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12 MARINA BOULEVARD, LEVEL 28, MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE TOWER 3, SINGAPORE 018982, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6416 8000
Fax:
Fax +65 6532 5711
Email:
Web:
www.wongpartnership.com
Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and 2 more

Kah Keong Low

Tel:
Work +65 6416 8209
Email:
Web:
www.wongpartnership.com/index.php/wongpartnership/partner/low-kah-keong
WongPartnership LLP

Work Department

Corporate Group; Asset Management & Funds Practice; Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Position

Head - Asset Management & Funds Practice; Partner - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Career

Extensive experience in asset management, funds formation, mergers & acquisitions and private equity investment transactions. Acted for sponsors and fund managers of private equity funds, infrastructure and real estate funds in their formation, private equity fund managers in public take-over transactions, control investing deals and minority investment deals involving companies in Singapore, Myanmar, India and the PRC. Co-authored the Singapore funds formation chapter of Getting The Deal Through - Private Equity 2013 to 2018 editions and the Singapore chapter in Global Legal Insights – Fund Finance 2017.

Languages

English, Mandarin.

Member

Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Education

Admitted, 1998, Singapore Bar; 2008, Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales; National University of Singapore (LL.B., Hons.).


Myanmar

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

WongPartnership Myanmar Ltd. provides a ‘good overall service’, predominantly acting for clients in the hospitality, real estate, energy, food and beverages, telecoms and financial services sectors. The team ‘keeps clients informed on the commercial and legal landscape’. Recommended individuals include infrastructure expertChristopher Chuah, Low Kah Keong, who focuses on M&A, corporate finance and collective investment schemes and Suegene Ang, who ‘gives appropriate advice and provides solutions’. The team handled a number of high-value cross-border matters, such as acting for Pan Pacific Hospitality on its joint venture with Shwe Taung Junction City Development and City Square in relation to a hotel development in Yangon's city centre.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Local firms

WongPartnership LLP is a key player in the market, particularly in public and private M&A, and private equity transactions, and has experienced an uptick in venture capital engagements. The firm advised a consortium led by Yanlord Land Group and Perennial Real Estate on the acquisition of an 33% stake in United Engineers and a 30% stake in WBL Corporation, resulting in the consortium having to make mandatory general offers for the remaining stock units and preference shares of United Engineers. In private equity, it advised KKR in a series of transactions, including the acquisition by Demeter Indo Investment, an affiliate of KKR Asian Fund III, of a 13% stake in PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo, Indonesia’s leading mass market bread company, from Bonlight Investments Limited. The 'very strong and experienced M&A team' is 'commercial' with 'in depth regulatory knowledge'. Ng Wai King is 'very commanding and drives a hard bargain, but is able to see all sides', 'knows the issues and approaches the regulators in the right way'. Andrew Ang is praised for his 'knowledge of key stakeholder behaviour and precedents' and his ability to 'offer solutions to myriad of options with listed companies'. Low Kah Keong  is 'very commercial' with 'innovative ideas for when parties are stuck'. Quak Fi Ling has 'in-depth knowledge', is 'able to negotiate well' and is 'detailed in her work'. Mark Choy is also recommended.

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Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Low Kah Keong - WongPartnership LLP

Within: Investment funds – Local firms

WongPartnership LLP's asset management and funds practice has particularly strong expertise in private equity and REITs matters. It acted for Indies Capital Partners on its strategic alliance with Värde Partners, the US global alternative investment firm; the work included the creation of an investment platform with the aim of investing in private debt in Indonesia. Other clients include TPG Capital, KKR Asia and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Low Kah Keong leads the team and Felicia Marie Ng is a key contact.

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