Ch’ng Li-Ling is one of the founding members of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. She is the Co-Head of our Capital Markets Practice and the Deputy Head (FinTech) of the firm’s Financial Services Practice.
Li-Ling is a corporate practitioner whose areas of practice include corporate and securities laws, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securities and financial services regulatory compliance, and corporate governance.
She spent her early years of practice in corporate and commercial litigation. As a corporate practitioner, she has advised investors and business owners in private equity transactions and advised companies on raising equity and debt capital from public markets. She advises listed companies on post-listing compliance and corporate actions including takeovers, acquisitions and further capital-raising. In recent times, she has also advised Israeli companies seeking to expand their businesses and to raise funds in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region.
As Deputy Head (FinTech), she leads a team that has experience in working with over 200 FinTech companies in various aspects and is recognised in the industry as the leader in Fintech legal matters. Li-Ling is active in advising FinTech firms and investors on acquisitions and capital-raising, licensing and regulatory requirements, on cryptocurrency issuances, token offerings, establishment of digital assets exchanges and e-payments platforms.
Li-Ling was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore (NUS) for AY 2009/10 and AY 2011/12 and the NUS Business School for AY2009-2010.
Li-Ling is co-author of “Law and Practice of Corporate Finance in Singapore”, published by Lexis-Nexis in 2016.
Li-Ling is a regular speaker at seminars on capital markets issues, and the implications of Fintech developments on corporate finance and securities regulations. She also conducts training and briefing sessions on the Singapore listing regulatory regime to directors and executive officers of listed corporations in Singapore.
Li-Ling was named one of AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in 2008, 2009 (Corporate Finance and Capital Markets), 2014 and 2015 (Capital Markets), and was recognised as ‘Leading Lawyers’ in the 2011, 2013-2018 editions of IFLR1000. In the 2019 edition of IFLR1000, Li-Ling has been named “Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded”.
B.A. (Hons)(Singapore); LL.B (Hons)(London); LL.M (Merit)(London); CDipAF (UK); Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore; Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales; Solicitor, England and Wales
Key Areas of Expertise:
Regulatory Compliance & Corporate Governance, FinTech
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- Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 2019
- RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Capital Market Practice, Ch’ng Li-Ling, was featured in The Business Times article titled “Raising capital in the digital world”
- RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat and Head of Capital Markets Ch’ng Li-Ling authored an article titled “Managing the pros and cons of dual-class listings a balancing act” for The Business Times
- RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Head of Capital Markets Ch’ng Li-Ling was quoted in The Business Times
- RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Head of Capital Markets Ch’ng Li-Ling quoted in The Business Times
- RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat and Head of Capital Markets Ch’ng Li-Ling authored an article titled “Why did board not consider JM or creditor scheme before winding up move?” for The Business Times
- Head of Capital Markets Ch’ng Li-Ling gave her comments to The Straits Times on the addition of 29 companies to SGX watch-list after failing to meet the revised minimum trading price rule