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Samantha See

Fax +65.6507.8111
Ms. See is an associate in the Singapore office. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, joint ventures, corporate finance, corporate commercial as well as debt capital markets. Ms. See has acted for corporate clients, banks, financial institutions and multinational corporations across a broad range of industries.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. See was a senior associate at a top-tier local law firm in Singapore.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acted for one of the largest independent private equity firms in Asia in its S$450 million pre-conditional voluntary general offer for a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST
  • Acted for a company listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST, a fast-growing real-estate developer and manager, in relation to the sale of its shares in its wholly-owned subsidiary, a registered owner of a property located in the central region of Singapore for S$14.68 million
  • Acted for a purchaser in the acquisition of all the shares in a manufacturer of structural metal products for approximately S$3 million which included conducting due diligence on the target company, advising on employment matters and drafting other ancillary documents
  • Acted for a purchaser in the potential sale of a coffee and logistics business by way of a sale of shares of an Italian company for approximately €52 million and assisted in the structuring of the cross-border deal
  • Assisted as Singapore counsel and conducted due diligence on a Singapore-incorporated company as part of an acquisition of shares by a leading European manufacturer of flexible packaging and labels
  • Advised Nova Satra DX Pte Ltd, a molecular diagnostics and life sciences company, in relation to Genting Group’s acquisition of an equity stake in the company
  • Advised a leading British defence company on its divestment of interest in its Singapore subsidiaries

Corporate & Transactional

  • Assisted and advised a confectionary products company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST in its joint venture with a Korean entity for the purposes of importing, marketing, distributing and selling certain confectionery products in Indonesia and in relation thereto, reviewed and advised on a distributorship agreement and trademark licence agreement
  • Assisted and advised a real estate developer listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST in its joint venture with a Singapore construction company to invest in and develop an Executive Condominium in Singapore
  • Assisted and advised a Malaysian-incorporated company in its establishment of a joint venture company (of initial paid-up capital of S$1.5 million) with a Singapore-incorporated company for the purposes of manufacturing, producing and selling large diameter steel water pipes in Singapore and Malaysia
  • Assisted and advised a Singapore subsidiary of a leading restaurateur in the People’s Republic of China in relation to its S$1 million investment in a Singapore restaurant business and reviewed a shareholders’ agreement in respect of the same
  • Assisted and advised an association in Singapore and drafted its tender documents in respect of its invitation to tender for 363 advertising banner spaces on 187 lampposts along the main shopping street in Singapore
  • Advised a consumer electronics and furniture retailer on various commercial matters and reviewed and drafted master services agreement, software agreement, retailer agreement and service level undertakings etc.
  • Advised a leading confectionery business on its dual employment contracts for its senior management
  • Advised a leading F&B retailer, in its franchise agreement for the opening of two restaurants in United Arab of Emirates and Qatar

Equity and Debt Capital Markets

  • Assisted and advised a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST in the diversification of its core business to include cement business in Central Asia, Africa and South-East Asia and its proposed investment in a cement plant in Kazakhstan
  • Assisted and advised a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST in its proposed internal restructuring exercise to transfer its listing status by way of a scheme of arrangement
  • Acted for a leading confectionery business in its capital reduction and cash distribution exercise and change of name resolution
  • Assisted in the establishment of a S$500 million multicurrency medium term note programme for a listed property group specialising in project management and construction, real estate investment and development
  • Assisted in the establishment of a US$1 billion guaranteed euro-medium term note programme for a hospitality real estate investment trust
  • Assisted in the establishment of a S$500 million multicurrency debt issuance programme for a company listed on the ASX

Banking and Finance

  • Acted for a real estate specialist as debt counsel in its S$477.5 million facility with an international bank in connection with the acquisition of certain shares
  • Acted for a subsidiary of a real estate specialist as debt counsel in its S$600 million secured facility with a global bank for the borrower’s general corporate purposes and asset enhancement and portfolio expansion plans of the group