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Bird & Bird

Startups & Emerging Companies

1 ranked lawyersBand 3SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Bird & Bird's impressive corporate law group in Singapore has experience of advising startups and SMEs on financing transactions, from seed-stage fundraising to private placements. Also active advising VC and corporate clients on investments into emerging and growth companies. Advises clients from various industries, including the fintech, transportation and life science sectors. Clients benefit from the firm's network of offices, and it is well placed to advise on cross-border transactions. Works closely with its impressive tech team to provide holistic advice to clients. Counts Google, Samsung Ventures and Novo Tellus Capital Partners among its clientele.

Strengths

One impressed source praises Bird & Bird for its "strong legal expertise, sense of commerciality and considerable client care."

Another source values the firm's "consideration of the implications of different commercial scenarios."

Work highlights

Bird & Bird advised Google on its USD145 million Series B investment into Glance.

Notable practitioners

Marcus Chow leads the team in Singapore and has an impressive track record advising startups and SMEs on seed fundraising, private placements and rights issuances. A client says: "He understands our needs and is meticulous in his work. He is able to complete projects in tight timelines." He also advises VC and corporate clients on investments into startups and growth-stage companies.

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Startups & Emerging Companies


Marcus Chow
Band 3