|Corporate, Commercial and Civil Disputes||
We advise clients on civil and commercial litigation matters. We also handle insolvency, employment and labour relations, and landlord-tenant matters.
|Banking & Finance||
We advise on banking and financing transactions and related matters, including preparing, reviewing and negotiating loan, financing and security documentation for both corporate and commercial loan transactions.
We assist Singapore companies and foreign companies to list on the Singapore Exchange Limited, acting as either solicitors to the Company, or solicitors to the manager, underwriter and placement agent in every step of the initial public offering process.
We also assist and guide companies with operations in Singapore to list on foreign stock exchanges.
We prepare your listing and supporting documents in a thorough and forward thinking manner to ensure efficient results.
|Commercial & Corporate||
We provide our clients with practical advice and professional service solutions after gaining a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses and investment strategies.
It is important for the ongoing success of a business to properly define the parameters of the relationships between shareholders, directors and business partners right from the start so as to avoid future disputes. We regularly advise on these parameters, as well as on corporate structures tailored to your business objectives and outcomes.
We advise on and draft contracts for a wide spectrum of businesses, ranging from the daily operational matters to other commercial transactions.
We assist employers to maintain a successful and reputable workplace by helping employers to understand their rights and obligations, and to ensure that their employees’ rights are respected in the workplace.
Besides drafting contracts of employment and confidentiality agreements, we also review existing employment contracts, human resources policies, code of ethics and employee handbooks to ensure that they are all in compliance with local legislation.
Employees who have experienced wrongful dismissal, violations or violations of employment standards can rely on us for effective dispute resolution. Whether giving advice in the background or formally representing you in negotiations or in legal proceedings, our team has the experience to ensure that your rights are respected. We have also advised employers and employees in respect of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.
Traditionally, Singapore has close economic ties with Indonesia, the largest economy in South East Asia and the fourth most populous country in the world, with a young population of 260 million.
We leverage on our close associations with Indonesian law firms, tax advisory firms and professional advisors to assist Singapore companies, Singapore-based multi-national corporations and investors to navigate through the various investment options in and customise their investment structures for Indonesia.
Additionally, we also advise Indonesia-based corporations and Indonesian family-led businesses in their Singapore investments and business contracts which are governed by the laws of Singapore.
Due to our Indonesian language capabilities and cultural awareness, we aim to provide better understanding and clearer solutions for our Indonesian Desk clients.
|Landlord & Tenant||
We handle the full range of landlord and tenancy matters in Singapore including drafting and reviewing tenancy agreements, lease renewals, recovery of rental arrears, reinstatement claims, forfeiture claims and claims relating to “diplomatic clauses” in lease agreements. We have also advised clients on novation of tenancies where the landlord has sold the property subject to tenancy.
|Mergers and Acquisitions||
We act for the acquiring company, the vendor company, the target company and other stakeholders.
Our work includes advising on the structure for the transaction after understanding the business objectives of the parties and after taking into account legal implications which may arise from the transaction.
We assist minority shareholders and majority shareholders to understand their rights, prepare business structures and the necessary documentation to set out the terms of the relationship.
|Wills, Probate and Estate Administration||
We assist our clients in their wealth succession planning by helping them prepare their wills for the proper distribution of their estate upon their demise. We can also assist clients in contentious probate litigation.