Wilberforce Argo was established in 2012 as a corporate advisory firm specialising in the niche area of broad-based high-value regional cross-border business and commercial consultancy practice whilst professional offering excellent corporate advisory services.
Our corporate clientele includes private companies, state-owned corporations, multinational oil companies, foreign investment companies, energy conglomerates and public listed companies in area of the manufacturing and trading, petroleum and chemicals, energy, natural resources, mining industries and property development.
Our core philosophy is an absolute commitment to providing commercially astute and client-centric legal solutions which embrace innovation without sacrificing practicality. We bring one-stop solutions to suit the clients’ needs providing comprehensive corporate advice and related business services.
Our internationally oriented practices are well supported by our group consisting a number of foreign, companies, namely TJ Cheng Law Corporation (Singapore law firm), Alvamar Capital Pte. Ltd, Wilberforce Management Pte. Ltd (Singapore) and Wilberforce Consultancy Sdn Bhd. (Malaysia). Through these affiliations, we are truly confident in our ability to assist our clients in cross-border transactions ensuring our client interests are well-served.
Corporate Matters and M&A
Our corporate team takes pride in its broad based cross-border practice and handles a wide spectrum of M&A and corporate transactions. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their corporate needs are met in the most pragmatic and efficient manner and are aligned with their business objectives whilst enhancing their corporate position. No deal is the same and we have a reputation for providing timely and personalised corporate advice, tailored to each client and deal. Our corporate clientele include start-ups, public listed corporations, multinational corporations, state owned corporations, private equity and venture capital firms and financiers. We forge enduring relationships with our clients through our dedication to deliver practical solutions. We provide comprehensive corporate and commercial advisory services to our clients, both regional and local - with the primary objective of executing the optimal solution to maximise our clients’ growth potential and attain their business goals.
Corporate Finance and Investment Services
Our finance team provides advice on a comprehensive range of complex corporate, securitisation and structured finance, loan syndication transactions and full range of fund-related legal advice. We also advise on various debt and equity related fund raising exercises such as private placements and rights issues of shares and convertible bonds.
a) Fund raising from private funds (private equity, private debt issuance, strategic investors) and financial institutions.
b) Merger and acquisition services including:
- Sale and Divestment of Business
- Acquisitions and Strategic Investments
- Business Restructuring, Mergers, Joint Ventures
c) Cross border investment advisory (preparation of business plan, advising on appropriate corporate structure and jurisdiction, linking up business owners with key government agencies)
d) Review of financing options and deal structuring
e) Transaction support and management
f) Corporate restructuring
g) Company Establishment
h) Corporate Compliance
i) Contract Drafting
Aircraft Purchase and Financing
Our aircraft finance specialists are at the forefront of the development of this sector in Singapore and frequently advise on sophisticated and time-sensitive aircraft purchase and finance transactions. With a wealth of experience and profound business acumen, we provide customised corporate solutions which are tax-motivated and thorough representation and support necessary to close the deal, from negotiating a letter of intent or term sheet, to overall management and coordination of transaction closing including reviewing and advising on the aircraft purchase and financing documents.
Asset and Wealth Management
Our asset and wealth management team brings together experienced corporate lawyers and finance analysts which better enable us to advise our clients on commercial issues and transactions, including the most appropriate structure to preserve and manage client’s assets taking full advantage of available opportunities, and to provide legal advice on trust law, succession planning, estate administration, regulatory concerns.
Energy and Projects
Our experienced energy and projects team are well versed with the risks and commercial complications involved and fully appreciate that the key to success is to balance the intertwined and complex interests of regulators, financiers and the parties involved. Our accomplished team has a keen sense of understanding of the various stakeholders’ perspectives by emphasising relationships and mutual understanding; this enables us to successfully facilitate a project from inception to financial close.
Energy & Project, Foreign Investment and Indonesia commercial practice
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Education: Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia Amsterdam Law School, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Admission: PERADI Provisional Indonesian Bar, 2011
Language: English and Bahasa Indonesia
Areas of Practice: Gladi’s main areas of practice include contract law, investment law, cross-border merger & acquisition, Indonesian mining law, financing and other general corporate law.
Experience: Gladi was formerly from a premier Indonesian law firm which handled some of Indonesia’s most high-profile securities, corporate finance and M&A deals. In addition to corporate and capital markets practice experience, he also has in-house experience with an Indonesian company engaged in the telecommunications, energy and power plant sectors. Since joining TJCLC, he has assisted in cross-border projects involving Indonesian parties. Notable transactions that Gladi has assisted in include a US$6 million foreign direct investment in Indonesia, an 11-year engineering services contract between a listed contractor company and a coal mining company in Indonesia with an overall contract value of US$930 million and a mediation proceeding between an Indonesian engineering firm and its client at the Singapore Mediation Centre which resulted in a settlement at the value of US$10 million.
M&A, Energy; Electricity and Mining project, Foreign Investment, Infrastructure and other general corporate law matters
Education: Bachelor of Law, Universitas Padjajaran, West Java, Indonesia
Admission: PERADI Provisional Indonesian Bar
Language: English and Bahasa Indonesia
Areas of Practice: Ary’s areas of practices are in M&A, Energy; Electricity and Mining project, Foreign Investment, Infrastructure and other general corporate law matters.
Experience: Before joining Wilberforce Argo in 2017, Ary has been involving and working closely with the partners and legal counsels in local law firm and some notable cases and transactions include:
- Advised and Drafted the Conditional Shares Sales and Purchase Agreement and Non-Disclosure Agreement and several documents that needed in the acquisition transaction of both PT Ira Jaya and PT Inti Raya Tri Abadi;
- Drafted a Joint Venture Agreement and Assisted PT Triputa Abadi Makmur in Joint Venture Transaction between PT Triputra Abadi Makmur and Hongkong Company as the counterpart party;
- Advised PT Tri Samudera Sentosa (Robaa Yakitori) in notes financing project with U.S.A based private equity company including but not limited with conducted the legal due diligence, prepared various agreements and approval letters related to the issuance of notes among others are Note Purchase Agreement, Dividend Assignment Agreement, Non-disclosure Agreement, Management Services Agreement, Board of Commissioner and Shareholders approval letters;
- Advised PT Tawada Healthcare (prominent health care product distributor company) in various legal issue;
- Drafted single-unite franchise agreement, non-disclosure agreement, trademark licence agreement for obtaining the Toast Box franchise from Singaporean-based company for PT Tiang Berkat Indonesia;
- Assisted Sense For Money Pte. Ltd to set-up Foreign Investment Company in Indonesia.