Responsible Investment

With ESG considerations becoming an integral part of our clients' investment decision-making, we work with our clients and consultants to identify and evaluate the potential ESG risks on M&A transactions and address such risks through contractual protection.

We have been involved in the execution of prominent "green" investments and projects across the region such as solar facilities, wind farms, electric vehicle market, waste management and other infrastructure projects.

Besides advising fund managers on the formation of impact-focused investment funds, we have also assisted such funds and other clients in corporate transactions that are part of the responsible investing drive aimed at promoting sustainable economic activities.

A selection of our notable transactions includes the following: 

  • A joint investment by a global investment firm and ABC World Asia, an Asia-focused impact investing private equity fund, in solar energy system developer and operator Sunseap Group, Singapore's largest and most established clean energy solutions provider. We advised on corporate and regulatory matters in this transaction, conducted due diligence, including the review of various material contracts spanning several jurisdictions, such as Singapore, PRC and Vietnam.  
  • Advising a global investment firm in its joint venture with EQT Infrastructure IV fund in the establishment of O2 Power, a renewable energy platform in India to develop utility-scale renewable projects across solar and wind worth US$500 million.  
  • Advising a US-based company that develops plant-based substitutes for meat products in its launch into the Singapore market.  
  • Advising a leading technology company on regulatory requirements for electric vehicles in Singapore.  
  • Advising a major contractor who is one of three members within a joint venture consortium which was awarded the main contract of approximately S$1.5 billion in respect of the development and construction of Singapore’s first state-of-the-art integrated facility by the National Environment Agency to treat multiple forms of incinerable and source-segregated food waste together with dewatered sludge at a single facility.
  • Acted for several of the sponsors on the establishment of ABC World Asia Fund I LP, an impact investment fund focused on investments in companies that generate social or environmental impact in Asia.  
  • Acted for Wavemaker Partners, South East Asia’s leading early-stage venture capital firm which invests in enterprise and deep tech companies, as lead investor in the pre-Series A investment round of Hashstacs Pte. Ltd. an award-winning Singapore FinTech development company and the creator of various platforms supporting the lifecycle management of green and sustainability-linked bonds and loans and enabling real-time impact reporting.