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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
Singapore Startups & Emerging Companies
Band 3

0 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Shook Lin & Bok LLP

Our active and highly regarded Private Equity & Venture Capital practice offers in-depth legal and commercial perspectives on all aspects of this rapidly changing field. Our PE/VC team dovetails with the Trust, Asset & Wealth Management, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets teams to provide advice that is perceptive of the commercial context in which market participants operate. We regularly represent firms of every size across the spectrum of investment strategies, including general partners, limited partners, co-investors and other equity stakeholders, as well as portfolio companies, private equity houses and other financial institutions.

As active participants in the private equity industry, we are able to advise our clients on the latest innovations, as well as current market practices and trends, including their investment parameters, the requirement for leverage and the desire for flexible exit options. Post-investment, we continue to assist our clients with monitoring their investments right through to exit.

We advise on all aspects of private equity including:

  • Structuring acquisitions and financings of private and public companies, ranging from buyouts of closely-held and privately-owned companies to “going private” transactions involving public listed companies
  • Pre-IPO and secondary investments/divestments
  • Joint ventures with established corporations
  • Growth and venture capital investments
  • Mezzanine capital investments

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Startups & Emerging Companies - Singapore
Band 3
What the team is known for

Shook Lin & Bok is well regarded in Singapore's legal market for its activity in the startups space. The firm acts for emerging companies and private equity and VC investors on seed to late-series fundraisings, as well as corporate transactions. It advises clients across consumer goods and technology growth sectors, including fintech and healthtech. Clients benefit from holistic advice through its capital markets and finance teams, as well as its strong capabilities in cross-border mandates, with particular expertise in Indonesia. Clients represented by the team include SES Holdings, Zenyum and BioMark.

Notable practitioners

David Chong and Ho Ying Ming are key contacts for the firm.

Work Highlights

Provided by Shook Lin & Bok LLP
  • Shook Lin & Bok advised Advance Intelligence on EDB Investments' investment in the company.


Provided by Shook Lin & Bok LLP

Dayne Ho

Jevon Louis

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