KGP Legal LLC is a Singapore-licensed corporate and commercial law firm with an international focus. It is a member firm of the InterAsia Law Alliance, a network of independent liaison law firms in the region. KGP Legal LLC has been incorporated to provide seamless corporate and commercial assistance to clients who require assistance in Singapore, HongKong, China and Japan.
KGP Legal LLC endeavours to provide high quality yet cost-effective legal advice and solutions to clients. The firm has moved away from hourly billing and ‘open-ended’ fee structure arrangements towards providing clients with fixed-fee arrangements that are predictable and transparent.
KGP Legal LLC is relied upon by clients to provide solutions to complex problems and to safeguard and advance their interests.
KENNETH GEORGE PEREIRE
Kenneth George Pereire is a corporate and commercial lawyer and the Managing Director of KGP Legal LLC. He obtained his qualification as a Singapore lawyer in 2011 and has worked in Singapore and the ASEAN region for the past seven years. His work covers the full range of general corporate and commercial law matters, from mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions for international and multi-national companies, including securities and other regulatory and compliance matters, down to the day-to-day legal concerns of small and medium sized enterprises in establishing operations, drafting all kinds of commercial contracts, licensing and distribution arrangements, employment law matters, leasing, intellectual property registration and protection and litigation advice and assistance.
He has assisted companies in diverse sectors such as telecommunications, software, property development, finance, construction and architecture. His M&A experience has included assisting both foreign and Singapore companies to acquire assets as well as shares in other entities and conducting extensive due diligence for both buyers and sellers. He recently completed an extensive asset sale and purchase transaction in India for a UK listed company.
In the area of securities and other regulatory work, he has considerable experience in assisting hedge funds, private equity firms, financial advisory firms as well as private family office clients in obtaining the relevant licences with the regulator in Singapore (MAS) and has assisted clients with all aspects of compliance and regulatory matters in Singapore including preparing legal opinions to MAS as well as drafting compliance manuals for fund management companies and private equity firms.
He has extensive experience in drafting corporate agreements for investors including Shareholder Agreements and Investment Agreements with a focus on protection of minority interests by way of reserve matter clauses. He advises minority shareholders on their rights under the Companies Act (Cap. 50) as well as under contract. He is fluent in English, Malay and Indonesian.
Robert Lee is a Senior Advisor (Non-Legal) to KGP Legal LLC. He assists KGP Legal LLC in a non-legal role by providing strategic guidance and corporate growth advice to the firm.
He is the Senior Partner and founder of Robert Lee Law Offices in Hong Kong. He has been offering legal and business services to clients in Japan, China and Hong Kong for over thirty years.
He began practicing as a lawyer in Toronto, Canada in 1979. In 1981 he joined the international law firm Baker & Mckenzie and came to Hong Kong with that firm in 1984. After becoming a partner in 1986, he resigned to establish Robert Lee & Co. in 1988, which is the originating company of what has now become the InterAsia Law Group. He has concentrated on the general practice of corporate and commercial law in Hong Kong, Japan and China, with significant transactional experience in London, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada and the United States. His clientele comprises individuals and corporations from diverse nationalities.
Originally trained as a Canadian lawyer, he is also qualified in England (1983), California (1984), Hong Kong (1984), and Australia (1986). He was based in Hong Kong from 1984-95, in Tokyo from 1986-2001, and Shanghai from 2001-04. Robert currently spends half his time in Singapore and the other half of his time in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Lin Yingxin is a corporate and commercial lawyer and a Senior Associate at KGP Legal LLC. He graduated from the Singapore Management University School of Law in 2014 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2015. He has worked on numerous local and cross-border transactions and disputes, and has advised entrepreneurs, investors, shareholders, directors, start-ups, small and medium enterprises, and multinational corporations from various industries, including aviation, construction, shipping, financial technology, finance, bio-technology, oil and gas, software development, artificial intelligence, distribution, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and e-commerce. He has experience handling arbitration cases and litigation in the High Court of Singapore.
His practice focuses on general corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, employment law as well as regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly assists clients in reviewing, negotiating and drafting all kinds of contracts and documentation, including sale and purchase agreements, subscription agreements, shareholder agreements, convertible note agreements, distribution and licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, settlement agreements, terms and conditions for online business activities, anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism policies, employment policies and privacy policies.
Arul Kumaran is a Legal Executive with KGP Legal LLC. He works on a range of corporate and commercial agreements including non-disclosure agreements, franchise agreements, shareholders’ agreements, tenancy agreements and employment agreements. He also assists with company incorporation, business advisory and corporate secretarial services. He is also a tremendous asset to the KGP Legal cross-border legal team and assists clients with projects in Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. He understands the legal and regulatory sectors in the ASEAN region and is able to assist clients intending to make in roads into the ASEAN region. In addition to this, Arul is also a tremendous asset to the FinTech Team at KGP Legal LLC and assists with capital-raising support and blockchain project support including drafting of Whitepapers for Crypto issues, token economics and governance and compliance support for FinTech and Blockchain companies, IP support and grant applications.