Our Practice Areas
Corporate & Commercial
Our Corporate and Commercial practice regularly handles domestic and cross-border transactions, representing individuals, private firms, listed companies and multinational corporations in a wide range of corporate, strategic and business law matters. We act on a diverse range of corporate transactions including the acquisition of shares and businesses, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, strategic alliances, collaborations, venture capital and private equity financing and investments, restructurings, divestments, spin-offs and tenders.
Our broad experience includes contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating a diverse range of documentation, including supply agreements, distributorships, procurement, tenders, manufacturing, licensing and franchise agreements.
We also have extensive experience assisting our multi-national clients to structure, establish and implement their foreign direct investments in Singapore and in the region. Our briefs include advising our clients on setting up business issues, property leases, regulatory licensing, compliance and employment.
We advise on the non-contentious aspects of corporate restructurings including share buy-backs, reorganisations, capital reductions and company amalgamations.
Whether the deal is domestic or international, our team delivers strategic guidance and sophisticated advice to provide our clients with seamless, practical and commercially-focused solutions.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We are actively involved in local and cross-border M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors. We handle strategic alliances, collaborations, joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers, venture capital and private equity financing, spin-offs and divestments. We represent buyers, sellers, investors, financial institutions, funds and private equity investors, high net-worth individuals, principals and target companies on structuring, advising on regulatory issues, due diligence, negotiating, drafting and closing their M&A deals.
Our key strength lies in our substantial experience in cross-border transactions in Asia in particular. In matters that are subject to foreign law, we work closely with our network of leading law firms in other jurisdictions to ensure that our clients receive the representation that best meets their needs.
We also counsel our clients on a full range of competition and anti-trust issues covering competition advisory, notifications, merger clearance and compliance programs.
Our wealth of experience handling transactions in numerous jurisdictions enables us to distil and deliver concise legal advice, anticipate industry-specific legal and practical issues, and execute the best strategy for our clients.
IP & Technology Transactions
Our team has deep experience advising on a comprehensive range of intellectual property and technology transactions that often involve cross-border issues. We represent inventors, brand owners, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, information technology and technology companies on the cutting edge of technology.
Our expertise extends to providing transactional services for all types of intellectual property matters including assignment, licensing, software development, turnkey solutions, outsourcing, research and development, collaborations, technology transfer, franchising and consulting services. We also advise on the protection of our clients’ intellectual property and trade secrets through confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
We negotiate and structure strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and spin-offs involving media, intellectual property, life sciences, information technology and technology.
We conduct due diligence and advise on the intellectual property and technology portfolios of our clients and target companies.
We handle e-commerce transactions and contracts including website development agreements, content license, website terms and conditions, internet advertising, internet use policy and linking agreements.
Our clients turn to us for our extensive transactional experience and in-depth knowledge of intellectual property and technical issues at the core of their transactions.
We recognise the value of our clients’ intellectual property and the need to protect them. We have extensive experience in the strategic worldwide registration of our clients’ trade marks, patents and designs through our diverse network of foreign associates.
We assist our clients to file and prosecute their IP applications including advising on and preparing the applications, overcoming objections issued by intellectual property offices, negotiating co-existence and settlement arrangements, filing oppositions against conflicting prior intellectual property and defending third party oppositions.
We act for a diverse range of brand owners in numerous industries including finance and banking, marketing and events, hotel and leisure, food and beverage, crowdfunding platforms, mobile application software, mining and construction and automobile parts.
Our clients look to us for practical advice on protecting and managing their intellectual property life cycle from inception to business expansion locally and globally.
We advise our clients across industries on a full range of employment matters that arise from recruitment to termination, including employment contracts, secondment, benefits, employee manuals, confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, intellectual property protection, stock option and restricted share plans, exits, retrenchment and reorganization.
We have extensive experience in advising our clients on employment related due diligence and issues arising in commercial transactions such as sale of businesses, mergers, restructurings, consolidations and outsourcing.
Our clients value our timely and effective strategies to bolster their HR practices, as well as minimize risk and employment disputes.
Many of our clients include foreign multinational corporations or corporations intending to establish or have established a presence in Singapore or the region. We routinely advise them on regulatory and compliance issues ranging from setting up of legal entities, business structuring, regulatory licensing, regulatory advice, corporate governance to the day-to-day issues that businesses commonly confront.
We counsel clients on a full range of competition, anti-trust, data protection and privacy issues. Where necessary, we assist them to obtain the necessary clearances from relevant authorities.
We help our clients navigate the ever-changing regulatory developments, and partner with them to develop and implement policies, practices and documentation that will strengthen their compliance and business.