We have experience in all aspects of fund formation including structuring, investor negotiations, side letters, fund closings as well as advising on carried interest and co-investment arrangements. In addition to fund establishments and structuring, we also regularly advice on a wide range of private equity fund investments.
Our Directors' recent prior experience includes:
Advised on the establishment of a US$100 million fund in Singapore, focused on consumer retail investments in Asia, with a multinational bank as a cornerstone co-investor.
Advised a Sri Lankan conglomerate in establishment of a Singapore fund targeting investments into palm oil industry in region.
Advised group of private equity investors on most appropriate jurisdiction for setting up a private equity fund investing in certain Asian jurisdictions.; evaluating regulatory issues and tax implications of various host jurisdictions.
Representation on US$17 million preference shares financing of a travel meta search engine business from existing investors.
Representation of fund manager to obtain an exempt fund manager registration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and subsequently upgrade of license to “licensed fund manager” status for accredited/institutional investors.
We believe that entrepreneurs with innovative ideas who pursue their passion can transform the world we live in. We provide comprehensive legal advice and transaction support to venture-backed emerging companies in connection with their fundraising, restructuring, governance and investment activities. We also act selectively for certain HNW angel investors and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies located across Singapore, SE Asia and South Asia.
We were one of the first law firms in Singapore to dedicate itself exclusively to provide quality legal representation for founders and executives of emerging companies. We provide practical, tailored solutions to meet clients’ most demanding standards in the venture capital space, including drafting and negotiating complicated contractual rights such as liquidation preference, right of first offers, right of first refusals, veto rights, anti-dilution and other "make good" provisions typically negotiated during investment rounds.
We advise start-ups and young companies beginning their business journey on a range of issues from appropriate Company Formation, Intellectual Property and Employment Law, as well as vendor due diligence and compliance audits geared towards receiving successful investments by venture capitalists. We provide strategic and legal advice to early-stage companies on legal issues, documentation, due diligence procedures, co-founder agreements, shareholder agreements, key employee agreements, employee stock option schemes/ plans and a wide variety of Commercial Contracts.