Joel Shen

Partner, Withers KhattarWong*

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Joel is a partner in the corporate team.

Joel advises corporate and venture capital clients in cross-border investments, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Joel has particular experience in the Indonesian market where his clients include major technology companies, financial institutions, retailers, payment companies, and venture capital fund managers.

He is also a member of Withers Tech, which comprises a team of highly experienced lawyers with expertise in investment funds, tax structuring, investments in tech companies, mergers and acquisitions of technology businesses and assets, and commercialisation of digital assets.

Joel is recommended by Chambers for his M&A work in Singapore, and is listed by Chambers in its inaugural Fintech Guide as one of only seven Notable Fintech Practitioners in Indonesia.

Joel was one of only four lawyers from Indonesia to have been included in Asian Legal Business’ 40 Under 40 listing for 2019, and was also recognised as a Rising Star, and the only non-Indonesian practitioner, in Asian Legal Business’ inaugural and second listings of Rising Stars in Indonesia.

Outside of legal practice, Joel is the vice chairman of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, a faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and tutor for the Advanced Corporate module of the Singapore bar course, as well as a non-faculty lecturer at the Law and Business Faculties of the University of Indonesia, and Universitas Pelita Harapan.

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Acted for a consortium of bidders in their competitive tender for a collective controlling interest in PT Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis. This deal is significant as PT Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis is one of only four licensed inter-bank switching companies in Indonesia and this client’s acquisition of PT Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis is part of the Indonesian government’s wider reform of the digital payments sector in Indonesia.

Acted for a Southeast Asian technology major in its competitive tender for a minority interest in PT Fintek Karya Nusantara, a joint venture between Indonesian state-owned telecommunications company Telkom and Indonesian state-owned banks Bank Rakyat Indonesia and Bank Mandiri. PT Fintek Karya Nusantara owns and operates LinkAja, the fourth largest electronic payments platform in Indonesia.

Acted for Vickers Venture Partners as joint lead investor in the USD 133 million stapled Series B1 and B2 investments in the RWDC group of companies, a Singapore and US-based manufacturer of biodegradable plastics, and the associated finance and construction of up to 12 20-megaton biodegradable plastic polymer manufacturing plants in Indonesia.

Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore), 2006

Solicitor (England and Wales), 2008

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Indonesia), 2015

"New Fintech Regulations”, published in the February 2018 issue of Asia Legal Business

"Bank Indonesia Issues National Payment Gateway Regulation”, published in the September 2017 issue of Asia Legal Business.

"Duties of E-Commerce Platform Providers”, published in the July 2017 issue of Asia Legal Business.

Vice Chairman, Singapore Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia

Member, Law Society of Singapore

Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Faculty Member, Singapore Institute of Legal Education

Joel is a faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and tutor for the Advanced Corporate module of the Singapore bar course, as well as a non-faculty lecturer at the Law and Business Faculties of the University of Indonesia, and Universitas Pelita Harapan.

Joel is also a regular speaker on legal and business matters, and has spoken at conferences organised by Asia Legal Business, the Singapore Chamber of Commerce Indonesia, the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta, the Singapore Academy of Law, Endeavor Indonesia, TechinAsia, Wild Digital.

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2020