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Allen & Gledhill LLP’s practice, headed by Sunit Chhabra, ‘integrates legal, tax and commercial considerations’ with ‘strong technical knowledge and experience’. The team, which also includes Lim Pek Bur, renders non-contentious tax strategy advice to corporate and institutional clients but also acts in disputes with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. Highlights included providing tax advice to DBS Bank regarding the establishment of its $10bn global covered bond programme.

Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow’s ‘quality and efficiency exceeds expectations’. The team is led by the ‘outstanding’ Eugene Lim, advising high-profile private and public-listed companies on matters ranging from global tax planning to local tax controversies. The ‘professional and knowledgeable’ Allen Tan and Dawn Quek are also recommended. Senior associate James Choo is ‘a star in the making’.

The ‘practical’ lawyers at WongPartnership LLP are ‘project partners, not passive advisers’. The team’s offering combines contentious and non-contentious expertise to provide comprehensive tax strategies. ‘Responsive’ practice head Tan Kay Kheng and senior associate Jeremiah Soh assisted Broadcom with the tax aspects of its $37bnacquisition by Avago Technologies. Swiber Technologies and UOL Group also instruct the team.

Ong Ken Loon’s team at Drew & Napier LLC assists corporates and individuals with tax planning and risk management, and demonstrated particular tax litigation expertise, recently representing clients in cross-border tax controversies in courts and tribunals. Seah Ching Ling departed to Ong Sim Ho.

Vikna Rajah and Liu Hern Kuan jointly head the practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. It excels in tax litigation, acting in multimillion-dollar disputes with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore; however, it also remains strong in advisory work, both for corporates and private clients.

Irving Aw at Camford Law Corporation has ‘excellent knowledge of tax law and a remarkable understanding of tax policies’. His expertise in taxation of multinational companies and investment funds strengthens the group’s broad non-contentious offering. On the contentious side, the team represents corporate and institutional clients in tax disputes, investigations and controversies.

At Dentons Rodyk, Seow Jia Xian has been assisting Robert Bosch Venture Capital and NSI Ventures with the tax due diligence regarding the investment in $11.5m of Series B preference shares of Zimplistic.

Counsel Ong Sim Ho leads the practice at Ong Sim Ho. Together with Yang Shi Yong, he acted for Maldivian Holiday Villages in disputes with the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority and assisted Emirates National Oil Company with a large-scale regulatory review. Seah Ching Ling joined from Drew & Napier LLC.

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