Elaine Phang holds a LL.B (Hons) degree from Queen Mary College, University of London where she graduated in 1992. She was called to the Singapore Bar in 1994.
She is an Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and a Court-appointed Volunteer Mediator.
Elaine has had more than 20 years’ of experience in legal practice which focused on Company Law and Corporate and Commercial Law and Estate Planning.
She began her career in the Banking Litigation department of a major law firm and later moved in-house for the next 10 years across 3 global MNCs before moving back into corporate and commercial legal practice.
Her experience in commercial transactions covering lease and tenancy management; vendor and procurement; marketing, branding and distribution; software development and service level agreements.
Elaine has represented both purchasers and vendors in a number of mergers and acquisitions; one of which was a reverse takeover and another, an acquisition of a formerly publicly traded company.
In funding exercises, she has provided advice at the seed, mezzanine and bridge financing stages; which involved preferred equity financing and convertible loan note financing.
Her experience also includes project financing of utility projects such as tolls, waste-management and water projects. In these project financings, she negotiated and drafted key project and financing agreements.
During her stint as Legal Counsel in a US MNC, she carried a dual portfolio which comprised of legal work of a corporate and commercial nature and risk management. There, she single-handedly built the Asia-Pacific risk management framework to mitigate risks in all areas, in particular legal and actuarial risks.
Some areas of her continuing legal education include International Financial Law Executive Program conducted by the New York Institute of Finance; Knowledge Management; Risk Management.