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Shook Lin & Bok LLP
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Work Department

Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Financial Services Regulatory; Technology, Media and Telecommunications; Energy & Natural Resources


David Chong is a Partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. He specialises in corporate and corporate finance, with particular experience in the communications, media, technology, energy and natural resources sector. He has advised on cross-border transactions in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. His principal focus is on mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), including tender offers, schemes, reverse takeovers, privatisations and de-listings, joint ventures, MBOs, earn-outs, asset purchases, restructurings, anti-trust and merger control.

His technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice includes production finance, development, licensing and distribution of media and technology assets. David also undertakes general advisory and regulatory work particularly in the finance and TMT sectors and SGX listing compliance.

He is a director of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, a governor of the Singapore International Foundation and secretary to the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation.


English; Mandarin; Cantonese


BA (Hons), Cambridge University (1997); Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1999); Solicitor, England & Wales (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Lawyers of Shook Lin & Bok LLP are praised for their ‘cutting edge and commercial nous’; they are relied upon by multinational corporations, private equity investors and financial institutions, among others, for a wealth of transaction types including takeovers and hostile bids, tender offers, buy-outs, joint ventures, privatisations and reverse takeovers. Practice head David Chong  has advised on deals throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East; he possesses an extensive knowledge of the communications, media, energy, natural resources and technology sectors and the wider team is also adept in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, logistics, transportation, real estate and construction fields.

Singapore > TMT: local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s offering operates at the intersection between corporate, finance and TMT work; practitioners are well versed in the full plethora of issues surrounding the development, protection, financing and acquisition of assets and businesses across the whole spectrum of relevant sectors. The firm’s position at the junction of technology, regulation and commerce attracts a wide range of clients, from local start-ups to some of the most innovative companies and recognisable brands. David Chong oversees the practice, which also fields recommended advisors Ho Ying Ming, Dayne Ho and Chua Shi Ying.