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Kenneth Leong

Specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions, Kenneth has extensive experience handling complex and high-value corporate transactions.

Representing private equity funds, public listed companies, SWF-backed entities, MNCs and family offices, Kenneth has led a broad range of domestic and cross-border M&A deals, including PE-led buy-outs, vendor auction sale processes and strategic joint ventures.

Kenneth’s clients and transactional experience span across a wide array of industries and sectors, including media and technology, data-centres, retail (incl. logistics & manufacturing), food & beverage, renewable energy, petrochemicals, as well as medical technology, healthcare, and education.

Apart from offering transactional expertise, Kenneth also assists several private-equity portfolio companies and other clients with their general corporate and commercial needs. This include advising on corporate governance, regulatory, employment, distributorship and franchising matters.

Kenneth is admitted to the Singapore bar as a solicitor and practises out of Premier Law LLC.

Directory quotes

"Kenneth Leong has supported me on various projects and I can say without reservation that he is one of the most capable, sharp and astute lawyers I have worked with. Period." - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023

"Intelligent partner and has exceptional ability to manage clients and the counterparties. Can be counted on to get the deal across the finishing line." - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023

"Kenneth is an excellent transactional lawyer having all-round experience and commercial awareness." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2023

Relevant work

Kenneth's notable transactions include advising:

  • Lymon Pte Ltd and its founders in the sale of its regulatory compliance business to IQ-EQ (an Astorg portfolio) to form one of the largest regulatory compliance providers in the region.
  • Strides Holdings Ltd (a subsidiary of SMRT Corporation Ltd) in its joint venture with @Premier Corporation Pte. Ltd. and BS Investors Pte Ltd involving the merger of SMRT’s Strides Taxis and Premier Corporation and BS Investors’ Premier Taxis and BIS Motoring businesses. 
  • Durapower Holdings Pte Ltd, a Singapore based EV battery solutions provider in its equity fund raising from Banpu NEXT (a subsidiary of Thailand listed Banpu Public Company Limited).  
  • South Pacific Chemicals Industries Group (SPCI) and its founder-owners, in the share sale and joint venture with HELM AG, one of the world’s largest chemicals marketing companies.
  • Smart-Gas Pte. Ltd., and its founder-owners in the sale of their shares to AirPower Technologies Limited,  one of the largest independent gases supplier in China by revenue.
  • Empyrion DC Pte. Ltd., a portfolio company of Seraya Partners (a next-generation infrastructure PE fund), in its acquisition of Dodid Pte. Ltd. which owns and operates a hyper-scale Tier III data centre facility in Singapore.