Meet the team
Deputy Managing Director
Shawn joined Altum Law in 2016, prior to which he worked as corporate counsel at the Investment Banking (M&A) Department within the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London. Before that, Shawn was senior associate in the corporate department of Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral (Singapore), and associate in the corporate department of Lee & Lee.
Shawn has worked on private and public M&A transactions and corporate restructuring. In Shawn’s corporate finance work, he has advised on reverse takeovers, rights issues, share placement exercises and regulatory issues, as well as private equity and venture capital fundraising exercises. He also routinely advises on general corporate matters, such as shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, franchise and distribution agreements.
He has a particular interest in FinTech, having advised funds and start-ups on digital banking, peer-to-peer financing of receivables, remittance and micro-loans.
Education and Qualifications
Shawn was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2009 and is a solicitor of England and Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore.