Our corporate team has a wide spectrum of experience in corporate finance and securities, banking, insurance and general corporate and corporate commercial transactions. In particular, our team has a niche focus on the fund management industry.
The corporate team provides specialist advice to international as well as boutique asset managers. Our team assists clients in the establishment of both onshore and offshore investment funds representing both fund managers licensed under the Securities and Futures Act (for accredited / institutional and retail investors), as well as registered fund management companies (exempt fund managers). Our clients also include fund managers involved in managing venture capital, private equity as well as hedge funds. We also provide advisory services to fund distributors, administrators, trustees, custodians and private banks.
In addition to fund management work, our team also handles general corporate matters, including sale and purchase of shares and businesses, reviewing of and advising on various agreements like joint-venture and shareholders’ agreements, loan agreements and credit facilities, ISDAs and reconstruction agreements.
Our litigation team has extensive experience in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. The team’s underlying principle is to approach and analyse each case with the goal of maximising our client’s recovery and/or strenuously protecting our clients’ legal position.
The litigation team complements those of, and works together with, the other practice teams in the Firm to identify and avoid potential conflicts. In lieu of litigation, we also advise our clients on ways to resolve disputes by mediation, arbitration or other forms of alternative dispute resolution with the aim of achieving the best possible results.
The scope of our litigation services include:
Our Conveyancing and Real Estate team participates actively in real estate and financing work, representing corporates and high net worth individuals in the financing and development of mixed, residential, industrial and commercial projects and in landlord and tenancy cases.
Our practice also requires us to be in tune with the workings of various government agencies, such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Building and Construction Authority, Singapore Land Authority and Central Provident Fund Board, to ensure a complete solution to our clients’ varied needs relating to land and property.
Our team is also active in representing both sellers and buyers in retail land-related financing and sale and purchase projects.