Capital Markets

Singapore is an excellent hub for capital and wealth creation, being a financial gateway to and from China, the West and the rest of the world. SGX, Singapore’s only bourse, has become a favorite for tech listings, with a reputation for being a major hub for blockchain / DLT, FinTech and InsurTech.

We take pride in our robust capital markets, securities and funds practice. Our lawyers have a sound track record of working with companies and issue managers / underwriters in initial public offerings, private placements, takeovers and reverse takeovers, and other capital market projects.

We regularly advise companies listed on the SGX on compliance with listing rules and other regulations and corporate governance issues. Our lawyers are also involved in advising listed companies on their M&As and other major transactions. 

We frequently assist listed companies in preparing shareholders' circulars for a wide range of matters, including employee share option schemes, major acquisitions / disposals and interested person transactions.

Whilst our practice group works primarily with listing aspirants from the People's Republic of China, we are currently exploring potential listing opportunities for fast expanding businesses from elsewhere in the world.

For investment advisory, venture capital and equity funds, our focus includes investment and fund-related work, and we work within aggressive timelines to structure and establish funds in tax havens and in Singapore.

Our practice group counsels many investors, funds and management companies in terms of fund structure, investment conditions, regulatory compliance, securities laws and regulations in a range of jurisdictions. We provide significant value-add to funds and fund managers whose offerings will be made in Asia or whose portfolio companies will be engaged in businesses and investments in Asia.

As a law firm with a pioneering spirit, we have embraced the blockchain and distributed ledger technology revolution (DLT). Our lawyers have acquired a significant understanding of the industry’s increasingly complex business, legal and regulatory environment. We advise clients on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and other forms of token generation events (TGEs), crypto exchanges, blockchain consulting businesses, and funds focusing on blockchain investment.

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