Andrew Mak is a Consultant at Fortis Law Corporation. His current practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures (JV), securities and capital markets, listed company work, general corporate/commercial work and cross-border transactions. Andrew is also familiar with banking and finance law.
He has acquired extensive experience in share and asset acquisitions (for listed and non-listed vendors and purchasers) and has acted for Singapore and PRC companies seeking to list on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (including reverse takeovers). He has also represented listed companies in M&A and JV transactions and fund raising, and advised them on corporate governance and SGX-ST compliance. In addition, he was the Singapore counsel for a Singapore-incorporated company (with operating business in the PRC) that sought to list on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Additionally, Andrew serves as an independent director of four companies listed on the SGX-ST. He is a Senior Accredited Director, accredited by the Singapore Institute of Directors.
With his bi-cultural background, he has frequently been called upon to advise PRC companies on their investments in Singapore as well as Mandarin-speaking Singaporean clients on their legal matters. He is especially aware of the needs of the Mandarin-speaking business community in Singapore. He also regularly advises a Singapore government agency (jointly established by the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) on cooperation/technical assistance agreements with foreign government agencies pertaining to Singapore’s sharing of public sector expertise.
Andrew has been awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat or PBM) by the President of Singapore in the 2012 Singapore National Day Honors List, and has published an article “The Need For A Second Chamber” in the 1992 volume of the Singapore Law Review.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of Executives’ Global Network (Singapore) as well as a board member of The Singapore Lyric Opera Limited.
To Andrew, a good corporate lawyer is more than a wordsmith. He needs to be a professional whom clients can turn to for counsel. Besides the law, he should be keenly aware of socio-economic-political issues and developments, as they can have significant impact on clients’ business decisions.
In his spare time, he enjoys walking, swimming, and reading publications on current affairs, biographies, business and management.
“Andrew Mak is an experienced lawyer who is able to accurately analyse and distil issues to its essence and not be bogged down by all other petty distractions. As such, he has always been able to ascertain the core issues and tailor specific and practical solutions. With immense technical expertise and business knowledge, Mr Mak thinks outside of the box and provides useful insights in solving many problems during transactions.”