Corporate & Capital Markets

With over 10 years in the practice, RHTLaw Asia smooths the way to success by handling complex and sophisticated transactions for companies across the globe.

The exacting nature of the Corporate and Capital Markets practice demands advisory assistance to match. Backed by years of in-house corporate industry experience, as well as a treasury of experience and expertise, our fully integrated team is committed to meticulously advising and acting to achieve and surpass your organisation’s needs.

We boast a highly reputed list of clients including internationally-renowned brands, public and private companies, major financial institutions, financial sponsors, investment funds, entrepreneurs, innovators and wealthy private individuals and their businesses.

We endeavour to grow our clients’ businesses and strive for a seamless experience by managing cross-border transactions from M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital to Securities Transactions, IPOs, and Restructuring.

Capital Markets

Our practice offers intuitive solutions to your capital needs based on creativity, technical expertise and an intensive knowledge of cross-cultural issues in regional and international business.

Which is why, RHTLaw Asia has become the go-to partner for legal solutions to local and foreign clients in equity and debt transactions, including the offering of securities through initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Singapore Exchange, and post-listing corporate exercises such as further fund-raising.

We are known to always deliver solutions that match and exceed expectations of our clients, regulators, stakeholders and other professionals by leveraging the strengths of our other specialist and regional practices. To date, we have showcased our expertise in advising issuers, issue managers, sponsors, underwriters and vendors amongst others, on IPOs and reverse take-overs on the Mainboard and Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange.

Our Capital Markets Expertise include:
Advising companies on capital and corporate restructuring for purposes of business rationalisation, tax efficiency, and group rationalisation for IPO
Advising companies on regulatory requirements and market trends on employee share options and performance award schemes
Advising companies on the issue and listing of debt securities, including bonds and convertible securities
Deal structuring, advising companies and investors in pre-IPO investments and exits including convertible loan agreements and convertible bonds with or without security
Advising companies, issue managers and underwriters on placements of shares at and post-IPO, post-listing capital raising through rights issues of shares and warrants, and bonds issues
Advising listed companies, offerors, and investment consortiums on privatisation and delistings of companies from the Singapore Exchange
Advising offerors, offeree companies and investment consortiums on voluntary, mandatory and partial offers under the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers

Corporate Law

With experienced lawyers, several of whom boast in-house practice experience, our Corporate practice team advises and provides practical legal solutions to clients in local and cross-border transactions, and offers a dedicated, dynamic and experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals who have a good understanding of the evolving regulatory and business environment.
The RHTLaw team is distinguished in its expertise and knowledge of cross cultural issues in regional and international business transactions, having as part of its team lawyers and legal professionals from different jurisdictions.
Our Corporate Expertise include:
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestments
  • Private and public equity investments and placements, reverse takeovers
  • Restructuring and workouts
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Joint ventures
  • Cross border transactions that leverage on the multi-national experience and background of our team members
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Debt financing for acquisitions
  • Management incentivisation
  • Exit strategies and profit maximisation
  • Advising boards of companies listed on the Mainboard and Catalist Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • Advising audit committees and individual directors on compliance and governance issues
  • Filings and compliance requirements of the Securities and Futures Act (SFA) and Financial Advisers Act (FAA)
  • Attendant applications for required licenses and/or exemptions
  • Legal issues concerning corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters
  • Compliance requirements of listed companies in relation to general laws, securities regulations and listing obligations
  • Management and resolution of disputes involving directors, officers, and minority shareholders
  • Preparation of corporate policies for corporate governance and whistle blowing
  • Advise clients on prosecutions or other proceedings
  • Interested Person Transactions
  • Agency, distribution, supply and services contracts
  • Franchises and licences
  • Investment and management agreements
  • Specialised technology agreements and agreements relating to the mining, and oil and gas industries
  • Applying for Regulatory Approval
  • Advisory & Consultancy
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Reviews and Test Checks
  • Islamic Finance Compliance Framework
  • Outsourced Compliance Program
  • Customized Training
  • Pre- and Post- Inspection
Our dedicated team of experts provides guidance in all legal matters to technology companies at various stages of the corporate life cycle both in Singapore and Asia. We strive to always add value by understanding our clients’ needs and fulfilling their optimum objectives through our extensive experience of advising technology clients, and investors investing in technology businesses, in relation to venture capital and private equity financing, joint ventures, private and public fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. This includes planning the tax and commercial aspects of a transaction, in-depth due diligence reviews, contract structuring and negotiation through to post-completion integration of key intellectual property and technology.
  • Advise either investors or companies on all aspects of venture capital financing ranging from initial investments, subsequent funding rounds and convertible debt investments.
  • Structure a venture capital transaction cost effectively utilising standard form documentation developed over many years.
  • Manage the legal complexities and execute an investment in unfamiliar jurisdictions across Asia.
  • Through our International Securities Group assist technology companies to achieve an exit by way of initial public offering on stock exchanges in various jurisdictions.
  • Advise technology companies across Asia on acquisitions or disposals and joint ventures with international counterparties.
  • Utilise our extensive knowledge of the way in which international organisations, particularly clients from key technology rich jurisdictions, such as the US, Japan and Korea, prefer to structure their M&A and other corporate transactions.
  • Advise on complex reorganisations of technology businesses with entities across various jurisdictions in Asia including implementation of efficient tax structures.
  • Provide added value on transaction due diligence exercises with input from dedicated specialists experienced in advising technology companies.
  • Assist US and other technology businesses on inward investment into all territories across our ASEAN+ platform, conducting advice through one point of contact.
  • Drafting and reviewing of employment contracts and employee handbooks / policies / regulations
  • Advising on Singapore employment, labour laws and reputations
  • Application for Employment Passes, Personalised Employment Passes (PEPs) and EntrePasses
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising on severance agreements / clauses
  • Advising on termination of employment and retrenchment exercises
  • Advising on transfer of employment due to corporate mergers and acquisitions and group restructuring
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising on restrictive covenants / restraint of trade clauses
  • Advising on discrimination under employment law
  • Advising on employee data protection

Key Contacts

Co-Head of Practice

Co-Head of Practice

Senior Consultant

Senior Partner

Managing Partner

Partner (Foreign Lawyer)

Partner (Foreign Lawyer)

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant (Non-Resident)

Consultant

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