Jasmine Koh

Lawyer and Head of Frank

Qualifications: LLB

Fluent in: Malaysian

Practices

Jasmine is a qualified lawyer in Australia and New Zealand, with experience working across a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including capital raises, private mergers and acquisitions, restructures, corporate governance, and supply arrangements. She also specialises in fintech and payments, including advising on AFSL licensing and AML/CTF compliance.

Areas of particular focus in Jasmine’s current practice include start-up capital raising, advising emerging growth companies, and legal technology.

Jasmine leads the firm’s start-up practice, Frank, runs the ‘Frank Lab’ start-up accelerator program, and is heavily involved in the start-up industry.

Prior to joining legal practice, Jasmine worked for a political term with Hon Todd McClay MP, former Minister of Trade to the New Zealand Parliament.

Jasmine is admitted to the Wellington High Court in New Zealand and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Experience

  • Acting for various start-ups and scale-ups on capital raising, including advising on the issue of convertible notes and employee share options.
  • Acting for Arena REIT on the corporate aspects of its acquisition and structuring of several properties in its portfolio.
  • Acting for Elixxer Ltd, a Canadian-based investment company, on the acquisition of shares in a medical marijuana company, Little Green Pharma Ltd.
  • Advising Fluence Corporation Limited on corporate governance matters and compliance with ASX disclosure requirements.
  • Acting for Weyco Group Inc. on the acquisition of shares in Florsheim Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Advising various companies on technology contracts, including acting for CBUS and Findex on SaSS agreements, Statements of Work and digital transformation projects.
  • Advising the New Zealand Red Cross and Save the Children on corporate governance matters.
  • Acting as General Counsel for an international payments-based fintech start-up, including advising on some of the largest fintech fundraising rounds in Australia at the time from international investors such as MasterCard, TenCent Holdings, and Sequoia Capital China.

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