Mr Bill Jamieson > CNPLaw LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

CNPLaw LLP
600 NORTH BRIDGE ROAD # 13-01
PARKVIEW SQUARE
SINGAPORE 188778
Singapore

Work Department

Corporate Advisory, Investment Funds, Banking and Finance, Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Position

Partner. Co-Heads the Funds and Financial Services, and Employment Teams. 

Career

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Bill is an English lawyer who is also registered to practise Singapore law in the areas of corporate law, banking and finance and securities laws. He enjoys working in the diverse and dynamic Asian market and helping his clients to achieve their goals.

He brings a depth of experience, including a first-class degree in law from Oxford, 10 years in the City of London and over 20 years in Asia, based in Singapore. Before joining CNPLaw, he was a partner in an international law firm. He co-heads the firm’s Funds and Financial Services team and is the chief editor of the firm’s newsletter CNPupdate. He is also active in Interlaw, a leading network of law firms in 150 cities worldwide, and sits on the Singapore Law Society Corporate Practice Committee.

He has worked for clients from all over the world on challenging transactions in different jurisdictions and at different stages of the economic cycle. He has a focus on assisting clients access Asian markets and investment flows through Singapore, involving activity such as investment fund set-up, venture capital and private equity investments, and cross-border M&A. He also advises financial institutions and borrowers in banking and finance transactions and businesses and individuals on employment issues and employee incentives

The main lesson he has learned in his legal career is that every client and their situation are different and they require a unique response rather than a standard answer.

Some of Bill’s notable transactions:

  1. Counsel to Jonathan O’Byrne, founder of Collective Works, and his family holding company, Collective Assembly, on the sale of Collective Works’ co-working business to The Work Project Kingdom, a joint venture between CapitaLand and The Work Project, for an undisclosed amount.
  2. Lead transaction counsel to Integra Holdings Pte Ltd on the sale of 51% of Granite Capital SA, a Swiss based petrochemical product trader, to Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Co., Ltd, a company listed in Shenzhen, China, engaged in R&D, production and distribution of fine chemicals, for a cash consideration of US$36m. The implied equity value of the target in this transaction is over US$70m.
  3. Singapore counsel for Hera Capital Partners Holdings IV Pte. Ltd., a Singapore domiciled single asset fund which is an investor in a series E+ pre-IPO investment round by Go-Jek. Go-Jek is one of South-east Asia’s leading digital platforms providing consumers with transportation, food delivery, logistics, and payment services.
  4. Counsel for the Singapore vehicle of the promoter of an Indian listed group on a secured equity financing facility by 2 international private equity groups.
  5. Singapore counsel for a European headquartered private equity backed group on an acquisition of a corporate services business and related businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Languages

English

Memberships

Bill is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, and is a member of the Corporate Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

Education

BA (Hons) Jurisprudence 1st class, Oxford University 1979

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms

CNPLaw LLP fields a team of multi-skilled and versatile lawyers, noted mainly for its non-contentious and transaction-related expertise. It represents a number of Singapore-based and regional businesses. Lead partners Bill Jamieson and Pradeep Kumar Singh have broad corporate and commercial experience, and they are also able to advise on employment law issues.

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms

CNPLaw LLP has an established record in open-end and closed-end funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and mutual funds. The team is also noted for its funds formation and regulatory expertise, and the firm is increasingly active in the open-ended VCC space. Rounded lawyer Bill Jamieson is a specialist in Singapore and international law matters, with extensive expertise in cross-border matters. Amit Dhume provides further specialism in funds formation and regulatory issues.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms

CNPLaw LLP‘s team is focused on advising banks, financial institutions and investment funds, as well as corporate borrowers, on domestic and cross-border financing transactions. The group’s experience covers acquisition and leveraged finance, asset and asset-backed financing, debt restructuring and insolvency. Real estate-related finance is a forte for the firm, which is also active in the TMT and shipping arenas. Quek Li Fei heads the department with varied experience pertaining to secured and unsecured lending in Singapore and across borders and a particular specialism in project finance. English-qualified Bill Jamieson is able to provide expertise in financial services regulations. Kenn Lim and Wong Pei-Ling  are also lawyers of note. In January 2021, the team was joined by Low Wee Siong  from Wong Tan & Molly Lim LLC.