Press release

20 Nov 2020 Singapore, SG

Atlas Asia Law Corporation ranked in Singapore’s best law firms in 2021

Press contact
Evelyn Ang

Managing Director, Atlas Asia Law Corporation

Experienced lawyer advising clients on corporate and commercial law, M&As and corporate finance transactions in Southeast Asia.

Atlas Asia Law Corporation (AALC), a Singapore-based independent member firm of the global EY network, received the accolade in the first-ever survey by The Straits Times and international market researcher Statista to identify Singapore’s best law firms in 15 different areas of legal practice.

These areas range from banking and finance law to civil dispute resolution. The results are based on more than 10,000 recommendations from over 4,000 lawyers, clients and colleagues.

A total of 98 law firms received 265 awards, and AALC was ranked in the following six practice areas:

  1. Mergers and Acquisitions
  2. Company and Commercial Law
  3. Inheritance and Succession, Private Wealth Management
  4. Manpower and Employment
  5. Insolvency and Restructuring
  6. Banking and Finance Law

(Please refer to fact sheet for more information about AALC’s practice areas)

Commenting on the ranking, Evelyn Ang, Managing Director of AALC, says:

“We are delighted to receive the accolade and grateful for the recognition by clients and peers who participated in the survey. As a two-year-old firm that was founded in July 2018, we have been growing from strength to strength and have recently expanded in new practice areas like investment funds, financial regulatory and private client inheritance and succession. AALC’s team of legal professionals have a wealth of experience and capabilities in corporate and commercial matters to support clients on corporate reorganizations, capital raising, M&As, corporate finance and capital markets, venture capital, private equity investments and employment matters. As a member firm of the global EY network, we will continue to tap on the strength and synergies of the various EY service lines to drive greater value for clients. This award belongs to everyone in AALC and is an affirmation of the efforts and dedication of the team to provide quality work and valued advice.”

The EY legal network currently comprises 3,500 legal professionals in over 80 jurisdictions around the world.

Fact sheet

Atlas Asia Law Corporation practice areas

Corporate and commercial law
Mergers and Acquisitions Representing private and public companies in diverse local and cross-border transactions, including asset acquisitions and disposals, take-overs and reverse take-overs, divestments of businesses, mergers and demergers, privatizations, delistings and leveraged buyouts.
Corporate restructuring and reorganization Advising clients on a broad spectrum of restructuring exercises, such as schemes of arrangements, capital reductions, redomiciliations, consolidations, management buyouts and joint ventures.
Corporate finance and capital markets Advising companies and banks on IPOs, reverse take-overs, rights issues, share placements and other fundraising transactions on Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, as well as acting for issuers (Mainboard and Catalist companies) on their corporate actions and ongoing listing compliance requirements.
Private equity and venture capital Acting for companies seeking to raise funds, as well as investors in growth and venture capital transactions and private equity transactions.
Commercial agreements Assisting small and medium enterprises, as well as multinational corporations and conglomerates, in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements — joint venture, collaboration, agency, supply and distribution, sale and purchase, franchising, licensing, leasing, outsourcing, profit-sharing, manufacturing, and intellectual property and technology transfer.
Employment Handling employment agreements, employee compensation and incentive schemes, employee benefits, retrenchment and termination matters, employee transfer agreements, employment-related policies and processes and data protection issues in the employment context.
AALC contact 

Evelyn Ang
Managing Director, Atlas Asia Law Corporation
Evelyn is Managing Director of Atlas Asia Law Corporation, an independent member firm of the global EY network in Singapore. She has extensive experience as a lawyer advising clients on corporate and commercial law, M&As and corporate finance transactions in Southeast Asia.

Her advice covers private and public M&As, public take-overs, corporate restructuring exercises and delistings. Evelyn advises clients on the Singapore law aspects of international restructuring exercises and acquisitions or divestments of businesses. Other areas include advice on rights issues, share placement exercises, as well as private equity and venture capital fundraising exercises.

Evelyn is also experienced in advising clients on compliance, licensing and other issues relating to Singapore’s Securities and Futures Act, Banking Act, Insurance Act and Moneylenders Act.

She has also received accolades as a “Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A” and a notable practitioner in the Chambers Asia-Pacific and IFLR1000 guides respectively.

 

Wan Hong Chan
Director, Atlas Asia Law Corporation
Wan Hong is a director at Atlas Asia Law Corporation with vast corporate and commercial law experience in corporate finance, capital markets, M&As, as well as venture capital and private equity investments.

He has advised extensively on initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, rights issues, share placements, public and private M&As, joint ventures and other corporate actions and transactions. His experience also includes fundraising transactions involving equity, convertible and debt securities issuance in venture capital and private equity investments.

Wan Hong was previously a senior partner in the corporate department of a large law firm in Singapore. He has also been recognized as a notable practitioner in the IFLR1000 guide.

Private client
Private client Helping high-net-worth clients to protect, preserve and pass on wealth, as well as advising on wills, trusts, tax planning, setting up family offices, art-related issues, emigration, family governance, investment transactions and life insurance structures.
Contact person

Benjamin Szeto
Director and Head of Private Client, Atlas Asia Law Corporation
Benjamin is Director and Head of Private Client at Atlas Asia Law Corporation in Singapore, with vast experience in crafting structures, solutions and strategies that help to protect, preserve and transfer wealth for families, business owners and high net worth individuals.

He assists Southeast Asian and international clients in separating business risks from family fortunes, and in the legal aspects of art, emigration, family governance, investment transactions and life insurance structures.

Benjamin advises entrepreneurs, financial institutions, listed entities and Fortune 500 corporations on a wide range of other transactions for diverse jurisdictions. These include investments, real estate, acquisitions and divestments, and various deal documents.

He was previously a partner and the deputy head of the private wealth industry practice at a large law firm.

For his outstanding practice, Benjamin was recognized as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 guide. He was appointed to serve on the Law Society of Singapore’s Tax & Trust Committee 2020.

Investment funds, financial regulatory advice
Investment funds Advising fund managers and sponsors in formation, structuring and negotiation of private investment vehicles across investment strategies in areas such as private equity buyouts, real estate, distressed assets, venture capital and hedge funds, as well as representing institutional investors — including sovereign wealth funds, family offices, corporations and other participants — on their investments in private funds.
Financial regulatory advice Providing financial institutions and family offices in Asia with financial regulatory advice on a wide range of issues.
Contact person

Emily Low
Director, Atlas Asia Law Corporation
Emily has extensive experience in private equity, private investment funds, as well as corporate and financial regulatory work. She has advised numerous clients on the formation of a wide variety of funds, including private equity, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure funds as well as hybrid structures and platforms.

Besides assisting fund managers in licensing applications and regulatory compliance obligations in Singapore, Emily also represents sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds and institutions in fund reviews and due diligence on fund investments.

Before joining Atlas Asia Law Corporation, Emily was the general counsel for a FinTech company specializing in mobile payments, responsible for overseeing the legal, regulatory and compliance aspects of the business across Southeast Asia. She was also previously a partner with an international law firm and led its investment funds practice in Singapore.

Notes to editors

About Atlas Asia Law Corporation

Atlas Asia Law Corporation (AALC) is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm with a strong focus on mergers and acquisitions, known for its practical and commercial approach in helping Singapore and international clients achieve their business goals. AALC is a limited liability law corporation incorporated in Singapore with UEN 201821490W. It is an independent member firm of the global EY network.

This news release has been issued by AALC, an independent member firm of the global EY network.