Banking & Finance
We advise on banking and financing transactions and related matters, including preparing, reviewing and negotiating loan, financing and security documentation for both corporate and commercial loan transactions.
We assist Singapore companies and foreign companies to list on the Singapore Exchange Limited, acting as either solicitors to the Company, or solicitors to the manager, underwriter and placement agent in every step of the initial public offering process.
We also assist and guide companies with operations in Singapore to list on foreign stock exchanges.
Besides preparing your listing and supporting documents in a thorough and forward-thinking manner to ensure efficient results, we also adopt a practical and innovative approach in addressing issues encountered in a listing process.
Corporate & Commercial Law
After gaining a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses and investment strategies, we provide our clients with practical advice and professional service solutions.
It is important for the ongoing success of a business to properly define the parameters of the relationships between shareholders, directors and business partners right from the start so as to avoid future disputes.
We regularly advise on these parameters, as well as on corporate structures tailored to your business objectives and outcomes.
We advise on and draft contracts for a wide spectrum of businesses, ranging from the daily operational matters to other commercial transactions.
We assist employers to maintain a successful and reputable business by helping employers to understand their rights and obligations, and to ensure that their employees’ rights are fully upheld. In this connection, we also advise employers and employees in respect of disciplinary matters, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, confidentiality obligations, as well as disputes over bonus payments.
Funds, Family Office & VCCs
Avant Law provides legal advice advisory to fund managers and family offices. Working with relevant professionals in the different fields, Avant Law assists clients on structuring as well as applicable tax incentives. Avant Law has also set up VCC structures for licensed fund managers.
Landlord and Tenant
We advise both landlords and tenants (in particular, the expatriate community) including drafting and reviewing tenancy agreements, renewal of leases, the exercise of diplomatic clauses and handover exercises. We also advise clients on novation of tenancies where the landlord has sold the property subject to tenancy.
Information Technology Law
We have current industry knowledge and experience about the trends, commercial and contract structuring, and operational practices of technology companies. Our objective is to provide our clients with end-to-end, practical legal advice and structuring of all forms of technology and e-commerce businesses, which relates to but are not limited to the following :
Business Process Outsourcing
Systems integration or providing technology solutions to end customers
Maintenance and support
Online Payment Systems
Cloud hosting services
Personal Data Protection and Security
Collaborative Research and Developments
Social Media or Marketing Initiatives
Developing partner programs and agreements
Licensing and open source software licenses
Procurement related agreements
Our extensive experience, combined with our entrepreneurial approach, is ideal for both established companies looking to adapt and transform their existing operations, as well as start-up companies seeking guidance on next-steps forward.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We act for the acquiring company, the seller company, the target company and other stakeholders.
Our work includes advising on the structure for the transaction after understanding the business objectives of the parties and after taking into account legal implications which may arise from the transaction.
We assist minority shareholders and majority shareholders to understand their rights, prepare business structures and the necessary documentation to set out the terms of the relationship.