We are a boutique corporate & corporate finance law firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, IPOs, sale and purchase of company and company assets, joint-ventures, convertible note and bond issues, security arrangements, major asset acquisitions and disposals, employee share option plans and contractual matters.

Our team has dealt with many significant M&A and corporate finance transactions, many of​​ which involved cross-border elements. 

We are also familiar with the start-up and Fintech scene in Singapore, South East Asia, and Australia, ​having represented start-ups, incubators and investors in these regions.

We are ranked in the Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2021 for our work in Startups and Emerging Companies, and clients have lauded our ability to"provide fast turnaround on documents and the ability to think creatively to solve problems ... offer a great balance of taking recommendations from us as the client but also providing guidance as to what we need, explaining legal concepts very well."

“From Startup to IPO, and everything else in between," we are strongly positioned to help you achieve your goals.

Founded in 2017

3 people in their team


Practice areas
Business
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Intellectual Property
Lawsuits & Disputes
Elder Law

Languages spoken
English
Chinese

Social media

Practice areas

Business

Banking & Finance
Contract
Due Diligence
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation
Venture Capital

With our deep expertise in corporate law, we provide advice and assistance on contractual issues and the drafting and negotiation of all types of commercial agreements covering the trading activities of a business. Companies of all profiles stand to gain from our firm's agility and adaptability, as we provide quality service and cutting insight in respect of a broad range of services in the corporate and corporate finance arena. 

Transaction Experience:​

  • Acted for a large environmental services company in a private acquisition of its shares by a foreign listed company.    ​
  • Acted for an investor in an acquisition of the shares of a company with significant property assets in the CBD from a large property investment conglomerate.
  • Assisted in the share buyback and capital reduction of a company as part of their corporate restructuring plans.
  • Assisted a non-profit women's religious organisation in the incorporation of its regional body in Singapore.

 

We advise on mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, IPOs, convertible note and bond issues, security arrangements, major asset acquisitions and disposals and employee share option plans. We have acted as counsel to issuers, underwriters and issue manager in IPOs, given advice relating to restructuring matters, including pre-IPO restructuring exercises, M&As and a variety of fund raising exercises.
 
Transaction Experience:

  • Advised a SGX-ST listed company in its proposed dual primary listing on the KOSDAQ Market of the Korea Exchange by way of issuance of depositary receipts.
  • Advised a SGX-ST listed company on the sale of its non-core business to a large Japanese conglomerate.
  • Advised the controlling shareholders of a large pharmaceutical company listed on the SGX-ST on a general offer to acquire all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of the target company.
  • Advised a Singapore incorporated company in the placing and admission to trading of the enlarged issued share capital of its restructured group to AIM, a market operated by London Stock Exchange plc.
  • Advised a Singapore group of companies in connection with the reverse takeover of a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
  • Executed several voluntary delistings of a number of companies listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Advised ​a large water treatment company listed on the SGX-ST on the private placement of new ordinary shares in its capital, representing 51% of its enlarged share capital to a Saudi Arabian holding company.
  • IPO of companies across many sectors on the SGX-ST, and secondary listing of foreign-listed companies on the SGX-ST.

 

Our young and entrepreneurial team has also been involved in the start-up and fintech environment in Singapore, South East Asia, and Australia, having represented notable start-ups, incubators and investors in these regions.
 
Transaction Experience:

  • Advised on setting up of private equity funds and venture capital funds through traditional structures as well as the newly introduced Variable Capital Company (VCC) regime.
  • ​Advised a Southeast Asian fund set up by SoftBank in the preparation and review of investment documents relating to tech start-up companies in Asia.
  • Advised Singapore-based on-demand grocery concierge and delivery service honestbee in its entire start-up process in Singapore.
  • Advised a payment gateway start-up in the preparation of investment documents relating to multiple series seed funding rounds, such as series seed preference shares subscription agreements and shareholder’s agreements.
  • Advised a contractor in the sale and supply of goods and services to Google for the launch and manufacture of the Google Glass.
  • Advised Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), SPH Media Fund Pte Ltd and Sunnyvale-headquartered global accelerator Plug and Play, in the setting up of a corporate accelerator program (SPH Plug & Play Pte Ltd) focused on building high growth, innovation driven Singapore-based digital media startups.
  • Advised IIPL in its tie-up with Singapore Power, to run an accelerator known as Spark Accelerator, Asia’s first utility-led accelerator programme to promote growth of start-ups in the energy sector.
  • Advised ​IIPL in its tie-up with Ascendas Land International Pte Ltd and Shenzhen Runyang Capital Investment Company Ltd to run a cross-border accelerator known as Airmaker to be the conduit for start-ups to develop Internet of Things or IoT solutions address Asia as a key market initially.

 

We advise on banking and financial regulations, compliance issues, due diligence and drafting of standing legal documentation for banks.
 
Transaction Experience:

  • ​Advised a large Scandinavian bank on applicable Singapore banking and securities laws and regulations, including the review and localisation of their banking documents, advising on products and services and providing specific legal advice as to licences and permits required.
  • Advised a private investment group in the setting up of a factoring business from inception to the full running of the setup.​
  • Advised on and prepared convertible bonds, notes and banking/loan agreements & documents for banks, financial institutions and other lending entities.

 

We advise companies, financial institutions, fund managers, VCs on matters relating to fund formation and applicable Singapore securities regulations, including application for capital markets services licences, financial adviser’s licences, advising on the scope and types of exemption from the licensing regime and offering restrictions. We provide services under the SAL Payment Regulatory Evaluation Programme (PREP) and have advised clients on matters relating to the Payment Services Act. We have also assisted numerous start-ups in their application to the MAS for a Payment Institution License.
 
Transaction Experience:

  • Advised a large Korean securities company on the applicable securities laws & regulations in Singapore and compliance, corporate governance and other regulatory issues and matters. We also assisted in their application to the MAS for the capital market services licence and financial adviser’s licence.
  • Advised ​a large Scandinavian bank on applicable Singapore banking and securities laws and regulations, including the review and localisation of their banking documents, advising on products and services and providing specific legal advice as to licences and permits required.

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection
Fintech
Information Technology

We are familiar with the start-up and fintech environment in Singapore, South East Asia, and Australia, having represented both start-ups and investors in these regions.
 
Our Experience: 

  • Advising various accelerators such as Asia’s first utility-led accelerator programme to promote growth start-ups in the energy sector.
  • Advising a cross-border accelerator to be a conduit for start-ups which develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
  • Advising a media and technology-focused accelerator.​

Intellectual Property

Copyright
Patent
Trademark

We have advised on and experience in handling various trade mark and copyright matters. Given our clients' strong focus at the forefront of disruption, we have kept pace with and alongside our clients' needs, including to support and protect their brand assets.

Our Experience:

  • Acted for a leading timepiece brand for the international registration of their trade mark in over 20 countries.
  • Acted for a restaurant-bar in procuring a settlement on an alleged infringement of a registered trade mark.
  • Advised and assisted a local logistics company on an alleged infringement of their intellectual property.
  • Advised a multinational precision engineering company on the alleged infringement of their global trade mark in Singapore.
  • Advised a local private equity fund on the acquisition of the source code and other brand assets of a late stage technology start-up.
  • Advised a local publisher and prepared transactional documents for the acquisition of a magazine masthead.

Lawsuits & Disputes

ADR Mediation & Arbitration
Litigation

We believe that each dispute is not just a difficulty, but also an opportunity for you to tap on synergies in rebuilding trust and working relationships. With our depth of experience in corporate and commerical matters, we have the commercial acumen to ensure that your disputes are resolved in the most effective and cost-efficient manner.

Our Experience:

  • Acted for a large-sized construction firm in the recovery of its commercial debts, including the enforcement of court judgments against the debtor.
  • Acted for various individuals and companies in the recovery of sums of money under private or commercial agreements, including IOUs and service agreements, in the State Courts and the High Court.
  • Advised various individuals and companies on proceedings in the Small Claims Tribunal.
  • Advised individuals and corporates on various employment matters including termination, remuneration, retrenchment, and proceedings in the Employment Claims Tribunal.​

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Probate
Trusts
Will & Testament

We advise on private trust, asset and wealth management, and licensing and compliance matters and issues with the local regulators.
 
Our Experience:

  • Advised High-Net-Worth Individuals and Families on the structuring of their assets.
  • Advised on setting up of private charities by individuals.
  • Advised on restructuring of charitable organisations and issues on philanthropy.
  • Advised and acted for private trusts, family offices and wealth management.​
  • Assisted in making applications in the Family Justice Courts for grants of probate and letters of administration for successors-in-title.
  • Assisted in making applications in the Family Justice Courts for appointment for deputyship orders for next-of-kin.

Our Associates

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Joshua Tan

Managing Director

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Mary-Lisa Chua

Associate

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Lim Wei Jie

Associate

Case results

Corporate & Commercial

Contract

Capital Market / M&A

Merger & Acquisition

Startup & Fintech

Fintech

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Trust, Asset & Wealth Management, Funds

Trusts

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Regulatory

Banking & Finance

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Lawsuits & Disputes

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