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Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

50 COLLYER QUAY, #10-01 OUE BAYFRONT, SINGAPORE 049321, SINGAPORE
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Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee has further consolidated its position in energy (including oil and gas) and infrastructure cases. The Singapore team handles a significant volume of SIAC and Singapore-seated ICC cases, most notably for US-based and Japanese clients. Disputes involving India, Indonesia, China, Russia and the CIS, Dubai and Vietnam are a feature of the department's recent work. The team is 'excellent and first class', 'practical, commercial and technically sound', 'a good option for construction matters' and is praised for its ability to draw on expertise and resources from its international offices. Kent Phillips is 'a formidable disputes lawyer who is tactically astute, commercial and determined to help his clients achieve the best results'. Senior associate Henry Winter 'has the ability to quickly understand complex construction issues', and senior associate Benson Lim 'displays great potential to grow and develop in his role'.

Next generation lawyers

Henry Winter - Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

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Singapore: Asset finance

Asset finance – Foreign firms
Asset finance – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee fields 'an experienced team, with a good depth of knowledge'. The group provides expertise in areas including M&A, tax and restructuring to its asset finance clients, including Standard Chartered Bank, the Korea Development Bank, Bank of China Group and Asia Pacific Aviation Leasing Group. Matthew Leigh is 'a strong communicator, solution-focused and personable and enjoyable to work with'. Other senior team members include Alexander McMyn whose work includes advising a major European investment bank on all of its corporate jet financing and restructuring transactions for its Asian clients. Senior associate Kaveeta Sandhu is 'very driven, always prepared and clearly knowledgeable in this area'. Highlights included advising Investec on its ground-breaking financing of two aircraft with an asset value of over $100m for Angelica Aircraft Assets, the Vietnamese-managed aircraft leasing company.

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms
Banking and finance – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee continues to develop its standing in Singapore, especially with major banks and credit funds. The practice's expertise covers a range of areas, including corporate lending, leveraged finance, commodity finance and restructurings. India and Indonesia are the team's primary focus jurisdictions. Highlights included advising a division of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and a GIC-led consortium on the financing of its $1.3bn acquisition of a 32% share in Energy Development Corporation, the largest producer of geothermal energy in the Philippines. Alexander McMyn  is 'extremely commercial and responsive in approach' and 'highly experienced in cross-border financings'. Charles Clayton-Payne was promoted to of counsel in January 2018 and is  ‘client-centric’, 'responsive', 'a trusted adviser' and 'has a good commercial approach'.

Next generation lawyers

Charles Clayton-Payne - Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Foreign firms
Capital markets – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee is a leader in EMTN programmes and corporate trustee work. The team has seen significant volumes of new issuance work from Australia and is praised for its 'excellent service', 'really responsive' approach, 'pragmatic advice and good value for money'. Recent work includes advising Ausgrid Finance on the establishment of a $3bn secured EMTN programme and subsequent issuance of €650m fixed rate notes.  Andy Ferris is 'extremely strong on both commercial and legal aspects' and is praised for his 'approachability, response times and market knowledge'. Senior associate Daniel Mok is 'very calm and methodical'.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee has broad geographic and industry coverage, and attracts praise for its  'outstanding customer service', 'consistent high-quality advice', and 'comprehensive and seamless transactional assistance'.  The firm has experienced particular growth in the TMT, e-commerce, consumer, and power and renewables sectors, in addition to being noted for its mid-market private equity credentials. Singapore, India, the Philippines, Indonesia and China are amongst the firm's key focus jurisdictions. Highlights included advising Philippines Renewable Energy Holdings on its $1.3bn acquisition of a minority stake in Energy Development Corporation, the listed renewable energy company. Stephanie Keen 'is one of the best private equity practitioners in the region', is 'razor-sharp, solutions-oriented and responsive' and 'committed in getting the best results for her clients'. Mark Cooper is noted for power and renewables, consumer and tech deals, and has 'a commercial understanding of the important issues on major transactions'. Associate Ally Smith  'is a rising star and one to watch'.

Leading individuals

Stephanie Keen - Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

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Singapore: Energy

Energy – Foreign firms
Energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee continues to leverage its regional expertise and its leading sector knowledge in Europe to build its standing in renewable energy across Asia. The firm maintains strong connections to traditional energy clients such as Japanese trading houses and is quickly developing its fund client base, including private equity and infrastructure fund investors in energy assets and projects. A team led by Singapore corporate partner Mark Cooper advised Philippines Renewable Energy on its acquisition of a $1.3bn minority stake in Energy Development Corporation, the listed renewable energy company. The energy team is 'meticulous and thorough', has 'deep knowledge of the energy, utilities and gas industry' and 'delivers commercially workable positions'. Singapore partner Alex Wong has extensive energy sector experience and is 'commercially minded, demonstrates sound advice and is responsive to the needs of clients'; he was one of the lead partners advising JBIC on the potential financing of the Van Phong I BOT IPP, one of the largest greenfield independent coal-fired power projects in Vietnam. Samantha Campbell splits her time between Singapore and Vietnam and has a strong record in the power sector.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms
Projects and energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee is praised for its 'excellent international infrastructure and construction-related work across Southeast Asia', with Alex Wong classed as 'extremely knowledgeable' and noted for his 'user-friendly and commercial advice and working tirelessly to help clients achieve their objectives'. Wong led the team that advised the Philippine banks on the Philippine Peso only non-recourse financing for the second 668MW unit of GNPower Dinginin’s coal-fired power plant in Bataan province, the Philippines. He also advised Sarawak Energy on the development and construction of the Baleh hydroelectric power plant in Sarawak, Malaysia. Samantha Campbell is a project development and finance lawyer with a fine record in Vietnam.

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring and insolvency – Foreign firms
Restructuring and insolvency – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee's expertise spans all aspects of cross-border restructuring and insolvency ranging from debt restructurings to turnarounds or enforcements. Shaun Langhorne and senior associate  Carol Hartopp are the key members of the team, which acts for clients including Grant Thornton, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank (Hong Kong branch) and Evolution Capital Partners. The group is advising an international bank on the settlement of a huge loan in the energy sector, which involves negotiations with the borrower group and other creditors and includes complex cross-border elements.  

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