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Managing Director
Tax
Corporate & Commercial

Christopher Huang

DID

6228 0302

Chris’ outlook on life mirrors his approach towards practice – it should be simple and straightforward. While he appreciates that life can be complicated, he believes that practice does not have to be. This belief formed the impetus for him to strike out on his own.

Unlike some of his fellow legal professionals (and contrary to popular opinion), Chris is a lawyer with a mind for numbers. What started out as an innate talent was sharpened in the course of pursuing concurrent degrees in law and finance and in his previous working stints in accounting and business roles. He now deploys this affinity for numbers and finance in legal practice, offering a multi-faceted perspective that lends itself towards a practical and commercially-centric approach.

In another life, Chris would have liked to chase a career on the professional poker circuit or in the e-sports scene. Now that fate has shown its hand, Chris has accepted that it is what it is but continues to take a keen interest in these areas.

Given that Chris is a proud finisher of the occasional marathons that he has participated in, it should come as no surprise that this strong-willed individual is prepared and happy to go the extra mile for both the firm and its clients.

Deal Highlights:

• Acted for and advised a majority shareholder of a multi-national professional services firm, valued at approximately $40 million, on the sale of his shares to a Japanese listed company.

• Advised on a cross-border joint-venture agreement between two leaders of the logistics industry in the region.

• Advised on the sale of a prominent local F&B company, valued at approximately  $25 million, to an overseas private equity fund.

• Advised on the restructuring of a Hong-Kong based investment company, which involved dealing with approximately US$50 million worth of loans and securities between several international entities.

• Advised and acted for Fund Singapore on the funding of a pre-IPO round for ClearBridge BioMedics Pte. Ltd., a company now listed on the Singapore Exchange’s Catalist board.

• Advised a multinational corporation establishing their regional headquarters in Singapore and establishing a working transfer-pricing policy. This deal  involved significant negotiation with the Singapore tax authorities.