Meet the team
Shawn is a director in Altum Law. His practice encompasses a wide range of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance work. Shawn previously worked as a corporate counsel at the Investment Banking (M&A) Department within the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London. Prior to that, he was a senior associate in the corporate department of Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral (Singapore), and an 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, private equity and venture capital fundraising exercises, share placement exercises and regulatory issues. He also routinely advises on general corporate matters, such as shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, franchise and distribution agreements.
Shawn’s transactional experience is varied and growing. Recently, he was involved in advising on the S$69 million reverse takeover of SHC Capital Asia Limited by the Memories Group, an integrated tourism platform in Myanmar that owns the iconic ‘Balloons over Bagan’ business in Yangon Myanmar.
Shawn has a particular interest in the FinTech and food and beverage space, and has advised well-known local brands (such as Janice Wong, 2am dessert bar and Artichoke) and a French listed natural food additive group, and Fintech start-ups on matters ranging from employment law, local and overseas franchise and sponsorship agreements to investment agreements, fund-raising and licensing matters under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289).
Education and Qualifications
Shawn has an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore. He is called to the Bar in Singapore and England and Wales.