lee bagshaw


ddi: +64 4 472 3518
mobile: +64 27 801 4177

[email protected]


startups, capital raising, m&a, southeast asia

about lee

Lee is an experienced capital raising and m&a lawyer, admitted in both NZ and England & Wales. Prior to joining Kindrik Partners, he worked in London and Singapore for a leading international law firm, heading up their corporate technology practice across Southeast Asia.

Lee advises tech startups and venture capital funds in NZ and across Southeast Asia, increasingly focussing on VC funded financing transactions and cross border tech m&a. He also works with NZ based companies taking their products and services to Southeast Asia. Lee is known for adopting a practical approach with companies and investors and closing deals quickly.

His recent work includes:

  • advising various global VC funds and tech startups on series A to C financing transactions across Southeast Asia
  • acting for a US listed company on the acquisition of a NZ software company
  • advising on the acquisitions of the Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore businesses of a US tech giant

latest from the blogs

startup discussing pilot agreement

essential tips for your first pilot agreement

Often the first step for startups engaging with larger clients is a pilot project for their product or service. Pilots can be a great step for startups to play in the big league. It gives startups an opportunity to implement, integrate and get feedback from a large brand or industry partner for a fixed period of time, with the view to them becoming a paid-up customer at the close of the pilot. Dealing with large corporates can be intimidating. Here are our tips on what you need to cover off when putting in place your pilot. who drafts the pilot…

getting investment ready: 6 things founders need to know about funding in Singapore

This guide is for founders who have recently started their own business and are preparing for their first round of funding. The guide sets out six things you should consider: founder vesting remuneration arrangements intellectual property cap table corporate secretary due diligence folder Our suggestions in this guide assume that you want to raise money from a professional investor such as a VC firm, angel group, or incubator, i.e. investors that are likely to carry out some form of due diligence and will want formal legal documents put in place as part of the funding round. In contrast, friends and…