Amanda Chen

Amanda Chen

Partner (Foreign Lawyer), RHTLaw Asia LLP; Head, International China Practice

Amanda is a partner in RHTLaw Asia’s Corporate and Capital Markets Practice and heads the International China Practice. She has been working as a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore since 2003, specialising in the laws of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Previously, she practiced law in the PRC for four years. Her main area of expertise is in transactions involving PRC elements such as initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and acquisitions (M&As), joint ventures and foreign direct investments. With over 20 years of work experience in both PRC and Singapore, Amanda has extensive industry knowledge and experience across many different industries such as water treatment, healthcare, education, precision engineering, manufacturing and real estate.

A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of the company, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, 29 October 2020. (Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters)

Regulating new technologies: Singapore and China can work together

Law experts Tan Chong Huat and Amanda Chen observe that the recent halting of Ant Group’s dual listing on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges augur more regulatory changes in the micro-loans industry. While this lowers financial stability risk, will more of such regulations hinder fintech advancements? Where’s the middle ground? In their opinion, there is much that Singapore and China can learn from each other in the regulation of emerging technologies.
People pass an electronic stock board at The SGX Centre on 12 March, 2020. (SPH)

Singapore vs Hong Kong: Who will benefit more with greater legal market opportunities from US-China competition?

In the context of China-US competition, US-listed China concept stocks companies may find it advantageous to get secondary listings on the Hong Kong or Singapore stock exchange. US companies may also veer towards Singapore and Hong Kong when it comes to international arbitration cases. In the final analysis, will Singapore or Hong Kong have the edge?