Mike Chiam

Foxwood LLC | Website

  • 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1, #11-05, 018960
  • Office Hours:

    8:30am to 7:30pm


Experienced counsel to technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors. Mike advises technology and venture capital firms on fundraising, compliance and regulatory issues, company formation and commercial agreements. Mike contributes actively to regulatory and legal updates via PDLegal LLC’s website and on Linkedin.

A champion for start-ups and technology, Mike is listed as a legal adviser under the Payment Regulatory Evaluation Program, an initiative by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Monetary Authority of Singapore for payment service providers. Mike is also listed and mentioned as “a specialist in the fintech space” and “Recommended” on the Legal 500 2020/2021 for financial services regulatory and “Notable Practitioner” on IFLR1000 for mergers and acquisitions in 2019/2020. Prior to joining PDLegal LLC, Mike practised in a leading commercial law firm and regularly advises commercial and corporate matters. Some notable matters include advising a Singapore blockchain technology firm in its cross-border M&A deal and post Series A funding round from a venture capital fund; and advising an Indonesian fintech crowdfunding platform on their Series A founding round of over US$8 million.

Mike is also an active committee member of the Singapore Digital Chamber of Commerce and previously, the sub-committee member of Action for Community Entrepreneurship (ACE), an initiative by SPRING Singapore (now known as EnterpriseSG).

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Media & Publications

Guide to Family Offices – A Legal Perspective, 26 April 2019

Budget 2019 – Summary of Key Tax Changes for Qualifying Funds, 26 April 2019

Payment Services Act 2019: MAS issues Guidelines on Licensing for Payment Services Providers and consults on the scope of E-money and Digital Payment Tokens, 28 January 2020

Registration of precious stones and precious metals dealers, 31 October 2019;

MAS launches sandbox express for insurance brokers, recognised market operators and remittance business; 30 October 2019

MAS to issue digital banking licences, 22 August 2019;

Update to E-Payments User Protection Guidelines, 19 June 2019

When things go wrong with your token purchase, 26 April 2019

MAS halts Security Token Offering in Singapore, Issues Warning on Websites Soliciting “Cryptocurrency” Investments, 28 February 2019

The State of Global Cryptocurrency Regulation: Southeast Asia, 22 February 2019

Security Token Offerings in Singapore, 22 January 2019

SGX Requirements for Listed Companies Conducting an Initial Coin Offering, 16 January 2019

Panelist and speaker at the Interlaw Asia Pacific Regional Meeting 2019 in Hong Kong, “Market and regulatory developments in fintech applications of blockchain and cryptocurrencies”;

Speaker at the BlockFest Asia 2020 Conference to be held in Swissotel, Singapore;

Member of the advisory committee and “experts-in-residence” of 80RR Fintech Hub, a coworking space initiative between MAS, Hong Leong Holdings Ltd. and the Singapore Fintech Association

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