Corporate and Commercial Law

We represent a broad range of commercial and corporate clients across various sectors.

IRB Law’s corporate lawyers have substantial experience across many areas of corporate and commercial law. Our size enables us to provide a personalised level of service, whilst having the capacity to handle large scale international transactions and cross-border corporate legal matters.

Unlike other law firms, we commonly operate on fixed fee arrangements, which provides you with certainty and transparency in planning your legal budgets. We advise a broad clientele, ranging from software and technology start-ups, family-owned businesses, to listed companies in Singapore and other jurisdictions.

Having professional advice on the structure and formation of your business will go a long way towards avoiding costly and protracted disputes in future, especially when the business does well and is profitable.

Contact us for a non-obligatory discussion on your possible requirements. Our team regularly assists clients at the various stages of a business.

Areas of Specialisation

Starting a business – Our experienced corporate lawyers are well-versed in transactions, contract drafting, employee agreements, analysing terms of agreements, negotiations, business registration, and various other issues. Our experts provide creative and strategic solutions to help your business prosper in the long run, whether it is a startup or a Fortune Global 500 company.

  • Basic term sheets and memorandums of understanding
  • Employment and independent contractor contracts
  • Guarantee / Indemnity agreements
  • Incorporation of companies and registration of businesses
  • General terms of sales (e.g. for delivery orders)
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Loan agreements
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment agreements
  • Tenancy agreement
  • E-commerce (e.g. end user license agreements, privacy policy, registration of trade marks, website/app terms of use)

Investing in, acquiring, or selling a business – Investing in or buying a business can be a very attractive prospect. However, it is imperative that you consider and evaluate all aspects of the transaction before you commit. IRB Law has the right team of experts that will be able to provide advice on the various options and mechanisms that are available, and help you to work through and resolve any other issues relating to buying or investing in a business.

  • Corporate due diligence
  • Term sheets
  • Joint venture, investment, and shareholder agreements
  • Franchising agreements
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements

Growing your business – financing and raising capital – Capital raising, whether it be from banks, private equity firms, established businesses, or from investors, can provide significant growth opportunities if your business is looking for the next step forward. As there are many risks your business can be exposed to in this process, speak with our experienced corporate lawyers who can assist you from giving legal advice to drafting your legal agreements.

  • Loan and facility agreements
  • Security documents
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Market intelligence and research
  • Advice on international expansion
  • Cross-border regularisation

Handing over the reins – When you engage in business succession planning, you can feel confident in knowing the business will be taken care of after your retirement or death. Succession planning often involves transferring the ownership of the business, or buy-sell planning such as selling the business to other business owners, key employees and interested parties.

  • Business succession planning
  • Wealth protection

Retirement – winding up the business – You may decide for a number of reasons that you no longer want to, or can no longer run your business. Perhaps your business is struggling financially, and your creditors want to shut it down so they can collect the debts you owe. If you need legal advice on what route to take when closing your business, whether it’s solvent or insolvent, our corporate lawyers can help.

  • Restructuring
  • Insolvency
  • Crisis management

Contract Drafting & Review – A good solid contract is the foundation of all businesses. You boost your chances of success and eliminate potential drawbacks by having a lawyer draft and evaluate your contracts. This is the professional advice that ensures your contract meets your objectives, and reduces badly drafted or verbal agreements or lack of certain clauses, often based on free downloads or homemade efforts.

Other areas of specialty

  • E-commerce
  • Cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin offerings)
  • Compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act
 
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Why chose us?

Integrity

We are committed to resolving
your matter quickly and without
incurring unnecessary costs.

Tons of experience

We have a team of more than
20 lawyers. When you work
with IRB, you gain access to
that collective experience.

 

Transparent, affordable fees

We believe legal services should
be affordable to all. We offer
transparent, affordable, and
fixed free pricing.

 

Some of our Corporate Law team

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Mohamed Baiross

Founding Partner

Baiross is the managing partner of IRB Law LLP. He is an experienced lawyer with an excellent reputation across a broad selection of practice areas including divorce, insolvency, crime, probate, syariah, and civil litigation.

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Jeremy Cheong

Partner

Jeremy has particular expertise in civil and commercial matters, for both transactional and dispute resolution matters. He regularly handles litigation, international arbitration, insolvency, and restructuring matters.

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Mohammed Shakirin

Partner

Mohammed Shakirin graduated from the highly selective Graduate LLB program at the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). He covers a wide range of legal areas for his clients.

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Roy'yani Abdul Razak

Senior Associate

Roy'yani is a senior associate at IRB Law. She has an excellent legal mind, excelling in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She advises clients on corporate and civil law, Syariah and Estate Planning.

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