startups, capital raising, m&a, governance, southeast asia
Chris joined Simmonds Stewart in 2007 and is a senior corporate lawyer. He previously worked for Deloitte as a tax advisor.
Chris specialises in capital raising and m&a transactions, group restructures, and internal shareholder arrangements (including governing documents and employee share plans). He has worked with companies seeking to access capital from all over the world, and in particular the United States, Australia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand. Chris’ knowledge of current market practice allows him to negotiate deal terms quickly and efficiently.
His recent work includes:
- acting for a global VC fund as lead investor in an investment round of US$35million into a customer to customer mobile marketplace based in Singapore and operating across South East Asia
- acting for a Singapore based, APAC focussed, e-commerce business on its acquisition of a global player’s Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore businesses
- advising a Philippine based blockchain fin-tech business on its US$9.5million series A financing