Sophie is Co-Head of the Firm’s ESG & Public Policy Practice.

Sophie’s range of competencies encompass advising on corporate regulatory compliance and corporate governance for SGX-ST listed companies and private companies, listing of Singapore companies on NYSE and NASDAQ, employee equity incentive schemes, corporate reorganisations and employment.

She has extensive experience advising NASDAQ and NYSE-listed Singapore companies on complex dual-jurisdiction compliance issues, from its IPO to post-listing acquisitions and regulatory compliance work. 

She also advises public listed companies and private companies in the design of innovative equity and phantom incentive plans for founders, senior management and employees.

Sophie regularly assists foreign corporations in setting up a presence in Singapore, in undertaking corporate restructurings and also advises company directors on their duties, responsibilities and potential liabilities. She also advises on joint ventures and investments into Singapore companies.

Sophie joined the Firm in 1997 shortly after she was called to the Singapore Bar and has been a Partner since 2004.  

Work Highlights

  • Advised Israel Corporation on its spin-off of Kenon Holdings and the subsequent unprecedented dual-listing of Kenon Holdings on NYSE and TASE with an appraised value of US$1.06 billion.
  • Advised Avago Technologies on its US$37 billion acquisition of Broadcom Corporation, and the subsequent listing of the new combined holding company on NASDAQ.
  • Advised Verigy in its proposed merger with LTX-Credence and subsequently, in its response to Advantest Corporation's unsolicited takeover proposal and eventual US$1.1 billion acquisition by Advantest.