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.

Notable clients we have worked with, either as lawyers or external counsel, are: Keppel Land Limited, Lasseters International Holdings Limited, SP Power Assets Limited, Vicom Limited, 20th Century Fox, Garena, Razer (Asia-Pacific), Yahoo! SEA, Oak3 Films, Hi-5, and Republic Polytechnic.

Our Corporate & Commercial Team

Ronald JJ Wong

Director

Lim Zheng Feng Immanuel

Associate Director

Jonathan Cho

Associate Director

Tedric Chai

Associate

Corporate Practice Areas

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Capital Markets

Our expertise covers the range of debt, equity and equity-linked products in the Singapore and international markets, including IPOs and listings on the Singapore Exchange, retail bond offerings, medium term note programmes, regulatory capital issuances and Islamic finance. We advise on post-issue matters such as restructurings, refinancings and liability management.

Corporate Finance

We provide advice, support and assistance at every step of a corporate transaction, whether an IPO, acquisition or disposal, restructuring. We offer cross-border expertise, and advise companies at all stages, from fund formation to investments, assisting in the evaluation of potential business partners to performing due diligence on target companies, acquisition finance, assistance with portfolio management, and exits.

Corporate Regulatory and 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.

Financial Advisory

We advise on matters including licensing and conduct of business requirements for banking, money lending, securities, asset management, corporate finance, insurance, payment service providers, and other financial services. We also advise on the financial regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions and reorganisations in the financial services sector, outsourcing arrangements, and securities law.

Commercial Practice Areas

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Business Establishment / Corporate Secretarial Services

Leaving a heritage and inheritance for your loved ones is a good thing, but not an easy thing to do. We help our clients distill their intentions with clarity and achieve such intentions through the drafting of wills and trust deeds. We also represent clients in both contentious and non contentious probate and provide good legal counsel in such family disputes.

Employment

Our expertise on employment law covers standard policy documents for employers including consultancy agreements, terms of employment and employee handbooks. We also advise on employee incentives and benefits, immigration and termination.

Intellectual Property

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.

Technology & Media

We regularly advise technology start-ups on various projects pertaining to IT and software, licensing and distribution. 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 and AML/CFT Measures

We collaborate closely with our clients to implement cost-effective and practical solutions for their business. We are familiar with current legislations and are adept at identifying relevant risk areas for compliance.