Cheah Swee Gim

HEAD OF CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL / MERGERS AND ACQUISITION

LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore
LL.M., New York University
Called to the Bar Singapore, 1984; New York, 1988
Date joined: January 1997 [Founding Partner]

Related expertise
Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Dispute Resolution (Litigation / Arbitration)
Insurance
Shipping

Based in Yangon, Swee Gim leads our Corporate and Commercial Department and is in charge of our Mergers and Acquisition Division, overseeing work assignments undertaken by our Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam offices.

Her extensive knowledge of corporate, commercial and business law covers Southeast Asian countries including Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Multinationals and public listed companies seek her legal advice in complex commercial projects requiring both legal skills and in-depth understanding of the clients' business needs.

She has spearheaded numerous project teams in time-sensitive legal due diligence investigations and managed multi-jurisdictional acquisition and investment transactions.

With more than 30 years of legal practice, Swee Gim has accumulated a substantial portfolio of professional work. This includes mergers and acquisitions, de-mergers, joint ventures, investments, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, private equity funds, equity and capital planning, debt restructuring, financing and banking transactions, securitizations and sale and purchase of businesses and undertakings.

Swee Gim is also well-versed in commercial transactions where information technology plays a fundamental role. Her degree from New York University is in intellectual property studies. She advises on technically complex agreements in the areas of trade secrets, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, hardware and software licensing, franchising, licensing, copyright assignment, electronic banking, electronic commerce transactions and in many other internet-related areas.

She also advises on telecommunication and media law issues.

Swee Gim has been cited in The Legal 500 and was recognized as an Elite Practitioner of Corporate M&A in Asialaw.

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