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Francis Mok and Karen Tiah head the practice at Allen & Gledhill LLP, praised for its ‘practical adviceand swift managementofmarket and regulatory expectations’. Highlights included assisting DBS and Bayfront Covered Bonds with the establishment of a $10bn global covered bond programme and advising Temasek on the S$5bn merger of two of its subsidiaries with two companies owned by JTC Corporation. Adrian Anggoes the extra mile to provide prompt advice when time is of the essence’; Wong Sook Ping is also recommended.

The ‘client-focused’ team of ‘experts’ at the ‘market-leadingWongPartnership LLP is led by the ‘reliable and approachableJoy Tan and the ‘extremely meticulous’ Rosabel Ng, who ‘sees the bigger picture’. With expertise in derivatives and structured products as well as competition and compliance, the team is ‘quick to drill down to what is necessary’. Clients include Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Elaine Chan and Tian Sion Yoong are recommended.

The ‘excellent’ practice at Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow provides ‘thorough advice in a commercial manner’. Practice head Stephanie Magnus is ‘meticulous, brilliant and straight-to-the-point’. The team’s expertise ranges from advising capital market intermediaries on the regulatory aspects of Singaporean market entries to updating financial institutions on anti-money laundering provisions.

At Cavenagh Law LLP, Nish Shetty – supported by senior associate Janice Goh – has been acting for major institutions and banks in global regulatory investigations across the financial sector. Other mandates included advising on the review and revision of compliance strategies.

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s practice is led by Regina Liew and Larry Lim. The team assists banks, fund managers and corporate entities with regulatory and compliance aspects of their restructuring and financial activity, often with a cross-border element.

Colin Ng & Partners LLP’s practice is active on the non-contentious side, particularly in matters pertaining to asset management structures and investment funds. Bill Jamieson and Amit Dhume have been assisting financial institutions with obtaining accreditation from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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