CNPLaw has added Jimmy Yap as a partner effective September 2, 2019. Admitted to the Singapore bar in 1991, Yap was appointed as Magistrate and Deputy Registrar at the State Courts in 1996. This distinguishes him as a lawyer with experience spanning both the bar and the bench. As a judge, he has presided and mediated over a wide spectrum of civil and commercial disputes. Shortly after resuming practice, he joined CNP (then known as Colin Ng & Partners). In 2012, he was appointed VP (Legal) of Changi Airports International for almost two years. Then he joined Singapore-listed Boardroom, providing corporate services to private and Singapore-listed companies on regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to returning to CNP, he was a senior legal consultant with Angeline Suparto Law, focusing primarily on Indonesia-related investment and commercial transactions. Yap is currently on the panel of accredited adjudicators with the Singapore Mediation Centre (since 2006), arbitrators with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and a fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Zaid Ibrahim & Co has added Jonathan Lim Hon Kiat as a partner effective August 1, 2019. His practice focuses on fintech, venture capital, blockchain technology, payment systems, digital remittance and initial coin offerings. He currently serves as the secretary of the Fintech Association of Malaysia; legal counsel and mentor for the Founders Institute, a pre-seed start-up accelerator; and contributing member to LawTech Malaysia, a corporation that aims to promote effective and long-term digital transformation in the legal industry in Malaysia. He has advised various local and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, corporate structuring, IPOs and takeovers, as well as private funds.