Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions: The Role of a Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

Introduction Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) frequently occur in the corporate world. It is one of the strategic tools which companies utilise to achieve various business objectives, for example, to achieve revenue or profit growth, to expand into new markets, for business synergies, for cost efficiencies, and to increase market competitiveness. On other occasions, parties enter… Continue reading Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions: The Role of a Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

Navigating the Legal Landscape: Key Purposes and Typical Clauses of a Shareholders’ Agreement

Introduction A shareholders’ agreement is a cornerstone private agreement between two or more shareholders of a company, and which serves to govern the legal relationship amongst them. Depending on the intention and objectives of the parties, the company may or may not be a party to the agreement. Broadly, this agreement sets out the rights… Continue reading Navigating the Legal Landscape: Key Purposes and Typical Clauses of a Shareholders’ Agreement

Client Self-Help Contractual Drafting Guide

A Guide to Drafting Contracts 1. Introduction In the business world, it is common practice for corporate entities to execute written contracts with other parties to regulate their business relationships. Such other parties include their customers, suppliers, contractors, business partners, employees and investors. A key reason for having written contracts is for parties to document… Continue reading Client Self-Help Contractual Drafting Guide

A Guide on Preambles and Recitals in Contracts

Are recitals legally binding? In general, recitals in legal contracts are not legally binding. Notwithstanding the foregoing, recitals are taken into account and construed by the reader (be it the contracting parties, an arbitrator, a judge, or any other parties) to guide the interpretation of the intention and the operative clauses in the agreement of… Continue reading A Guide on Preambles and Recitals in Contracts