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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

9 BATTERY ROAD, #25-01, STRAITS TRADING BUILDING, SINGAPORE 049910, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6535 3600
Fax:
Fax +65 6225 9630
Email:
Web:
sg.rajahtannasia.com
Bangkok, Singapore, Vientaine, Yangon

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Asia Pacific: Regional international arbitration

Regional international arbitration
Regional international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Andre Yeap SC leads Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s 27-strong Singapore team, which includes ten partners and regularly acts in in big-ticket, bet-the-company commercial and investor-state disputes. Recent work saw Paul Tan act for a Chinese cosmetics company in a joint venture dispute with a Korean cosmetics company. The firm can call on a sizeable network of offices and associated firms across Asia; in Bangkok, Surasak Vajasit’s dispute resolution team includes Supawat Srirungruang, who has expertise in Thai Arbitration Institute proceedings, while Chau Huy Quang, senior associate Tran Vi Thoai and foreign counsel Logan Leung are the key figures in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s client following spans Asia and beyond, with its team handling commercial arbitrations and investor-state work. Practice head Andre Yeap SC and Paul Tan are representing The Republic of Philippines in ICC proceedings against Shell and Chevron over the payment of income tax.

Leading individuals

Andre Yeap SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Francis Xavier SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Antitrust and competition

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s team garners praise for its ‘practical advice, grasping the essence of the matter’. Kala Anandarajah is a ‘strong leader’ and ‘pioneer of international competition law throughout South-East Asia’.

Leading individuals

Kala Anandarajah - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Banking and finance

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP handles Islamic banking, syndicated lending and real estate finance, as well as contentious and regulatory issues. Angela Lim led the advice to the mandated lead arrangers in the S$1.76bn financing of UT Singapore Services’ acquisition of its parent, Universal Terminal. Regina Liew, Terence Choo and Lee Weilin are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Angela Lim - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Capital markets

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s Evelyn Wee advised the joint lead managers and underwriters on OUE Hospitality Trust’s S$238.6m renounceable underwritten rights issue. Other practice strengths include REITs and business trusts, derivatives, structured finance and securitisations. Serene Yeo, Chia Kim Huat, Goh Kian Hwee and Cheng Yoke Ping are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Chia Kim Huat - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Construction

Local firms
Construction: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Soh Lip San, who leads the team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, has been acting alongside Shemane Chan in assisting 1MDB with aspects of the Tun Razak Exchange project. The group provides niche expertise in risk analysis and mitigation for numerous projects across the region. Ng Kim Beng and Sim Chee Siong are also recommended. Wei Yaw Lam left the practice.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s Danny Lim and Chia Lee Fong were the lead advisers to China Merchants Property Development Company during the RMB57.3bn merger with its controlling shareholder. Serene Yeo, Cheng Yoke Ping and Koh Choon Yee are assisting Gallant Venture with exiting from its investment in the Lao Xi Men Project in Shanghai. Alison Foo and Hoon Chi Tern made partner.

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP represented White Energy Company in the first case heard at the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), and acted for the majority shareholders of a joint venture company in a dispute involving issues of minority shareholder oppression and unfair prejudice. Francis Xavier SC’s team includes Lee Eng Beng SC, Andre Yeap SC and Tan Chuan Thye SC. Mohammed Reza and Wei Na Sim left the firm.

Leading individuals

Andre Yeap SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Francis Xavier SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Employment

Local firms
Employment: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

The ‘commercially-savvy’ team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP includes contentious partners Jonathan Yuen and K Muralidharan Pillai and non-contentious specialist Desmond Wee. Clients included Thomson Reuters and AXA Group. Mohammed Reza left to join JWS Asia Law Corporation.

Leading individuals

Desmond Wee - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Financial services regulatory

Local firms
Financial services regulatory: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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.

Next generation lawyers

Benjamin Liew - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Intellectual property

Local firms
Intellectual property: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Lau Kok Keng heads Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s group, which has a particular expertise in highly contentious matters Nicholas Lauw defended Microsoft in an alleged copyright infringement case. On the non-contentious front, Lau Kok Keng and Wendy Low have been advising Philip Morris Singapore on the impact of the proposed standardised packaging regulation on the IP rights of tobacco companies.

Leading individuals

Lau Kok Keng - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Investment funds

Local firms
Investment funds: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Arnold Tan’s team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP assists sponsors with every aspect of their businesses and the lifecycle of their funds, including associated regulatory issues. Other clients include institutional investors, trustees and various other service providers. Alternative investment funds are the mainstay of the practice; in 2015, Tan and Philip Yeo acted for UOB Venture Management in the formation UVM 3 Venture Investments.

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Singapore: Private wealth

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s practice is praised for its ‘excellent response times’. The client base includes a number of financial intermediaries as well as high-net-worth individuals. The ‘very efficient and helpful’ Vikna Rajah has ‘extensive tax knowledge’ and is ‘excellent to work with’.

Leading individuals

Vikna Rajah - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Local firms
Projects and energy: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP deals with contentious and non-contentious issues affecting projects across a range of sectors in South-East Asia, such as oil and gas, power, mining, transport and infrastructure. The broad client base includes sponsors, financiers and contractors. Shemane Chan, Soh Lip San and Edith Ho are acting as the primary legal adviser to TRX City (formerly 1MDB Real Estate) regarding the development of the Tun Razak Exchange financial district in Kuala Lumpur. Andre Yeap SC is also a key contact.

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Singapore: Real estate

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s expertise includes acting in direct and indirect real estate investments, project financing, acquisitions and leaseback transactions as well as securitisation, bloc-transactions, leasing and conveyancing. Margaret Chin and Elsa Chai head the practice. Chin together with consultant Lee Lay See and Lina Chua assisted a developer with the purchase and financing of a large industrial estate. Lim Mei Ann is another name to note.

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Sim Kwan Kiat leads the practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. Danny Ong is ‘excellent for contentious restructuring matters’; together with Patrick Ang and Chua Beng Chye, he has been assisting the liquidators of 45 Lehman Brothers’ entities across nine jurisdictions. Wilson Zhu and Chong Kah Kheng have been promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Lee Eng Beng SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Patrick Ang - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Shipping

Local firms
Shipping: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Ian Teo and Winston Kwek are recommended in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s team, which is led by Toh Kian Sing SC. Winston Wong joined Gunvor Singapore as a legal counsel, See Bin Koh left to North of England P&I Association and Joseph Tang departed for Asia Maritime Adjusting.

Leading individuals

Leong Kah Wah - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Toh Kian Sing SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: TMT

Local firms
TMT: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s team is ‘one of the best in terms of industry knowledge’. Its expertise extends from complex multi-jurisdictional transactions in the fintech sector to regulatory aspects of emerging technologies. Lionel Tan and Benjamin Cheong assisted Xiaomi with the implementation of its global data protection policies and its regulatory compliance. Rajesh Sreenivasan and Steve Tan, who is ‘one of the best in the field of personal data protection’, jointly head the practice; Jocelyn Chan was promoted to the partnership.

Leading individuals

Rajesh Sreenivasan - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Steve Tan - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Singapore: Tax

Local firms
Tax: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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.

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Asia Pacific: Regional international arbitration

Regional international arbitration
Regional international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Andre Yeap SC leads Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s 27-strong Singapore team, which includes ten partners and regularly acts in in big-ticket, bet-the-company commercial and investor-state disputes. Recent work saw Paul Tan act for a Chinese cosmetics company in a joint venture dispute with a Korean cosmetics company. The firm can call on a sizeable network of offices and associated firms across Asia; in Bangkok, Surasak Vajasit’s dispute resolution team includes Supawat Srirungruang, who has expertise in Thai Arbitration Institute proceedings, while Chau Huy Quang, senior associate Tran Vi Thoai and foreign counsel Logan Leung are the key figures in Ho Chi Minh City.

[back to top]

Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s client following spans Asia and beyond, with its team handling commercial arbitrations and investor-state work. Practice head Andre Yeap SC and Paul Tan are representing The Republic of Philippines in ICC proceedings against Shell and Chevron over the payment of income tax.

Leading individuals

Andre Yeap SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Francis Xavier SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Antitrust and competition

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s team garners praise for its ‘practical advice, grasping the essence of the matter’. Kala Anandarajah is a ‘strong leader’ and ‘pioneer of international competition law throughout South-East Asia’.

Leading individuals

Kala Anandarajah - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Banking and finance

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP handles Islamic banking, syndicated lending and real estate finance, as well as contentious and regulatory issues. Angela Lim led the advice to the mandated lead arrangers in the S$1.76bn financing of UT Singapore Services’ acquisition of its parent, Universal Terminal. Regina Liew, Terence Choo and Lee Weilin are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Angela Lim - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Capital markets

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s Evelyn Wee advised the joint lead managers and underwriters on OUE Hospitality Trust’s S$238.6m renounceable underwritten rights issue. Other practice strengths include REITs and business trusts, derivatives, structured finance and securitisations. Serene Yeo, Chia Kim Huat, Goh Kian Hwee and Cheng Yoke Ping are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Chia Kim Huat - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Construction

Local firms
Construction: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Soh Lip San, who leads the team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, has been acting alongside Shemane Chan in assisting 1MDB with aspects of the Tun Razak Exchange project. The group provides niche expertise in risk analysis and mitigation for numerous projects across the region. Ng Kim Beng and Sim Chee Siong are also recommended. Wei Yaw Lam left the practice.

[back to top]

Singapore: Corporate and M&A

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s Danny Lim and Chia Lee Fong were the lead advisers to China Merchants Property Development Company during the RMB57.3bn merger with its controlling shareholder. Serene Yeo, Cheng Yoke Ping and Koh Choon Yee are assisting Gallant Venture with exiting from its investment in the Lao Xi Men Project in Shanghai. Alison Foo and Hoon Chi Tern made partner.

[back to top]

Singapore: Dispute resolution

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP represented White Energy Company in the first case heard at the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), and acted for the majority shareholders of a joint venture company in a dispute involving issues of minority shareholder oppression and unfair prejudice. Francis Xavier SC’s team includes Lee Eng Beng SC, Andre Yeap SC and Tan Chuan Thye SC. Mohammed Reza and Wei Na Sim left the firm.

Leading individuals

Andre Yeap SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Francis Xavier SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Employment

Local firms
Employment: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

The ‘commercially-savvy’ team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP includes contentious partners Jonathan Yuen and K Muralidharan Pillai and non-contentious specialist Desmond Wee. Clients included Thomson Reuters and AXA Group. Mohammed Reza left to join JWS Asia Law Corporation.

Leading individuals

Desmond Wee - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Financial services regulatory

Local firms
Financial services regulatory: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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.

Next generation lawyers

Benjamin Liew - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Intellectual property

Local firms
Intellectual property: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Lau Kok Keng heads Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s group, which has a particular expertise in highly contentious matters Nicholas Lauw defended Microsoft in an alleged copyright infringement case. On the non-contentious front, Lau Kok Keng and Wendy Low have been advising Philip Morris Singapore on the impact of the proposed standardised packaging regulation on the IP rights of tobacco companies.

Leading individuals

Lau Kok Keng - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Investment funds

Local firms
Investment funds: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Arnold Tan’s team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP assists sponsors with every aspect of their businesses and the lifecycle of their funds, including associated regulatory issues. Other clients include institutional investors, trustees and various other service providers. Alternative investment funds are the mainstay of the practice; in 2015, Tan and Philip Yeo acted for UOB Venture Management in the formation UVM 3 Venture Investments.

[back to top]

Singapore: Private wealth

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s practice is praised for its ‘excellent response times’. The client base includes a number of financial intermediaries as well as high-net-worth individuals. The ‘very efficient and helpful’ Vikna Rajah has ‘extensive tax knowledge’ and is ‘excellent to work with’.

Leading individuals

Vikna Rajah - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Projects and energy

Local firms
Projects and energy: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP deals with contentious and non-contentious issues affecting projects across a range of sectors in South-East Asia, such as oil and gas, power, mining, transport and infrastructure. The broad client base includes sponsors, financiers and contractors. Shemane Chan, Soh Lip San and Edith Ho are acting as the primary legal adviser to TRX City (formerly 1MDB Real Estate) regarding the development of the Tun Razak Exchange financial district in Kuala Lumpur. Andre Yeap SC is also a key contact.

[back to top]

Singapore: Real estate

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s expertise includes acting in direct and indirect real estate investments, project financing, acquisitions and leaseback transactions as well as securitisation, bloc-transactions, leasing and conveyancing. Margaret Chin and Elsa Chai head the practice. Chin together with consultant Lee Lay See and Lina Chua assisted a developer with the purchase and financing of a large industrial estate. Lim Mei Ann is another name to note.

[back to top]

Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

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

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Sim Kwan Kiat leads the practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. Danny Ong is ‘excellent for contentious restructuring matters’; together with Patrick Ang and Chua Beng Chye, he has been assisting the liquidators of 45 Lehman Brothers’ entities across nine jurisdictions. Wilson Zhu and Chong Kah Kheng have been promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Lee Eng Beng SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Patrick Ang - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Shipping

Local firms
Shipping: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Ian Teo and Winston Kwek are recommended in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s team, which is led by Toh Kian Sing SC. Winston Wong joined Gunvor Singapore as a legal counsel, See Bin Koh left to North of England P&I Association and Joseph Tang departed for Asia Maritime Adjusting.

Leading individuals

Leong Kah Wah - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Toh Kian Sing SC - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: TMT

Local firms
TMT: local firms - ranked: tier 1

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s team is ‘one of the best in terms of industry knowledge’. Its expertise extends from complex multi-jurisdictional transactions in the fintech sector to regulatory aspects of emerging technologies. Lionel Tan and Benjamin Cheong assisted Xiaomi with the implementation of its global data protection policies and its regulatory compliance. Rajesh Sreenivasan and Steve Tan, who is ‘one of the best in the field of personal data protection’, jointly head the practice; Jocelyn Chan was promoted to the partnership.

Leading individuals

Rajesh Sreenivasan - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Steve Tan - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

[back to top]

Singapore: Tax

Local firms
Tax: local firms - ranked: tier 2

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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.

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