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Grace Ong

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Grace Ong is a corporate lawyer in Baker McKenzie’s Abu Dhabi office focusing on mergers and acquisitions. private equity and joint ventures.

Prior to joining the Firm, Grace was a partner at a big five law firm in Singapore working on numerous cross-border M&A transactions in the region. Grace also has in-house experience, having been part of large multinational companies which require internal and external collaboration with various stakeholders.

Representative Legal Matters

Some of Grace’s representative experience prior to joining the Firm include:

  • Acting for Standard Chartered Private Equity (Singapore) Pte Ltd and TH60 Investments Pte. Ltd. in their pre-conditional voluntary general conditional cash offer (the “Offer”), for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of Tat Hong Holdings Ltd (“THH”), through THSC Investments Pte. Ltd., a special purpose vehicle incorporated to undertake the Offer. The Offer valued THH at SGD 455 million based on the offer price of SGD 0.55 per offer share.
  • Acting for EDB Investments Pte Ltd (“EDBI”, the investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board) and Credence Capital Fund II (Cayman) Limited (“Credence”) in a funding round led by EDBI and Credence, which raised USD 30 million (SGD 39.3 million) in Series C funding, for Zimplistic Private Limited, a Singapore-incorporated company.
  • Acting for Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd in its investments in automobile companies, Proton Holdings Berhad (“Proton”) and Lotus Advance Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (“Lotus”) by way of a subscription for shares representing 49.9% of the enlarged paid-up share capital of Proton, and acquisition of 51% of the shares of Lotus.
  • Acting for a consortium in the purchase of McDonald’s business in Singapore and Malaysia, from McDonald’s Corporation.
  • Acting for Yuanta Financial Holding Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, in its separate acquisitions of stockbroking companies in Indonesia and Thailand, through one of its subsidiaries.
  • Acting for the Singapore subsidiary of a US semiconductor foundry, in its proposed joint venture with an industrial park located in the Peoples’ Republic of China and which is supported by its local municipal government.
  • Acting for Amber Investment Holding (Cayman) Limited, a Blackstone entity, in its acquisition from Arch Capital Asian Partners, LP (acting through its general partner, Arch Capital Asian Partners, GP), of the entire issued and paid-up share capital of Highest Reach Investments Limited, which holds 34 strata units comprised in the residential development located at 21 Anderson Road, for SGD 164 million.
  • Acting for Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a Malaysian government-linked private equity fund management company, in its acquisition of a 100% stake in Burger King Singapore Pte Ltd, through its portfolio company, Rancak Selera Sdn Bhd.

Admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2020)
  • Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore (2010)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant

Education

  • National University of Singapore (Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law) (2009)
  • Nottingham University (LL.B., Hons., Second Class (Upper)) (2008)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin