Corporate & Commercial

AVANT LAW LLC

Address 10 Anson Road #10-02 International Plaza Singapore 079903 Phone: (65) 8186 6938 Website: http://www.avantlawllc.com

Biographical Info


About Us

Avant Law LLC was founded by partners who were formerly from the Singapore big four law firms and from some of the Malaysia best law firms. Our corporate lawyers in Singapore are dual qualified in both Singapore laws and Malaysia laws.

The law firm in Singapore specialized in corporate law and dispute resolution.

As corporate lawyers in Singapore, we work closely with law firms from different jurisdictions to provide practical and strategic advice to clients. We are accustomed to working with international clients.

We provide tailored “in-house” legal services to business owners and companies 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.

We have also 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.

 

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 deliver accurate and thorough legal advice, our corporate department has received the following feedbacks from clients:

• “Professional with Strong Personal Touch”

• “Reliable”

• “Impressed with their Professionalism and Willingness to go the extra mile for their clients”

• “Speed and Thoroughness”

 

What We Do

We are lawyers with proven track record and we strive to remain as the trusted business partner to our clients.

Our corporate department handles cross-border transactions involving fund raisings, initial public listings, inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, business and commercial law, corporate law, employment laws and various other transactions. Please visit our website at https://www.avantlawllc.com for more details on our capabilities.

 


 

DIRECTORS:

 

Contact:
Phone: (65) 6592 5268
Mobile: (65) 8186 6938
E-mail: ysl@avantlawllc.com

YAP SIEW LING
(Director)

Qualification:
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
Fund Raising
Mergers and Acquisitions Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial

About Siew Ling

Siew Ling is dual qualified and advises on the laws of Singapore and Malaysia. She specializes in private equity fund raisings, VCCs and IPOs, mergers & 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 legislations in an easy to understand manner.

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

Some of her deals include:

  • 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.
     
  • Acted for a Hong Kong listed company for the issue of convertible bonds for an estimated value of S$84 million.
     
  • Advised an established bank in Malaysia in preparation of security documents to a proposed loan of approximately MYR20 million.
     
  • Advised private investment company on a investment in a property developer in Vietnam.
     
  • Advised on acquisition of shares in a Singapore fintech setup.
     

Please visit the website at https://www.avantlawllc.com/ for more details on her deal experience.

 


 

Contact:
Phone: (65) 6850 7370
Mobile: (65) 9770 7436
E-mail:
kiatjinn.chew@avantlawllc.com

Mr Chew Kiat Jinn
(Director)

Qualification:
LL.B (Hons), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (2001)
Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore (2002)

Year of Admission:
Admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (2003)
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (2008) (non-practising)

About Kiat Jinn

Kiat Jinn graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2001 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2003. He was also admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in October 2008.

Areas of Practice

Kiat Jinn’s practice covers a wide spectrum of civil and commercial litigation matters. Kiat Jinn has handled and assisted in matters that involve contractual disputes, breaches of directors’ duties, company and shareholder disputes (including statutory derivative actions and minority oppression actions), tort (general negligence, personal injury and occupiers’ liability (as the concept then existed in Singapore law)), contentious probate, equity and trusts, landlord and tenant matters, and land law. Kiat Jinn has also handled and assisted in criminal litigation matters as well as disciplinary proceedings before the Singapore Medical Council.

Kiat Jinn’s experience includes:

  • Various shareholders’ disputes, minority oppression and statutory derivative actions by minority shareholders pursuant to the Companies Act (Chapter 50).
     
  • Advising and acting for employees in various industries in relation to allegations of breaches of contractual restrictive covenants (non- competition and/or non-solicitation clauses).
     
  • Advising and acting for both landlords and tenants in respect of claims for unreturned security deposits and/or lease agreement reviews.
     

Please visit the website at https://www.avantlawllc.com/ for more details on his deal experience.

 

Categories: Corporate & Commercial
Updated 3 months ago.