Sheela Moorthy (SG)

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The venture capital landscape in Asia continues to be robust. By Q2 2017,  global venture capital deal value reached US$ 40.1 billion, a healthy 55.3% increase.1  Asia accounted for US$12.7 billion, taking the second place from United States led venture capital investments which aggregated US$21.8 billion.2  Europe accounted for US$4.1 billion of global venture capital investments.3 Against this backdrop, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a public consultation in…
The revised Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers (Code) will come into effect on 25th March 2016. Key changes to the Code include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Competing Offers (a) Alignment of Offer Timetable for Competing Offers The final day on which an offer can become or be declared unconditional as to acceptances is normally the 60th day after the posting of the offer document (Day 60)[1]. In the case of…
MAS has issued a consultation paper on proposed regulations for mandatory clearing of OTC derivative contracts (Regulations) on 1 July 2015, as part of the ongoing development of the regulatory regime governing OTC derivatives. MAS proposes to issue the Regulations by the end of 2015, and has indicated that it will provide at least six months’ notice before the clearing obligations take effect.  MAS currently proposes that the mandatory clearing obligations shall, at a minimum,…