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Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC handles disputes that have little or no nexus to Singapore; Cavinder Bull SC, Gerui Lim and others successfully challenged an arbitral ruling enabling a Macau-based investor to bring expropriation claims aggregating $900m against the government of Laos. Davinder Singh SC, Jimmy Yim SC and Randolph Khoo are other experienced practitioners.

Leading individuals

Cavinder Bull SC - Drew & Napier LLC

Davinder Singh SC - Drew & Napier LLC

Hri Kumar Nair SC - Drew & Napier LLC

Jimmy Yim SC - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Antitrust and competition

Local firms
Antitrust and competition: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC

The β€˜excellent’ team at Drew & Napier LLC provides a β€˜terrific’ service in matters ranging from merger control, notifications and reviews to investigations and compliance support. Lim Chong Kin and Corinne Chew have β€˜excellent legal knowledge and in-depth understanding of the regulator’. The team also includes β€˜superb litigator’ Cavinder Bull SC and the β€˜highly professional and responsive’ Scott Clements.

Leading individuals

Corinne Chew - Drew & Napier LLC

Lim Chong Kin - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Local firms
Banking and finance: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC β€˜runs transactions seamlessly’ for clients such as Standard Chartered, Guthrie GTS and United Overseas Bank. It handles a wide range of syndicated and bilateral loan financing matters, including those involving real estate, construction, infrastructure and trade finance. Valerie Kwok’s group includes Sandy Foo and Pauline Chong.

Leading individuals

Sandy Foo - Drew & Napier LLC

Valerie Kwok - Drew & Napier LLC

Next generation lawyers

Eugene Luah - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Capital markets

Local firms
Capital markets: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC has well-rounded equity, debt and REIT capabilities. In 2015, Farhana Siddiqui advised STATS ChipPAC as the issuer on a $425m bond offering. Sin Boon Ann jointly leads the practice with Petrus Huang. Benedict Teo Lip Hua joined Legal Options LLC.

Leading individuals

Sin Boon Ann - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Local firms
Corporate and M&A: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC acted as Singapore counsel to GE Capital in the $6.3bn sale of its consumer lending business in Australia and New Zealand to an investor group. Maryam Menon and Farhana Siddiqui are other key names in the team, which is led by Gary Pryke. Ralph Lim left for OC Queen Street LLC and Lam Shiao Ning joined Oon & Bazul LLP.

Leading individuals

Gary Pryke - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Local firms
Dispute resolution: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC

Illustrative of Drew & Napier LLC’s pre-eminent reputation in dispute resolution, Davinder Singh SC (β€˜the best in town’), Tony Yeo, Jaikanth Shankar and others acted for Bayan Resources and Bayan International in the first commercial dispute to be heard at the recently established Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). Jimmy Yim SC, associate director Meryl Koh and senior associate Sally Tan are also recommended, along with Hri Kumar Nair SC and Cavinder Bull SC. Chau Ee Lee joined King & Wood Mallesons.

Leading individuals

Cavinder Bull SC - Drew & Napier LLC

Davinder Singh SC - Drew & Napier LLC

Hri Kumar Nair SC - Drew & Napier LLC

Jimmy Yim SC - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Employment

Local firms
Employment: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC

The β€˜exceptional’ team at Drew & Napier LLC, led by Kelvin Tan, assists primarily employers with matters including restructuring, dismissals and regulatory compliance. Benjamin Gaw, Lim Chong Kin and Elizabeth Tong are recommended.

Leading individuals

Lim Chong Kin - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Intellectual property

Local firms
Intellectual property: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC

At Drew & Napier LLC, Dedar Singh Gill represented AMC Asia in a high-profile Court of Appeal case regarding trade mark infringement matters. Tony Yeo has been defending IIa Technologies in a patent infringement case in the synthetic diamonds manufacturing industry. Clients also include AstraZeneca, Aventis Pharma and Amanresorts. The β€˜meticulous’ Meryl Koh is a β€˜great strategist’; Lim Siau Wen is also well regarded.

Leading individuals

Dedar Singh Gill - Drew & Napier LLC

Tony Yeo - Drew & Napier LLC

Next generation lawyers

Meryl Koh - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Investment funds

Local firms
Investment funds: local firms - ranked: tier 3

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC’s practice head Petrus Huang has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to REITs and business trusts. In 2015, he handled the establishment and SGX listing of the White Orchid Fund. Farhana Siddiqui is experienced in hedge fund and private equity fund structuring. Ron Cheng and senior associate Luke Chen are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Petrus Huang - Drew & Napier LLC

Next generation lawyers

Luke Chen - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Private wealth

Local firms
Private wealth: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC’s team led by Ong Ken Loon specialises in charitable trusts restructurings, succession planning and family assets structuring. David Chee is praised for his β€˜strong technical knowledge of Singapore-linked structures and operational processes of banks and independent trustees’.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Local firms
Projects and energy: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC

Sandy Foo and Jimmy Yim SC lead Drew & Napier LLC’s multi-disciplinary team, which is experienced in sectors such as telecoms, water, energy, power and housing. Grace Lai and Sin Boon Ann are acting for Manhattan Resources in its $1bn acquisition of Singxin Resources. Chau Ee Lee moved to King & Wood Mallesons.

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Singapore: Real estate

Local firms
Real estate: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC’s β€˜terrific’ practice head Geraldine Ong provides β€˜key strategic advice and industry insight to achieve commercial goals’. Ong has been advising Sims Urban Oasis on the sale of the units at a S$1bn development. Clients also include KOP Group, Hua Bin Investments and CosmoSteel Holdings. Yeong Wai Cheong is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Geraldine Ong - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Local firms
Restructuring and insolvency: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC β€˜consistently achieves excellent results in an efficient manner’. β€˜Outstanding lawyers’ Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek head the practice and β€˜work relentlessly for their clients’. The team also includes β€˜extremely smart and effective litigator’ Blossom Hing. Kwek and Chan Wei Meng acquired a court-approved scheme of arrangement for Glory Wealth Group following a $1.1bn out-of-court debt restructuring. Clients also include CapitaLand, CVC Partners and PwC.

Leading individuals

Sushil Nair - Drew & Napier LLC

Next generation lawyers

Mohan Gopalan - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: TMT

Local firms
TMT: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC β€˜provides a truly excellent service in terms of responsiveness, business acumen and practical knowledge’. The practice, led by Lim Chong Kin, remains particularly strong in providing multinational corporations with non-contentious support, including transactional and regulatory advice. In a notable highlight, the group assisted Netflix with the regulatory and legal aspects of its launch in Singapore.

Leading individuals

Lim Chong Kin - Drew & Napier LLC

Next generation lawyers

Shawn Ting - Drew & Napier LLC

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Singapore: Tax

Local firms
Tax: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC

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.

Leading individuals

Ong Ken Loon - Drew & Napier LLC

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