Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC > Singapore, Singapore > Firm Profile

Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 4

With demonstrable experience across the financial services, real estate, technology and telecommunications sectors, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC counts private equity and venture capital funds, public listed companies, high net-worth family offices and sovereign wealth-backed entities among its key roster of clients. Kenneth Leong leads the team and advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity-led privatisations, joint ventures and vendor auction sale processes. Praised for his ‘technical skill, business acumen and enthusiasm’, Wei-Jin Lee is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Leong

Other key lawyers:

Wei-Jin Lee; Keith Oh


‘The lawyers are entrepreneurial and relate to clients well when it comes to running a business and managing costs. QWP lawyers are keen to build long-term relations with clients and are always available to help.’

‘They are great technical lawyers and get things done for clients.’

‘Wei-Jin Lee is not only a technically sound lawyer, but also commercial in his work. He is a great listener and easy to deal with at any time of the day. His technical skill, business acumen and enthusiasm to get things done for the client is appealing to clients.’

Key clients

L Catterton Asia

Seraya Partners

Durapower Holdings Pte Ltd

Phoon Huat Group

Cé La Vi Group

SPCI Group Holdings Pte Ltd

NV5 Global, Inc.

International Finance Corporation


NEFIN Holding Limited

Olympus Corporation

Rawabi Holding Company Limited

Tenggara Capital Partners Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advising Durapower Holdings Pte. Ltd. in its US$50 million fundraising from BPINI Investment Company Limited.
  • Advising SMRT Corporation Ltd in the joint venture with Premier Corporation Pte. Ltd. and BS Investors Pte Ltd involving the merger of SMRT’s Strides Taxis and Premier Corporation and BS Investors’ Premier Taxis and BIS Motoring businesses.
  • Advised International Finance Corporation in its investment of up to US$25 million in District Cooling Company.

Singapore > Start-up and venture capital – Local firms Tier 4

Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC regularly acts on novel transactional matters for both start-ups and venture capital investments, including those in the blockchain and cryptocurrency arena. Practice leader Lau Kiat Wee is an M&A expert and brings specialist expertise in the e-commerce, medtech and fintech sectors, while practice co-head Keith Oh has extensive experience advising regional tech start-ups on fund-raising, founders’ rights, employee incentives and IP issues.

Practice head(s):

Lau Kiat Wee; Keith Oh

Key clients




Iterative Capital

Vertex Ventures


Nanoflim Technlogies Ventures







Flash Coffee

Work highlights

  • Advised the founders of Luwjistik, a Singapore-based logistics technology SaaS company, on it’s A$18mn acquisition by Australia-based integrated logistics company Shippit.
  • Advised Flash Coffee, a Asia-Pacific focused tech-enabled coffee chain, in its US$50 million extended Series B funding round.
  • Advised Jatri, a Bangladesh-based mobility-as-a-service platform providing public transport tracking, digital ticketing, fleet management and mobility services, in its Series A funding round.

The firm: We are a multi-disciplinary law practice led by a team of experienced lawyers with varying specialist expertise, capable of handling complex modern-day legal disputes and corporate transactions.
More than just a provider of legal services, we see ourselves as our clients’ trusted partner as we navigate them through an increasingly challenging legal landscape brought on by ever-changing global economic and geo-political trends.

We are also a member of a leading global network, Multilaw, where independent law firms work together worldwide to offer the most effective way of fulfilling clients’ international needs.

At QWP, we distinguish ourselves by staying ahead of the game and being a client-driven practice with a strong ethos for consistent delivery of practical and effective legal solutions.

Combined with the quality, breadth and depth of our legal expertise, we are able to serve and secure the trust of a broad range of client groups, including private high net-worth family offices, multi-national corporations, private equity funds and other institutional clients.

With offices in the key financial centres of Singapore and London, and most recently having become part of Multilaw, a strong dependable and independent network of reputable firms within ASEAN, and most parts of the world through Multilaw, puts us in a unique position to support cross-border investment or business activities.

QWP has been ranked by The Straits Times – Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2023 Survey as one of the Best Law Firms 2023, as well as various leading legal publications including Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Doyles Guide, IFLR1000, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.

QWP Singapore: QWP was set up in 2009 in Singapore as a boutique practice primarily supporting ultra-high net-worth family office clients. Since then, the firm has grown rapidly into a multi-disciplinary practice with a broad range of major practices found in most full-service law firms in Singapore.

Today, QWP has an established general litigation department led by experienced practitioners who have litigated a broad spectrum of matters in the Singapore courts and in arbitration tribunals. These include banking and securities disputes, commercial disputes, shareholder oppression actions, defamation actions, as well as insolvency and restructuring matters. The firm’s senior litigators have also been appointed as arbitrators and mediators on matters involving various complex and high-value claims.

The firm’s corporate law department forms its other core competency. This comprises a mergers and acquisitions team that advises private equity funds, multi-national corporations and institutional clients on high-value transactions involving complex deal issues and a banking, finance and security team that handles both local and cross-border financing work including acquisition financing and asset-based financing.

QWP London: Quahe Woo & Palmer (London) Ltd was established in 2023 as QWP’s London office to serve clients in the United Kingdom and across Europe. As the only Singapore-based law firm with an office in Europe, QWP London is uniquely placed to assist clients with business interests which span across the continents of Asia and Europe.

Our services include representing clients on their inbound investments into Singapore and elsewhere in Asia, as well as litigation and arbitration matters which require advice on Singapore law. With a foreign law office in London, we are able to provide legal solutions seamlessly across timezones together with our Singapore office to efficiently and directly service European and Asian clients on international transactions and disputes by working and liaising with King’s Counsel and other legal advisers in Europe.

Our common law background and Asian roots also enables us to provide strategic advice and bridge any cultural divide between the East and West to close deals or facilitate dispute resolutions for our clients.

Our practices: As a client-driven practice, we have expanded with our clients to acquire expertise in new areas, while continuing to apply our brand of practical commercial analysis to every transaction and matter.

We are able to advise and act for clients across a broad range of disciplines and industry areas. We are also able to leverage on an extensive local and international network to complement our services.

  • Aviation
  • Banking, finance and security
  • China
  • Clubs and societies
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Criminal law
  • Defamation
  • Divorce and family matters
  • Employment
  • FinTech
  • Infrastructure, construction and engineering
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Intellectual property
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Property and real estate
  • Private client and family office
  • Regulatory
  • Start-up / venture capital practice
  • Sustainability
  • Wills, trusts and probate

Visit us at www.qwp.sg to find out more about us.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual Property; Insolvency; Restructuring; Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Tax Christopher Woo chriswoo@qwp.sg
Litigation, Arbitration; Dispute Resolution; Clubs & Societies; Employment; Defamation Michael Palmer michaelp@qwp.sg
Property; Real Estate; Landlord; Tenant Laurence Wee lwee@qwp.sg
Divorce; Family Matters; Landlord & Tenant; Property & Real Estate; Wills, Trusts & Probate Yeo Soon Keong sk.yeo@qwp.sg
Banking, Finance; Security; Regulatory; Corporate & Commercial Law; Wills, Trusts & Probate Yeo Khung Chye kcyeo@qwp.sg
Criminal Law Sunil Sudheesan sunil@qwp.sg
Corporate; Commercial Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Employment Lee Wei-Jin weijin.lee@qwp.sg
Divorce; Family Matters; Wills, Trusts & Probate Michelle Woodworth m.woodworth@qwp.sg
China; Banking, Finance & Security; Mergers & Acquisitions Tay Liam Kheng liamkheng.tay@qwp.sg
Aviation; Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Corporate & Commercial Law; Insurance; Insolvency & Restructuring Melvin Lum melvin.lum@qwp.sg
Sustainability; Mergers & Acquisitions; FinTech; Corporate & Commercial Law; Employment; Regulatory Lau Kiat Wee kiatwee.lau@qwp.sg
Start-up / Venture Capital Practice Keith Oh keith.oh@qwp.sg
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Employment; Defamation Keith Lim keith.lim@qwp.sg
Divorce; Family Matters; Wills, Trusts & Probate; Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Ho Shiao Hong shiaohong.ho@qwp.sg
Shipping; Maritime Law; Insurance; Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Employment; Corporate & Commercial Law Reuben Tan reuben.tan@qwp.sg
Litigation, Arbitration; Insolvency & Restructuring Wu Siyue siyue.wu@qwp.sg
Litigation, Criminal, Arbitration Joel Ng joel.ng@qwp.sg
Photo Name Position Profile
Kiat Wee Lau photo Mr Kiat Wee Lau Director
Wei-Jin Lee photo Mr Wei-Jin Lee Director
Keith Lim photo Mr Keith Lim Associate Director
Melvin Lum photo Mr Melvin Lum Director
Keith Oh photo Mr Keith Oh Director
Michael Palmer photo Mr Michael Palmer Managing Director
Lawrence Quahe photo Mr Lawrence Quahe Managing Director
Sunil Sudheesan photo Mr Sunil Sudheesan Director, Head Criminal Department
Liam Kheng Tay photo Mr Liam Kheng Tay Director
Laurence Wee photo Mr Laurence Wee Director
Christopher Woo photo Mr Christopher Woo Managing Director
Michelle Woodworth photo Ms Michelle Woodworth Director, Co-Head of Matrimonial Division
Khung Chye Yeo photo Mr Khung Chye Yeo Director
Soon Keong Yeo photo Mr Soon Keong Yeo Director, Co-Head of Matrimonial Division
Directors : 17
Associate Directors : 7
Consultant / Counsel : 2
Senior Associates : 2
Associates : 16