Matthew Poh practices in the area of corporate law and has advised on a broad range of commercial transactions involving in particular, cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity. Matthew has assisted clients in a broad range of industries spanning technology and media; banking and finance; pharmaceuticals; energy; oil & gas; education; and manufacturing and logistics with their investments/divestments in key markets including India, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.
Matthew is also involved in the firm’s growing practice in emerging technologies including cryptocurrency and block-chain technology. He has advised on Singapore’s regulatory landscape with respect to initial coin offerings and other cryptocurrency related matters. In the technology space, he has also assisted mobile apps and website developers with the implementation of comprehensive legal documentation including terms and conditions, privacy policies and legal disclaimers. Matthew was an invited panel speaker for the 2019 Blockchain Investors Summit organized by the Global Blockchain Foundation.
Matthew also regularly advises Singapore listed clients on compliance with the SGX-ST Listing Rules and the Singapore takeover code, including drafting of announcements, preparation of circulars, making various applications to SGX-ST (e.g. for Interested Party Transactions, implementation of ESOPs, extension of time to hold AGM, change of auditors, etc) and liaising with the authorities for clarification of the Listing Rules and Takeover Code.
Matthew received his Bachelor of Law, Second Class Honours (Upper), from the National University of Singapore in 2017 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.
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