CNPLaw

Singapore

Analysis

Overview

CNPLaw, formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners, is active in all major practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has experience in advising companies in the real estate and technology and telecommunication sectors, particularly active in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Min-Li Tan, Pradeep Singh, Lisa Theng and Bill Jamieson are key contacts.

Client feedback

“We appreciate the level of detail and the quick response time. The partner is able to address and rectify the issues.” – Capital markets

“Very supportive and informative.” – Corporate and M&A

“Commercial approach, they understand the business aspects well, not just the legal aspect. Competitively priced.” – Investment funds

Amit Dhume

“Positive, cheerful, confident, knowledgeable, creative, and offering a high-touch client service.”

Ge Xiaomeng

“Very supportive and informative.”

Low Wee Siong

“Responsive and able to communicate effectively on issues. Very knowledgeable in the capital markets and able to provide effective solutions.”

Tan Min-Li

“I have worked with Min-Li on a number of transactions over the past few years. She is extremely reliable, attentive, innovative and solution-driven lawyer. She has demonstrated a unique ability to understand the capital markets deeply and provide thoughtful legal, risk, strategic and structural analysis and advice for a transaction.  Her values run deeper than a transaction and the fees. She is respected by the bankers and the other party and its counsel. Her ability to lead and steer the discussion in her client’s favour and yet leave a win-win position on the table is well appreciated.”

Private equity

Work highlights 

Acted for Creadev International, a global private equity investment firm, on its participation as lead investor with other major investors in the Series A fundraising round of Growthwell Foods, a Singapore plant-based food maker which manufactures plant-based alternatives to meat and seafood.

Key clients

Stonevault Capital, TDR Capital

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Provided employment law advice to Merx Aviation Singapore.

Assisted TreeDots Enterprise on the implementation of an employee share option plan.

Key clients

True Partner Technology Singapore

Investment funds

Work highlights 

Acted for Impact Capital Asset Management as the manager’s counsel for the launch of a private equity variable capital structured fund which was set up to purchase certain selected assets from various exiting selling funds.

Key clients

Gordian Capital, Lighthouse Canton, Seeds International Asset Management

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Acted for the majority founder-shareholders of Eagle Eye Centre on their divestment of a majority equity stake in EEC to Health Management International.

Advised CITIC Telecom International on its amalgamation with Pacific Internet.

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised International Press Softcom in relation to a voluntary conditional offer for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of the company.

Key clients

Intrepid E-Commerce Services, Silverlake Axis, Tenderfresh Group, Transit-Mixed Concrete

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Advised a domestic private capital solutions firm, as the lender offering a term loan facility of $20 million to a borrower incorporated in Singapore.

Advised all parties, including a global manufacturer of industrial manipulators, to a loan and debt resettlement arrangement.

Key clients

Kokubu Group

Construction

Defended Hong Soon Seng, a specialist supplier and installer of metal roof, in a high court claim by the management corporation strata title of a condominium against the developer, main contractor and specialist subcontractors for defects.

Key clients

D’Perception Singapore, Nantong Gongtai Construction, KUS Precast

Technology and telecommunications

Work highlights 

Advised a multinational sports and entertainment media group based in the UK on the regulatory requirements for extending a subscription-only, internet-based over-the-top streaming service to audiences in Singapore.

Advised Dynasty Gaming & Media on the provision of a white-labelled e-gaming platform to one of the largest telecommunications companies in New Zealand.

Assisted, 5 Health, an integrated health technology company, on its software-as-a-service agreement and online terms of use and privacy policy, for the purposes of its partnerships with major hospitals in Singapore.