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Rishik Elias Menon

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Rishik Menon is a member of the corporate/M&A practice group. His primary area of practice is banking & asset finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, FinTech, and banking regulatory compliance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the legal practice, Mr. Menon worked as a Foreign Service Officer in Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His notable experiences include working closely with international financial institutions, including the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization.

He was admitted to the Singapore bar in 2017, and has since practiced mainly corporate and transactional work, as well as regulatory compliance with a focus on the financial services industry.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Council Member, Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Anti-Money Laundering Committee Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Benefactor Member, Singapore Indian Education Trust

Additional Information

Additional Qualifications
  • Certified Bitcoin Professional, 2016
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, 2017
  • Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, 2017
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisition
  • Acted for a public-listed Australian insurance brokerage, in acquiring shares in a Singapore-incorporated insurance brokerage, valued at approximately SG$8 million.
  • Advised an Institution of Public Character-accredited society, in a proposed restructuring of its subsidiary companies and assets.
  • Acted for a Singapore-incorporated aviation company, in acquiring shares in aviation companies incorporated in Slovenia, San Marino, and Malta.
  • Acted for a Malaysian warehouse management company on its proposed acquisition of business from a Singapore-incorporated warehouse management company.
  • Acted in the Singapore leg of a global acquisition of business by a French business consulting firm over a German business consulting firm.
  • Acted for a Singapore incorporated subsidiary of an Indian multi-conglomerate, in the acquisition of shares in an Indonesian company, valued at approximately US$75 million.
FinTech/Regulatory Compliance
  • Advising a Fintech startup on anti-money laundering and other regulatory and licensing requirements for operating a stored value facility in Singapore.
  • Advising a financial institution on anti-money laundering, and personal data protection compliance issues, in relation to a planned migration of an online money remittance platform to Singapore.
  • Advising a Singapore-incorporated tech company on the proposed global migration of data to an American based cloud server, from the perspective of personal data protection compliance.
  • Advising a qualifying full bank in Singapore, on compliance with banking laws and regulations.
Banking and Asset Financing
  • Acted for a financial institution in the Singapore leg of a renewable energy financing project, valued at US$50 million.
  • Acted for a financial institution in the down-sell of a derivative facility agreement, valued at US$50 million.
  • Acted for an Indian financial institution, as lead counsel for a bilateral loan facility to a Swiss-incorporated pharmaceutical company.