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Asia-Pacific Singapore Startups & Emerging Companies

Startups & Emerging Companies covers work on behalf of emerging growth companies, start-ups, individual investors and VC funds. Work might include early and late-stage venture financings, venture capital partnerships, regulatory compliance issues, other advisory work, and IPOs. Emerging markets of focus include technology, life sciences and clean energy.

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Band 1
  1. Allen & Gledhill LLP
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    Allen & Gledhill LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Allen & Gledhill houses an esteemed venture capital practice housing an impressive bench of experienced lawyers in Singapore. The firm is well known for acting for both emerging companies and investors on corporate and financing transactions, particularly early and late-stage financings. It works closely with its market-leading capital markets and TMT teams to offer holistic advice to startups. The team is notably experienced in representing start-ups in the payment and digital services space. Clients benefit from the firm's network of offices in South-East Asia, especially in relation to deals in Indonesia. Sequoia Capital, Asia Partners and Group One Holdings are examples of clients recently represented by the team.
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    Gunderson Dettmer Singapore LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigan in Singapore leverages substantial experience in emerging companies legal work for both startups and investors, with clients benefiting from the strength of its US offices. Originally founded in Silicon Valley, the firm opened its Singapore office in 2016 and also offers venture capital capability in Beijing. It regularly advises VC and growth equity firms on investments in a range of sectors, including e-commerce, health-tech and bio-tech. Also, the team acts for venture-backed companies, advising on every stage of a company's life-cycle. Clients include Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Asia Partners.
  3. WongPartnership LLP
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    WongPartnership LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    WongPartnership's impressive legal practice assists companies and investors at the forefront of the technology industry in Singapore, including in the life sciences, food and beverages and fintech spaces, such as Hangry and Biofourmis Holdings. The team is well versed in the full range of startup financings, from seed funding and investments to IPO. It also advises startups on data protection, employment and regulatory issues. The department offers experience acting for some of the largest startups and venture capital investors active in South-East Asia, including Openspace Ventures.
  4. Cooley LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
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    Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Dentons Rodyk & Davidson's full-service legal team in Singapore is regularly active assisting a range of startups, including those in the tech and fintech space, with financings and other transactions as well as general corporate issues throughout their life-cycle. The firm acts for a range of venture capital-focused investors, with clients benefiting from access to the firm's global network. It regularly advises on cross-border deals, with recent experience advising on investments relating to Indonesia and India. Clients include NIUM, Cloudphysician and Ohmyhome.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Drawing upon extensive global resources, particularly its highly rated US venture capital group, Latham & Watkins' legal team in Singapore cultivates a strong Silicon Valley presence and is well experienced in serving tech and growth capital companies. Particularly active for unicorns based in South-East Asia, the firm has recent experience advising a number of high-profile South-East Asian startups on their fundraising rounds, such as Ruangguru and TiKi Global. The department works closely with its impressive M&A and capital markets teams to provide clients with a full-service offering. Active in financings for ed-tech, health-tech and financial technology companies, the firm is able to assist both venture capital firms and their portfolio companies through their entire life-cycles. Clients of the team include Tybourne Capital Management and Voyager Innovations.
  3. Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.
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    Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Linklaters' impressive team of lawyers in Singapore covers all stages of the tech investment life-cycle, including recent experience advising on early and late-stage investments and venture capital as well as corporate advisory mandates. The group acts for both startup and high-growth companies, as well as major investors in the region. The department works closely with its impressive TMT team, which offers extensive experience of TMT-related deals as well as advising clients, such as fintech companies, on regulatory and licensing issues. Clients also benefit from the integration of the firm's corporate, financial regulation and employment practices. Clients include Qatar Investment Authority, L Catterton Asia Advisors and Affinity Equity Partners.
  4. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Morrison Foerster's notable team of lawyers in Singapore advises startups at every stage of their life-cycle, from formation and financing to late-stage and IPOs, alongside SPAC investments. The team is also able to advise emerging companies on market entry, joint ventures and regulatory issues. The firm acts for an impressive range of international funds and multinational corporates on venture capital investments. It works closely with its investment funds team to provide a holistic offering to VC-focused funds, and offers experience in fintech and life sciences deals. Intudo Ventures and Touchstone Capital Partners are notable clients.
  5. Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
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    Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Rajah & Tann Singapore is a full-service law firm, well known for its activity in the startup space. The firm represents a range of VC funds and private equity investors in startup financing matters, with further capabilities acting for growth-stage companies on early-stage fundraising rounds. The team has particular expertise in technology-sector mandates, such as e-commerce, whilst clients also benefit from the firm's M&A, TMT and intellectual property practices as well as its extensive network of regional offices. Clients include iCart, Doctor Anywhere and Trusting Social.
  6. Allen & Overy
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Dechert is a well-regarded law firm, regularly handling matters in the startups and emerging companies space in Singapore. It has strong capabilities acting for private equity funds and other investors on mid and late-stage investments. The team is particularly well versed in technology sector mandates and has notable strength in cross-border matters, including in India. StashAway and Sleek Tech are clients of Dechert.
  2. DLA Piper Singapore Pte Ltd
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    DLA Piper Singapore Pte Ltd
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper's team in Singapore offers full-service legal support to startups and growth corporates, from Series A fundraising to exits. It regularly assists major venture capital funds and strategic investors with investments in high-growth companies. The firm also acts for technology companies and startups across the ASEAN region on fundraisings. Clients benefit from access to the firm's extensive network of offices both in Asia and globally. Pine Labs, Enjin and Kumu are examples of clients represented by the team.
  3. GT Law LLC
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    GT Law LLC
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    GT Law is an associated law firm of Eversheds Sutherland with a strong team of seasoned Singapore-qualified startup specialists. The team acts for VC funds and investors as well as startups and growth companies in financing and fundraising mandates. It is experienced in mandates from a range of growth sectors, including fintech, healthtech and e-commerce. The firm is active on cross-border financings, with particular expertise on deals in India. Clients include Atlan, Knowlarity Communications Holdings and Potato Play.
  4. Shook Lin & Bok LLP
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    Shook Lin & Bok LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    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.
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    Withers KhattarWong
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Withers KhattarWong is recognised in Singapore's legal market for its activity in the startups space. Its experienced team offers dedicated advice to VC funds and investors, as well as startups and emerging companies, on early-stage fundraising mandates. The team is active in a range of growth sectors, including logistics and fintech, as well as food. The team is particularly knowledgeable about regulations affecting digital assets. It is well placed to handle cross-border matters, with particular expertise in representing Indonesian startups. Tokocrypto, Honest Financial Technologies and Kejora Capital are examples of the team's clientele.
  6. Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  7. Bird & Bird
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  8. Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  9. Reed Smith
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  10. Simmons & Simmons
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Aquinas Law
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    Aquinas Law
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Singapore-based firm Aquinas Law acts mainly for startups and is particularly strong at seed and early stage funding. The team also assists with commercial contracts and regulations concerning cryptocurrency. It regularly acts for clients in the technology and fin-tech sectors with recent examples including StackUp, Maker Lab and Brick.
  2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a global law firm with an office in Singapore, which mobilises the strengths of its TMT and transactional teams to assist clients in the startups space. It provides solid experience to international investors and high-growth companies in financing rounds, from early and late-stage fundraisings to pre-IPO. The team offers particular expertise in technology sector mandates, from tech-enabled logistics and education to fintech. Clients benefit from its collaboration with the Hong Kong office as well as the wider South-East Asia team. B Capital, PayPal and Wego are examples of clients represented by the team.
  3. Morgan Lewis Stamford
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    Morgan Lewis Stamford
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Morgan Lewis Stamford's startups legal practice in Singapore is capable of advising emerging companies on issues such as regulatory and IP. The team is also experienced in advising corporations and VC firms on investments and financings in the startup sector. It has notable capabilities in the technology sector, including healthtech and fintech. The team is well equipped to handle cross-border mandates across the region. AutoWealth and Duro Capital are among its clients.
  4. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Full-service law firm Sidley Austin handles early to late-stage fundraisings from its Singapore office. The team draws on its transactional experience in the M&A space to assist both investors and emerging companies with investments. Its roster of clients includes Dream Sports, NinjaVan and Jungle Ventures.
  5. Yuen Law LLC
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    Yuen Law LLC
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Yuen Law's team of lawyers in Singapore focuses on serving startups and emerging companies as well as SMEs. It offers further capabilities in advising angel investors, VC and investment funds on financings in emerging and growth companies. The team assists with the full range of matters, from investments and financing matters to capital markets and regulatory advice. It regularly assists in high-growth industries such as technology, fintech and property. Clients include Cap Vista, Pine Growth Fund 1 and Trendlines Agri-food Fund.
  6. FSLAW LLC
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
  7. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
  8. kindrik partners
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
  9. RHTLaw Asia LLP
    Startups & Emerging Companies
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4