VIMA Handbook 2020

VIMA Handbook
Editorial Committee & Authors 

The Singapore Academy of Law would like to express its gratitude to the members of the VIMA Handbook editorial committee and the authors for their contributions to this project.

Editorial Committee

Name Organisation
Gregory Tan Managing Director, Legal & Regulatory, Temasek
Head, Promotion of Singapore Law Committee, Dispute Resolution Subcommittee
Louis Ng Chief Legal Officer, Legal Directorate, Ministry of Finance
Member, Dispute Resolution Subcommittee, Promotion of Singapore Law Committee
Doris Yee     Director, Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
Dr Lin Lin Assistant Professor, NUS Law
Kelvin Goh     General Counsel, OpenSpace Ventures
Sriram Chakravarthi Senior Director & Chief Legal Counsel, Singapore Academy of Law




Faster and more efficient VC investments for start-ups and investors

Sriram Chakravarthi, Senior Director & Chief Legal Counsel, SAL

Doris Yee, Director, Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Getting to Series A and what to expect

Kurt Tanyu, Former Senior Associate, OpenSpace Ventures

The “Big 5” issues – An investor’s perspective

Kelvin Goh, General Counsel, OpenSpace Ventures

Brendan Hannigan, Partner, Allen & Overy

Heather Ong, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy

The Top 5 issues – A founder’s perspective 

Robert Grant, Senior Legal Counsel, Gojek

Muhammad Ali Pasha, GoVentures

Five key Venture Capital deal terms 

Thomas Chou, Partner, Morrison Foerster

Cecile Yang, Associate, Morrison Foerster

Champ Charernthamanont, Associate, Morrison Foerster

IP Matters! 5 tips to help startups protect their most valuable asset 

Mark Cheng, Ella Cheong

VIMA Term Sheet – A road map for a start-up’s relationship with investors 

Kyle Lee, Partner, WongPartnership

Jaewon Yoon, General Counsel, Jungle Ventures

The Convertible Agreement Regarding Equity – Why CARE? 

Satbir Walia, Partner, Clifford Chance

Michael Ng, Associate, Clifford Chance

A guide to Employee Incentive Schemes and Employment Legislation in Singapore 

Yeo Boon Kiat, Partner, Allen & Gledhill

Darren Low, Senior Associate, Allen & Gledhill

Jaewon Yoon, General Counsel, Jungle Ventures

Relevance and use of VIMA in South-East Asia 

Brian Ng, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore

Lee Jin Rui, Senior Associate, Rajah & Tann Singapore

Chua Joo Hock, Managing Partner, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India

Tax – An essential consideration for start-ups

Lim Maan Huey, Tax Partner, PwC Singapore

Trevina Talina, Tax Director, PwC Singapore

Considerations in valuation of start-ups 

Leonard Woo, Partner, Deloitte Southeast Asia

Chong Su-Lyn, Associate Director, Deloitte Southeast Asia

The role of ESG in start-ups

Lip Kian Ang, Partner, Morrison Foerster

Thomas Chou, Partner, Morrison Foerster

Alfredo B.D. Silva, Partner, Morrison Foerster

Disclaimer: The articles on this website are for general information only. Readers are advised to seek specific legal advice before acting on the contents set out therein. The views and opinions expressed in the articles which comprise the VIMA Handbook are those of the authors alone and do not represent the official position of the Singapore Academy of Law.