Corporate & Commercial

Covenant Chambers LLC’s corporate and commercial practice group focuses on providing practical legal solutions to everyday business needs. We have extensive cross-jurisdictional corporate experience, which includes mergers and acquisitions, take-overs, venture capital, initial public offerings, capital and debt markets work, banking and regulatory compliance, private equity investments, corporate restructuring and general corporate work. Industry sectors include finance, shipping, healthcare, telecommunications, oil and gas, and construction.

We represent a broad spectrum of clients, from small and medium sized enterprises, non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations to educational institutions, construction companies, media content producers, gaming companies, technology products and service providers.

Responding to our clients’ preference for resourcing flexibility and specific solutions, we offer a tailored and adaptable solution depending on their requirements. We pride ourselves on identifying business concerns, thereby providing our clients with legal services which are sensible, cost-effective and timely. We approach projects with a holistic value proposition, by collaborating with professional external associates whom we trust and have strong reputations.

Additionally, we are able to scale up or down according to your demands with precise fee pricing, as well as integrate with your business team when necessary by being present onsite. This combines the expertise of a private practice lawyer with the accessibility of an in-house counsel.

Our Corporate & Commercial Team

Andrew L S Yap

Senior Director

Ronald JJ Wong

Director

Lim Zheng Feng Immanuel

Associate Director

Jonathan Cho

Associate Director

Benedict Eoon

Associate Director

Asst. Prof. Tan Zhong Xing

Counsel

Stacey Lopez

Senior Associate

Douglas Pang

Senior Associate

Corporate & Commercial Practice Areas

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Business Establishment

We advise on and assist with the registration or establishment of entities, including businesses and non-profits, and provide a suite of administration, director and corporate services. We also guide our clients on the structuring of their business vehicles and navigating complex legal and regulatory issues.

Corporate Finance

We have expertise and experience in various aspects of corporate finance and securities including:

  • Venture capital financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&As), due diligence
  • Startup investments and financing
  • Rights issues
  • Private placements
  • Convertible bonds and loans
  • Share capitalisation
  • Share buybacks

We have also advised on trade finance transactions including secured facilities, asset financing, and other structured financing.

Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring

We advise liquidators, companies, creditors, and debtors in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring, including solvent reorganisation, debt restructuring, judicial management, schemes of arrangements, rescue financing, voluntary or involuntary winding up or liquidation proceedings, and prosecuting or defending claims by companies in liquidation.

Corporate Regulatory & Compliance

We advise listed and private companies and their boards on legal issues affecting day-to-day operations, on their duties and obligations, governance and compliance processes, management of conflicts of interests, board, committee and shareholders proceedings, and regulatory reporting and disclosures.

Employment

Our expertise on employment law covers standard policy documents for employers including employment contracts, consultancy agreements, terms of employment and employee handbooks.

We also advise on employee incentives and benefits, employee share option schemes, immigration, severance and retrenchment, termination, collective bargaining and industrial relations, and outsourcing.

Intellectual Property & Media

We regularly develop strategies for the use, protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property both locally and regionally. We also negotiate, review and draft commercial agreements involving research and development, application, acquisition, licensing and franchising. We have also worked with artistes and major local and regional content (including new media) producers in the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property rights.

Personal Data Protection & AML/CFT Measures

We collaborate closely with our clients to audit and implement practical solutions for their business sector on data protection, including developing data protection policies, conducting data protection training, and advising on data management.

We are familiar with current legislations and are adept at identifying relevant risk areas for compliance regarding data protection, anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-financing of terrorism (CFT), and also partner with specialists in fields such as cybersecurity to offer in-depth solutions.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) & Conveyancing

We advise on real estate sale and purchase transactions, investments, divestments, project development and financing, leases, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), joint ventures and more. Moreover, our incorporation of Andrew Yap & Co enable us to have over 40 years of experience in this practice area.

Technology, FinTech, Virtual Assets & Financial Regulations

We advise on many multi-disciplinary aspects of technology and media, Fintech, virtual assets and financial regulations, including financial regulations, compliance, intellectual property, capital markets, corporate mergers and acquisitions, employment, capital raising, founders and shareholders agreements. Areas include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Blockchain
  • Crowdfunding
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Data analytics, data privacy and Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
  • eCommerce
  • Financial services
  • Initial coin offerings (ICOs)
  • Investments, capital raising, venture capital, private equity, debt financing
  • Licensing
  • MedTech
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Payment services
  • RegTech
  • Technology development and licensing