Vignesh Napoleon leads the Corporate practice group in the firm. Having been in the
corporate practice since 2004 when he was admitted to the Singapore Bar, Vignesh
possesses an LLB (Hons.) from the University of Nottingham and an LLM (Distinction) from
the University of Sydney.
Vignesh has been actively involved in various aspects of the practice and particularly in
corporate finance, securities laws, banking, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and
other general corporate matters, acting for both Singapore and foreign private and listed
He routinely advises clients on domestic and cross-border M&A, including demergers and
corporate restructurings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Vignesh also has
considerable experience in banking and finance transactions (syndicated and bilateral) and
has acted for both international and local banks.
Recently, Vignesh has enhanced his skill-set in the area of FinTech and has assisted clients
on numerous Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) projects. Vignesh is able to provide clients with the
full suite of ICO legal advisory services, ranging from the comprehensive review of White
Papers to the drafting of legal opinions, term sheets and different sets of terms and
conditions to ensure a successful ICO exercise.
Vignesh also routinely advises companies listed on the Singapore Exchange on corporate
governance and compliance issues, and is well-versed in a wide range of general