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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Philip Yeo

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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP


Partner, Funds and Investment Management


Philip has been in the investment funds practice since 2008. Philip has extensive experience in the formation and restructuring of a broad range of onshore and offshore investment funds, family offices and fund management operations, with a primary focus on private equity, venture capital and real estate funds and fund managers. Philip also regularly advises fund managers and advisors on legal structure and other formation issues, marketing arrangements, general compliance matters and other related legal and regulatory matters. In addition, Philip regularly acts for institutional investors seeking to invest in private equity, venture capital and real estate funds (including seed capital arrangements and negotiations).

Singapore: Financial services regulatory

Financial services regulatory – Local firms

Within: Financial services regulatory – Local firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP's 'knowledge and insight is impressive, and it is good value for money' and is especially noted for its work related to investment funds. It has expertise in a range of derivatives, structured and other investment products and has been involved in the establishment of a number of exchanges such as the derivatives exchanges and the Singapore Commodity Exchange. Regina Liew, Larry Lim, David Yeow and Benjamin Liew are the key partners for financial regulatory work and Arnold Tan and Philip Yeo are names to note on the investment funds side of the practice. The team is acting for Asia Pacific Exchange and Asia Pacific Clear on the establishment of a new futures exchange and a new futures clearing house as an approved exchange and an approved clearing house respectively, the establishment of both is subject to regulation by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The team has a history of advising on the derivatives-related financial crisis in addition to assisting clients with licensing and regulatory issues.

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Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Local firms

Within: Investment funds – Local firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP's team stands out for its 'impressive knowledge and insight' and provides 'good value for money'. The well-regarded Arnold Tan heads the department and has expertise in the establishment of both on- shore and offshore investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds together with regulatory regimes. Other noted practitioners in the sizeable team include Philip Yeo , Leong Lu Yueh, Anne Yeo and associate Mifiona  Quah. The team advises on  all stages of the private investment fund cycle from formation to restructuring and winding-down including the handling of cross-border offerings. In recent work, it has acted for Mizuho Asia Partners and Nuvest Capital.

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