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Bernadette How

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Bernadette How

Bernadette How

Associate

Bernadette is an associate in the Singapore Corporate and Commercial team and actively assists the team on cross border mergers and acquisitions and related corporate compliance advisory matters, including share and business disposals and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate secretarial compliance and administration.

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Profile & Experience

Bernadette is an associate in the Singapore Corporate and Commercial team and actively assists the team on cross border mergers and acquisitions and related corporate compliance advisory matters, including share and business disposals and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate secretarial compliance and administration.

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Bernadette regularly acts for clients in the acquisition of shares and assets in Singapore companies. She is adept at drafting and reviewing various share purchase agreements and business sale agreements. 

Experience
  • Acting for a US-based global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm in relation to all aspects of its recently completed acquisition of a 33.34% stake in a Philippines incorporated insurance broker and its ongoing joint venture arrangements with existing shareholders.
  • Advised AEMH on all aspects of its global takeover of Univan Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries. This transaction represents the largest ever merger of independent ship management companies. As highlighted in various news publications, the transaction was one of the most significant transactions in the marine sector over the past 12 months. The merger has created an industry leader with over 1,700 shore-based staff, 24,000 seafarers, 600 ships under full management, and 100 ships under crew management only.
  • Acted for all of the investors of a Singapore incorporated holding company conducting regional education services, on the divestment of their interests to the remaining shareholder.
  • Acted for a variety of insurance companies on Singapore insurance licence applications, M&A transactions and reorganisations
  • Drafting and reviewing of corporate secretarial documents, including constitutions, directors' and members' resolutions
  • Advising clients on various aspects of business formation in Singapore, such as the incorporation of companies and the registration of other corporate entities, increase of capital and shareholder agreements 
  • Acting for clients in the acquisition of shares and assets in Singapore companies
Sectors

Sectors

  • Education

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Marine

Services

Services

  • Corporate

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • Technology, Outsourcing & Data