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Key Contacts

Ban Leong Oo Ban Leong Oo
Managing Director
+65 6812 1351
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Jocelyn Chew Sandra Tsao
Director
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Our Reach

Prolegis and leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills are now registered as a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore, formalising a longstanding and close working relationship between our two firms.


The alliance creates a "one-stop shop" for clients to access the legal services of each firm – the Singapore law expertise of Prolegis LLC and the international skills of Herbert Smith Freehills' global network in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and North America.

Prolegis provides a broad range of legal services to our clients both in Singapore and regionally. Our team is always on hand to deliver quality, client-centric solutions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We regularly assist our clients on complex multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, disposals and related projects in the region and are familiar with the practical, logistical and cultural challenges faced when executing transactions of such nature and footprint. Our lawyers strive to bring together the highest standards of legal expertise with commercial and strategic judgement to provide practical solutions and innovative, client-oriented advice.

Our experience extends to public M&A transactions including takeovers of Singapore listed companies, schemes of arrangement, delistings, privatisations and divestments. Our lawyers have acted for bidders, targets and financial advisers on both recommended and hostile bids.

The majority of our corporate team were previously part of the leading M&A practices of Magic Circle firms and have considerable experience advising local and international enterprises, whether listed or unlisted, on M&A transactions in Singapore and across Asia.

Joint Ventures

Our practice supports corporates, investors and entrepreneurs on structuring, drafting and negotiating often complex multi-jurisdictional joint venture agreements and strategic alliances, including funding, governance and exit arrangements.

Our broad experience in addressing both the legal and commercial challenges across a range of sectors (including Consumer Products, Energy, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Hospitality) and jurisdictions means that we understand the practical challenges relevant to such ventures and strategic alliances and can add value by pre-empting complications that may otherwise hinder the achievement of business objectives quickly and effectively.

Restructurings

Our team has worked on a broad range of corporate restructurings both in Asia and globally. The team also regularly advises on corporate restructurings as part of wider M&A transactions, disposals and spin offs and provides practical solutions to often complex matters.

Our lawyers have acted on some of the most complex cross-border restructurings, and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide innovative solutions as well as commercially favourable results in difficult circumstances.

Private Equity

Our lawyers have acted for private equity firms, equity investors, funds and management teams on their business investments in Asia and beyond. They have advised on a number of profiled private equity investments in a varied range of sectors including Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Energy and Technology, Media & Telecommunications.

Our focus on key sectors, knowledge of sector specific challenges and depth of industry experience mean that we are able to assist clients in positioning themselves at the forefront of their industries. We are able to assist clients through the entire investment cycle including the start of their investment, divestitures, add-on acquisitions, financing, leveraged buy-outs, pre-IPO and secondary investments, joint ventures and exits.

Capital Markets

We have substantial experience advising on complex capital raisings in the financial markets. Our lawyers advise on the full spectrum of equity and equity-linked transactions including initial public offerings on the Singapore, Hong Kong and U.S. exchanges, secondary offerings, right issues, private placements and reverse takeovers.

Our lawyers have represented issuers, selling shareholders, investors and underwriters.Our experience working with listing authorities and regulators allow us to provide valuable insight from a local practice perspective.

Bank Financings

We regularly represent lenders and borrowers in all aspects of complex cross-border syndicated bank financings. With our formal law alliance partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, we offer our clients a seamless, one-stop service for financings involving taking and perfecting collateral across multiple jurisdictions and governing laws.

Corporate Advisory and Regulatory

Our lawyers have significant experience in advising leading local and international corporations, both listed and unlisted, on latest developments in corporate laws and regulations. We advise boards, directors, institutional investors and multinationals on corporate governance, data protection, compliance, disclosure and regulatory issues.

We continually strive to assist our clients in keeping up-to-date with "best practice" in the sectors relevant to their businesses and on implementation of corporate governance and compliance arrangements to ensure they remain at the forefront of their industries.

Employment

Our practice advises both local and multinational employers and employees on a wide range of employment-related issues across different industries. We regularly assist clients (both corporates and individuals) on the drafting and review of employment contracts and handbooks, termination issues, as well as employee incentives, benefits and compensation schemes.

We provide a comprehensive service in relation to a broad spectrum of executive and employment-related matters and our experience extends to the provision and implementation of bespoke arrangements tailored to meet the specific requirements of each client, in addition to general guidance through the web of regulatory issues affecting employee benefits and executive remuneration.