Significant Investments Review Bill: What It Means for Business and Investments in Singapore

By Ramiro Rodriguez and Lucy Megarry

A draft of the new Significant Investments Review Bill was introduced to Parliament on 6 November 2023. The bill is now due for a second reading in January 2024. If enacted, the bill will commence the first industrywide regime restricting investments in Singapore.

The bill applies to all local and foreign, incorporated and unincorporated entities in Singapore that meet the following criteria:

a.  Are incorporated, formed or established in Singapore; and
b.  Carry out any activity in Singapore; or
c.  Provide any goods or services to any person in Singapore.

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Duane Morris & Selvam Advises on ESAF Small Finance Bank’s INR 4.63 Billion IPO

SINGAPORE, 28 November 2023 — Duane Morris & Selvam LLP acted as the international legal counsel to ICICI Securities Limited, DAM Capital Limited and Nuvama Wealth Management Limited (formerly known as Edelweiss Securities Limited) in their capacity as the book-running lead managers on ESAF Small Finance Bank Limited’s recent INR 4.63 billion (US$56 million) IPO, which also included concurrent private placements outside India, including in the United States. The bank’s equity shares were listed on the BSE and NSE.

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Duane Morris & Selvam Advises Book Running Lead Managers in IDFC FIRST Bank’s INR 30 Billion (US$361 Million) Qualified Institutions Placement of Equity Shares

SINGAPORE, 23 October 2023 — Duane Morris & Selvam LLP acted as the international legal counsel to ICICI Securities Limited, Jefferies India Private Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Nuvama Wealth Management Limited (formerly known as Edelweiss Securities Limited) in their role as the book running lead managers for the qualified institutions placement of equity shares by IDFC FIRST Bank Limited, for an aggregate amount of INR 30 billion (US$361 million).

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Updates to the Application Criteria for Family Offices under the S13O and S13U Tax Incentive Schemes

By Leon Yee and Jennifer Lo

In recent years, Singapore has attracted large inflows of wealth to be managed here, establishing its status as a leading wealth management hub in the region. This is largely thanks to the rule of law, economic and political stability, welcoming investment climate and business-friendly environment in Singapore, which have all played a pivotal role in attracting high net-worth individuals to invest in Singapore.

According to the Global Family Office Compensation Benchmark Report recently published by KPMG Private Enterprise and family office consultancy Agreus, it is estimated that 59% of the family offices in Asia are located in Singapore. The number of single family offices (“SFOs”) in Singapore has leapt from 700 in 2021 to 1,100 as of the end of 2022. Continue reading “Updates to the Application Criteria for Family Offices under the S13O and S13U Tax Incentive Schemes”

Selvam LLC Secures Discharge Not Amounting to an Acquittal for Singaporean Director

SINGAPORE, 15 May 2023―Selvam LLC achieved a significant outcome in the case of Goh Toh Heng, an elderly director charged with acquiring ill-gotten gains totaling over $405,000. Goh has been granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal, while the possibility of future prosecution remains if new evidence emerges. Continue reading “Selvam LLC Secures Discharge Not Amounting to an Acquittal for Singaporean Director”

Duane Morris & Selvam Advises on Two of the India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year 2022

SINGAPORE, 25 March 2023―Duane Morris & Selvam LLP advised on two of the India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year 2022: Life Insurance Corporation of India’s (LIC) initial public offering, which is the largest IPO ever in India, and DreamFolks Limited’s IPO. Continue reading “Duane Morris & Selvam Advises on Two of the India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year 2022”

解读新加坡更新版全球投资者计划(GIP)

新加坡的全球投资者计划(以下简称“GIP”)是由新加坡经济发展局(以下简称“EDB”)推出的一项永久居留权计划,旨在鼓励高净值个人和企业家在新加坡进行投资。该计划为有愿意投资大量资金的合格申请人提供了获得新加坡永久居留权的快速路径。

在EDB最近的一份公告中,该计划将在今年3月发生一些变化。此次调整是为了更好地筛选并吸引有能力为新加坡带来重大经济影响的投资者,同时使他们在新加坡扎根。希望高净值外国投资能更积极地参与到新加坡的经济活动中,共同推动当地的经济增长。

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