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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Local firms
Banking and finance – Local firms - ranked: tier 4

TSMP Law Corporation

TSMP Law Corporation is prominent in real estate finance, acting for a range of local banks, international banks with presences in Singapore, real estate developers and high net-worth individuals. It advised Oxley Holdings on its loan from MayBank and HSBC to purchase Chevron House. Singapore law advice on cross-border financings, including acquisition facilities, is another key part of the practice. The firm is regarded as 'a more economical option' for some transactions. Jennifer Chia is the key partner, while joint managing partner Stefanie Yuen Thio is sometimes sought for her ability to supervise especially complex transactions.

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms
Capital markets – Local firms - ranked: tier 4

TSMP Law Corporation

TSMP Law Corporation's highlights included advising DBS Bank as the sole issue manager, bookrunner and underwriter on Mindchamps PreSchool ’s IPO on SGX's mainboard. It also advised mm2 Asia on the establishment of its inaugural guaranteed multi-currency medium term note programme. Head of corporate Stefanie Yuen Thio is the key partner.

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Singapore: Construction

Construction – Local firms
Construction – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation

The team at TSMP Law Corporation counts developers, owners, main contractors and consultants among its clients. It handles all types of construction and related contracts and litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Derek Loh leads the construction team and Melvin Chan heads the disputes work, which includes claims relating to delays, defects and claims for variations. The team is acting for a client in a matter concerning a construction that involves potential claims against the developer, various suppliers and sub-contractors among others. It is also acting for a client in a cross-border dispute with an EPC contractor pertaining to the potential termination of the contract with the main contractor.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

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

TSMP Law Corporation

TSMP Law Corporation has a high market share of public M&A transactions involving Singapore entities. The firm has attracted a number of engagements from Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) investors, thanks in part to the highly reputed Stefanie Yuen Thio. She and the team advised  HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate, on its voluntary S$1.4bn take-over offer to privatise CWT, the Singapore logistics company. The firm also advised SGX Mainboard-listed mm2 Asia on its S$230m acquisition of CathayCineplexes, the Singapore cinema chain. The firm has an equally impressive record in private M&A transactions, notably those in the healthcare and education sectors. Fintech, media and telecoms are also growth areas for the firm.

Leading individuals

Stefanie Yuen Thio - TSMP Law Corporation

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms
Dispute resolution – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation

TSMP Law Corporation has a small but potent practice led by the eminent Thio Shen Yi SC which continues to make an impression in shareholder disputes, high-profile restructurings and construction cases. Adrian Tan joined the firm from Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC, bringing additional senior-level expertise in real estate collective sales disputes and IP litigation. The firm successfully acted for six plaintiffs in one of the largest-ever trust disputes in Singapore. It also defended Peter Tan against allegations of a breach of a non-solicitation clause and breach of fiduciary duties brought by former employer Prudential following his move to Aviva. Melvin Chan is recommended for construction cases. Tan Cheng Han SC has left the firm.

Leading individuals

Thio Shen Yi SC - TSMP Law Corporation

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms
Labour and employment – Local firms - ranked: tier 2

TSMP Law Corporation

TSMP Law Corporation's team provides 'an excellent service' and is 'very responsive and commercial in its approach'. It combines employment and labour law with dispute resolution and corporate expertise and its broad client base includes an impressive contingent of financial institutions. The team advised Liberty Mutual on Singapore employment law issues arising from its $3bn acquisition of Ironshore from Fosun, including assisting with statutory and contractual consultations and the transfer of employment contracts. Ian Lim is not only 'knowledgeable in this area' but also 'pleasant to work with' and he is ably assisted by Jamie Chin  and Grace Chan, who were recently promoted to senior associates. Associate Nicole Wee left the firm in November 2017 to move to an in-house role.

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms
Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation

Managing partner Thio Shen Yi SC leads the restructuring and insolvency team at TSMP Law Corporation, which advises creditors, debtors and insolvency professionals on corporate rescues, restructurings and the winding up of companies. The team acted for the White Knight investor group on the rescue financing of Marco Polo Marine, which had some S$400m of debt; the restructuring involved several schemes of arrangement and cross-border elements.

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