Managing Director

Bernard Tan Kim Swee

Bernard is a highly experienced, professional, reliable, and cost efficient lawyer, who communicates well at all levels and has excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Tel: +65 8878 0406    •   Email:
Career History:
  • June 2000 to June 2001 – Pupil, Ang & Partners
  • June 2001 to March 2004 – Legal Assistant, Ang & Partners
  • April 2004 to March 2007 – Legal Assistant, Bih Li & Lee
  • April 2007 to February 2012 – Partner, Bih Li & Lee
  • March 2012 to December 2020 – Director, Characterist LLC
  • January 2021 to Present - Managing Director, Quadrant Law LLC
Memberships / Associations:
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Inquiry Panel, Law Society of Singapore
Education / Qualifications:
  • 2011 - First Legal Staff Specialist Officer Course (SAF)
  • 2001 - Singapore Board of Legal Education - Postgraduate Law Course
  • 2000 - LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore


  • Planned, structured, managed, advised on, prepared the documentation, and implemented several complicated transactions

Communication & Negotiation

  • Negotiated and finalized complicated contracts for several complicated transactions
  • Appeared before various High Court judges several times and successfully obtained leave to convene creditors’ meetings, and approval of debt restructuring schemes successfully
  • Liaised with, and made oral and written representations to, the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX”) and Securities Industry Council to obtain approvals. The applications were approved and clearances for the transactions and companies’ circulars were obtained successfully

Analysing & Problem Solving

  • Advised on and provided transaction structures for complicated transactions to achieve client objectives
  • Advised on complicated legislation such as securities laws, listing rules, companies legislation, take-over codes, and tax statutes
Significant Transactions:

Acquisition of a Championship football club

- Acted as Singapore counsel to the offshore counsel for the acquirer of the football club


Offering of cryptocurrency funds and digital token offerings in Singapore, Japan, USA, and the People’s Republic of China

- The fund and fund manager for such fund


Various initial coin offerings, digital token offerings, and cryptocurrency offerings

- Various entities including acting for a celebrity client


Bonds issuance and offerings in Singapore and Indonesia

- Issuer of bonds being a large group based in Indonesia


Creation and offering of property funds with property in the USA, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia

- Funds and fund managers