Corporate Governance, Compliance and Regulatory



We advise both private and public (whether listed or non-listed) companies on corporate governance and compliance issues to help them acclimatise and thrive in a regulatory landscape that is becoming increasingly complex.

Besides providing general advice on director duties and corporate secretarial matters, we help our clients better appreciate the licensing and compliance regimes applicable to the industries that they operate in and review our clients’ administrative and operational procedures for consistency with industry standards.



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    Accolades

    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020




    • Asialaw Profiles, 2021 : Notable for Regulatory

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

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    • Who’s Who Legal, 2020 : A Partner is recommended for Corporate Governance

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    Practice Highlights



    Client Testimonials

    • 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.”

       
    • 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.”

    • 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.”

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

      “CNPLaw LLP has maintained its emphasis on payment services, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital token offerings. The firm represents a wide range of new economy businesses, including fintech businesses and digital platform developers. Quek Li Fei has built an impressive recent record in digital token and payment services matters.”

       




    The Corporate Governance, Compliance and Regulatory 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 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.

                



      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.

                



      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. She is also rated as “Highly Regarded” and ranked as a “Distinguished Practitioner” for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers respectively for 2020.

                



      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.

                



      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.

           



      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, 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.

                



      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.

                



      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. 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.

                



      Ge Xiaomeng is a senior associate at CNPLaw LLP. Her practice is focused on corporate finance, M&A and general corporate advisory

      Senior Associate

      Xiaomeng’s practice is focused on corporate finance, M&A and general corporate advisory. 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.

                



      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.

                



      Abel Ho Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

      Associate

      Abel is in the Funds team. His main areas of practice are in investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory and compliance matters.

           



      Jolyn Wah Associate at CNPLaw

      Associate

      Jolyn’s 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 CNP.

           



      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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