Leong Chuo Ming
Partner | Singapore
Secretary Norlela Sarip
Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.
Acquisition of consumer goods distribution business Limited
Represented DKSH Group, a leading market expansion services provider in Asia, on its acquisition of the consumer goods distribution business of Auric Pacific Group Limited in Singapore and Malaysia for approximately S$218.4 million.
MAS licensed fund
Assisted an MAS licensed fund manager to set up a VCC structured umbrella fund, with its first sub-fund specialising in robo-investments.
Acted for Grab, a leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform, in its pilot project, GrabCycle, a marketplace app unifying four different mobility partners into a single app. Assisted and advised Grab on: (i) its US$20 mil minority stake investment into oBike Inc. by way of convertible preference shares with attached warrants; (ii) setting the template for its partnership agreement with other bike sharing and lending operators. This matter was of particular significance as it marks Grab's efforts to offer a suite of multi-modal transport offerings and to test new mobility and payment concepts.
Acted for the shareholders of AAM Advisory, a financial advisory firm catered to the expat community in Singapore, on the sale of AAM Advisory to Old Mutual Insurance.
Acted/acting for various parties on shareholder disputes.
Acting for Singapore companies in various industries (including offshore oil & gas, construction, property development and logistics services) for their initial public offering on the both the Mainboard and the Catalist of the SGX: (i) Ryobi-Kiso Holdings Ltd (construction); (ii) Dyna-Mac Holdings Ltd (engineering, oil & gas).
Acting for public listed Singapore companies on their reverse take-over exercises for the injection of new assets (including coal mining assets and offshore oil & gas logistics): (i) Atlantic Navigation Holdings (Singapore) Ltd (marine logistics oil & gas); (ii) BlackGold Natural Resources Ltd (coal mining); (iii) Silk Road Nickel Ltd (nickel mining).
Public company work
Acted for several SGX public listed companies on their: (i) fund raising exercises, including rights issues, private and public placements, warrants issues and issuances of debt instruments, for amounts in excess of S$250 million; (ii) acquisitions and disposals, with the highest amount being US$1.8 billion for acquisition of a Chinese water treatment business; (iii) various corporate actions and transactions such as interested person transactions, joint ventures, share buy-backs, employee share schemes, and general compliance with relevant listing rules and regulations.