Chong Eng Wee is a partner of Nixon Peabody CWL and a member of our Asia-Pacific corporate practice. He is qualified to practice in Singapore; Hong Kong; New South Wales, Australia; and New Zealand.
I focus on transactions involving capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, funds, China (PRC), private wealth, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and corporate secretarial work. I have advised issuers, issue managers, underwriters and placement agents, private equity funds, multinational corporations, high net-worth individuals and small and medium enterprises on transactions including initial public offerings (IPO), pre-IPO investment, dual listings, reverse takeovers, public takeovers, rights and warrants issues, placement, local and cross border acquisitions and disposals of shares and assets, downstream investment by private equity funds, joint ventures, and corporate restructuring. I have also advised clients on variable capital companies, establishment of family offices and their tax incentives, and applications to the Monetary Authority of Singapore pertaining to capital market service licenses and registered fund management companies. I have acted in various cross border transactions with PRC elements, and frequently advise issuers on their regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues.
I am currently an Independent and Non-Executive director (INED) at two companies listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Limited (SGX-ST), and formerly an INED of a SGX-ST main board listed company and another company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). I am currently also the Company Secretary of a company listed on the main board of the HKSE, a company dual-listed on the SGX-ST and main board of the HKSE, and 3 SGX-ST mainboard and/or Catalist listed companies.
Notwithstanding global political tensions, in the last few years, Singapore has seen a huge influx of private wealth due to its perceived political stability and neutrality. There is a surge in family offices being established and funds work (in the form of variable capital companies) in Singapore. There are also many promising Singapore and Hong Kong companies whose interests in seeking an initial public offering/ listing on NASDAQ have grown considerably in recent times. I see many exciting opportunities to collaborate with our NP colleagues to continue to render quality services in these areas to clients.
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
Lawyer, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Bachelor of Laws
National University of Singapore, Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law
Board of Legal Education Singapore, Postgraduate Practical Course in Law
The Law Society of Hong Kong, Overseas Lawyers Qualification
English, Mandarin Chinese
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