Corporate Restructuring



Companies periodically assess and deliberate ways to improve their financial results, and one way of achieving this may be through a successful corporate restructuring exercise, undertaken pursuant to the applicable laws.

A corporate restructuring exercise may involve the acquisition, disposal, consolidation or amalgamation of assets or shares. Other reasons that may compel a company to restructure may be to prepare the company for a sale, merger or management buyout. In almost all cases, legal and financial reasons will dictate the approach and outcome.

By leveraging on our corporate and insolvency law practices within the firm, we aim to help clients achieve their restructuring objectives by offering strategic advance planning, assessing the possible business outcomes and legal restrictions, and managing the interests of the stakeholders involved, namely the shareholders, creditors, customers, and employees.

 

Our work includes:



  • Restructuring and hiving-off of businesses for strategic reasons
  • Advising clients on employment-related issue
  • Redomiciliation of overseas companies to Singapore
  • Restructuring companies ahead of IPO
  • Use of schemes of arrangement and other court processes
  • Debt restructurings
  • Capital reductions to allow return of value to shareholders or to create distributable reserves
  • Acting for companies in financial difficulties and advising their directors
  • Privatisations of listed companies


The team works closely with other advisers (and, where relevant, our colleagues who handle court processes) to develop innovative ideas and practical solutions for our clients.



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Accolades

Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020




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

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  • Asialaw Profiles : Notable for Corporate and M&A

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Practice Highlights



Client Testimonial

Bahadir Ozdemir – Co-Founder of AirGSM Pte Ltd

The team handling the case, which includes Mr Ken Chia, Ms Hazel Ho and Mr Muhammad Parasuram, was commended for the “swift completion of the restructuring”.

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Work Highlights

 

CNPupdates – publications written by our Corporate Restructuring Lawyers





Video Resources







The Corporate Restructuring Team




Lisa Theng managing partner at CNPLaw LLP

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 is rated as “Highly Regarded” by IFLR1000 and is ” Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

          



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 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. For 2020, Bill is rated as a “Highly Regarded” by IFLR1000, ranked as a “Distinguished Practioner” by Asialaw Leading Lawyers, and is “Recommended” for the Corporate and M&A practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Find out more about Bill and the CNPupdate articles that he has contributed which showcase his expertise in this field of practice – Retention of title clauses – Decision by the English Court of Appeal in PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v OW Bunker Malta Ltd.

          



Subramanian Pillai Legal Partner of CNPLaw LLP image

Partner

As an accredited Arbitrator and experienced Arbitration Counsel, Subra has also advised and represented clients in several international arbitrations such as clients from the Middle East, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

          



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 rated 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 2020.

     



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.

          



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 is recognised as Singapore’s Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under in 2018.

     



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.

          



Hazel Ho Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

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.

          



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.

          



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.

     



Muhammad Parasuram is an Associate at CNPLaw LLP. He has advised clients from various industries, including F&B, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, on corporate and compliance matters

Associate

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 Tan is an Associate at CNPLaw LLP. 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.

Associate

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. Find out more about Daphne and the CNPupdate articles that she has contributed which showcase her expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – A quick reference guide for companies in financial distress.

     



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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