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Jennifer Chih

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PK Wong and Nair LLC

2 Shenton Way
#16-02, SGX Centre 1
068804

Singapore

Position within firm: Director

Jennifer has over two decades of proven, in-depth expertise as a corporate lawyer. She has worked on a range of complex corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As), private equity fund-raising, franchising, real estate transactions and joint ventures. Jennifer heads our Corporate Compliance and Employment Department which has teams specializing in various aspects of regulation and compliance in Singapore. The department’s key strengths include areas of law such as employment and immigration law (particularly in relation to business immigration matters), and general corporate compliance and licensing. In recent years, Jennifer has also helped spearhead the department’s expansion to cover regulatory matters in relation to the rapidly developing area of digital and data protection law. Jennifer has acted as a trusted advisor to start-ups and SMEs, venture capital firms and multinational corporations in roles ranging from principal external counsel to local counsel for M&As and corporate governance-related projects. She has been the lead lawyer in the negotiation of company and business sales and purchases, and also has significant experience in transactions involving private equity fundraising. She has lectured and tutored on the topics of joint ventures and private equity investments in the International Corporate Finance course conducted by the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore. She has also tutored Commercial Practice and M&As in the Post-Graduate Practical Law Course conducted by the Board of Legal Education in Singapore. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner with Deacons, an international law firm.

Accolades:

ASEAN Scholarship 1989 – 1990

Memberships/Appointments: Member, Law Society of Singapore Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Significant Deals

  • Advising a UK-listed entity in connection with the simultaneous acquisition of subsidiaries in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dalian
  • Acting for a UK seller in respect of a divestment by tender of its food service business in Singapore, Greater China and Hong Kong, including the establishment of a virtual data room, preparation of proforma sale and purchase agreement and disclosure letter for the tender exercise and negotiation and completion of company share sale across three jurisdictions
  • Advising a leading American health care technology corporation in the divestment of its health care solutions business in Singapore to a Dutch multinational corporation
  • Advising on business transfer procedures, including goods and services tax, employee transfer procedures, assignment of intellectual property, lease transfers, contract novations, drafting employee transfer documentation, corporate resolutions and completion documentation
  • Advised an Asia-Pacific-based franchisor on its franchising arrangements with franchisees in Singapore and various other South-East Asian countries
  • Advised a data-centric technology start-up on its private equity fundraising efforts and interfaced with its venture capital investors
  • Advised a Government-linked corporation on whistle-blowing policies in Singapore
  • Assisted a Singapore-listed company with revisions to its Employee Share Option Plans and subsequent roll-out
  • Structured contracts for a local company for the engagement of medical doctors at a network of clinics
  • Assisted a North American multi-national corporation with its immigration law compliance matters and its interactions with the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) in order to demonstrate it met the criteria for removal from the TAFEP’s Watch List
  • Assisted a major fashion house in addressing concerns over an employee’s misuse of his administrative privileges to the company’s VIP clientele database to provide VIP access to the company’s events for his spouse
  • Assisted a foreign government’s trade mission with the review of its Singapore employment contracts
  • Assisted an oil and gas company with its preparations for Workright inspections conducted by the Ministry of Manpower

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Real Estate and Property
  • Tax Law
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