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Clifford Chance
Kai-Niklas Schneider

Kai-Niklas Schneider

Managing Partner, Singapore

Managing Partner, Singapore
Kai-Niklas Schneider

Kai Schneider is the head of the Funds and Investment Management group in Singapore. He is a US qualified lawyer with over 20 years of specialist experience in the funds sector and advises clients on the formation of and investment in a wide variety of private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and credit funds.

Kai regularly advises sponsors on accessing the US and EU markets as well as on regional licensing and securities laws. He also counsels clients on co-investments, secondaries and spin outs.

Kai is co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Funds Industry Group and a member of the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) and the Singapore Executive Committee of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). He is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global and Legal 500.

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Career and qualifications

  • American University (BA, International Studies) 1998
  • University of Baltimore School of Law (JD) 2001
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2003
  • Georgetown University Law Center (LLM) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance as Senior Associate 2005
  • Rejoined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2013
  • Qualified to advise on Singapore law (finance, corporate and commercial) 2020

Professional bodies

  • Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Funds Industry Group (Singapore Funds)
  • Member of the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA)
  • Member of the Singapore Executive Committee of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

Awards and citations

  • "He's very holistic and commercial and he's a very solid sounding board. He has an excellent grasp of fund formation and funds globally.”
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2020