Leong Chuo Ming

Partner | Singapore

Secretary Jasmine Chua

Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.


Chuo Ming is a partner in the corporate team.

His work covers a wide range of corporate transactions, with particular focus on equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and funds.

Chuo Ming's capital markets experience involves representing several public listed companies in various transactions, such as initial public offerings, take-over and reverse take-overs offers, rights & warrants issues, private and public placements, and other fund raising exercises, etc.

His mergers and acquisition experience includes him acting for clients, which include both listed and private entities, on various cross border corporate acquisitions and disposals matters, as well as investments and fund raising exercises via subscription of equity and convertible securities. He also advises clients on transactional agreements for such M&A transactions, including share/asset sale and purchase agreements, investment/subscription agreements, disclosure letters, joint venture agreements, non-disclosure agreements etc. He plans, oversees and organises the due-diligence processes, and provides clients with valuable solutions in dealing with any issues which may arise.

As a member of the Withers tech team, Chuo Ming works with venture capital funds, private investors and both established and emerging tech companies. He has particular experience in Fintech and has a firm grasp on the existing and changing regulatory framework surrounding this area of rapid growth and development.

Chuo Ming also acts for a range of clients in the funds space, including fund management license applications, structuring and setting up of funds (including the recently introduced variable capital company (VCC) structures), and funds' M&A activity.

During the course of his work, Chuo Ming not only advises his clients on the regulatory and compliance requirements and obligations of their corporate and commercial transactions, he also assists them in their communications with the relevant authorities such as ACRA, IRAS, SGX and MAS.
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