Singapore Big Four law firm Drew & Napier has entered into a collaboration with financial advisory firm Vanda Global Capital to facilitate efficient access to strategic advisory and legal services for companies in Singapore and around the world.

The collaboration aims to assist Vanda-supported local and international companies to create and develop strong value propositions, as well as to identify fast-growing startups and innovative tech sustainability companies for capital raising, listing and global market intelligence. The alliance also signals Vanda, Drew & Napier and the Singapore Stock Exchange’s (SGX) commitment to tap into opportunities for Singapore’s homegrown businesses to develop a robust platform for economic co-operation in the Asian region.

This strategic collaboration with a financial institution is the first for Drew & Napier. Benjamin Gaw, director at Drew & Napier, said: “This is the first time our 131-year-old law firm is entering such a strategic collaboration with a Singapore financial institution. In respect of any deal transactions… Drew is pleased to offer a full suite of legal services to facilitate the growth and development of Vanda-supported companies and businesses.”

With the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiling a multi-billion-dollar Green Investments Programme, the strategic alliance is also timely as Singapore strives to spur growth and development.

In March, Drew & Napier became the latest Big Four firm in the city-state to establish a regional network after setting up Drew Network Asia (DNA), which also counts Malaysia’s Shearn Delamore & Co. and Indonesia’s Makarim & Taira S as members.

Vanda Global Capital was founded in 2018 by a group of financial industry veterans. The firm is led by CEO Wei-Ling Low, who has worked at firms like Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered Bank, OCBC Bank and Caber Partners.
 

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