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Partner, Geraint Kang has been recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020”.  This annual listing profiles young lawyers in Singapore who have shaped the Singapore legal industry.  Lawyers were chosen based on thought leadership, influence, and success.  Read more

In an effort to showcase and recognise young talented lawyers, Singapore Business Review does not rank a lawyer more than once.  TKQP’s lawyers have been ranked in this list for six consecutive years.

TKQP’s Partner, Alcina Chew has garnered the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Women in Business Law Asia Awards 2020 – Rising Star Lawyer of the Year for Litigation award, amid stiff competition from female litigation lawyers across Asia.

Entering into its 10th year, the Women in Business Law Asia Awards celebrate the achievements of women in the legal profession who have successfully become influential and leading professionals in their chosen fields.  In selecting a winner from 9 shortlisted lawyers in the litigation field across Asia, Euromoney Legal Media Group conducted a series of peer review interviews with leading female professionals across multiple areas of law and jurisdictions.  To refine the results, Euromoney Legal Media Group also incorporated other research such as directory analysis and survey results.

This is not the first time that TKQP’s lawyers have won recognition from the Euromoney Legal Media Group.  Joint Managing Partner, Marina Chin took home the Women in Business Law Awards – Best in Dispute Resolution award in 2016.

Euromoney Legal Media Group shortlisted TKQP for the “Jurisdiction – Singapore” award at the Women in Business Law Awards Asia 2020. In addition, Partner Alcina Chew was named a finalist for the “Rising Star” award. The annual awards celebrate the achievements of law firms and professional services firms in helping women advance in the legal profession.

In selecting the shortlist, Euromoney Legal Media Group conducted a series of peer review interviews with leading female professionals across multiple areas of law and jurisdictions. To refine the results, Euromoney Legal Group also incorporated other research such as directory analysis and survey results.

The virtual award ceremony will take place on 10 December.

TKQP is pleased to announce the addition of seasoned practitioner, Ms Florence Goh, to its Corporate and Commercial practice.

Florence has extensive corporate experience in complex cross border deals. Her work involves negotiating and advising on joint ventures in Singapore and across the world including Myanmar and Indonesia, structures for foreign investments, restructuring of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations. She has also assisted clients in transactions involving vessel acquisition, vessel financing, aircraft acquisition, aircraft leasing, and drafted a wide variety of agreements regularly required in the corporate, commercial world such as joint venture agreements, investment agreements, syndicated loan agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements and stock option agreements.

The combination of Florence’s experience with TKQP’s current Corporate and Commercial team, will enable the firm to better serve its clients’ needs in the region.

Prior to joining TKQP, Florence helmed the Corporate department of a Singapore law firm.

The COVID-19 outbreak has been described as “the most serious crisis this country has faced since Independence”. These words ring especially true for the hospitality and tourism industry, which has seen free-falling room occupancy rates, closing hotel floors, shortening service hours, and now, many hotels (save for those which have been engaged to house individuals serving out their Stay Home Notice period) have had to shut their doors.

In this climate, it is particularly apposite for hotels and other players in the hospitality industry to examine their contractual rights and obligations, to see what may be renegotiated or restructured. This may help to alleviate the bleak and grave situation that the industry now finds itself in.

This client update highlights several things you need to know about the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and its impact on the hospitality industry.

The advent and spread of COVID-19 have caused severe cashflow difficulties for businesses within and without Singapore. Cash and liquidity are in scarce supply, and businesses find themselves either gasping to keep afloat, or struggling to be paid by their debtors. In an effort to address the financial difficulties choking businesses in Singapore, the Singapore government has introduced various new measures in the new Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the Act), which was passed on 7 April 2020. While the prevalent issue on everyone’s minds is the control order and its restrictions on our movements, the Act also includes several important financial and business-related provisions

This client update highlights several things you need to know about the Act and its impact on your business, as well as what viable options are available under the existing legal regime.