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Mayer Brown

6 BATTERY ROAD, #11-06, SINGAPORE 049909, SINGAPORE
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Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown's Singapore team has made significant progress in Vietnam, where it has represented a party in one major joint venture dispute and clients in a number of other significant arbitration cases; the firm has two offices in Vietnam. Indonesia is another key market, as is India, which has provided the team with a mixture of solar power and other disputes. Oil and gas, including gas pricing disputes, is another key area. The practice acts for an impressive number of Korean and Japanese clients, thanks in part to the presence of senior name Yu-Jin Tay, who has 'an impressive network of clients and contacts in the region', 'is very responsive', 'very knowledgeable and very sharp', 'strategically very sound and very experienced in international matters'.

Leading individuals

Yu-Jin Tay - Mayer Brown

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Singapore: Banking and finance

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

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown has significantly enhanced its standing in the banking and finance sector through a series of lateral hires. Acquisition and leveraged finance, and corporate lending specialists Kayal Sachi and Ian Roebuck, and counsel Pierre Dzakpasu have joined from Allen & Overy; Sachi has over 30 years of practice experience and has a particularly fine record in India and Southeast Asia. This follows the arrivals of trade and structured finance experts Angelia Chia and Ben Sandstad from senior positions at international banks; Sandstad is 'extremely well-versed and a foremost expert in receivables, securitisation and financial asset transfers of all types and across jurisdictions'. The new team 'ticks all boxes', provides 'great industry knowledge, value for money, top quality and timely services and lawyers who deliver solutions on their feet and are extremely goal oriented'. It is gaining traction in private equity-related leveraged finance and is becoming a leading name in trade and commodity finance, especially deals involving securitisation technology. Clients include Asian Development Bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), the Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation and United Overseas Bank.

Leading individuals

Kayal Sachi - Mayer Brown

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown's Singapore office continues to leverage the firm's potent Asia Pacific platform. The team has a fine record in Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and is increasingly active in India, following the arrival of a prominent banking and finance team led by Kayal Sachi from Allen & Overy. That new team has also given the corporate practice even greater credibility in private equity; the corporate department has worked on a series of mid-market deals for TPG Capital and other financial sponsors. Singapore partner Rod Brown was part of a cross-office team that advised TPG Capital on its on its proposed $150m acquisition of majority stake in a Vietnamese educational institution. Beyond private equity, the firm is active in strategic M&A for a range of multinationals, including Japanese trading houses. It also advised PT CT Corpora, the Indonesian conglomerate, on the disposal of shares held by its subsidiary PT Mega Corpora in PT Asuransi Jiwa Mega Indonesia to Prudential US.

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Singapore: Energy

Energy – Foreign firms
Energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown remains strong in IPPs, LNG and renewables. Key jurisdictions include Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. It advised the lenders to Sembcorp, in connection with Sembcorp’s development of the Myingyan 225MW gas-fired IPP; this is Myanmar’s first internationally competitively tendered power project. Lead partner on the deal Benjamin Thompson has a strong record in energy sector financings. Nathan Dodd advised China Power International Holding and Hub Power Company on the development and financing of a 1,320MW coal-fired power project and coal importation facility in Pakistan. Counsel Sean Prior is experienced in Indonesia energy projects.

Next Generation Partners

Sean Prior - Mayer Brown

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms
Projects and energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown has maintained a strong position in IPPs and has seen growth in LNG, mining and renewables projects. The practice attracts a mix of project development and project finance engagements, and is especially active in Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. It advised the lenders  to Sembcorp, in relation to Sembcorp’s mandate to develop and operate the Myingyan 225MW gas-fired IPP; this is Myanmar’s first internationally competitively tendered power project. It also advised China Power International and Hub Power on the development and financing of a 1,320MW coal-fired power project and coal importation facility in Pakistan. Benjamin Thompson is noted for project finance, especially in Myanmar, Nathan Dodd is recognised for project development around the region and counsel Sean Prior has a fine record in Indonesia.

Next Generation Partners

Sean Prior - Mayer Brown

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