Leading Corporate

Private Client and Family Law Practice (Advisory and Disputes)

Our team of lawyers are well-experienced to advise and handle all aspects of private client and family matters, both contentious as well as advisory.

Employment Law

Arbitration Practice

India Desk

We are instructed by Indian law firms acting for their clients in India or Singapore, on transactions and disputes. 

We also act for Indian clients based in Singapore and in India seeking to do business in Singapore or have their disputes resolved here, and often also for Singaporean entities involved in disputes with Indian parties.

Our dedicated India desk helps provide streamlined and dedicated support to: 

  • Indian entities seeking advice on Singapore law and legal services in Singapore, and 
  • Singapore based and other ASEAN clients doing business with or investing in Indian entities.


Our Lawyers

The India Desk is managed by Lakshman Shankar, who is an Indian-educated and Indian-qualified lawyer with over twenty years’ practice experience in India, and by the firm’s managing partner, Peter Doraisamy, a Singapore-qualified lawyer who has significant experience working with Indian clients and Indian related matters. Clients benefit from our understanding of Indian business culture.

Over the years, the firm has built strong working relationships with reputable Indian law firms across various practice areas and industry sectors. This includes, but is not limited to, commercial litigation, international arbitration, M&A and corporate advisory work, shipping and international trade, and intellectual property. 

Our India Desk is well supported by seasoned professionals practising across a wide range of legal fields in Singapore, providing the Desk a strong foundation and back-end support in complex disputes and cross-border transactions where both Indian and Singaporean jurisdictions apply. It enables us to offer our clients complete and comprehensive services, dovetailing across different practice areas. 


Our Work

Our original core competence, commercial litigation and arbitration, now has the benefit of expertise in other practice areas. Our lawyers routinely handle both domestic and international arbitration, having been engaged on significant and complex disputes ever since the firm was established. Please refer to our page on our arbitration practice for details: link. 

We have worked on cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions, business contracts and can be of immense help to clients wishing to establish business entities in Singapore. We are also well placed to offer regulatory advice and assistance.


Indicative Practice Areas:

Our abilities arise from intensive work in different industry sectors: IT, telecom, healthcare, BPOs, solar power, renewable energy, shipping, banking, to name a few. We are well placed to render services in most practice areas, including:

  • Dispute resolution – litigation and arbitration 
  • Company law
  • Private Equity and M&A, 
  • Commercial contracts
  • Foreign Investment into India, Singapore and other jurisdictions, particularly within ASEAN.


Indian business entities and private individuals searching for international business opportunities look at Singapore as an obvious choice. This gives Singaporean entities, whether investors, service providers or others, attractive business prospects. The SIAC has become the most preferred arbitral institution in Asia, giving rise to an increased need for Singapore-India legal services. We believe PDLegal can play an important role. 

Fintech Practice (Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Payment Services)

As digital innovation drives a shift in financial services and capital markets, there is increased regulatory and compliance pressure from regulators and supervisory authorities around the globe. This results in financial institutions and fintech innovators facing higher level of regulatory scrutiny and enforcement.

With expertise and peculiar interest in blockchain, cryptocurrency and payment services, our Fintech team of legal practitioners has closely studied the development of the fintech industry, providing the full range of legal services that financial institutions and fintech entrepreneurs require to navigate the developing regulatory environment.

We advise clients on fintech matters including, regulatory compliance, fundraising, data protection, business expansion, and M&A.

Our lawyers are skilled, dedicated, and committed to understanding their clients’ needs and have experience advising on merchant acquisition services, real-estate backed digital tokens, gold backed digital tokens, utility tokens, digital payment tokens and e-money issuance.

We have also advised growth stage start-ups that require expertise in relation to fundraising and business expansion from Singapore to other Asia Pacific jurisdictions.

Legal Advice, Regulatory Analysis and Legal Opinion

Our services include advice and guidance on:

  • Company formation and structuring the token issuing entity and token offering;
  • advising on the entire process of an ICO, IEO or STO;
  • working with digital token exchanges for launching digital tokens by way of IEO or STO;
  • drafting and reviewing of digital token purchase agreements;
  • reviewing digital token Whitepapers;
  • procuring applicable licences or exemptions from the regulatory authorities in Singapore for the conducting of payment services in Singapore;
  • preparing and reviewing internal KYC/AML and data privacy policies for compliance with Singapore laws and regulations; and
  • advice on fundraising and business expansion.

Investment Funds

PDLegal LLC offers clients an extensive range of services to private equity and venture capital firms, family offices, providing advice and expertise on:

  • establishment and licensing of fund management companies and fund regulatory matters
  • establishment of family offices and variable capital companies (VCC) funds
  • structuring and establishment of offshore and onshore, private investment funds
  • offering of funds-related services
  • legal and regulatory requirements for fintech, digital assets and payment services
  • corporate advisory and guidance on fundraising, including the venture investment model agreements (VIMA)


The Variable Capital Company – a corporate structure for investment funds in Singapore


On 15 January 2020, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched the much awaited ‘Variable Capital Company’ (VCC), a new corporate structure customized to cater to the specific requirements of investment funds.

The VCC structure is based on the “Segregated Portfolio Company” structure – a company, which remains a single legal entity and may create segregated portfolios such that the assets and liabilities of each portfolio are legally separate from the assets and liabilities of any other portfolio, currently adopted by jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands. Much like the Segregated Portfolio Company, the VCC can be structured as a stand-alone fund or an umbrella fund with multiple sub-funds.

This article seeks to provide an overview of the VCC structure including regulatory requirements and incentives, and highlight why the VCC is becoming an increasingly popular vehicle for fund and wealth management.


Key Features of the VCC


The following are the key features of a VCC:

  • The VCC can be structured as a single stand-alone fund or an umbrella VCC with multiple sub-funds.
  • Whether structured as a stand-alone fund or as an umbrella fund, the VCC and its sub-funds are considered a single legal entity.
  • When structured as an umbrella VCC, each sub-fund operates as a “cell” with distinct assets and liabilities, thereby allowing for ring-fencing of assets from other sub-funds within the umbrella VCC.
  • The VCC may be constituted as an open ended (i.e mutual and hedge funds) or closed end (i.e. venture and private equity funds) fund.
  • The VCC benefits from flexibility in relation to dividend payouts which can be paid out of its capital. This is in contrast to the traditional structure under the Companies Act, where dividends may only be paid out of profits.


 Advantages of the VCC


As the VCC was introduced for the purposes of fund and wealth management, it has been ultimately tailored towards the needs of the aforesaid industries. Some of the key advantages of the VCC include the following:

  • Privacy and Confidentiality – The register of members and the Constitution (which embodies rights of investors, nuances of distributions etc.) of the VCC is publicly available information, providing necessary privacy and confidentiality to Investors and Fund/Wealth Managers alike.
  • Tangible cost efficiencies – When structured as an Umbrella VCC, sub-funds will benefit from streamlined operations viz. a common fund manager, team and board of directors, and common service providers i.e. custodian, counsel, auditor fund administrator etc. This would ultimately reduce significant statutory, regulatory cost and ongoing operational expenses.
  • Sub-Funds may adopt separate strategies as the VCC allows for versatile structures with ability to build in varied investor rights.
  • The VCC will benefit from tax incentives which will be granted at the umbrella level and cover all Sub-Funds (streamlined administration, decrease expenses etc.)


Grant Scheme


To encourage industry-wide adoption of the VCC framework from managers in Singapore and globally, the MAS has announced a generous grant to defray VCC related set up costs (the “Grants Scheme”).

Under the Grants Scheme, MAS will reimburse VCCs up to S$150,000 which can be utilized towards payments to eligible Singapore based service providers (legal and tax counsel, regulatory & compliance).



Tax Treatment and Incentives


For the purposes of tax, the VCC is treated as a company and a single entity. As such, the VCC need only to file a single Income Tax return with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) .

The VCC will also be able to be afforded tax benefits such as:

  • Tax Exemptions on qualifying investment income under the Tax Incentive Schemes (13R,13X, 13R).
  • Tax Exemption Scheme for New Start-Up Companies is also available to the VCC.
  • Eligibility for the ‘check- the-box’ election which makes it tax efficient for US investors.

Maritime & Shipping Law Firm in Singapore

Maritime Law

Our maritime practice is a key practice area of the firm. Our lawyers are experienced in the full range of shipping and admiralty work, having acted for clients in highly contentious matters as well as complex transactional and advisory work.

We pride ourselves on being able to assist our clients efficiently with precise and comprehensive advice. Bearing in mind the global nature of the shipping industry, we have a wide network of foreign law firms in various major ports to support our clients’ needs.

Our clients include shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, H&M underwriters, recovery agents, cargo insurers, brokers, suppliers, ship agents and managers and other institutions involved in the maritime industry.

Admiralty Law & Marine Casualties

Our lawyers are highly experienced and have handled a broad range of casualty-related work including the arrest of vessels for obtaining security. Notable casualties handled recently include:

  • “Best Unity” c/w “Southern Explorer” off Singapore
  • “United Fortitude c/w “Oceanus Leader” off Singapore
  • “Prime Sailor” c/w “Kuo Hsiung” off Port Klang
  • “Mare Traveller” c/w “Densa Jaguar” off Chittagong
  • “Acted for “ALM Eagle” interests which was towing barge “POE Giant 12” which ran aground off Pedra Branca
  • “Hai Qing” c/w ‘Lord Vishnu’ and “SKUA” off Singapore
  • “Sevilla Knutsen” grounding on coral reefs around the Eauripik atoll, Federated States of Micronesia.

Charterparties & Cargo Claims

We have extensive experience in advising and handling litigation work in relation to this varied area of work. Some of our recent cases include:

  • Acted as counsel for a Singapore company listed in the SGX mainboard dealing with the ownership and chartering of offshore vessels and rigs against a Mexican credit company involving a dispute over standby letters of credit amounting to approximately US$9 million issued pursuant to a charterparty agreement. As part of the proceedings, obtained an interlocutory injunction against the Mexican company preventing it from calling for payment under the letters of credit.
  • Acted for an Indonesian shipping company, which is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, in defending an US$11 million arbitration claim in the London Maritime Arbitrators Association in respect of an alleged breach of a bareboat charterparty.
  • Acted for a Singapore listed company in an SIAC arbitration involving a US$85 million claim for breach of a long-term charterparty of a floating warehouse to PDVSA, the Venezuelan NOC.
  • Acted for a Singapore listed company in its tripartite joint venture to supply offshore support vessels in respect of the Gorgon gas project in Western Australia. Work done included drafting and negotiating the JVA and the chartering contracts.

Shipbuilding, Repairs & Conversion

Our lawyers are well-versed in both contentious and non-contentious matters in this practice area. As the market continues to face a downturn, our understanding of our client’s business provides a distinct advantage in offering prompt advice tailored to the difficult problems faced by both owners and yards. Some of our recent cases include:

  • Acted for a Mexican offshore contractor as claimants in an arbitration seated in Singapore against a major local shipyard in connection with warranty claims in excess of US$50 million arising from a contract for the construction and sale of a semi-submersible offshore drilling unit meant to be deployed under a PEMEX contract.
  • Acted for a Singaporean shipyard in a claim for loss and damage in the sum of £800,000 brought by owners for alleged negligence in the conversion of their vessel to enable her to perform cable-laying works.
  • Acted for Owners in a claim against an UAE-based builder for damages arising from delay and negligence in the construction of an offshore platform built at a contract price of US$8 million.
  • Acted for owners in a claim against a manufacturer of controllable pitch propellers for loss and damage arising from defects in design.
  • Retained by a Thai shipyard to advise and assist with all of their contract drafting and litigation.
  • Acted as counsel for a Chinese shipbuilding and ship repair company in the arrest of a bulk container vessel registered in Panama. The admiralty and arrest proceedings involved claims from numerous intervening parties including the cargo owners, bunker suppliers, mortgagee bank and crew and concluded with the judicial sale of the vessel. Also obtained judgment in a sister ship claim against the same owners.

Non-Contentious Shipping and Offshore Oil & Gas Work

We have acted in numerous vessel sale and purchase transactions and have also advised on financing and flag registration aspects both in relation to the purchase of second hand tonnage as well as newbuilds. We also advise both buyers and yards on their shipbuilding and repair contracts, ensuring that their contracts apply the appropriate contractual risk allocation. Our work in this practice area includes advisory work and drafting of charterparties, ship management contracts, contracts of affreightment and crewing agreements. Finally, we are adept in acting for our clients in international joint ventures in the context of the deployment of their vessels into challenging jurisdictions such as Nigeria, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.

Examples of our matters are as follows:

  • Acted for a buyer in relation to 3 new building contracts for self-propelled jack-up barges for construction at a shipyard in the USA. The aggregate project cost amounted to approximately US$150 million. Work done included drafting and negotiating documentation in relation to the financing of the new builds and separate joint ventures to own and operate the vessels.
  • A buyer in relation to a construction contract for a Friede & Goldman Super M2 design jack-up rig to be built in an UAE based yard at a contract price of US$150 million. Scope of the advice included the financing of the construction cost, the drafting of all necessary documentation for a tripartite joint venture to own and operate the rig and the negotiation on the terms and conditions of the building contract.
  • Acted for a purchaser in its US$80 million acquisition of an Oslo OTC listed company active in the provision of management services, operation and supply of on and offshore drilling and accommodation units. Advice rendered was mainly in relation to an extensive due diligence exercise carried out on the target company’s management contracts and assets.
  • Acted for a borrower in relation to a US$40 million term loan facility to finance the construction of an offshore platform in the USA.
  • Acted for a Singapore mainboard listed company in its tripartite joint venture to supply offshore support vessels in respect of the Gorgon gas project in Western Australia. Work done included drafting and negotiating the JVA and the chartering contracts.

Corporate Services

Through our separate entity known as PD Nexus Corporate Services Pte Ltd, we offer a comprehensive range of support that encompasses corporate secretarial services, corporate administration and compliance services. The corporate secretarial team is well-established and has been assisting companies in complying with the Companies Act and ACRA regulations. We offer the full range of corporate secretarial and administrative services that cater to the needs of Singapore companies, foreign companies registered in Singapore and companies in most offshore jurisdictions.

Our Main Areas of Practice

  • Setting up of an entity: This includes the incorporation of private and public companies, registration of a Singapore Branch Office, Representative Office and assisting in the purchase of Offshore companies
  • Provision of company secretary and nominee director
  • Drafting of resolutions and filing of statutory returns with ACRA
  • Attendance at meetings and drafting of minutes of meetings
  • Maintenance of company records: Updates to the company’s registers and minute books
  • Provision of registered office
  • Applications for Work Pass
  • Applications for Permanent Residence and Long-Term Visit Pass

Criminal Practice

Criminal Defence Lawyers

Criminal Defence work has drastically changed over the decades. With an increasingly globalised world and an increasingly sophisticated technological landscape, the criminal law, procedural landscape and investigative methods are quickly evolving.

Our Criminal Litigation Practice is highly experienced and well equipped with the necessary skills to understand the rapidly evolving investigative landscape and criminal justice framework. Our team is highly experienced in defending clients in all types of offences including white-collar crime and other offences.

Our team has represented clients in a wide array of offences including:

White-Collar Crime

  • Criminal Breach of Trust
  • Forgery
  • Cheating
  • Offences under the Companies Act & Other Regulatory Offences
  • Anti-Money Laundering related offences (AML Offences)
  • Tax related offences and others

Other Offences

  • Violent Offences (including voluntarily causing grievous hurt, affray & others)
  • Sexual Offences and others
  • Drug related offences (consumption, possession, trafficking)

Representation in Various Stages

Our criminal defence team is experienced in providing representation to clients at all stages of the criminal justice framework from the initial investigation phase through to trials and appeals stage. Our team is also able to work closely with forensic experts where necessary to identify possible defences through leveraging on technology and science.

Private Client and Family Law Practice

Our main areas of practice include:

  • Mental Capacity
  • Contentious and Non-contentious Probate
  • Family Law
  • Trust and Estate Planning

Mental Capacity

We regularly advise on mental capacity matters and have experience dealing with complex cases involving mental capacity litigation.

  • Acting for the litigation representative of a wealthy widow suffering from dementia. The widow owned an estate worth over S$40 million and was involved in a dispute with a Chinese tour guide who manipulated and exercised undue influence over the widow to procure his appointment as her donee under a Lasting Power of Attorney.

    The Chinese tour guide carried out acts of misappropriation of the widow’s monies and assets and procured a will bequeathing the widow’s entire estate to himself. As part of the court proceedings, a worldwide Mareva Injunction was obtained against the Chinese tour guide and his wife.

    Other successful court applications included applying to the Family Justice Courts to revoke the Lasting Power of Attorney and obtaining a court order under the Mental Capacity Act for a statutory will to be made on behalf of the widow.

    There has only been one prior reported case of a statutory will application in Singapore. Numerous other court applications were also heard before the Court of Appeal, High Court, State Courts and Family Courts. Also, successfully obtained judgment against the Chinese tour guide in the High Court civil proceedings. The case received widespread media attention.


    • TCZ v TDA, TBA and TDC [2015] SGFC 63
    • TDA v TCZ, TDB and TDC [2016] 3 SLR 329
    • Chung Khin Chun K (by her deputy Mok Chiu Ling Hedy) v Yang Yin and others [2015] 5 SLR 467 (reversed on appeal)
  • Acting for the grandsons of an elderly woman with an estate worth over S$15 million. The highly-acrimonious dispute involved the elderly woman’s son over issues relating to a dispute over the mental capacity of the elderly woman (requiring a contested and protracted deputy application) and allegations against the son of the mishandling of the elderly woman’s estate.
With our in-depth knowledge of mental capacity issues, we are also regularly instructed in all aspects including advising on and preparing Lasting Power of Attorneys, and assisting in applying to Court for deputyship appointments.

Contentious and Non-contentious Probate

Our team is well-equipped and experienced to handle all forms of contentious probate disputes. Where necessary, we assist our clients throughout the process of investigation and asset-tracing and recovery of estate assets. Our team has experience in acting in such instances in multiple jurisdictions leveraging on our global network of contacts.

Notable contentious probate litigation cases include:

  • Acting for the beneficiaries of an estate against a third-party involving allegation of the improper procurement of a will through undue influence, misappropriation and fraudulent conduct. The matter was finally settled amicably by way of mediation.
  • Acting for one of the beneficiaries in a contentious probate relating to an estate worth approximately S$83 million with assets in multiple jurisdictions.
We also advise on and handle all aspects of probate for our clients. This includes court applications for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and, where necessary, assist in the distribution of assets to lawful beneficiaries.

Family Law

We also regularly take on all aspects of family and matrimonial matters. With our dedicated and experienced team, we are able to handle and advise on a wide range of legal issues, complex or otherwise.

From simplified consent divorce proceedings to highly acrimonious marital disputes involving issues of custody, care and control, access, division of matrimonial assets, maintenance, adoption and personal protection orders where necessary, our team is able to support and walk our clients through each step of the way to ensure their best interests and welfare are fully protected.

Trust and Estate Planning

As part of our portfolio, we regularly advise high net-worth clients and families on estate, trusts and legacy planning.

With our strong network of finance, trusts and tax experts both locally as well as in the ASEAN region, we are able to provide sound bespoke advice tailor-suited to our clients’ specific needs while at the same time complying with jurisdictional requirements. We also leverage on our network to ensure multi-jurisdictional coordination to protect our clients’ rights and interests.

Trade and Energy

International Trade

Our international trade practice covers both contentious and advisory work. Our lawyers have a strong background in dispute resolution, including disputes relating to the international sale of goods and services, trade finance and insurance, shipping and logistics, conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues. We also regularly advise our clients on various regulatory and compliance issues as the need arises.

Having acquired in-depth knowledge of the industry, our lawyers are well-placed to advise our clients on a wide range of matters.

Our Main Areas of Practice

  • International Sale of Goods & Services
  • Compliance & Regulatory Matters
  • Export Finance & Insurance
  • Security Provisions & Measures
  • Commodity Trading & Trade Finance

Energy & Resources

In association with Hugh Fraser Consulting International, a specialist consulting and legal services provider, we assist our clients in the energy and water sectors to expand successfully across international markets with a focus on the ASEAN region.

Our Main Areas of Practice

  • Onshore & Offshore Energy & Resources
  • Statutory & Contractual Regimes
  • Exploration
  • Production
  • International Local Partner Agreements (ILPA) Solutions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Asset Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Capital Market & Commercial Bank Financing

Insolvency & Restructuring

Receiverships, Judicial Management & Schemes of Arrangement

We advise companies, creditors and other interested parties over the best course of action in an insolvency scenario. Our team leverages its strong commercial understanding to ensure that our clients are able to obtain the best possible value from insolvency regime tools such as receiverships, judicial management and schemes of arrangements.

We also assist our client in their application to the Court with respect to receiverships, judicial management and schemes.

Winding-Up & Liquidation

In a commercially volatile world, businesses may often undergo financial distress and companies may face a myriad of factors which may affect its ability to continue to operate. Our team ensures that in such instances, the rights and interests of our clients are protected, whether they may be creditors, shareholders or other interested parties.

We assist our clients in the winding-up proceedings and work closely with liquidators to ensure that the relevant statutory obligations are complied. We advise our clients and represent their interests in relation to a winding-up proceeding. Our focus here has always been to get the best possible value for our client.


Our team assists individuals with respect to debt recovery, personal debt restricting programs, such as the Debt Repayment Scheme and advises our client on how to
restructure their debts. Our practice involves issuing statutory demands, application for bankruptcy and recovery and protection of assets. We also assist our clients in defending bankruptcy applications. Our experience in debtor-creditor issues provides our team a comprehensive understanding of bankruptcy law.

We also advise creditors in relation to their rights and in their application to the Court for bankruptcy. We represent both secured and unsecured creditors and leverage on our experience to create bespoke debt repayment packages for our clients.

Cross-Border Insolvencies

Cross-border insolvencies invariably involve complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and corporate structures. This requires coordination across multiple jurisdictions to ensure proper and seamless proceedings or restructuring.

Our team has experience in dealing with the myriad of factors that arise in a cross-border insolvency. We have advised companies as well as interested parties in the insolvency.

We leverage on our network to ensure multi-jurisdictional coordination to preserve assets and protect our clients’ rights. Our team also advises our clients regarding the recognition and enforcement of cross-border insolvencies, and aiding them to navigate the difficulties that arise out of multi-jurisdictions that is inherent in a cross-border insolvency.

Restructuring and Workouts

Our team’s expertise includes debt restructuring and workouts for creditors and debtor. By leveraging on our experience representing debtors and creditors, we have gleaned insights into the key considerations of either side. This has allowed our team to negotiate and implement deals that are of value to our clients. Our services extend to working with and advising creditors, independent financial advisors, auditors and accountants.

Asset Recovery & Investigation

We investigate misappropriation of assets, corporate fraud and misconduct. The proliferation of such incidences across territories requires close coordination between interested parties, regulatory authorities, enforcement agencies and private actors.

We assist out client throughout the process of investigation, asset-tracing and recovery. Our team has experience recovering assets in multiple jurisdictions leveraging on our global network of partner firms.

Our team utilises a variety of legislative and judicial tools to secure our client’s claims and advise our clients with the best possible strategy to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected.

Corporate, Commercial And Civil Litigation

Corporate, Commercial and Civil Litigation

Litigation is one of the firm’s core practice areas. We have litigated at all levels of the Singapore Courts, showcasing our lawyers’ expertise in a broad spectrum of contentious matters

We have successfully represented local and foreign public listed companies, multi-national corporations, SMEs and private individuals. Our results-driven approach has earned our clients’ trust and confidence in us delivering the most cost-effective and practical solutions, tailored to their needs.

Our Main Areas of Practice

  • Banking and finance
  • Building and construction
  • Contractual disputes
  • Defamation
  • Employment matters
  • Property disputes
  • Securities & Finance Litigation
  • Regulation & Enforcement
  • Fraud & Asset Recovery
  • Director & Shareholder Disputes

Corporate & Commercial Law

Mergers and Acquisitions

We advise corporations regarding a range of M&A transactions. Our mainstay work is related to asset and share purchases, joint ventures, disposals and amalgamations. Our team is able to leverage our insights into the synergies created in an M&A transaction to ensure that the best possible structure and transaction is adopted for each merger, acquisition, amalgamation or alliance. In structuring and reviewing M&A transactions our team also advises on the implications of financial and securities regulations, competition law compliance and assists our clients with obtaining the necessary approvals needed for a successful M&A transaction.


We advise on every stage of a fund’s origination and growth. This ranges from fund formation, fund structuring and compliance of fund regulations. We assist in the establishment and licensing of fund management companies, family offices and offerings of funds-related services. Our venture capital practice focuses on drafting and reviewing term sheets, investment agreements, shareholder agreements etc..

Our team works with established financial intermediaries and service providers to provide an integrated service platform to our clients. We also provide advisory services on the securities and financial regulations applicable to venture capital funds.

Start-Up Advisory

Our team guides start-ups through the legal and regulatory landscape and assists them with the necessary agreements, data protection policies, employment agreements and fundraising.

We ensure that good corporate governance is never compromised and we tailor our advice to respond to the unique needs of each start-up. We look at short-term and long-term implications and help start-ups navigate through the different stages of growth and meet their commercial needs at each stage.

Banking & Finance

Our team analyses the commercial and corporate needs of our clients and provide guidance to our clients with their preferred mode of financing, taking into consideration the commercial realities of each client. We focus on structuring, documenting and reviewing various types of finance transactions, including asset-backed financing and debt-to-equity convertible loans. We also advise, review and draft security structures and bank standard documentation.

Financial & Securities Regulations Compliance

Our financial & securities regulatory compliance practice provides advice in relation to the licensing requirements for businesses and financial and securities regulatory aspects of M&As, funds and start-ups.

We provide advice regarding the applicability and enforcement of relevant statutes and regulations such as the Securities and Futures Act, the Banking Act and MAS circulars. Our advice is tailored to the business fundamentals, models, structure and needs of our clients.

We provide advice regarding licenses and approvals from the relevant regulatory bodies.

We also structure investment arrangements and guide our clients in relation to financial and securities issues covering recent developments such as the issuance of digital assets and cryptocurrencies.

Business Establishment & Corporate Governance

Our team advises owners, shareholders and companies over a wide spectrum of regulatory issues in relation to companies. We guide companies from their incorporation to growth and expansion of operations both domestically and internationally.

We provide comprehensive assistance to companies regarding the regulatory landscape and best practices of each industry.

We advise, draft and implement corporate governance policies, investigate wrongdoing and make representations on behalf of companies to regulatory authorities.

Our network of “best friends” firms in ASEAN allows us to develop an ASEAN wide compliant corporate governance policy for our clients as well as provide policies that comply with local jurisdictional requirements.

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