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 Evelyn Wee
Equity Partner

Practice Area:
Corporate Finance & Capital Markets Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions Practice
South Asia Practice
 
 LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
Solicitors, England & Wales (non-practising)
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

 

T (65) 62320724
E evelyn.wee@rajahtann.com
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Evelyn Wee is a Partner with the Corporate & Capital Markets Practice Group in Rajah & Tann LLP.

Evelyn is recommended in the Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? – Singapore in the private equity / venture capital industry and is listed as a leading practitioner in this area.

Evelyn graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in March 1990 and to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 1998.

Experience

Evelyn has over 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. Her primary areas of practice are corporate finance and corporate and commercial transactions, including listings, mergers and acquisitions, fund management, private equity/venture capital investments and joint ventures.

Notable Cases & Transactions

A. Capital Markets / Corporate Finance

  • Advising DBS Bank Ltd as global co-ordinator, lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, and Citigroup and CSFB as co-underwriters in HK$906 million offering in Fortune-REIT, Singapore’s first real estate investment trust involving foreign property.
  • UBS AG and DBS Bank Ltd as underwriters on the S$400 million initial public offering of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited.
  • SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, in connection a global offering of its shares, with a public offering in Hong Kong and a Rule 144A/Regulation S international private placement and a proposed secondary listing of such shares on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, as well as a public offering in Canada. Approximately US$440 million raised.
  • Acting for a developer of integrated new towns in Vietnam, Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China, in connection with a proposed global offering of shares, with a public offering in Singapore, a listing on the Main Board of the SGX-ST and a Rule 144A/Regulation S international placement.
  • Acted for the lead manager and joint bookrunner in connection with a proposed Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of senior notes by the trustee-manager (in such capacity) of a business trust registered in Singapore under the Business Trusts Act (Chapter 31A) of Singapore.
  • Acted for a financial institution in connection with a proposed placement of units in a real estate investment trust listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST.
  • Acted for SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd in relation to a US$500 million convertible debenture financing to by a subsidiary of China Investment Corporation secured against a first charge over SouthGobi’s assets, including the shares in and assets of its material subsidiaries in Singapore.
  • Acted for a bank in Singapore in relation to the placement of European Style warrants (discount certificates) with the underlying shares comprised in the European Style warrants being existing issued shares of companies listed on the SGX-ST and other stock exchanges.
  • Acted for the controlling shareholder in relation a proposed global offering of shares in MPC Holdings Limited, a listing on the Main Board of the SGX-ST and the Regulation S/Rule 144A international placement.
  • Advised on the listing of real estate investment trusts and real property/shipping and infrastructure business trusts on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
  • Advised on the listing of real estate investment trusts and real property/shipping and infrastructure business trusts on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
  • Advised on the listing and reverse takeovers of companies on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and Catalist.
  • Advised on compliance issues, private placements, bonus issues, rights issues and other capital issues, and establishment of share schemes and scrip dividend schemes by listed companies, including Datacraft Asia Ltd, Hup Soon Global Corporation Limited, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Limited, Tye Soon Limited, Venture Corporation Limited and Zagro Asia Ltd.
  • Advised on the proposed HK$140 million share exchange between LeRoi Holdings Limited, listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Abterra Limited, listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
  • Advised on the listing of foreign debt securities on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, including the issue and sale by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam of US$750 million aggregate principal amount of Notes.
  • Advised on the recognition and distribution of collective investment schemes.
  • Advised on restrictions in Singapore in connection with public offerings and listings in other jurisdictions as well as other corporate actions including tender offers and distributions in specie in relation to listed and non-listed entities.

Financing

  • Advised a syndicate of banks in relation to two facilities, each comprising the $160,000,000 financing of the acquisition of an LNG tanker.
  • Advised an Australian bank in relation to facilities extended to an Indonesian group in the business of mining and the ownership or vessels in connection therewith.
  • Advised financial institutions (including DBS Bank Limited, United Overseas Bank Limited, Bank of China, Royal Bank of Canada, Standard Chartered Bank, ST Capital Limited (formerly known as Vickers Capital Limited), UBS AG and Malayan Bank Berhad) and corporations in relation to banking facilities, with different types of security, including without limitation, charges over shares, guarantees and debentures.

B. Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acting for a Malaysian listed group in its disposal of its controlling interest in an Indonesian listed company to a consortium led by a private equity group.
  • Acted for RHC Healthcare Pte Ltd(owned by RHC Holding Private Limited and Fortis Healthcare Limited) in a competing general offer for Parkway Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited which valued the target at S$3.2 billion.
  • Acted for Fortis Global Healthcare Mauritius Limited, a subsidiary of Fortis Healthcare Limited, in its acquisition of a 23.9% stake in Parkway Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited for a consideration of more than S$950 million.
  • Acted for Marsh & McLennan Companies in its proposed acquisition of HSBC Insurance Brokers Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC Bank for a consideration of £135 million, comprising a mixture of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. stock and cash.
  • Advised Pearson Singapore, wholly-owned subsidiary of Pearson Plc (listed on the London Stock Exchange) in relation to its US$17.5 million acquisition of a stake in an entity owned by, and its joint venture, with Educomp Solutions, listed on India's Bombay and National stock exchanges.
  • Acted for Radiance Electronics Limited in relation to the mandatory unconditional cash offer by Sino Fortune Union Investment Limited.
  • Acted for the Lonza Group in its sale of all the shares of Jurong Island-based Lonza Singapore Pte Ltd to the Perstop Group for US$138m.
  • Acted for the receiver and manager of Bintan Lagoon Resort Limited (In Receivership) in its sale of Bintan Lagoon Resort by tender.
  • Acted for an Indian group of companies on the sale of shares in a Singapore incorporated holding company, holding assets in the Indian educational sector, to a private equity fund
  • Advised on the amalgamation of Toll Logistics (Asia) Ltd and Toll (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Acted for Manhattan Investments Pte Ltd in relation to their sale of shares in three companies to Links Island Holdings Limited for approximately $45,000,000
  • Acted for Affle Holdings Pte Ltd in relation to the investment by Microsoft and a listed Japanese group
  • Advised in relation to the sale of shares by a controlling shareholder, executive directors and employees in MediaRing Limited to the Spice group and acted in relation to the escrow arrangements pertaining thereto and the financing of the acquisition of shares pursuant to the exercise of options by employees
  • Advised in relation the acquisition of shares in Hsu Fu Chi International Ltd, listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST by a private equity group
  • Acted for a consortium comprising a Hong Kong listed company, European group and Singapore investors in its bid for Sincere Watch Limited
  • Acted for the Dynamac group of companies in the proposed S$282.5 million reverse takeover of NH Ceramics Limited, a company listed on the SGX-ST
  • Acted for a listed Japanese group in relation to its proposed partial offer for shares in a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST in the business of manufacturing and distributing pharmaceutical products
  • Acted for Roly International Holdings Ltd in connection with its voluntary delisting from the Main Board of the SGX-ST and the exit offer in connection therewith
  • Acted for a private equity group in its proposed bid to acquire all the listed shares in a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST, pursuant to a scheme of arrangement under Section 210 of the Companies Act
  • Acted for Ascent Media Group and other multinational companies in relation to their restructuring exercises
  • Advised offerors in relation to proposed takeovers, the acquisition of and asset related financing in connection with the takeovers of public listed companies
  • Advised on the restructuring of shareholdings and businesses
  • Advised mergers and acquisitions of listed and unlisted businesses in Singapore and the region

Memberships / Appointments

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales
  • Director and Registered Professional, R&T Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. (Catalist Continuing Sponsor)
  • Company Secretary, Tye Soon Limited




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