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UK law firm RPC has bolstered its M&A capabilities in Singapore with the addition of Quahe Woo & Palmer (QWP) director Kiat Wee Lau to its corporate practice.

 

He joins RPC’s Singapore-based corporate practice, which was launched in July 2023 with the addition of practice head Kenneth Leong, another hire from QWP.

Lau, who also co-led QWP’s sustainability practice, is an M&A specialist with a focus on financial regulation, funds, and Variable Capital Companies (VCC) formation. He advises private equity houses, venture capital firms, private wealth investors, and hedge funds on investments in Singapore, Indonesia, China, India and across the APAC region.

Lau’s clients have included Tencent Holdings, JTC Corporation, Nestle, City Developments Limited, Bain Capital, Petronas, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, and Blackstone Group.

He had been a director at Quahe Woo since 2019, and a partner at WongPartnership prior to that.

“With Singapore continuing to position itself as a major financial centre for the region, with access to key markets such as India and Indonesia, Kiat Wee's appointment further strengthens our regional corporate offering and will enable us to better support our clients across Asia," said Antony Sassi, RPC’s Asia managing partner, in a statement.

RPC now has 9 partners in Singapore.

 

 

 

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