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.
His work covers the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law matters, from mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions for international and multi-national companies to securities and other regulatory and compliance matters. He also works in the day-to-day legal concerns of small and medium sized enterprises to assist in establishing operations, drafting of commercial contracts, licensing and distribution arrangements, employment law matters, leasing, intellectual property registration and protection, and litigation advice and assistance.
He has assisted companies in diverse sectors from telecommunications, software, property development, and finance to construction and architecture. His M&A experience has included assisting both foreign and native Singapore companies in acquiring assets as well as shares in other entities.
Kenneth also helps in conducting proper due diligence for both buyers and sellers. He recently completed an extensive asset sale and purchase transaction in India for a UK-listed company.
In the area of securities and other regulatory work, he has had considerable experience in assisting hedge funds, private equity firms, financial advisory firms as well as private family office clients. He has assisted in obtaining the relevant licenses 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.
He has extensive experience in drafting corporate agreements for investors, including Shareholder 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 Bahasa Indonesia.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
• LL.B (Hons)
• B.Soc.Sci in Political
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (SINGAPORE)
• Msc (International Political Economy)