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Corporate

Banking, Finance and Corporate

The firm has advised on various forms of corporate, project and trade financing as well as loan syndication. Our services include the drafting of loan and security documents and rendering legal opinions on a range of banking and financing issues.

The firm acts for banks, financial institutions and borrowers in mortgage finance and other securities-related transactions. We also provide services relating to cross border transactions, documentary credits and international trade.

In the areas of securities and corporate finance, the practice has been involved in public flotations on the local bourse, private placements of shares and other security instruments.

We have a Corporate Practice advising both individuals and corporations from various industries in the use of different corporate vehicles to optimise the needs of both our local and foreign clients. In the area of general company law, we offer advice on corporate governance, directors’ duties, responsibilities and liabilities, shareholders’ rights (working with the Litigation Practice Group) as well as regulatory compliance with local business legislation and the requirements of the Singapore Exchange.

We provide registered office, corporate and secretarial services for both private and listed companies. In addition, we provide advice on other commercial areas such as joint venture arrangements, distribution agreements, corporate mergers and restructuring, public offerings, share and business acquisitions.

We also have an insolvency practice that has acted for liquidators in one of the world’s largest corporate insolvencies. The Corporate Practice (liaising jointly with the Litigation Practice Group) has also advised Scheme Administrators and Judicial Managers in various corporate recovery regimes.

The practice also advises on various aspects of employment law issues ranging from incentive programmes such as employee share option schemes to executive service agreements. In contentious employment issues, we work together with the Litigation Practice Group to advise in respect of issues such as restraint of trade and protective covenants.

Our firm also gives advice on immigration law issues.

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Intellectual Property Rights

The Information Technology/Intellectual Property Rights Practice Group has been active in the negotiations of licensing agreements with local collective administration societies. The practice group has represented statutory bodies as well as private providers of educational services in such complex and time-sensitive negotiations. The practice group has also advised clubs and individuals in respect of their rights vis-a-vis such collective administration societies and other rights owners.

The practice group is involved in advising statutory bodies of their IP rights in their various licence agreements. It is also conversant in offering advice on strategies for corporations for leveraging on their research and development for particular clients, so that they are able to maximise exploitation of their intellectual capital while ensuring that their clients are assured of sufficient market protection.

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Our corporate practice advises individuals and corporations from various industries in the optimal use of different corporate and contractual vehicles including joint venture arrangements, distribution agreements, corporate mergers and restructuring, share and business acquisitions.

We count amongst our clients, banks, financial institutions and borrowers in mortgage finance and other securities-related transactions.

In the areas of securities and corporate finance, we have been involved in private placements of shares and other security instruments. We also provide services relating to cross border transactions, documentary credits and international trade and have advised on various forms of corporate, project and trade financing as well as loan syndication. We draft loan and security documents and have been asked to render legal opinions on a range of banking and financing issues.

In general company law, we offer advice on corporate governance, directors’ duties, responsibilities and liabilities, shareholders’ rights as well as regulatory compliance with local business legislation and the requirements of the Singapore Exchange. We also provide registered office, corporate and secretarial services for both private and listed companies.

In employment law, we advise on issues ranging from incentive programmes such as employee share option schemes to executive service agreements. When employment issues turn contentious, we advise clients in respect of issues such as restraint of trade and protective covenants.

In information technology and Intellectual property, we represent our clients in the negotiation of licensing agreements with local collective administration societies. We have represented statutory bodies as well as private providers of educational services in such complex and time-sensitive negotiations.

Parallel to negotiations, we advise statutory bodies of their IP rights in their various licence agreements. We also give strategic advice to corporations to enable them to leverage on their research and development, maximise their intellectual capital and maintain sufficient market protection, be it by way of distributorship agreements, franchising agreements, non-disclosure agreements, such other intellectual property agreement, or the filing and registration of intellectual property.

Our practice extends to instances of insolvency. In this regard, we have acted for liquidators in one of the world’s largest corporate insolvencies. We have also advise Scheme Administrators and Judicial Managers in various corporate recovery regimes.