Background and Qualifications
Kenneth George Pereire is a corporate and commercial lawyer and the Managing Director of KGP Legal LLC. He obtained his qualification as a Singapore lawyer in 2011 and has worked in Singapore and the ASEAN region for the past ten years.
Corporate and Commercial Law Expertise
His work covers the full spectrum of general corporate and commercial law matters, from mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions for international and multi-national companies, including securities and other regulatory and compliance matters, down to the day-to-day legal concerns of enterprises in establishing and structuring operations, tax considerations, drafting all kinds of commercial contracts, licensing and distribution arrangements, employment law matters, leasing, and complex commercial arrangements.
He has assisted companies in diverse sectors such as telecommunications, software, property development, finance, construction, architecture and recently fintech and blockchain enterprises.
Mergers and Acquisitions Experience
His M&A experience has included assisting both foreign and Singapore companies to acquire assets as well as shares in other entities and conducting extensive due diligence for both buyers and sellers. He has completed an extensive asset sale and purchase transaction in India for a UK-listed company and is currently handling multiple acquisition projects for Unicorn companies across Southeast Asia.
Regulatory and Compliance Expertise
In the area of securities and other regulatory work, he has considerable experience in assisting hedge funds, private equity firms, financial advisory firms as well as private family office clients in obtaining the relevant licences with the regulator in Singapore (MAS) and has assisted clients with all aspects of compliance and regulatory matters in Singapore including preparing legal opinions to MAS as well as drafting compliance manuals for fund management companies and private equity firms.
Contractual and Minority Shareholder Protection
He has extensive experience in drafting corporate agreements for investors including Shareholder Agreements and Investment Agreements with a focus on protection of minority interests by way of reserve matter clauses. He advises minority shareholders on their rights under the Companies Act (Cap. 50) as well as under contract.
He is fluent in English, Malay and Indonesian.