BUSINESS LAW

You wouldn't build a skyscraper without an architect. Don't build your business without a lawyer.

Getting ready to launch a new venture?

Improve your odds of success by making sure you have a lawyer on your side. Why? Building a business is like constructing a building – solid foundations must be laid. Without sound foundations, “cracks” will eventually show, and it might be costly to salvage a bad situation later. There is a multitude of legal issues to think about when it comes to starting your business. Everything from your business name to its structure and operation has a legal impact.

Contrary to popular perception, a lawyer is more valuable to you BEFORE a lawsuit arises.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

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Business Planning & Strategies

You have an excellent idea for a business, but you’re not sure how to get started. We'll work with you to understand your goals and objectives, and then we'll develop a plan that includes all the essential components, from market analysis to financial projections.

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Business Structure

Choosing the right business structure is essential. The wrong structure can limit your growth or expose you to personal liability. We advise on the best corporate structure for your business and take care of the details for you—so you can focus on your work.

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Licenses & Permits

Government licenses and permits demand lots of paperwork. It's easy to lose track or make a mistake. Don't risk it! Let us help you stay compliant so you can focus on running your business. We’ll take care of all the paperwork, so that you don't have to.

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Securing Your Business Premises

Most people don't realise that leases are negotiable and end up overpaying for office space. We will work with you to ensure you get the best deal. We will negotiate with your landlord to ensure all potential problems are addressed so that you can focus on running your business.

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Employment & Partnerships

No business succeeds without loyal employees, trusted suppliers and business partners. We advise on employment contracts & benefits, supplier & vendor contracts and agreements for business associates. Simple Agreements can create more problems than you can imagine.

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Business Contracts

Put Everything In Writing. When there's doubt, disputes develop(and unscrupulous clients or contractors will exploit the loophole). We negotiate, review, advise on and prepare all types of business contracts. Better to enter with your Eyes Wide Open than to Plunge in Blindly, Hoping for the Best.

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Insurance & Protection from Lawsuits

For a start-up business, lawsuits can be a death knell. Already strapped for time and money, you simply can't afford the financial and emotional stress that comes with legal wrangling. We advise on public liability (or product liability) insurance; fire insurance and other types of coverage suitable for your business; we audit your standard contracts and internal structures to minimise the risk of legal issues arising. In short, we look out for you.

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Debt Recovery to Manage Cash Flow

Cash flow problems can put a small business under very quickly. As lawyers we will advise you to take a hard look at your delinquent accounts and your debt recovery policies. We will help you put in place standard collection procedures, including template letters and reminder triggers to ensure that you are collecting as hard as you work for your clients and customers. The survival of your business may depend on it.

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Funding

Funding is one of the first concerns of any new business. Unless you have personal assets or can tap into personal sources of income, you are likely to need a bank loan or will be seeking investors. We can advise on the different financing options available to fund the growth of your business from debt financing and mortgage loans to venture capital and angel investors.

Contrary to popular perception, a lawyer is more useful to you BEFORE a lawsuit arises.

Susan Tan

Senior Legal Executive

Qualifications:

With more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry, Susan Tan, who joined us from one of the leading corporate and investment banks in Singapore, provides invaluable expertise and knowledge in corporate secretarial.

She is conversant and familiar with the local regulations and requirements for business entities in Singapore.

As a member of our team, Susan is responsible for maintaining and updating the Company’s statutory registers and records, filing all necessary documents and forms with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Ad-hoc assignments such as allotment and transfer of shares, amendment of Company’s Constitution and submission of Annual Return to ACRA.

Apart from corporate secretarial work, Susan has considerable experience and expertise in compliance advisory matters, making her a valuable member of our firm.