Mergers and Acquisitions



Each M&A deal entails the confluence of multiple legal disciplines. That is why we take great care when assembling a team for each deal, ensuring that there is an optimal mix of specialisation in the clients’ identified areas of concern, such as tax, employment and intellectual property, and necessary industry-specific experience.

We provide support to our clients at every stage of the deal. We will be there at the beginning of the process, helping to facilitate the negotiations between the parties and advising on the structure of the transaction. Once the parties have reached a consensus, we meticulously prepare the necessary documentation. Recognising that M&A deals are often the first page of a new chapter for the parties involved, we also provide post-transaction support to ensure a smooth transition such as the preparation of shareholder agreements, employment agreements, and other relevant commercial documentation.



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    Accolades

    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications




    • IFLR1000 Thirtieth Edition : M&A Practice 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 Twelve Edition : A Partner is ranked for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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    • Asian Legal Business, 2020 : M&A practice ranked

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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 provided by Asialaw Profiles 2021 

      “Able to provide professional advice and assist in transaction documentation, advises on all matters in respect of Malaysian and Singaporean legal issues and compliance matters.”

       
    • 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 

      “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 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 client's feedback about Ken Chia and Pearlene Han

      “I would very much like to convey my many thanks and appreciation to the team’s hard work, especially to Mr Ken Chia for being so helpful and patient to make the deal happen.”



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    Our Work Highlights

     

    CNPupdates – publications written by our Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) Lawyers





    The Mergers and Acquisitions 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. For 2021, Pradeep was rated as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer by IFLR1000 and has been “Recommended” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

                



      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. He is recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 for 2019, 2020 and 2021, and is “Recommended” for the Corporate and M&A practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

           



      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 “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.

                



      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.

                  



        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. 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.

             



        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 recognised as Singapore’s Most Influential Lawyers age 40 and under by Singapore Business Review in 2018.

             



        Quek Li Fei Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

        Partner

        Li Fei is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 for Financial Services Regulator. 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.

                  



        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.

             



        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 2021, IFLR1000 has rated him as a “Notable Practitioner” and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has “Recommended” him for Capital Markets.

                  



        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. Min-Li is also recognised by The Best Lawyers 2021 for Corporate law and M&A law.

                  



        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.

                  



        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.

                  



        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 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. 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.

                    



          Jennifer Lo Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

          Senior Associate

          Jennifer also has experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and has advised companies on licensing and regulatory issues across various industries.

                    



          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. Lorraine was also part of Pei-Ling’s team when they advised a large French consortium on its internal amalgamation and restructuring exercise.

                    



          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.

               



          Marvin Chua Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

          Associate

          Marvin’s main areas of practice include corporate advisory and general employment matters. Prior to joining CNP, he trained and practised at a leading commercial law firm, under the practice areas of commercial litigation and international arbitration.

               



          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.

               



          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’s main areas of practice include 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.

                    



          Joy Tan Associate at CNPLaw LLP
          Associate

          Joy’s main areas of practice include investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. She assists in the establishment of hedge funds, private equity funds and drafting of the related documentation and also assists in corporate transactions such as cross border M&A and joint ventures in various industries.

               



          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.

               



          Pearlene
          Associate

          Pearlene is an associate in the Corporate Advisory Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, she practised in a mid-sized firm in the areas of capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, ship finance and corporate advisory. She has acted for clients from different industries ranging from healthcare to agriculture.

               



          Yeoh Tze Ning Associate at CNPLaw LLP
          Associate

            Tze Ning is an associate in the Corporate Advisory Practice Group. Her main areas of practice include general corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures.Tze Ning holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore. She is also a SIMI-accredited Mediator.

                      



            Ellie Cheung Foreign Associate at CNPLaw LLP

            Foreign Associate

            Ellie 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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