Kwan specialises in corporate finance, and corporate and commercial transactions in Singapore and the wider region, including listings, equity and debt issues, reverse takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity and venture capital investments.
His practice includes advising companies listed on the Singapore Exchange on their corporate undertakings, including dual listings, acquisitions and disposals of shares and assets, share schemes, interested person transactions, corporate restructuring exercises, and other regulatory compliance measures. He also regularly advises private equity firms, venture capital firms and technology start-ups.
Before commencing his legal practice, Kwan managed a motorcycle trading company in Singapore. With a background in business, Kwan is able to comprehend the commercial needs of his clients and was recently cited recognised as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A (Domestic) for Singapore in IFLR1000 Asia Pacific 2023 rankings, and a “National Leader” for Southeast Asia Capital Markets in Who’s Who Legal 2023 rankings.
He is also an active volunteer with the Community Legal Clinics, providing pro bono legal advice on contractual disputes, and employment and family matters.
Bernard Yee, Managing Director of Resource Law, commented: “We’re delighted to see Michael elevated to director. Since he joined us in 2021, Michael has proved a huge asset to our clients and his promotion is recognition of his talent, dedication to delivering the best possible service to our clients, and interest in mentoring our younger lawyers.”
Calvin Chan, Reed Smith’s Singapore office managing partner, said: “Resource Law has gone from strength to strength since we established our alliance in 2016. Michael has played an important role in many matters undertaken by the alliance, and I am delighted to see him promoted to director.”
Following the promotion of Kwan to director, Resource Law now consists of six directors and 11 other lawyers.
It offers the full service of advisory, transactional, corporate, and dispute resolution expertise in a number of Singapore’s core industries and practices including energy and natural resources, maritime, financial industries, insurance and life sciences.