Licensing and Regulatory Compliance

Licensing and Regulatory Compliance

Our Licensing and Regulatory Compliance team advises and assists clients in the obtaining of regulatory licences as well as a variety of licensing and compliance matters, with a special focus on licences issued and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Our experience and services include:

  • Licence application
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Advising on sale and purchase transactions involving licence-holding entities
  • Applications to MAS for approval / listing

Some notable transaction include:

  • Advised and acted in the acquisition of an existing Major Payment Institution (MPI) Licence holder involving submitting applications to MAS for the takeover, which was successfully approved in less than 3 months;
  • Assisted in the application for and obtaining of a Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence;
  • Advised and acted in the sale and purchase of shares in a company holding a MPI Licence in the international money remittance business;
  • Successfully appealed for removal of a company from the MAS Investors Alert List;
  • Successfully assisted a Florida-based fund manager in the listing of their fund on the MAS List of Restricted Schemes, including working with the fund manager to fulfil requirements imposed by the MAS in relation to the listing.
  • Successfully assisted an international travel agency in applying for and obtaining a travel agents licence in Singapore.