Our Corporate & Commercial Practice consists of experienced legal practitioners dedicated to helping our clients sustain and grow their businesses. We provide a full range of corporate and commercial services.
We are equipped to provide a holistic package of legal services that companies in this space may require, including advising on the legal considerations surrounding novel businesses.
We have been engaged to set up and incorporate branch/subsidiary company offices in Singapore and in neighbouring countries. Our lawyers have experience in the acquisition / disposal of shares and assets in companies, both within Singapore and in other jurisdictions. Our experience further extends to advising start-ups on early-stage investment financing structures.
We act on incorporation-related documents, including bespoke Constitutions, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, and officer / employment agreements. Our work includes advising on initial M&A “courting” proceedings, acting in the conduct of due diligence, negotiating and concluding sale and purchase and transaction documentation, as well as preparing bespoke transactional documents for funding rounds.
We also advise companies on contentious and non-contentious employment matters, as well as to review and/or draft key HR / employment documents for all levels of PMEs, employees and stakeholders.
We assist with the review, negotiation and drafting of all manner of complex international trade and transactional documents spanning across the laws of multiple jurisdictions.
Our lawyers have advised on, negotiated and drafted commodities trade / sale and purchase agreements (including palm oil, coal, oil and petroleum products, metals, pulses and grains, spices, wood pellets), offtake agreements, distributorship, franchising and agency agreements, manufacturing and tolling agreements and construction agreements, to name a few, as well as all related aspects involved in international trade such as trade finance, cargo insurance and contracts of carriage.
Our lawyers have a great amount of expertise acting for financial institutions in Singapore and internationally, especially with merchant and trade banks. In particular, our lawyers have a strong portfolio in trade and asset finance in international trade and shipping and are also experienced in specialty financing like syndicated and project financing, ship financing, receivables financing and real estate financing. We advise and act on ISDAs, securitisations as well as all manner of security typically granted for facilities, including debentures, mortgages / fixed and floating charges / pledges, assignments, guarantees / SBLCs. We advise banks on and issue legal opinions on capacity, authority and enforceability of transactions and parties.
Our lawyers have been cited in legal publications as being “experienced” and “solution-oriented” and have been instructed by banks / financial institutions and involved in transactions in multiple jurisdictions including Singapore, Hong Kong (HKSAR), Malaysia, India, UAE, UK, EU, South Korea and Japan.
Our clientele includes Fintech companies. Our work ranges from advising clients on the feasibility of their ICO business models, reviewing their respective White Papers, preparing legal opinions on the uses of the respective tokens for submission to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, investors and the relevant exchanges, as well as advising on crypto regulation and/or licensing requirements based on the business model of a company.