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.





Accolades

Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020





  • Asialaw Profiles : Recommended for Corporate and M&A

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

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Practice Highlights



CNPLaw advised global exhibition organiser on acquisition of annual Indonesian automobile show

CNPLaw advised global exhibition organiser on acquisition of annual Indonesian automobile show

CNPLaw advised a global event organizer on the acquisition of an automobile show held annually across multiple cities in Indonesia, leveraging on and strengthening the Client’s joint venture partnership with its local partner.

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The Mergers and Acquisitions 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. Find out more about Lisa and the merger and acquisition deals she was involved in, one in particular – she acted for a European MNC in its due diligence and acquisition of a majority stake in an Indonesian Company in the engineering sector.

          



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. Pradeep previously acted for Globe International Events Consultancy Pte. Ltd. in relation to the sale of its interest in the “RetailEX ASEAN” event to Clarion Events Pte. Ltd. For 2020, Pradeep is rated as “Highly Regarded” by the 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. Bill previously advised Symphony International Holdings Limited (“Symphony”) on acquiring a significant minority stake in Vietnam-based Indo Trans Logistics Corporation (“ITL”), through a wholly-owned subsidiary for a consideration of approximately US$42.6 million. For 2020, Bill is rated as “Highly Regarded” by the IFLR1000, ranked as a “Distinguished Practioner” and is “Recommended” for the Corporate and M&A practice 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. Ken previously acted as Singapore counsel to Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad on its acquisition of 100% equity interest in Toyoplas Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd for a cash consideration of RM311,250,000 (approximately SGD102.8 million). For 2020, Ken was rated as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 and is ” Recommended” for the Corporate and M&A practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

     



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. With Ken Chia, Pei Ling previously acted as Singapore counsel to Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad on its acquisition of 100% equity interest in Toyoplas Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd for a cash consideration of RM311,250,000 (approximately SGD102.8 million).

          



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.

     



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. Previously on an M&A related deal, Li Fei advised Nikkei Inc on Singapore’s laws, regulations and media sector rules in relation to its intended acquisition of the Financial Times newspaper business from Pearson plc. For 2020, Li Fei is also “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

          



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. In 2019, Kenn was recognised as one of Singapore’s Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under by Singapore Business Review. Previously, Kenn acted for the management of Edmund Tie & Co in the buy-out of DTZ Debenham Tie Leung (SEA),  which marked its re-launch.

     



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 a decade of experience in these areas of law. Previously, Amit advised London Stock Exchange-listed Symphony International Holdings Limited (“Symphony”) on its US$12 million investment into Smarten Spaces (“Smarten”), a Singapore-based software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) start-up. Amit is also “Recommended” for the Corporate and M&A practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

          



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. Previously, Hazel advised the selling shareholders of a Singapore manufacturing company, with subsidiaries and operations in several parts of South East Asia, on the sale of 100% equity interests for a consideration exceeding S$50 million.

          



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. Previously, Lorraine advised a private equity investor on its acquisition of a group of childcare service providers within Singapore.

          



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. Previously, Mike advised Distributed Ledger Technologies Pte. Ltd. (“DLTledgers”), a blockchain technology solutions provider, on its acquisition of two (2) entities, Dowser Group Singapore and Dowser Group India.

     



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. Previously, Abel with Amit Dhume advised London Stock Exchange-listed Symphony International Holdings Limited (“Symphony”) on its US$12 million investment into Smarten Spaces (“Smarten”), a Singapore-based software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) start-up.

     



Foreign Associate

Susannah has gained significant experience in broad ranging corporate, commercial and property law matters in both private practice and in-house environments.  Find out more about Susannah and the merger and acquisition deals she was involved in, one in particular – CNPLaw acted as Singapore counsel to Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad, a Malaysian listed company, on its acquisition of 100% equity interest in Toyoplas Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd., which was worth approximately SGD 102.8 million.

          




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