Our capital markets practice advises clients on a wide range of public and private corporate financings and related transactions, encompassing all combinations of debt and equity instruments issued by corporations in markets around the world. Our lawyers have experience acting for both issuers and sponsors in debt and equity issues, including initial public offerings and secondary listings on Singapore exchange securities trading limited, medium term note programs and convertible bonds and securities, as well as advising on continuing listing requirements and corporate governance issues.
Our corporate and commercial law practice advises on all areas of law relevant to establishing and operating a business in Singapore, including general corporate and regulatory matters, employment, and corporate reorganisations and restructurings. Our lawyers also have extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements, including distribution, joint ventures, manufacturing, local and cross-border sale and purchase, outsourcing, licensing, franchising, management, technology transfer, guarantees and indemnities and other arrangements.
Cyber risk and data privacy
Our lawyers work together with market leading experts from the PwC network, to provide an integrated offering to holistically address legal, personal data protection, cyber security and digital trust issues. This includes traditional cyber security capabilities, such as responding to cyber attacks and conducting vulnerability assessments. The combined team offers data governance and legal services. This may include data and privacy risk assessments, data management frameworks, data breach preparedness and notifications, as well as cyber risk management services.
Our employment practice deals with local and cross-border employment law issues, equity compensation programs, local and cross-border employee benefits matters, global employment company arrangements, reorganisation of business and retrenchment, as well as data privacy and protection issues.
Funds and asset management
Our funds and asset management practice regularly advises and acts for fund sponsors on the structuring, formation, negotiation and operation of closed-ended and open-ended investment funds pursuing major types of investment strategies using various structures, including partnership and trust structures, and the variable capital company (VCC) structure which was launched in January 2020. We also regularly represent various types of investors in connection with their evaluation of, and investment in, private investment funds.
International business reorganisations
Our international business reorganisations practice advises clients on the legal requirements pertaining to internal corporate reorganisations. This involves, among others, transfers, disposals, and amalgamations. We collaborate closely with the other advisers within the PwC network and, in particular, the network of tax professionals in all major areas and jurisdictions. Our lawyers combine seamlessly with these market-leading tax professionals and this enables our clients to benefit from the best commercial and transactional tax advice and services.
Mergers and acquisitions
Our mergers and acquisitions practice represents clients in a broad range of local and regional transactions, such as share and asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate reorganisations and capital restructuring, privatisations and mergers, joint ventures, schemes of reconstruction and amalgamation, leveraged buyouts and private equity investments.
Our private clients practice advises entrepreneurs, family businesses and family offices on issues relating to wealth succession and structuring. We assist in the drafting of family constitutions and family charters, and advise on family governance and business governance issues. We support clients who wish to establish family trusts and private trust companies to hold their assets and wealth, and we assist clients to set up foundations and charities to fulfil their philanthropic aspirations. We work closely with tax advisers within the PwC network to advise clients and their family offices on tax matters and tax incentive applications.
Our technology practice advises clients, including start-ups in areas of fintech, agritech, edtech, etc on a broad range of matters applicable to technology companies, such as the drafting and review of licence and subscription agreements, and legal and regulatory issues pertaining to data and licensing.