ONE RHT October 2021 Newsletter: Trending Topics

This month’s feature article

Voluntary Carbon Markets in ASEAN: Challenges and Opportunities for Scaling Up

RHT Green Director and Principal Consultant Philip Lim has contributed to an impact policy report on carbon finance that was written at the request of the British High Commission in Singapore in partnership with the UK COP26 Universities Network for the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. In the report, the rationale for carbon credits to be traded across ASEAN was examined and the role of institutional investors and regulators in developing a robust regional voluntary carbon market (VCM) was assessed.

Meet Our Thought Leader

Philip Lim

Director and Principal Consultant
RHT Green

Philip is Director and Principal Consultant at RHT Green. Philip has more than 22 years of experience in the energy industry. He worked for Chevron from 1998 to October 2020 in Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai across M&As, corporate business development, strategy, and sustainability. Philip also served as a start-up founder for Chevron’s digital venture in China in 2015 where he built up an B2C ecosystem for fuel and lubricants solutions leveraging eCommerce and technology. In the course of his career, Philip has led the origination and evaluation of investment opportunities, secured strategic partnerships, directed deal teams in due diligence, financial and commercial analysis, complex negotiations and contracting in the energy space.

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) in Singapore

The global business community is faced with the largest economic recession caused by the impact of COVID-19 in 2020. Nevertheless, in an era of high liquidity and low interest rates, attention has turned to SPACs which may well become a viable alternative to traditional IPOs for fund-raising in this region. RHTLaw Asia Partner and Co-Head of Corporate & Capital Markets Practice Yang Eu Jin speaks with Conventus Leadership on the main differences between a SPAC and an initial public offering (IPO), due diligence on SPAC sponsors, the role of a private investment in public equity (PIPE) in SPAC transactions, and more.

A Guide for Investing in Residential Real Estate in Singapore

Singapore is the top overseas real estate investment destination in the first half of 2021 according to the Asia-Pacific Capital Trends Q2 report released by Real Capital Analytics in August 2021. This guide serves to help investors make an informed decision before purchasing a residential property in Singapore.

Healthcare M&A 2021 (Singapore Chapter)

The RHTLaw Asia’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group authored the Singapore chapter of the Healthcare M&A 2021. The chapter highlights key transactional issues, regulation, financing and valuation, tax, public relations and government policy as well as update and trends for businesses looking into M&A in the Healthcare sector.

Summary of Jurisdictional Requirements for Asset Management Companies in Asia-Pacific

According to a PwC report in 2019, the Asia Pacific (APAC) asset management industry is poised to take the lead for growth in global assets-under-management (AuM) for years to come. Recognising the fragmentation of legal and regulatory regimes in the asset management industry of APAC, this article provides a summary of the preliminary guide to the regulatory regimes of the asset management industry in 12 jurisdictions in the region.

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1 November 2021

Forum on the Development of the Free Trade Port Legal Services & Protection System
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