of Singapore and foreign issuer clients. It is routinely engaged in mid-market equity offerings on the Singapore and Hong Kong exchanges. The firm has also operated as a Singapore listing agent to a number of international corporates on their debt offerings. Tan Min-Li leads the corporate finance team and has a formidable record in mid-market issuances. Stephen Soh is recommended for deals in the technology, media, and entertainment sectors.”

       


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    Our Work Highlights

     

    CNPupdates – publications written by our Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Lawyers





    The Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Team




    Lisa Theng-Oct2017
    Managing Partner

    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 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. For 2020, Pradeep was rated as “Highly Regarded” for Capital Markets by IFLR1000.

              



    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 2020, 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.

              



    Stephen Soh Legal Parnter at CNPLaw LLP image

    Partner

    Stephen has more than two decades of experience, acquired both in-house and in private practice. For 2020, IFLR1000 has rated him as a “Notable Practitioner” and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has “Recommended” him for Capital Markets.

              



    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.

              



    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.

                



      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.

           



      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. In addition, he also focuses on Singapore and Hong Kong IPO-related legal due diligence.

                



      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.

                



      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.

                  



        Ge Xiaomeng 1
        Senior Associate

        Xiaomeng’s practice is focused on corporate finance, M&A and general corporate advisory. A notable highlight of her career at CNPLaw was that she was part of a team who advised Shuang Yun Holdings Limited on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and raised approximately HK$113.6 million in net proceeds.

                  



        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. A notable highlight of her career at CNPLaw was that she was part of a team who advised Eggriculture Foods Ltd. on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and raised approximately HK$33.9 million in net proceeds.

                  



        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. Lorraine also assists with initial public offering exercises with the Corporate Finance team.

                  



        Jolyn Wah Associate at CNPLaw
        Associate

          Jolyn is an 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

          Associate

            Marvin is an Associate in the Corporate Advisory team. His main areas of practice include corporate advisory and general employment matters. Prior to joining CNPLaw, he trained and practised at a leading commercial law firm, under the practice areas of commercial litigation and international arbitration.

                 



            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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