Payment Regulatory Evaluation Program (PREP)

Legal Advisors Schedule

 

SCHEDULE

*This Schedule is only an indicative, non-exhaustive and non-exclusive list of possible Legal Advisors.  Providers may seek legal advice from or use the Questionnaire in conjunction with any Legal Advisor, whether or not they are listed in this Schedule.

FIRM NAME

DESCRIPTION

LEGAL ADVISOR

AEI LEGAL

 

Andrea Chee
Email: [email protected]
Website

Allen Gledhill

We are a leading Southeast Asian law firm with a substantial presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia. Our market leading FinTech practice has advised on all manner of FinTech products and services, including payment services, stored value facilities, artificial intelligence, distributed ledges, equity and debt crowdfunding platforms, robo-advisors, digital payment token and security token exchanges. We act for FinTech companies of varying sizes and stages in their development. Our FinTech practice and lawyers are ranked top-tier in all global legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, the Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal.

Adrian Ang V-Meng
Email: [email protected]
Website

Allen & OVERY

A&O is an international law firm with local law capability in Singapore and in many other jurisdictions around the world, and is uniquely positioned to partner with participants in the FinTech ecosystem, particularly in the payments space. We offer market participants a combination of legal expertise that spans the breadth of regulatory, technology, securities, financing, among others, to deliver integrated, world class, commercial legal advice. For expanding market participants, we are the only international firm that has ASEAN covered, with local teams or dedicated resources in ASEAN. A&O is noted as a “big, standout firm” in FinTech, and we have been ranked Band 1 in the 2018 and 2019 Chambers Fintech rankings.

Lock Yin Mei
Email: [email protected]
Website

altum law

 

Lee Pih Peng
Email: [email protected]
Website

AMICA LAW LLC

We are a specialist intellectual property and technology law firm and our practice encompasses IP and technology transactions, payment services & processing, banking & financial systems, data protection and cybersecurity.

Sample matters include:

- Providing regulatory and transactional advice to stored-value facility providers, money remittance and merchant acquisition service providers, financial institutions on their technology projects, and designated critical information infrastructure operators under the Cybersecurity Act
- Establishing the nationwide legal infrastructure for FAST, PayNow, SGQR, eGIRO and e-cheque clearing
- Financial technology, trading platforms and outsourcing projects for banks and SGX
- Payment gateway, payment acquisition, and payment processing transactions

Geraldine Tan 
Email: [email protected]
Website

AL

We are a Singapore Law Practice established in 2011 with the following core areas of practice:

- Conveyancing
- Dispute Resolution
- Criminal Defence
- Family Law
- Corporate & Commercial
- Restructuring & Insolvency
- Financial Regulatory Compliance

Our goal is simple – to focus on our clients and improve their circumstances. We never forget that our clients, just like us, are real people facing real-world challenges. It is therefore our utmost priority to resolve their issues in the quickest and most cost-effective manner so that they can get on with their lives and what matters most to them.

Evan Teo
Email: [email protected]
Website

Arielle Law Corporation

Arielle Law Corporation (“ALC”) is a boutique law firm that focuses on providing top-notch corporate advice, prompt turnaround, and commercially practical solutions to its clients.  The founder of ALC, Koh C-u Pinn, possesses 21 years of experience in private practice and as inhouse counsel. Being a Registered Patent Agent with IPOS and holding a masters degree in counselling, Pinn’s eye for detail is a hallmark of ALC’s quality of work.  Having been a director of a MAS licensed start-up fintech company, Pinn is well placed to advise clients on the rigourous requirements of becoming, and operating as a licensed entity.

Koh C-u Pinn
Email: [email protected]
Website

Arrowgate

ArrowGates LLC is focused on providing high quality and practical business needs to start-ups, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurs, SME (small medium enterprise) and mid-sized corporates in Singapore and the region. We specialise in investment funding for corporates and wealth management for families and also advise on all aspects of deal structuring, including private equity, venture and growth capital, fund raising, setting up private trusts or trust companies. In addition, we focus on financial services licensing, regulation and compliance work, particularly in fintech and the emerging digital assets space.

Sherroy Ong
Email: [email protected]
Website

ASIA

Asia Practice LLC is a corporate and finance focussed Singapore-based law practice. The firm’s regulatory experience includes providing practical advice on a broad range of financial services regulatory and compliance matters, complemented by our finance expertise, which allows us to appreciate the in a dynamic environment in which the relevant regulations governing financial services in Singapore operate. We believe that active and regular engagement also helps us to appreciate the context of disruptive technologies and business models, as well as better understand and address the novel legal and regulatory issues raised.

Jonathan Tan
Email: [email protected]
Website

Atlas Asia Law

Atlas Asia Law Corporation is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm known for its practical and commercial approach in helping Singapore and international clients achieve their business goals. We are familiar with the regulation of payment services in Singapore, and have advised both local and international FinTech and payment services companies on this topic. We also provide a broad range of corporate and capital markets legal services, such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring and Reorganisation, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Commercial Agreements.

Atlas Asia Law Corporation is an independent member firm of the global EY network.

Emily Low
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.atlasasialaw.com.sg/ah/en/home

Baker

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow is the go-to Firm for various payments companies, and we work with companies at every part of the payments cycle: from large payments platforms or railway owners, to merchant acquirers, remittance businesses and digital payment token exchanges. We frequently advise on MAS-related licensing, the structuring of innovative products, and effectively help clients to navigate cross border deployment of e-wallets or remittance products. We are Band 1 in the Chambers FinTech Guide, and clients say that we are "very good at understanding the stringent regulatory environment (and) at marrying traditional financial techniques and innovation”.

Stephanie Magnus
Email: [email protected]
Website

BR Corp

 

Dharma Sadasivan
Email: [email protected]
Website

BIRD&BIRD ATMD

Bird & Bird ATMD is a leading Singapore law firm associated with Bird & Bird, an international legal practice. We provide clients with the full range of legal services including advice on commercial, corporate, intellectual property, dispute resolution and arbitration, employment law, competition law, finance, data protection and real estate matters. In addition to our strong Asian regional network, we also work closely with Bird & Bird’s extensive international network of offices across Europe and the Middle East. This enables us to offer local expertise within a global context, helping our clients achieve their business goals both domestically and internationally.

Ow Kim Kit 
Email: [email protected]
Website

Charis

We provide a broad range of legal services including advice on regulatory and compliance issues related to fintech, cryptocurrency, blockchain as well as MAS licence applications. To meet clients’ needs, we provide outsourced legal and compliance services as well. Our Managing Director, Mr David Tan has over 20 years work experience in international and local law firms, Wall Street and multinational companies on legal, compliance, corporate and litigation matters. We will be your trusted advisor and provide pragmatic solutions in a cost-effective way. Our core values of integrity, ethics and client centeredness ensure that we are able to maintain the relationship of trust and confidence with our clients.

David Tan
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.charischambers.com

cnplaw

CNPLaw LLP is a full-service law firm, established in 1988. We are recognised as amongst Singapore’s top law firms by leading legal publications. Together with a strong network of international contacts, our lawyers provide advice and solutions for Singapore, Asia and beyond. Our main areas of expertise include: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Financial Services; Real Estate; Intellectual Property, Media & Technology; Private Clients, Family Offices & Wealth Management. We take pride in providing a comprehensive range of services to our clients who include domestic and international corporations, financial institutions, banks as well as lenders and borrowers.

Quek Li Fei
Email: [email protected]
Website

Covenent Chambers LLC

Covenant Chambers LLC provides cost-effective & prompt legal services of big firm quality by harnessing tech-driven digital automation.

Our lawyers have specialised expertise for bespoke solutions to pursue transformative justice in disputes, transactions and personal matters.

Our practice areas include civil & commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, employment, competition, investments, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, FinTech, financial regulations, technology, media, intellectual property, digital payments and tokens, and data management.

Ronald JJ Wong 
Email: [email protected]
Website

CLIFFORD CHANCE

Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents, including Asia Pacific with offices in Australia, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Japan, Seoul and Singapore. We recognise that rapid advances in technology such as AI, robotics, blockchain, big data and cyber security are significantly impacting our clients' business. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, who include corporates from various sectors, governments, regulators, NGOs and trade bodies. We provide the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Lena Ng
Email: [email protected]
Website

Collyer Law

Collyer Law is a boutique Singapore law firm founded by experienced "Big Law" lawyers. We focus on representing technology start-ups, venture-backed companies and venture capital funds, and provide 'cradle-to-exit' legal support for such clients.

We advise innovative companies across various stages of growth, including evaluation of old and new regulatory frameworks that impact business and business models, conducting legal risk assessments, counselling on documentation for business-as-usual transactions and venture financing and providing guidance on risk mitigation of enforcement actions. We have particular expertise in regulations relating to securities & futures, payment services, corporate governance, data protection and cryptocurrency.

Kevin Chua
Email: [email protected]
Website

Consilium Law

 

Franca Ciambella
Email: [email protected]
Website

Dentons_RODYK

Trusted since 1861, Dentons Rodyk, part of global law firm, Dentons, is one of Singapore’s largest and oldest full service law firms, with a team of around 200 lawyers servicing clients across various sectors.

Recognising that digital innovation is transforming the financial landscape, we offer a focused range of legal services to international and local corporates, founders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, emerging growth companies, and other institutional investors. Our services include advising on activities relating to peer-to-peer lending platforms, online lenders, algorithm-based wealth management and advisory services (robo-advisors), online money transfer services, e-wallets and digital currencies and investing into FinTech entities.

Jacqueline Loke
Email: [email protected]
Website

DREW & NAPIER

Drew & Napier LLC is one of Singapore's leading and largest full service law firms. We have regularly advised clients on FinTech matters such as e-payment platforms, e-wallets, payment gateways, payment aggregators, digital banking, cryptocurrency funds and exchanges, ICOs, crowdfunding and robo-advisors.

Being a full-service firm, we have assisted our FinTech clients on a range of legal matters including regulatory compliance, tax structuring, data protection, employment, early-stage capital financing and commercial contracts. We are consistently ranked and cited for a number of these practice areas in various leading legal publications.

Benjamin Gaw
Email: [email protected]
Website

Duane & Morris

At Duane Morris & Selvam, our FinTech practice assist companies holistically in the transactional, legal and regulatory aspects of their business. Our team of leading lawyers have significant experience in the FinTech ecosystem in the fields of technology, media and telecommunications, financial regulation and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, data protection and employment. We have worked with a range of local and multinational clients operating e-wallets, blockchain-based services (including fund raising activity in Singapore), payment processing services, cross-border remittance services, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms.

Leon Yee
Email: [email protected]
Website

Eng and Co LLC

 

Lynn Ariele Soh
Email: [email protected]
Website

Eversheds Harry Elias

Eversheds Harry Elias is proud to be a progressive law firm attuned to clients’ needs. We are a full service firm operating as a completely integrated team. We have significant experience in advising our clients across a wide range of legal services. These include Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation & Dispute Management, International Arbitration, Intellectual Property, Construction & Engineering, Restructuring & Insolvency, Family and Matrimonial, Employment, Cybersecurity & Data Protection and Real Estate. Being part of Eversheds Sutherland international network, we are able to service clients from 69 offices across 34 jurisdictions in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Claudia Teo
Email: [email protected]
Website

Farallon

Farallon Law provides best in class legal solutions to top businesses and individuals in Singapore. We provide simple and effective solutions to complex legal challenges. We specialise in the areas of corporate and commercial work, regulatory matters, employment law and civil litigation.

Alvin Chan
Email: [email protected]
Website

Flint & Battery LLC

 

Winston Wong
Email: [email protected]
Website

Focus Law Asia

Focus Law Asia LLC is a boutique law firm in Singapore. Our Cryptocurrency and Fintech practice group are heavily involved in advising companies on all aspects of cryptocurrency and fintech. Our team includes our in-house Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Specialist and Business Formation Specialist thereby providing a one-stop solution for the clients who need legal advice as well as corporate secretary service to conduct business in Singapore. With our Korean and Japanese lawyers who are fully qualified to practice in Singapore, we are counsel of choice especially for Korean and Japanese companies facing compliance issues in Singapore.  

Mimi Ahn
Email: [email protected]
Website

FSLaw

fsLAW is a boutique law firm based in Singapore providing business law solutions for clients in the Asia Pacific region. Our lawyers are led by an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with both a Singapore and premier international law firm background, completing transactions with a value exceeding US$30 billion. Our combined experience in the financial services industry includes acting for a multi-national insurance company, various corporate advisory houses and investment banks and as legal advisor on select ICOs.

Faith Sing
Email: [email protected]
Website

Foxwood

Foxwood LLC was formed in 2017 where many cost escalators found in a traditional law firm model has been stripped out. Our increased technological (such as artificial intelligence) and process capability allows us to better serve our clients. Foxwood’s focus is in the delivery of legal services in a digital age which is distinct from the traditional ‘practice model’ which relies on differentiated legal expertise and skills. We solve business problems and not just purely legal ones. We are hugely data-driven and work towards creating connectivity between our clients and ourselves, enhancing the client experience.

Goh Keng Haw
Email: [email protected]
Website

Gateway Law Corporation

Gateway Law Corporation is an award-wining legal practice with particular specialisations in the areas of fintech, media, e-commerce, data protection and privacy, intellectual property and licensing. Its lawyers and the firm have been ranked in publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific (for Technology, Media and Telecoms) and The Legal 500 (for TMT and Intellectual Property). Projects that the firm are currently working on include advising and assisting clients on the requirements under the new Payment Services Act as well as applying for the appropriate licenses from the MAS and other related regulatory authorities. The team has also undertaken numerous projects involving Cryptos, Initial Coin Offerings, Security Token Offerings, IEOs, stablecoins, and other forms of nextgen payment mechanisms.

Max Ng
Email: [email protected]
Website

Goodwins

Goodwins is well-positioned to advise businesses on payment regulation and compliance needs, given the expertise and reputation of our lawyers in the law and practices of the financial services and technology industries. Our lawyers are widely sought after for their advice on matters ranging from regulatory requirements for financial services and distribution of products, licensing, IT contracts, electronic transactions, e-Commerce, the use of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, Internet of Things and cybersecurity and related cross-border issues.

As a firm, Goodwins efficiently provides innovative solutions and easy access to high-quality legal services in more than 65 countries through our affiliation with the International Lawyers Network.

Ang Kim Lan
Email: [email protected]
Website

Hogan

Hogan Lovells is an innovative, full-service global law firm, with 2,800 lawyers working in more than 50 offices worldwide. In Singapore, we act as the gateway for clients doing business in Southeast Asia, operating as Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee through our long-standing Singapore joint venture. Hogan Lovells' TMT and FinTech practice is market-leading, advising on several market firsts and helping both start-ups and established players launch ground breaking products. In Singapore, we receive top tier-rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for corporate and M&A, international arbitration, projects and energy, and banking and finance. Hogan Lovells was ranked as one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firms by Asia-Pacific FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

Matthew Bousfield    
Email: [email protected]
Website

Infinitus

Infinitus Law Corporation is a full-service firm in Singapore. We adopt a pro-active approach to ensure our clients personalised, comprehensive and cost-effective services. Our clients come from all walks of life and from a wide range of business sectors including start-ups, local small and medium-sized enterprises, large local and international companies. We have regularly advised our clients on operating blockchain-based services, payment services on the legal, licensing and regulatory framework in Singapore.

Nicole Tan
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.infinituslaw.com.sg/

JTLegal

We are a boutique corporate and corporate finance law firm. Among other things, we advise companies, financial institutions, fund managers and VCs on matters relating to fund formation and applicable Singapore securities regulations. This includes applications for capital markets services licences, financial adviser’s licences, advising on the scope and types of exemptions from the licensing regime and offering restrictions.

Our other areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, IPOs, sale and purchase of company and company assets, joint ventures, convertible note and bond issues, security arrangements, major asset acquisitions and disposals, employee share option plans and contractual matters.

Joshua Tan
Email: [email protected]
Website: hhttp://www.jtlegal.com.sg/

Joyce A TAN & Partners

Joyce A. Tan has been advising in the space where payment services meet technology, long before “fintech” became a word, since her early work on the nationally ubiquitous “CashCard”, and other cashless payment systems in the face of the previous restrictions on the issuance of electronic money under the Banking Act. Her firm has since continued to help businesses navigate the regulatory landscape through its further incarnations in this field, such as in the implementation of innovative payment systems under the funds-at-risk regulatory approach of the Payment Systems (Oversight) Act and in managing the impact of the new activity-based, risk-focused licensing framework under the Payment Services Act on existing and proposed payment services.

Joyce A. Tan
Email: [email protected]
Website

josepg tan jude benny

JTJB is a full-service boutique firm providing customized legal services ranging from commercial dispute resolution, real estate and conveyancing, maritime and shipping to corporate and fintech advisory services. In particular, our fintech advisory practice group has substantial experience in acting for technology start-ups, ICO issuers, investors, exchanges and platform operators from Switzerland, Australia, Thailand and other countries – from advising on the feasibility of clients’ business models, reviewing Whitepapers, preparing comprehensive legal opinions for submission to the authorities and/or exchanges, preparing end user documentation to advising on the adequacy of their regulatory compliance framework and policies.

Goh Guek Beng Florence
Email: [email protected]
Website

KGP

KGP Legal LLC is a Singapore law practice specialising in corporate and commercial law. We serve local and international clients in a wide range of industries, with a focus on FinTech. We have substantial experience in advising on the Securities and Futures Act and Payment Services Act, and in providing legal support for establishing Stored Value Facilities under the Payment Systems (Oversight) Act and other MAS-regulated businesses. We customise our legal services according to the unique needs of each client. We have many associate firms in Asia, and are often able to provide solutions for our clients’ regional needs.

Kenneth Pereire
Email: [email protected]
Website

K & L GATES

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP’s Singapore office and Singapore law firm Straits Law Practice LLC combined in 2019. The integrated legal practice, now operating as K&L Gates Straits Law LLC is one of the few international law firms in Singapore with full service legal capabilities.

The Singapore FinTech team advises a broad range of clients including start-ups, emerging growth companies, crowdfunding and payment companies in regulatory compliance, MAS sandbox applications, fund raising and cryptocurrency related matters. We possess extensive experience advising our clients on the complex laws that govern the FinTech industry, while providing clients with a global perspective.

Mark Tan 
Email: [email protected]
Website

Latham LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is an international law firm committed to helping clients achieve their business strategies and providing outstanding legal services around the world. With our top-ranking FinTech expertise spread across the globe, the team represents clients of all types and sizes navigate the myriad of regulatory, transactional, and general corporate issues impacting the payments and FinTech sectors. Mobilizing a cross-disciplinary and global team to serve the full spectrum of the FinTech ecosystem on any aspect of a fintech matter - whether it be advising on the global approach to payment services, the regulatory implications of establishing a new cryptoasset, stablecoin offerings, digital payment tokens, security token exchanges, adopting a new technology or system, or the considerations of investing in, or acquiring, a FinTech company.

Farhana Sharmeen 
Email: [email protected]
Website

Lex Compass LLC

We are privileged to work with many TMT and Fintech companies on sophisticated industry-leading transactions and regulatory projects in Asia.  Armed with commercial pragmatism, deep industry knowledge and a commitment to providing high quality solutions for clients, we provide critical legal support to innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises as they expand their business operations throughout Asia.

We thrive on helping clients grow.  As they venture into new frontiers, we navigate the legal terrain.  Providing co-ordinated legal solutions and agile strategies.  Our teams and specialist collaborators can help you actualize your innovation in fintech, blockchain and digital space.

Chiu Hsu-Hwee Bernard
Email: [email protected]
Website

LinkLaters

Payments is global in nature, and Linklaters is a global firm that is uniquely placed to deliver commercially-focused advice with a strong understanding of the payments sector.

Partner Peiying Chua, who heads Linklaters’ financial regulation group in Singapore and a part of Linklaters’ global fintech team, has extensive experience advising financial institutions, industry associations, emerging players and other ecosystem participants on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters.

For example, Linklaters is working with ACCESS and the Association of Banks in Singapore on the industry-changing AML/CFT Code of Practice for crypto-firms, which complements the Payment Services Act.

Peiying Chua
Email: [email protected]
Website

Loo and Partners LLP

 

Loo Choon Chiaw
Email: [email protected]
Website

lynboxall

I have more years of international and multinational legal experience than I care to mention – 10 years as a banking/finance lawyer with a major international law firm; more than 12 years inhouse in the financial services sector, including nine years as regional general counsel for Visa Asia Pacific.  I know payment systems, how they work, the jargon used in the industry and how they are regulated in Singapore and internationally.  I work with entrepreneurs with new and exciting payment product ideas and with established companies extending their offerings into the payments arena.  I love to make new ideas work.

Lyn Boxall
Email: [email protected]
Website

Morgan Lewis stamfoard

Morgan Lewis has one of the most comprehensive practices across FinTech industry segments including payments. The firm’s Fintech attorneys in the U.S., Europe and Asia have experience across payment networks, payment processors, merchant acquirers, cross-border payments, mobile payments, mobile wallets, virtual currency wallets, ecommerce, consumer remittance, loyalty and rewards, fraud protection, clearinghouses, point of sale systems, online payment platforms, and healthcare payments. Our 31 offices in global financial centers and technology hubs combined with our interdisciplinary approach allows us to provide comprehensive expertise ranging from transactional, regulatory, enforcement, technology, outsourcing, data privacy and cybersecurity, IP, antitrust, securities and tax. 

Joel Seow
Email: [email protected]
Website

Mtchambers

Malcolm Tan Chambers LLC is helmed by Malcolm whose extensive experience spans many industries. The firm has particularly strong capabilities in Finance (venture capital, private equity), Fintech and DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology), as well as providing regulatory reviews and consulted for multiple governments.

Malcolm is a speaker and thought leader for DLT, ICO, cryptocurrency regulations and law, and was a keynote and panel speaker at over 60 events in the past 2 years.

In 2017 (2
nd edition May 2019), Malcolm published a book on “ How to ICO/ITO in Singapore – A Regulatory and Compliance Viewpoint on Initial Coin Offering and Initial Token Offering in Singapore” and from 2017 to 2019 advised over 60 international companies on ICO/IEO/STO in Singapore and globally.

Malcolm Tan
Email: [email protected]
Website

Norton Rose FulBright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s strength lies across all key industry sectors, leveraging industry experience with knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions.

Our payments practice helps clients navigate opportunities and challenges in the sector, offering a wealth of experience across practices and international markets. Our multi-disciplinary team comprised not only of lawyers, but also risk and compliance advisors, technology consultants and government relations professionals.

Norton Rose Fulbright is in a Formal Law Alliance with Ascendant Legal LLC which enables the expansion of the current practice, particularly in the areas of litigation, arbitration and regulations.

Stella Cramer
Email: [email protected]
Website

OC Queen Street

 OC Queen Street is an independent Singapore law firm and member of Osborne Clarke’s international legal practice. Collectively, we advise clients doing business in the Asia-Pacific Region. Our clients include the world’s leading digital businesses, media, communications, life sciences and financial services companies.

“…one of the best true FinTech firms – particularly strong on payments” – Chambers Fintech (2019)

Our expertise in Singapore encompasses M&A, Investment Funds, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, Competition, Competition Economics, Regulatory, IP (Patent & Copyright) Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Investigations, Data Protection, IT, Telecoms, Media, Employment, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Payments and FinTech.

For more information on our FinTech & Payments expertise, visit our FinTech & Payments practice recognition and awards page.

Koh Chia Ling
Email: [email protected]
Website

OrionW

OrionW is a Singapore-based law firm focused on providing Singapore and cross-border regulatory and transactional advice on technology, media and telecommunications ( TMT), financial technology ( FinTech) and data protection matters.  Our team of lawyers and consultants has decades of experience in major international law firms and companies in Asia, Europe and the United States.  We provide high-quality legal and regulatory compliance support, and offer an impressive depth of industry knowledge to deliver pragmatic solutions to our clients in a cost-effective manner.  We serve innovative start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and multinational companies.

Winnie Chang
Email: [email protected]
Website

Pinsent

Fintech is changing the way in which we think and talk about money, payments and finance. Whatever your business, we can help you efficiently navigate the legal and regulatory frameworks and technology and data risks.

Pinsent Masons has a stellar reputation for focused legal, practical and commercial advice. We have been at the forefront of developments in the evolution of payment services regulations having advised a variety of payment services clients across several sectors in Singapore and the region.

We act for some of the largest companies in the world, as well as some of the newest startups – covering regulatory as well as commercial and contentious advice and fundraising – each of them a recognisable name.

Bryan Tan
Email: [email protected]
Website

ProLegis

Prolegis is a premier boutique corporate and commercial law firm and focuses on representing local and international enterprises on their business ventures in Singapore and across the region. Our firm provides legal advice in relation to a wide range of corporate and commercial practices including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, strategic investments, projects, employment, and corporate governance and advisory. Our regulatory practice advises our clients, including those in the payment services and FinTech spheres, on a wide range of regulatory, risk management, and compliance issues.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is in a Formal Law Alliance with Prolegis LLC, which provides clients with access to Singapore law advice from Prolegis. The FLA allows the two firms to deliver a complementary and seamless legal service.”

Sandra Tsao
Email: [email protected]
Website

WQP

 QWP is a multi-disciplinary law practice led by a team of experienced and dynamic lawyers with varying specialist expertise, capable of handling dispute resolution and corporate work, including advising on transactions and regulatory requirements for businesses engaging in FinTech and payment services.

In addition to providing practical and effective legal solutions, we see ourselves as trusted advisers to our clients who can be relied on for guidance through constantly evolving global and economic circumstances.

We are also ranked in the Corporate/M&A category by leading legal publications including Chambers Asia-Pacific (as “Recognised Practitioner”), IFLR1000 (as “Recommended Firm”) and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.

Lau Kiat Wee
Email: [email protected]
Website

Rajah and Tann Singapore

The Rajah & Tann FinTech team is constantly at the forefront of FinTech developments in ASEAN. Our Singapore FinTech team is led by highly experienced and long-standing market leading lawyers with deep and wide sectorial knowledge and experience in Payment Services. Working seamlessly with our specialist colleagues across our network offices in ASEAN, we regularly provide innovative and customised specialist legal solutions to both industry-leading enterprises and new entrants in Payment Services. Our Singapore team has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers FinTech and consistently ranked Tier 1 for Financial Services Regulatory and TMT by The Legal 500.

Larry Lim
Email: [email protected]
Website

Resource Law

Resource Law LLC is a Singapore law practice comprising a team of very experienced lawyers with varied capabilities over a wide spectrum of practice areas. We represent both domestic and international clients, particularly in the financial industry, life sciences, energy and natural resources, and shipping sectors. Our lawyers have decades of experience advising on a broad range of matters in these areas, focusing on financial regulatory, corporate, commercial, and data protection and privacy matters, among others.

Carolyn Chia
Email: [email protected]
Website

RHTLaw TaylorWessing

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is a full-service Singapore law-firm with a network of 3300+ legal professionals across 27 jurisdictions within Taylor Wessing and ASEAN Plus Group. Our team advises financial institutions, FinTech firms, investors on (1) acquisitions, capital-raising, (2) MAS regulatory requirements for capital markets services providers, operators of organised markets, and payment services providers, (3) digital token issuances, (4) establishing digital assets exchanges, e-payments platforms. We are passionate about learning how innovation is transforming financial services. We regularly contribute thought leadership articles, and profile at seminars, on capital markets issues, implications of Fintech developments on corporate finance and securities regulations.

Ch’ng Li-Ling
Email: [email protected]
Website

Sabara Law LLC

 

Yeoh Lian Chuan
Email: [email protected]
Website

ShookLin&Bok

Shook Lin & Bok LLP is a leading full service commercial law firm in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. The Firm has a century of rich legal heritage with a number of partners who are eminent lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. It is also recognised for its expertise in banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, corporate real estate, employment, international arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency, TMT and funds. Over the years, the Firm has established itself as the law firm of choice for inbound and outbound investments within Asia.

Eric Chan
Email: [email protected]
Website

SIDLEY

Sidley advises a broad range of clients on various legal issues arising from the genesis and implementation of global payment services and accompanying technology. Our lawyers combine strategic regulatory advice, transactional counseling and a deep knowledge of the financial services industry on a truly global cross-border basis. The result is a practical, comprehensive approach to executing strategies for clients who operate in the evolving payment services industry. Sidley is well-regarded for its global thought leadership role with established financial institutions and start-up venture companies alike, as they have brought to market clients recognized as first-movers in the financial technologies arena.

Josephine Law
Email: [email protected]
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Simmons Simmons JWS

Our FinTech and Payments team in Simmons & Simmons JWS combines specialist experience across offices with insights based on our focus on the TMT, Financial Institutions, and Asset Management sectors. Our clients range from early stage start-ups to some of the world’s largest financial institutions. We work for some of the largest, most well-respected payments companies and digital asset exchanges globally and have assisted on the launch of their complex business models and products across Asia. We also advise clients partnering with or investing in FinTech firms as well as financial institutions and asset managers developing their own FinTech solutions.

Grace Chong
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STEPHENSON HARWOOD

Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has an impressive record of guiding clients through legal implications of technological change.

We routinely advise clients on payments & emerging financial services in a practical, commercial way, providing bespoke technical advice on

- general compliance
- establishing and implementing compliance programmes
- licensing requirements
- development and launch of services
- government enforcement actions

Our team is multidisciplinary, with experience in technology transactions and transformation projects, regulatory, M&A, strategic sourcing, data privacy, finance, fintech, capital markets, dispute resolution, and intellectual property meaning that we are always able to bring together the most highly specialised team to execute your matters successfully.

Sheetal Sandhu
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TPC Law

Established in 1994, TPC Law is today one of the top 25 largest law firms (local and foreign) as ranked by Singapore Business Review, and a full service Singapore law firm with a substantial cross-border practice.

Technology has transformed Singapore’s payment landscape and we now have a new forward-looking legal framework to regulate payment systems and payment services providers. TPC Law serves and supports innovative and fast-growing Fintech start-ups and businesses who are affected by the recent legislative and regulatory changes, and also helps clients with their licence applications and preparation of their legal documentation, compliance manuals and procedures.

 

Wong Liang Kok
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Taylor Vinters Via

Taylor Vinters is a leading intellectual property law firm and highly regarded technology law practice. Strategically located in one of the ASEAN leading innovation hubs, Taylor Vinters Via has been able to extend its legal practice and support to variety of clients at all stages of their business, from exciting startups (including FinTech clients) at a fund-raising stage who are commercializing their technology assets, to established multinational clients requiring ‘in time zone’ support in disputes or cross border transactions as part of Taylor Vinters’ International Counsel service.

Yingyu Wang
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TITO

Tito Isaac & Co LLP is a full-service Singaporean law firm. We understand that every client’s need is unique and are dedicated to tailoring solutions for them in line with their business model. With a team of close to 30 lawyers and over 40 support staff, we work closely with our corporate advisory wing, TICCA, as well as our associates across Southeast Asia and beyond, to provide comprehensive and seamless advice on domestic and cross-border issues, including the Payment Services Act (No. 2 of 2019).

Tito Shane Isaac
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TSMP

Established in 1998, TSMP Law Corporation specialises in high-stakes corporate disputes, cutting-edge transactions and ground-breaking law. As Singapore’s pre-eminent, independent firm, TSMP provides top-quality advice for clients from blue-chip companies to start-ups, and is a go-to for international firms. TSMP’s client engagement philosophy is single-minded and simple: You have our undivided attention. Our solutions are bespoke, our service highly personalised. Reputable journals such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Benchmark Litigation and Asialaw Profiles rank TSMP among the best in banking/finance, capital markets, commercial/corporate litigation, construction, employment, IP, international arbitration, insolvency and M&A. TSMP was named one of ALB SE Asia Law Awards’ boutique firms of the year 2016–2019.

Mark Jacobsen
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WST

Established in 1912, Wee Swee Teow LLP is a full-service Singapore legal practice which remains progressive through the times. We are part of a strong global network of 90 law firms in 60 jurisdictions with 170 offices.

With a global mindset and their wealth of experience and industry knowledge, our team of lawyers is dedicated to providing good, practical and tailored legal advice on transactional, regulatory and licensing requirements to our clients.

Our lawyers take pride in guiding and growing with our clients through the emerging FinTech and digital landscape. We count amongst our clients, innovative start-ups, small medium enterprises, banks, and financial institutions..

Lee Soo Chye
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Withers KhattarWong

Withers KhattarWong LLP is one of Singapore's leading full service law firms and is affiliated with international law firm, Withers LLP which has a dedicated, specialist technology arm, Withers Tech. In Singapore, we provide clients in the technology and payment services industry the full range of legal services, spanning from corporate and commercial, regulatory and compliance,fund raising, intellectual property, data protection, taxation, to dispute resolution. Through the affiliation, we offer clients the advantage of being advised by a firm with cutting edge global knowledge and extensive local expertise.

Jim Lim
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WMH Law

WMH is an award-winning medium sized boutique law firm specialising in litigation, arbitration and corporate law which was founded by a group of enterprising next-generation lawyers who were previously from a Big 4 Singapore law firm. WMH’s corporate law practice advises on a range of specialised and general corporate law matters, including, without limitation, (a) capital markets, (b) mergers and acquisitions, (c) regulatory compliance, (d) fintech and blockchain, (e) fund formation and management, (f) banking and finance, (g) startup fundraising, and (h) commercial and general corporate. Owing to their differentiated backgrounds, WMH’s corporate advisers pride themselves on their ability to combine solid legal know-how with business acumen to help clients navigate the the regulatory landscape while achieving their commercial goals.

Brandon Tee
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WPG_Partnership

Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is an award-winning law firm and one of the largest in the country. We have offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, through member firms of WPG, a regional law network. Our expertise spans the full suite of legal services to include advisory/transactional work as well as complex and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. Our Financial Services Regulatory practice regularly advises on all aspects of the relevant regulatory regimes in Singapore governing payment service providers, including the 2019 Payment Services Act.

Elaine Chan
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XAVIER ASSOCIATES

 At Xavier & Associates LLC, we make it our business to support your business through our expertise in Corporate, Commercial, IP and IT law.

We have provided legal advice and risk mitigation on payments and technology issues to companies of various sizes and at different stages of growth. We know that what a start-up needs is different from what an established corporate monolith expects.

We blend strategic legal solutions with a pragmatic commercial perspective, tailoring our support to each client’s unique operations.

We help clients navigate the payments regulatory landscape, guiding them as they move through challenges and opportunities.

Seow Wan Li
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Yeo Leong and Peh LLC

We offer a wide range of banking and financial legal services to banks, local and international financial institutions and corporations. Our lawyers advise and assist our clients in the structuring and development of financial transactions and new products, the drafting of banking and security documentation, legal and regulatory compliance, as well as acting for them in the enforcement of their rights.

We also advise clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of Fintech initiatives involving new technologies and assist them in obtaining the necessary licences. Our clients include financial services consortia, payment services providers, technology companies, start-ups and investors.

Adrian Peh
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Yuen Law LLC

Yuen Law LLC is a full service Singapore Law Practice founded in 2012. The firm is an award-winning law firm and has been awarded accolades as client’s choice for boutique private client firm and was voted Fast  Emerging Law Firm soon after its founding.  Yuen Law LLC is known for providing sound, practical and cost-effective legal advice on a diverse range of legal issues, including but not limited to commercial, corporate, intellectual property, private client and disputes. We advise payment services and fintech clients on compliance with the regulatory framework and license applications under the regime.

Samuel Yuen
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Yusarn

Yusarn Audrey is an enterprise law firm specialising in intellectual property and corporate and commercial law. Our practice includes advising on fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses on regulatory and licensing issues, including the Payment Services Act, as well as applications for MAS Fintech Regulatory Sandbox admission. We have also advised on digital token sales to ensure compliance with Singapore’s financial regulations, anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing laws, and data protection laws. Our fintech IP practice is also well-known, and has successfully obtained grant of the first fintech patent under IPOS’ Fintech Fast Track initiative in 2018.

Chiew Yu Sarn
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Zico

ZICO Insights Law is a member of ZICO Law, a network of leading independent local law firms with a presence in 18 cities across all 10 ASEAN member countries. As a member of ZICO Law, ZICO Insights Law provides its clients direct access to over 300 lawyers in all 10 ASEAN member countries, to provide cross-border legal advice and related services. We advise on a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate finance. In addition, our lawyers have experience advising on MAS regulatory and licensing matters, digital token offers and the implementation of various technologies.

Heng Jun Meng
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