Family Offices



Generally, a family office is an entity that assumes the day-to-day management and administration of the assets and wealth of high net worth individuals or families. Wealth preservation and growth are common objectives when establishing a family office, and clients may consider using such a vehicle to focus on the functions of investment management, tax planning, estate and succession planning, and philanthropic planning.

As clients will often enter into arrangements with professional advisors for wealth management services, we work closely with our corporate practice and funds practice to advise our clients on the structure of their family office, ensuring that such arrangements achieve our clients’ goals and are in compliance with Singapore law.





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Guide to Family Offices – A Legal Perspective

Guide to Family Offices – A Legal Perspective

In recent years, there has been a reported increase in the number of family offices, or private investment vehicles, being set up in Singapore. According to Reuters, over the period between 2015 and 2017, the number of family offices in Singapore has quadrupled. In this article, we discuss some of the exemptions from licensing requirements applicable to single-family offices.

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The Family Offices Team




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, IFLR1000 has ranked him as “Highly Regarded” and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has ranked him as a “Recommended” lawyer.

          



Amit Dhume Partner at CNPLaw LLP

Partner

Amit’s practice focuses on corporate law, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory and compliance matters. Amit is “Recommended” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. Find out more about Amit and the CNPupdate articles that he has contributed which showcase his expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Family offices.

          



Chan Wai Mun Partner at CNPLaw LLP

Partner

Wai Mun heads the firm’s real estate team and is also a member of the family practice team. He has more than 10 years of experience in litigation and commercial work.

     



Quek Li Fei Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

Partner

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. Li Fei is “Recommended” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. Find out more about Li Fei and the CNPupdate articles that he has contributed which showcase his expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Guide to Family Offices – A Legal Perspective.

          



Mike Chiam is an associate at CNPLaw LLP

Associate

Mike is an Associate in the Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Initial Coin Offerings (BCI) team. His areas of practice include corporate advisory, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and general commercial law. Mike is rated as a “Notable practitioner” by IFLR1000 in 2019 and 2020, and is “Recommended” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. Find out more about Mike and the CNPupdate articles that he has contributed which showcase his expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Guide to Family Offices – A Legal Perspective.

     



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.