SCCA tables discussion on investing in Germany

SCCA tables discussion on investing in Germany
From left are Terence Quek, Wan Kwong Weng, the SCCA’s co-president Renita Sophia Crasta and Till Koschea

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted a panel discussion on “Legal and practical considerations when investing in Germany” on 14 July. Around 30 counsel attended the hybrid event to get a deeper insight into the legal perspectives on M&A trends, reps and warranties, available remedies, as well as the current investment environment.

The event, which was a collaboration with Lex Mundi, took place at the office of Singaporean law firm Rajah & Tann as the venue sponsor.

Three speakers presented at the event including Till Kosche, Frankfurt-based partner at European law firm Noerr; Terence Quek, partner and deputy head of the M&A practice group at Rajah & Tann; and Wan Kwong Weng, group general counsel for Singaporean real estate company Mapletree Investments.

“Corporate Counsels in Singapore elsewhere are increasingly expected to understand the legal practices and considerations in key markets such as Germany. It is an established and deep market with its well-drilled nuances,” Wan told Asia Business Law Journal.

“The panel was able to share on various legal transactional practices and tools that are available for in-house practitioners to utilise in bringing about successful business transactions, whether in respect to preparing for possible regulatory approvals to the obtaining of W&I [warranty and indemnity] insurance.”