Ten most viewed posts in 2022

Company Law

My name is Mei Ying (美瑛). Wong (黄) is my surname.

I am a corporate lawyer with focus in the M&A and equity capital markets practice areas.

Through my Linkedin posts, I share the insights I gain from my work, what I learn from my reading, and my observations about being a corporate lawyer.

The following are my 10 most viewed posts in 2022.

1. Understanding the rights and powers of shareholders in a private limited company is necessary to draft an effective shareholders’ agreement

2. In an M&A transaction, how can a buyer address issues discovered during the due diligence conducted on the target?

3. Ever wonder which corporate actions require board of directors’ approval and which require shareholders’ approval?

4. Listing Process for Main Market and ACE Market (and my thoughts about IPO 😆)

5. M&A: Key issues to look out for in respect of contracts entered by target companies

6. The word “from” in contracts

7. Three things you may miss out in legal due diligence when you are not paying attention

8. Term sheet in M&A transaction

9. What, how & why

10. Seek progress, not perfection

I personally like No. 10 the best. The stereotype of a successful lawyer who must look the part, know all the answers and be confident at all times is not that helpful for me, in particular in the early years of my practice.


This post was first posted on Linkedin on 30 December 2022.

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Five key steps for legal due diligence

Most lawyers are good at identifying issues, but legal due diligence shouldn’t be limited to merely reviewing documents and identifying issues. Here are my five steps for conducting legal due diligence: 1. Identify the issues based on the scope of legal due diligence as agreed with the clients. 2. Provide recommendations …

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Begin with the end in mind: Post-completion integration

I once worked on an M&A deal that took more than a year to complete. While the deal was not inherently complex, it dragged on due to delays in finalizing the details of the transaction agreements for reason beyond my control. As the deal involved a larger corporation acquiring a …

Being a Corporate Lawyer: Why I Do What I Do

After years of demanding schedule and juggling simultaneous corporate exercises which take a toll on physical and mental health, it is not surprising that some corporate lawyers experience burnout. Unlike some legal practice areas, the work of a corporate lawyer may not seem immediately impactful or “make a difference” to …