ERICZ EZEKIEL TAY
Ericz has a corporate practice based broadly around commercial contracts, sustainability/ESG and privacy. He has a unique blend of expertise derived from working in a top regional law firm, and in regional and global in-house roles with a Fortune 100 logistics company and a healthcare and medical device company. These experiences provide him with a strong appreciation of business dynamics, cultural nuances and insights of the global business trends.
His clients range from start-ups to established global businesses across a variety of sectors with a strong focus on medical technology and healthcare. He advises businesses, their owners and management teams on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts including co-operation, joint venture, distribution and franchise agreements, sustainability and ESG topics including governance, compliance and data privacy matters. In particular, he is excited about the Singapore startup scene and being part of the entrepreneurial journey to partner startups as their in-house corporate adviser equivalent to navigate the maze of complications to get their business up and running, sharing his international experience of expansion and outsourcing, and scale-up to raise funds.
He is awarded Green GC: South-East Asia in 2023 by Legal 500 in recognition of his active involvement in pioneering initiatives in sustainability and ESG. He is passionate about sustainability, technology and privacy, and is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) with access to a network of directors and professionals.
Advised on the pre- and post-merger activities of two major hearing aid companies in the largest M&A transaction in the global hearing aid industry
Advised a Singapore IT company in a ~EUR30 million divestment of its subsidiaries to an international payment processing company
Advised a Singapore listed medical device manufacturer in a ~USD15 million transaction relating to manufacturing outsourcing
Advised a start-up company in its development and licensing of software and mobile applications in Asia-Pacific
Advised and led the legal topics for global sustainability/ESG reporting for a global medical device company from 2021 to 2023, covering topics including governance, vendor management, compliance, privacy and human rights
Advised and led the legal topics towards the completion of a ISO/IEC 27001 certification (Information Security Management System) for a global medical device company with > EUR2 billion revenue
Advised a Fortune 100 IT company listed on NASDAQ on the post-acquisition harmonisation of employment policies, including employee incentive scheme, entitlements to benefits and preparation of documents for transfer applicable to Singapore
Advised a regional IT company on the structuring its employee incentive scheme without the issuance of shares