Date Published: 4 November 2022
Mr Quek Li Fei, Lorraine Liew and Victoria Lynn Chin of CNPLaw LLP have contributed to the book publication by DeHeng Law Offices based in China, an overview article on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in relation to Singapore. For this publication, DeHeng Law Offices has worked with law firms in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) jurisdictions to produce overview articles on FDI and M&A in each jurisdiction. The overview article has also been translated by DeHeng Law Offices into Chinese and published on the DeHeng WeChat account. Since September, the overview article, in English and Chinese translation, has been compiled into a book publication for distribution at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS).
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Being a corporate lawyer is more than just translating legalese and churning out documents based on clients’ instructions. Our corporate lawyers understand that their role extends far beyond what is commonly expected. We seek to explore the spectrum of options with our clients and tailor an approach to suit each client’s personality and commercial needs. This is why our corporate lawyers are always keen to learn more than just a client’s business and industry; we want to understand the character of the business through its story and the parties involved in building it.
At CNPLaw, we aim to forge relationships beyond one-time transactions. We are committed to helping our clients grow their businesses, and play a part in its success.
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.