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Corporate & Commercial, Funds & Asset Management


About us

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5 Stars

Avant Law LLC was founded by partners who were formerly from the Singapore big four law firms and from some of Malaysia’s best law firms. Our corporate lawyers in Singapore are dual-qualified in both Singapore and Malaysia. We specialize in corporate law, financing, capital markets, probate, and funds.

As legal counsels, our mission is to help clients to succeed and to achieve their potential so that they in turn can help others and leave a positive impact on their communities.

For Start-Ups

We have worked and guided many smaller businesses to embark on their journeys without straining their resources. As a start-up ourselves not too long ago, we are able to place ourselves in their shoes and understand the efforts invested and the challenges faced by the entrepreneurs.

While we advocate proper documentation and records so as to mitigate the risk of disputes at a later stage, we are also aware of the practical limitations faced by smaller businesses.

For Businesses and Companies

We provide strategic legal advice and tailored “in-house” legal services to entrepreneurs and companies from different jurisdictions according to their needs.

With big firm experience and small firm culture, we are able to give undivided attention and customized professional advice to our entrepreneur clients.

What Our Clients Think

Our clients know us as the “Law Firm with Personal Touch”.

As a testament to our commitment to work hard and our ability to accurate and thorough legal advice, we have received the following feedback from clients:

  • “Professional with Strong Personal Touch”
  • “Responsive, and empathetic. Compared to other past lawyers I have worked with, she really takes time to understand the situation…”
  • “10 out of 10. Reliable”
  • “Impressed with their Professionalism and Willingness to go the extra mile for their clients”
  • “Speed and Thoroughness”
  • “Honest, Straightforward with good clarity”

What We Do

The majority of our lawyers have been in legal practice for more than 20 years. We are lawyers with a proven track record and strive to remain the trusted business partner to our clients.

Our Corporate Department handles reviewing commercial contracts, drafting agreements for start-ups and investors, cross-border transactions involving fundraisings, initial public listings, inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, employment laws, and various other transactions.

Our Funds Desk provides legal advisory services to fund managers, investors, and investee companies in relation to both open-end funds and closed-end funds that deal with different asset classes and different investment strategies.

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Our Director

Yap Siew Ling

Phone: +65 6592 5268
Mobile: +65 8186 6938

Yap Siew Ling


LL.B (Hons), University of Bristol, United Kingdom (1997)
LL.M in International Economics Law, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (1999)

Year of Admission:
Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2001
Admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2009

Practice Areas
• Financing, Fund Raising
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Corporate and Commercial
• Funds

About Siew Ling

Siew Ling is dual-qualified and advises on the laws of Singapore and Malaysia. She specializes in private equity fundraisings, VCCs and IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and banking.

Siew Ling co-founded Avant Law LLC in 2018. She left Drew & Napier as a director after working there for about 9 years. Siew Ling began her practice in Malaysia in 2001 at Skrine and later at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. with an accumulated legal practice of 8 years in Malaysia.

She has advised clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and businesses from various industries, from setting up to eventual listings on different stock exchanges.

She is able to provide personalized solutions to legal problems and to present various legal matters related to commercial legislation in an easy-to-understand manner.

She received honourable mention in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 for capital markets.

Some of matters she handles include:

  • Acting as legal advisor to one of the suppliers of Goggle Cloud for employment, human resources, and compliance matters.

  • Acted for shareholders of a Singapore-based food and beverage distributor and an exclusive distributor of Asahi’s global brands in Singapore to dispose of their majority stake to Asahi Beer Asia Limited and represented them in their joint venture with Asahi.

  • Acted for a leading developer and operator in China (which specialises in a type of properties) to obtain financing for an aggregate principal amount of approximately S$174 million by issuing junior and senior convertible bonds within a very short time.

  • Acted as the Singapore legal adviser for the listing of Singapore Food Holdings Limited, a fast-growing multi-brand Singapore-based food and beverage group that operates under self-owned brands including “Proofer”, “300 BC”, “Yuba Hut” and “Laura”.

  • Advised Chinese client as offeror in a mandatory unconditional cash offer of shares in China Kangda Food Company Limited, a dual listed public company on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Singapore for an estimated S$44 million.

  • Advised Xin Yuan Enterprises Group Limited, ranked fourth in the global asphalt tanker chartering services market (total carrying capacity of vessels in terms of revenue), in its HK$176 million initial public offering of its new shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Advised and acted for ZICO Holdings Inc. in its S$14.4 million initial public offering of its new shares on the Catalist Board of SGX. The Singapore Straits Times reported that this was a novel way for Malaysia’s biggest law firm to tap capital markets while adhering to local rules that forbid non-lawyers from owning law firms.

  • Advised various entities from outside of Singapore on loans, joint ventures, fundings, mergers and acquisitions.

Please visit the website at for more details on the core team at Avant Law LLC.