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Leslie Tay


Holborn Law LLC
7 Straits View #19-01
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English

Leslie Tay is an Associate in CMS’ corporate team. He has experience in advising private equity and venture capital investors and start-ups in international and domestic M&A transactions, and corporate and commercial transactions. Prior to being called to the Singapore bar in 2021, Leslie completed his practice training with CMS’ corporate and TMIC team, and has assisted with regional and domestic data protection matters.

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Relevant experience

  • Shopback, a shopping, rewards, and payments platform, in relation to its Series E and Series F fundraising rounds.
  • A Singapore-based internet of things (IoT) company in relation to its pre-Series A fundraising round. 
  • Proposed acquisition of a payment systems company.
  • GENUI in relation to due diligence and Singapore law-related aspects of its acquisition of a majority stake in Magnolia, a leading software vendor in the global digital experience and content management markets. 
  • Nomu Pay Limited, a subsidiary of Finch Capital subsidiary, on its acquisition of four Asian Wirecard subsidiaries and post-acquisition matters. 
  • NCS on its acquisition of ClayOPS, a Singapore-based data analytics and consulting services firm. 
  • A private equity firm on its acquisition of a Singapore-based holding company focused on aquaculture genetics with operations and subsidiaries in USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and India.
  • A global B2B marketing agency on its acquisition of a digital media and marketing service provider.
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on its investment in a leading Uzbek food retailer.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Law Society of Singapore
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  • 2020 - LL.B. (Cum Laude), Singapore Management University.
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