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Corporate

We focus on integrating your business and investment strategies with practical legal and professional service solutions that work for you. We regularly advise on the legal framework governing businesses in the ASEAN region, as well as on corporate structures tailored to your business objectives and outcomes.

Commercial

We advise on and draft contracts for a wide spectrum of businesses and on every aspect of your organisation, from the day-to-day operations to large-scale commercial transactions.

Competition & Antitrust

The communications and multimedia industry is becoming increasingly important within the ASEAN region as member states begin to introduce and implement legislation prohibiting anti-competitive behaviour. We can help guide you on laws prohibiting conduct which lessens competition, collusive agreements, bundling arrangements and abuse of dominant position. We work with you to navigate competition laws and procedures to allow your businesses to grow in the local ASEAN markets.

Data Protection & Funds

From establishing and structuring of funds, to the management and exit mechanisms for investors, we are innovative in our approach to advising both general and limited partners, private equity houses, financial institutions and investors. Our experience includes:

  • establishing public funds such as unit trusts and REITs
  • establishing private funds such as venture capital funds, private equity funds, mezzanine funds
  • onshore and offshore funds
  • conventional and Shariah compliant funds

Insurance

Our expertise in the interpretation of legislation governing the domestic and international insurance industry is frequently sought after for a wide spectrum of insurance matters covering general and life insurance, reinsurance and Takaful. We have represented major insurance companies and organisations in M&A transactions, the formation of insurance companies and related business transactions. We have also advised on investment policies, insurance products, and the code of conduct of agents to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Joint Ventures

We have worked with diverse clients, successfully advising them on joint ventures, shareholding, co-investment and strategic alliance arrangements. With our broad experience working with multinational corporations, financial institutions, public and private companies, we are well-positioned to guide you on the appropriate structures for the transaction, the applicable legal and regulatory regime, and exit strategies.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have successfully advised on some of the largest and most complex M&A deals in the region. Our expertise covers a wide range of sectors including communications, banking, insurance, energy, maritime transport, air transport, manufacturing, mining, plantation and property.

With our in-depth knowledge of general offers under the takeover codes governing the various ASEAN countries, we are well positioned to handle the many facets of a takeover. We formulate composite strategies from the start to the end – from the drafting of an offer, the planning of appropriate defences in the face of a takeover, right up to compulsory acquisitions and de-listing. We also structure M&As utilising schemes of arrangement, acquisitions of businesses and assets.

Private Equity

We advise on all matters of private equity, from establishing the fund and making investments, to on-going portfolio assistance including restructuring advice, to exiting from those investments. We have represented local and international investors, including private equity houses, funds, banks, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds.

Restructuring

Our corporate restructuring and insolvency practice has been actively involved in advising companies and their directors during the last two global financial crises. Our experience covers debt restructuring, corporate reorganisations, business rationalisations, sales of non-performing loan portfolios, winding-up, and receivership. We have acted for local and multinational corporates, for creditors, and other advisers and parties that are typically involved in such exercises.