Kennedy Chen

Eversheds Harry Elias LLP | Website

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  • 14 years
  • English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, Bahasa Indonesia


Core practice – Corporate, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, inbound/outbound joint ventures and foreign investments, corporate solvent/insolvent restructuring, post-merger integration and organisation, corporate and securities finance, tech, regulatory compliance (including routine day-to-day legal compliance), business consultancy, commercial strategy and structuring, negotiation strategies and advice, crisis management and prevention, and litigation management advisory.

Language capability – English, Mandarin (including Business Mandarin, spoken and written). Min Chinese, Cantonese, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai (professionally conversant).

Kennedy equates client success to personal success, and is an astute, reliable problem solver. A practitioner of the Corporate and Finance group, he has advised stakeholders from Singapore, Greater China, Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei, the US, the UK, Europe, and other Southeast Asia/Asia-Pacific and other international jurisdictions keen to benefit from a myriad of business, investment and commercial relations, and facilitate relevant regulatory compliance as these business endeavours flourish. He is adept at managing cross-border and transnational projects, with an effective ability to work alongside contemporaries and professionals from any jurisdiction, taking matters from pre-transaction stages down to closing, completion and sometimes, post-deal integration and organisation.

Armed with requisite social and cultural awareness, rock-solid knowledge, a keen eye for technical detail and an open mind, Kennedy has a natural resourcefulness and unwavering determination to add value, regardless of industry, jurisdiction, or geographical forum. Stakeholders have entrusted him to advise on deal negotiations and commercial strategy in addition to legal documentation, stemming from his overall legal practice, his experience in the teaching committee of the Singapore Bar Examinations for legal negotiations, and his training as an accredited mediator. Kennedy has negotiated on behalf of and provided strategic direction and advice to Singapore and international government/regulatory bodies, companies listed in Singapore, Hong Kong, the PRC, and NASDAQ, and multi-national companies.

Kennedy read law at the National University of Singapore. He trained in and practised at a “big-four” Singapore law firm and thereafter at a large leading US firm. He’s had the privilege of being seconded to Hong Kong, Myanmar, Indonesia and the PRC. Drawing from collective past, present and ongoing cumulative experience and exposure, Kennedy only brings to the table consistent and practical, client-centric solutions to adequately and fruitfully address legal and commercial realities. He is a provider of solutions, an all-round problem solver who takes ownership of engagements while recognising and anticipating clients’ needs, and someone to speak to before concretizing any business or commercial endeavour.

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