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Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

16 COLLYER QUAY #17-00, SINGAPORE 049318, SINGAPORE
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Work +65 6311 0030
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Fax +65 6311 0058
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www.duanemorrisselvam.com
Hanoi, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Yangon

Mark Wong

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Work +65 6311 0048
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Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Director

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Law
  • Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Law

Career

Mark Wong is a Director of Duane Morris & Selvam in Singapore in the Corporate Group. His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, which includes advising on commercial contracts, joint ventures, private equity investments, corporate restructuring, SGX-ST listing rules, and construction and financing matters. He is listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 as a Recommended Lawyer for Projects & Energy (Local Firms) in Singapore. 

Mark has extensive experience handling cross-border transactions—including advising and representing major companies and business groups in Myanmar, China, France, Singapore and other countries in Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa—across such industries as manufacturing, natural resources, power, insurance, transportation, pharmaceuticals and real estate.

Prior to entering private practice, Mark was Counsel-in-Charge of one of the six teams at the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration Secretariat in Paris.

Mark speaks fluent English, Mandarin, French and Cantonese.

Mark is admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and as an avocat of the Court of Appeal of Paris.

Languages

English, Mandarin, French and Cantonese

Education

  • Institut d‘etudes politiques de Paris, Masters in International Economics
  • Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Masters in International Commercial Law
  • National University of Singapore, Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law
  • University of Leicester, LL.B.


Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP has a growing track record in the tech (including fintech) and telecoms sectors, most notably in Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Vietnam. It advised PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo) on its acquisition of PT Komet Infra Nusantara, the Indonesian telecommunications tower company. In addition to handling traditional M&A mandates, it has experienced a significant rise in venture capital work. Energy, hospitality and pharmaceuticals are additional areas of strength for the Singapore team, which has built a loyal following among Chinese and Japanese clients. Krishna Ramachandra, Leon Yee, Gerard Hekker, Mark Wong and Ramiro Rodriguez comprise a potent senior bench.

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Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP has a particularly strong record in jurisdictions such as Myanmar and Vietnam; the international firm has offices in both countries as well as further north in Shanghai and Taipei. It has built an impressive Asian client base with a growing number of Chinese and Indonesian clients. Gerard Hekker has led a series of high-profile deals for Indonesian clients, including advising PT. Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia on its $102m acquisition of PT. Komet Infra Nusantara, the Indonesian telecommunications tower company. The Singapore office is also building its standing in the fintech and technology sector. Krishna Ramachandra is 'extremely knowledgeable, professional and a master in networking'. Leon Yee heads the China desk, which includes Mark Wong, an experienced figure in cross-border deals involving Chinese entities.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Local firms

Within: Projects and energy – Local firms

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP has a dynamic and varied practice with 'good depth in oil and gas industry issues' and a strong record in gas-fired power and renewables. The firm is also focused on battery energy storage systems and is noted for its experience in Vietnam and Myanmar. Krishna Ramachandra led the team that advised Red Dot Power on a research collaboration agreement with Singapore Power and Energy Market Authority of Singapore relating to a Vanadium Redox-Flow battery energy storage system (ESS) test bed for optimising the efficiency of clean energy. Mark Wong and Leon Yee are also recommended.

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