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Jasmine Chew

Deputy Head, Funds and Investment Management

Practice Area:

Funds & Investment Management

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

T +65 6232 0454
E jasmine.chew@rajahtann.com

Jasmine is a Partner with the Funds and Investment Management Practice Group in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. 

Jasmine provides advice on fund management and investment advisory services and generally on the establishment of both onshore and offshore investment funds.

Since 2006, Jasmine assisted with the establishment and licensing obligations of the Singapore based fund managers as well as the formation of the Singapore and offshore funds with different invest strategies and investment  focus in various jurisdictions such as Japan, China, India, Vietnam and Singapore.

She specialises in the formation of all types of onshore and offshore investment vehicles (both hedge funds and private equity funds, whether structured as master-feeders, standalone or fund of funds) and advising fund managers and advisors on legal structure and other formation issues, marketing arrangements, general compliance matters and other related legal and regulatory matters.

Apart from the funds formation, Jasmine has advised on various funds related matters such as the restructuring of offshore investment funds eg. setting up of side pocket structures for existing funds for purposes of special situation investments, setting up additional master and feeder funds within original structures for tax efficiency. She has also experience in advising both funds and fund managers on the various issues with respect to the imposition of gates on redemptions by investors and the grant of preferential rights and side letters by the fund to seed investors.

Jasmine also has experience in winding up and liquidation of offshore investment funds and is familiar with the legal and operational issues and procedures with respect to the winding up and liquidation of such offshore investment fund structures. She has led the exercise for the winding up of a number of Cayman Islands and Mauritius funds.

Jasmine has been recognised as a ranked lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2020, named a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000 since 2023, and a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2021. She has been consecutively named as a Leading Lawyer by Who's Who Legal in Private Funds (Formation) and featured in Asian Legal Business (ALB)'s 2021 list of 40 Under 40 lawyers.

Jasmine graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

  • Acted as lead Singapore counsel for a number of large asset management groups in applying to the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") for a capital markets services licence for fund management and advised on establishing a Singapore office to carry out fund management services.
  • Advised fund management companies on their compliance and regulatory requirements on an ongoing basis.
  • Advised on and led in the redomiciliation of existing foreign funds into Singapore, including transfer of its corporate registration in the Cayman Islands to Singapore in the form of a variable capital company ("VCC").
  • Advised on and acted as fund lead and/or Singapore legal counsel on the establishment of various offshore investment funds, the VCC and the various trading / investment vehicles for a wide variety of strategies and geographical coverage.
  • Acted for an investment platform in its application to the MAS for a capital markets services licence for fund management and the establishment and development of its online platform for the provision of the digital advisory services.
  • Acted for fund managers in the tokenisation of their units in the fund for listing and trading on token exchanges.