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David Chong

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Shook Lin & Bok LLP

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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)

Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP is steadily increasing its market share of higher-value deals, including public takeover work. It provides 'Magic Circle quality of advice' and 'exceptional value'. The young partnership team has substantial international law firm experience and has deep connections to banks, other financial institutions and multinational corporates. It advised the joint financial advisers to Nesta Investment Holdings on its S$16bn takeover of Global Logistic Properties. It also acted for TVS Asianics, the logistics service provider, in its acquisition of Pan Asia Logistics Group’s freight forwarding and contract logistics businesses. David Chong and Teo Mae Shaan are praised for their 'quality of advice, international experience, communication and intensity of engagement'. Michelle Phang, who previously practised in London, and Ho Ying Ming are also key partners, with the latter having a strong background in private equity and venture capital. Gwendolyn Gn provides further public takeover experience.

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Singapore: TMT

TMT – Local firms

Within: TMT – Local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP acts for IT and telecoms sector clients and investors on IP, financing and asset acquisition. Its client roster ranges from early stage local start-ups to well-known international corporations including Amazon, Billboard, SoftBank and WPP Group. It acted for a fintech company in its successful negotiations with the Monetary Authority of Singapore concerning its remittance licence application to provide services in the international payment industry. Key contacts in the team include David Chong, Eric Chan  and Ho Ying Ming.

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