Matthew Poh



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.

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Banking and Finance
  • General Corporate


  • Singapore


  • National University of Singapore, LL.B., 2017


  • Selvam LLC - Associate, 2018-present

Representative Matters

    M&A; Joint Ventures; Private Equity

  • Advised an international private equity firm on its S$265 million acquisition of Singapore-listed electronics manufacturing services provider.
  • Advised a Singapore listed company in its disposition of a subsidiary in the Indonesian oil and gas sector.
  • Advised an environmental technology company in its proposed disposition of its SEA regional business.
  • Advised a local company in its proposed joint venture with a PRC enterprise in the area of solar energy.
  • Advised a Chinese company in its proposed acquisition of an Indian pharmaceutical company.
  • Advised a local company in its proposed joint venture in the PRC in the area of early childhood education business.
  • Advised a Singapore listed company in its proposed acquisition of a company operating pre-schools in Singapore.
  • Advised a HK investor in relation to its investment in a Singapore animation company during its Series B fund-raising round.
  • Assisted a Singapore listed company with the acquisition of a company which operates in the petrochemical industry in the PRC.
  • Assisting a Singapore purchaser of a subsidiary of a Singapore listed company, which owns real estate in the Philippines.
  • Technology and Media

  • Preparation of documentation (e.g. privacy policy, terms and conditions etc) in connection with the launch of a cryptocurrency exchange (licensed exchange in Malta).
  • Drafting of a film financing agreement for an investor investing in a Singapore animation company.
  • Assisted the founders of a Singapore start-up in the science and technology sector during a seed-funding round.
  • Banking and Finance

  • Assisted a PRC client with the restructuring of its loan with a Singapore bank.
  • Advised a Singapore listed company on an S$70 million syndicated loan transaction.

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