Kennedy Chen

Kennedy Chen

Of Counsel
Corporate
T: 
+65 6361 9846
F: 
+65 6438 0550
E: 
KennedyChen@harryelias.com

Core Practice and Overview 

Broad transactional and regulatory practice with a focus on corporate and corporate finance, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (including distressed M&A or leveraged buyouts), venture capital and private equity, equity capital markets (including public listings and continuing obligations), debt work-outs and debt capital markets, inbound/outbound joint ventures and foreign investments, insolvent/solvent corporate restructuring, post-merger integration and organisation, corporate and securities finance, tech (including e-sports, gaming, app development, media and entertainment), regulatory compliance (including routine day-to-day legal compliance), business consultancy, commercial strategy and structuring, negotiation strategies and advice, transactional and project management, crisis management and prevention, pre-litigation/contentious disputes management advisory and project management.

Language Capability - English, Mandarin, Business Mandarin (spoken and written). Min Chinese, Cantonese, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai (professionally conversant).

Kennedy equates client success to personal success, and is an astute, reliable problem solver equipped to provide a complete spectrum of corporate and commercial solutions in addition to legal solutions for many industries. A practitioner of the Corporate and Finance group, he has advised stakeholders from Singapore, Greater China, Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei, the US, the UK, Europe, and other Southeast Asia/Asia-Pacific and other international jurisdictions keen to benefit from a myriad of business, investment and commercial relations (including business/joint venture establishment and shareholder relations, venture capital transactions, listing on public exchanges and beyond, and distressed restructuring), and facilitate relevant regulatory compliance as these business endeavours flourish. He is adept at managing cross-border and transnational projects, with an effective ability to work alongside contemporaries and professionals from any jurisdiction, taking matters from pre-transaction stages down to closing, completion and sometimes, post-deal integration and organisation. This ability in part is honed from his good fortune as a young lawyer where he had participated in various projects requiring managing extensive international relationships. Where requested, Kennedy has, over and above merely functioning as legal advisor, concurrently assembled and managed professionals comprising financial, tax, IT and other advisors required to move a commercial matter forward as one team.

Armed with requisite social and cultural awareness, solid knowledge, a keen eye for technical detail and an open mind, Kennedy has a natural resourcefulness and an unwavering determination to add value, regardless of business industry, jurisdiction, or geographical forum. Stakeholders have entrusted him to advise on deal negotiations and commercial strategy, and overall project management (including forming a team of professionals for transactions) in addition to legal documentation, stemming from his overall practice, experience as an academic and teaching staff with the Singapore Bar Examinations and Singapore Institute of Legal Education for legal negotiations, practical legal skills and for M&A/Joint Ventures, and from his training as an accredited mediator.

Kennedy has acted for and negotiated on behalf of and provided strategic direction and advice to in the course of his work, and his notable clients include Singapore and international government/regulatory bodies, companies listed in Singapore, Hong Kong, the PRC (including PRC state-owned enterprises), and NASDAQ, and multi-national companies.

After graduating from the National University of Singapore with honours, Kennedy trained in and practised at a “big-four” Singapore law firm and thereafter at a large leading US firm. He’s had the privilege of being seconded to Hong Kong, Myanmar, Indonesia and the PRC. Drawing from collective past, present and ongoing cumulative experience and exposure, coupled with relevant conventional and unconventional wisdom, Kennedy is a complete lawyer who brings to the table consistent and practical, client-centric solutions to adequately and fruitfully address legal and commercial realities, generating strategies that go beyond merely legal aspects and that which accurately anticipate commercial implications. He is a provider of solutions, an all-round problem solver who takes ownership and personal responsibility in recognising and anticipating clients’ needs, and a go-to before concretizing any business or commercial endeavour.   

核心业务:全面的交易及监管业务,专长为企业及企业财务,特别是企业并购(包括不良并购或杠杆收购)、风险投资与私募股权、产权资本市场(包括挂牌上市及持续责任)、债务解决与债务资本市场、境内/境外合资企业及外商投资、公司重组、兼并后整合与组织、公司及证券财务、技术(包括电子竞技、游戏、应用程序开发、媒体及娱乐)、法规合规(包括日常法律合规)、商业咨询、商业策略与结构、谈判策略与建议、交易与项目管理、风险管理与预防、诉讼前/纠纷咨询以及项目管理等。

语言能力:英语、华语(商务华语的书面及口头表达)。闽南语、粤语、印尼语以及泰语(精通)。

陈健豪律师坚持以客户的成功为己任、为不同行业的客户提供全方位的、睿智、可靠的企业及商业解决方案。作为公司与金融部的成员,他着力于为来自新加坡、大中国区、日本、缅甸、印度尼西亚、越南、文莱、美国、英国、欧洲、东南亚/亚太地区以及国际司法管辖区的客户服务,为他们从各种商务、投资和商业联系(包括商业/合资企业建立及股东关系、在新加坡或其他地区的公众交易所上市事宜、以及困境重组)中寻求利益;同时,协助进行相关的合规事务。健豪擅长与任何司法管辖区的同仁及其他专业人士合作,处理跨境、跨国的交易前阶段直至交易完成乃至交易后整合等业务。虽然只是一名年轻律师,健豪已经参与了多个国际项目。除提供法律咨询以外,健豪也曾组织、管理由金融、税务、信息技术等方面的专业人士组成的团队为客户提供所需的服务。

健豪思想开明、目光敏锐、头脑灵活、知识丰富、对不同社会及文化有着较深刻的认识。即使如此,他还在不断努力使自己加深对不同行业、司法体系及地域的了解。健豪具有认可调解员资格,曾在新加坡律师资格考试教学委员会及新加坡法律教育学院担任学术及教学工作,教授法律谈判、法律技能实践以及并购/合资企业等。出于对他的这些广泛经历以及他的执业经验的认可与信任,各方利益相关者在法律文书、业务谈判、商业策略以及项目统筹(包括组建专业团队)等方面均积极寻求他的协助。健豪曾代表新加坡以及其他政府或监管机构以及在新加坡、香港、中国大陆、纳斯达克等地上市的公司(包括国有企业)进行商务谈判并为他们提供战略性建议。

健豪毕业于新加坡国立大学法学院并获得荣誉学位。毕业后在新加坡”四大”律师事务所之一受训、执业,后供职于一家处于业内领先地位的美国律师事务所。期间曾被派驻香港、缅甸、印尼以及中国大陆。这些经历与实践,加之健豪的各种智慧与阅历,使他能够在为客户提供全面的、一贯的、实用的、客户至上的解决方案,充分地、富有成果地处理法律和商业方面的事务的同时为客户提供法律事务以外的、具前瞻性的商务策略。健豪会敏锐预见客户的需求并全身心地协助他们进行商务及商业规划,为他们提供解决方案并解决各种实际问题。

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