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Clifford Chance

MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE, 25TH FLOOR, TOWER 3, 12 MARINA BOULEVARD, SINGAPORE 018982, SINGAPORE
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Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Leading firms
Leading firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

At Clifford Chance in Singapore, engineering specialist Paul Sandosham, India expert Nish Shetty and locally-appointed silk Harpreet Singh Nehal SC handle work ranging from investment treaty disputes through to shareholder matters. In Hong Kong, Cameron Hassall and consultant Thomas Walsh are representing an Asian private equity fund in a Hong Kong arbitration governed by Cayman law concerning the investment fund. Ben Luscombe in Perth is also notable.

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Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's substantial arbitration team benefits from the firm's formal law alliance with Cavenagh Law LLP, enabling it to handle arbitration-related court proceedings in Singapore. The 'top-notch' team 'meets high expectations at all levels' and is 'very professional, very responsive, and very knowledgeable on the legal approaches and strategies involved'. Construction and engineering specialist Paul Sandosham is 'a very assured and calming influence under high pressure during tribunal hearings'. Nish Shetty is 'the go-to adviser for India disputes' and 'is able to pick apart an expert witness’ evidence with the precision of a top surgeon'. Harpreet Singh Nehal SC provides 'very senior strategic dispute resolution advice and is very approachable'. Kabir Singh 'leads from the front and leaves no stone unturned in getting the right solution for his clients'. Counsel Kelvin Teo  'has a keen ability to grasp complex technical issues and break them down into coherent and concise descriptions that can be readily understood by arbitrators'. Associate Andrew Foo is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Nish Shetty - Clifford Chance

Paul Sandosham - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Andrew Foo - Clifford Chance

Kelvin Teo - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Asset finance

Asset finance – Foreign firms
Asset finance – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is a top choice for international, Asia-wide and domestic asset finance in respect of transportation assets and related infrastructure, particularly in the aviation and shipping sectors. Its client base includes banks, export credit agencies, leasing companies and operators and manufacturers. The team acted for CSSC Leasing in respect of the financing of the first floating storage regasification unit to be built in China and where the shipyard and the leasing entity were related state-owned entities under the same government-linked company. In addition to advising on bulk and conventional ship finance and building, it also advised a number of parties on the acquisition or leasing of Airbus and other aircraft.  Simon Briscoe is the highly experienced head of the aviation finance team and Gervais Green heads the offshore and maritime group.  Finance expert Fergus Evans and his team relocated from the firm's Bangkok office in 2017 and Kate Sherrard is noted for her shipping expertise. Chad Morgan left the practice for an in-house role.

Leading individuals

Gervais Green - Clifford Chance

Simon Briscoe - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms
Banking and finance – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's sizeable department is 'a market leader in Asia Pacific in all areas of finance', and is increasingly active in acquisition and leveraged finance, acting for both lenders and borrowers, including private equity sponsors. The firm advised Citigroup and Goldman Sachs on the acquisition financing for the landmark take private of Global Logistic Properties. The Singapore team is also increasingly active on behalf of alternative lenders and funds: it advised Apollo Management Singapore on its $40m mezzanine financing to a holding company of a proposed listed company operating in the instant beverages sector. Key partners include Andrew Gambarini, who has impressed in distressed financing; Andrew Hutchins, who is 'very commercial, gets things done and is a calm head when things become tense'; and newly promoted partner Thomas England, who is 'very hardworking and really passionate about getting deals over the line'. Isabella Mashru is 'one of the strongest senior associates' in the market. Andrew Brereton has joined King & Spalding LLP.

Leading individuals

Andrew Gambarini - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Isabella Mashru - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Foreign firms
Capital markets – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has a substantial capital markets practice, covering a wide range of equity and debt products and with an especially strong record in Singapore, Indonesia, India and Malaysia. Its Singapore QFLP licence enables it to deliver on Singapore law issues; it advised the joint managers on Netlink NBN Trust's headline $1.68bn IPO  on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The firm is also at the forefront of Islamic finance structures and is especially well-positioned for liability management engagements, thanks to its formal law alliance (FLA) with Cavenagh Law LLP. Singapore law partner Raymond Tong is 'extremely helpful with significant experience', Johannes Juette is building the firm's standing on the US law side and Rahul Guptan is a big name in India equity transactions. Counsel Gareth Deiner  is 'user friendly', 'commercially minded' and his ' great depth of knowledge enables him to propose alternative and executable ideas'.

Leading individuals

Johannes Juette - Clifford Chance

Raymond Tong - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Gareth Deiner - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is praised for its 'long-term investment' in Singapore, and for its 'great bench-strength';  it 'is definitely the go-to firm for M&A in the region' according to one client and is 'particularly strong in understanding the markets it operates in'. The practice has maintained its standing despite the departure of leading practitioner Lee Taylor to King & Spalding LLP in 2018, continuing to act at the forefront of energy, private equity, financial institutions and consumer goods deals with an especially impressive record in Indonesia. Highlights included advising a consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners on its $5bn acquisition of Equis Energy's renewable assets in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. Melissa Ng is 'commercial', 'very measured, sharp and knowledgeable', 'has in-depth experience on Indonesian M&A' and 'is able to help clients navigate the legal and regulatory landscape very well'. Valerie Kong 'is always available to provide sound commercial advice and a first-class service'. Newly elected partner Satbir Walia is 'very easy to deal with, hands on, calm and measured'. Senior associate Alice Ho  is praised for her 'intellect, professionalism and commercial-mindedness'.

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Singapore: Energy

Energy – Foreign firms
Energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's Singapore office has strong energy sector credentials, operating at the forefront of M&A, projects, litigation and other matters linked to the industry. The office has experienced a notable uptick in oil and gas engagements (including midstream transactions) and has seen a significant increase in M&A and projects in the renewables sector, particularly in Taiwan's offshore wind energy sector. Gas to power is another major area for the team. Clients include Star Energy, KrisEnergy, Engie and Shell. Melissa Ng is a leading figure in energy M&A, especially in Indonesia, and advised a buyer consortium on its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Chevron’s geothermal assets in Indonesia. She also acted for Medco on its acquisition of PT Saratoga Power, which owns 51% of PT Medco Power Indonesia (Medco Power), from Saratoga. Nicholas Wong is co-head of the global energy and infrastructure group.

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Singapore: Financial services regulatory

Financial services regulatory – Foreign firms
Financial services regulatory – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

The team at Clifford Chance, which is 'responsive and commercially practical', works in alliance with Cavenagh Law LLP to handle contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters concerning all aspects of financial transactions and products, including investment grade lending, derivatives and structured finance. 'Top notch lawyers' include Paul Landless and Lena Ng, who have 'an understanding of the local market and the global issues'. Nish Shetty is noted for running 'a particularly good team' and associate Zhern Leing Thai is 'always on top of the detail'. Kabir Singh and associate Sheena Teng are also key names. In recent work, the team advised a number of international banks on the OTC derivatives reforms, especially in respect of the margin clearing and trade reporting requirements in Singapore and a number of other jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region. It is also advising a number of clients on the regulations pertaining to initial coin offerings in respect of operating platforms or exchanges on which digital tokens are used or traded.

Next generation lawyers

Sheena Teng - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Foreign firms
Investment funds – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

The funds team at Clifford Chance is highly rated for its 'ability to draw on expertise worldwide where needed' and is 'responsive and flexible'. Kai-Niklas Schneider is 'extremely attuned to clients' needs' and has 'excellent technical knowledge and market intelligence'. The 'strong team of associates' includes 'the very smart' Vishal Mashru, 'who is always on top of his work'. Counsel Daryl Liu is also noted. The practice advises client on all aspects of the funds lifecycle from structuring and launches through to secondary transactions and restructuring. It advises regional and global fund managers and sovereign wealth funds and a wide variety of private investment funds, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital funds. Senior associate Luke Chen was a new arrival in October 2017 from Drew & Napier LLC.

Leading individuals

Kai-Niklas Schneider - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Daryl Liu - Clifford Chance

Luke Chen - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Foreign firms
Labour and employment – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's employment team provides a full range of expertise to its clients in conjunction with colleagues from the firm's corporate and dispute resolution practices. It assists clients with the employment law issues arising from mergers or reorganisations such as cross-border employment contracts and also handles all manner of disputes, including misconduct in the workplace such as harassment, bribery concerns or money laundering. A substantial team, including the experts at alliance law firm Cavenagh Law LLP, include Valerie Kong and Paul Sandosham. Other key members include Harpreet Singh Nehal SC and Janice Goh, who are acting for a major Singapore-based company in a range of issues including investigations and disciplinary proceedings relating to alleged corrupt practices and breaches of internal policies relating to the procurement of contracts.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms
Projects and energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance continues to make an impression in energy and infrastructure projects. The team mixes big-ticket and lower value engagements in key areas such as renewable energy (including offshore wind power), gas-to-power, airport privatisations and oil and gas pipelines. The practice has built an impressive client following, including private equity and infrastructure funds, a range of ECAs, multilateral agencies (MLAs) and development banks. The broad regional coverage ranges across Singapore, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The team is jointly led by Nicholas Wong, co-head of the global projects group, and Matthew Buchanan, head of construction in Asia Pacific. Senior associate Bong-Sang Cho is also singled out.

Leading individuals

Nicholas Wong - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Bong-Sang Cho - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

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

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is highlighted for its 'very good industry knowledge and response times'. It provides an extensive regional coverage in combination with its global network of experts and is entrusted with large-scale and complex mandates by creditors, debtors, insolvency practitioners and private equity sponsors. It also has sector expertise in areas such as oil and gas, telecoms, construction and transport and shipping. The team is advising two groups of lenders on a large-scale restructuring in the energy arena. Other work includes acting for Deutsche Bank in Singapore High Court proceedings commenced by Goldilocks Investment Company, a shareholder of Noble Group, against Noble and others in which an injunction is sought to prevent the restructuring, the shifting of Noble’s centre of main interests to the UK, and to compel the disclosure of certain financial information. The client is also being assisted by the London and Hong Kong practices in this matter which involves some $3.4bn of debt. Andrew Brereton, who stands out for his 'commercial acumen', and Nish Shetty are the key contacts. Tom England, who was recently promoted to the partnership, is also a name to note.

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Singapore: Shipping

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

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is well regarded for its expertise in the areas of offshore oil and gas and the LNG sector and it is able to draw on its global network to handle corporate, financial and restructuring matters and litigation. The team advised the International Finance Corporation and others on the debt financing of an LNG import terminal, a matter valued at $180m. The work included compiling commissioning procedures, advising on a range of regulatory issues and advising on infrastructure delivery and safety matters. Gervais Green  and Kate Sherrard  are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Gervais Green - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: TMT

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

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's team in Singapore acts for a diverse range of clients including corporates, banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity houses throughout the region. Its multi-disciplinary offering covers M&A, IP, disputes and regulatory matters around data protection compliance and cyrptocurrency matters. Key practitioners include Paul Landless, who has a focus on fintech matters, and new arrivals Luke Grubb and senior associate Sally Murphy, who joined the practice in 2017 from Latham & Watkins LLP. Highlights included acting for a number of major corporates on IT outsourcing and procurement and it advised Fujitsu on the formation of a joint venture with Lenovo Group and the Development Bank of Japan with a focus on R&D and sales of computing devices for the global PC market. It also advised  Credit Suisse on the expansion of its digital private banking platform and its collaboration with Mesitis, a fintech start-up.

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Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Leading firms
Leading firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

At Clifford Chance in Singapore, engineering specialist Paul Sandosham, India expert Nish Shetty and locally-appointed silk Harpreet Singh Nehal SC handle work ranging from investment treaty disputes through to shareholder matters. In Hong Kong, Cameron Hassall and consultant Thomas Walsh are representing an Asian private equity fund in a Hong Kong arbitration governed by Cayman law concerning the investment fund. Ben Luscombe in Perth is also notable.

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Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's substantial arbitration team benefits from the firm's formal law alliance with Cavenagh Law LLP, enabling it to handle arbitration-related court proceedings in Singapore. The 'top-notch' team 'meets high expectations at all levels' and is 'very professional, very responsive, and very knowledgeable on the legal approaches and strategies involved'. Construction and engineering specialist Paul Sandosham is 'a very assured and calming influence under high pressure during tribunal hearings'. Nish Shetty is 'the go-to adviser for India disputes' and 'is able to pick apart an expert witness’ evidence with the precision of a top surgeon'. Harpreet Singh Nehal SC provides 'very senior strategic dispute resolution advice and is very approachable'. Kabir Singh 'leads from the front and leaves no stone unturned in getting the right solution for his clients'. Counsel Kelvin Teo  'has a keen ability to grasp complex technical issues and break them down into coherent and concise descriptions that can be readily understood by arbitrators'. Associate Andrew Foo is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Nish Shetty - Clifford Chance

Paul Sandosham - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Andrew Foo - Clifford Chance

Kelvin Teo - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Asset finance

Asset finance – Foreign firms
Asset finance – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is a top choice for international, Asia-wide and domestic asset finance in respect of transportation assets and related infrastructure, particularly in the aviation and shipping sectors. Its client base includes banks, export credit agencies, leasing companies and operators and manufacturers. The team acted for CSSC Leasing in respect of the financing of the first floating storage regasification unit to be built in China and where the shipyard and the leasing entity were related state-owned entities under the same government-linked company. In addition to advising on bulk and conventional ship finance and building, it also advised a number of parties on the acquisition or leasing of Airbus and other aircraft.  Simon Briscoe is the highly experienced head of the aviation finance team and Gervais Green heads the offshore and maritime group.  Finance expert Fergus Evans and his team relocated from the firm's Bangkok office in 2017 and Kate Sherrard is noted for her shipping expertise. Chad Morgan left the practice for an in-house role.

Leading individuals

Gervais Green - Clifford Chance

Simon Briscoe - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms
Banking and finance – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's sizeable department is 'a market leader in Asia Pacific in all areas of finance', and is increasingly active in acquisition and leveraged finance, acting for both lenders and borrowers, including private equity sponsors. The firm advised Citigroup and Goldman Sachs on the acquisition financing for the landmark take private of Global Logistic Properties. The Singapore team is also increasingly active on behalf of alternative lenders and funds: it advised Apollo Management Singapore on its $40m mezzanine financing to a holding company of a proposed listed company operating in the instant beverages sector. Key partners include Andrew Gambarini, who has impressed in distressed financing; Andrew Hutchins, who is 'very commercial, gets things done and is a calm head when things become tense'; and newly promoted partner Thomas England, who is 'very hardworking and really passionate about getting deals over the line'. Isabella Mashru is 'one of the strongest senior associates' in the market. Andrew Brereton has joined King & Spalding LLP.

Leading individuals

Andrew Gambarini - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Isabella Mashru - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Foreign firms
Capital markets – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has a substantial capital markets practice, covering a wide range of equity and debt products and with an especially strong record in Singapore, Indonesia, India and Malaysia. Its Singapore QFLP licence enables it to deliver on Singapore law issues; it advised the joint managers on Netlink NBN Trust's headline $1.68bn IPO  on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The firm is also at the forefront of Islamic finance structures and is especially well-positioned for liability management engagements, thanks to its formal law alliance (FLA) with Cavenagh Law LLP. Singapore law partner Raymond Tong is 'extremely helpful with significant experience', Johannes Juette is building the firm's standing on the US law side and Rahul Guptan is a big name in India equity transactions. Counsel Gareth Deiner  is 'user friendly', 'commercially minded' and his ' great depth of knowledge enables him to propose alternative and executable ideas'.

Leading individuals

Johannes Juette - Clifford Chance

Raymond Tong - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Gareth Deiner - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is praised for its 'long-term investment' in Singapore, and for its 'great bench-strength';  it 'is definitely the go-to firm for M&A in the region' according to one client and is 'particularly strong in understanding the markets it operates in'. The practice has maintained its standing despite the departure of leading practitioner Lee Taylor to King & Spalding LLP in 2018, continuing to act at the forefront of energy, private equity, financial institutions and consumer goods deals with an especially impressive record in Indonesia. Highlights included advising a consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners on its $5bn acquisition of Equis Energy's renewable assets in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. Melissa Ng is 'commercial', 'very measured, sharp and knowledgeable', 'has in-depth experience on Indonesian M&A' and 'is able to help clients navigate the legal and regulatory landscape very well'. Valerie Kong 'is always available to provide sound commercial advice and a first-class service'. Newly elected partner Satbir Walia is 'very easy to deal with, hands on, calm and measured'. Senior associate Alice Ho  is praised for her 'intellect, professionalism and commercial-mindedness'.

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Singapore: Energy

Energy – Foreign firms
Energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's Singapore office has strong energy sector credentials, operating at the forefront of M&A, projects, litigation and other matters linked to the industry. The office has experienced a notable uptick in oil and gas engagements (including midstream transactions) and has seen a significant increase in M&A and projects in the renewables sector, particularly in Taiwan's offshore wind energy sector. Gas to power is another major area for the team. Clients include Star Energy, KrisEnergy, Engie and Shell. Melissa Ng is a leading figure in energy M&A, especially in Indonesia, and advised a buyer consortium on its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Chevron’s geothermal assets in Indonesia. She also acted for Medco on its acquisition of PT Saratoga Power, which owns 51% of PT Medco Power Indonesia (Medco Power), from Saratoga. Nicholas Wong is co-head of the global energy and infrastructure group.

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Singapore: Financial services regulatory

Financial services regulatory – Foreign firms
Financial services regulatory – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

The team at Clifford Chance, which is 'responsive and commercially practical', works in alliance with Cavenagh Law LLP to handle contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters concerning all aspects of financial transactions and products, including investment grade lending, derivatives and structured finance. 'Top notch lawyers' include Paul Landless and Lena Ng, who have 'an understanding of the local market and the global issues'. Nish Shetty is noted for running 'a particularly good team' and associate Zhern Leing Thai is 'always on top of the detail'. Kabir Singh and associate Sheena Teng are also key names. In recent work, the team advised a number of international banks on the OTC derivatives reforms, especially in respect of the margin clearing and trade reporting requirements in Singapore and a number of other jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region. It is also advising a number of clients on the regulations pertaining to initial coin offerings in respect of operating platforms or exchanges on which digital tokens are used or traded.

Next generation lawyers

Sheena Teng - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Foreign firms
Investment funds – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

The funds team at Clifford Chance is highly rated for its 'ability to draw on expertise worldwide where needed' and is 'responsive and flexible'. Kai-Niklas Schneider is 'extremely attuned to clients' needs' and has 'excellent technical knowledge and market intelligence'. The 'strong team of associates' includes 'the very smart' Vishal Mashru, 'who is always on top of his work'. Counsel Daryl Liu is also noted. The practice advises client on all aspects of the funds lifecycle from structuring and launches through to secondary transactions and restructuring. It advises regional and global fund managers and sovereign wealth funds and a wide variety of private investment funds, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital funds. Senior associate Luke Chen was a new arrival in October 2017 from Drew & Napier LLC.

Leading individuals

Kai-Niklas Schneider - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Daryl Liu - Clifford Chance

Luke Chen - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Foreign firms
Labour and employment – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's employment team provides a full range of expertise to its clients in conjunction with colleagues from the firm's corporate and dispute resolution practices. It assists clients with the employment law issues arising from mergers or reorganisations such as cross-border employment contracts and also handles all manner of disputes, including misconduct in the workplace such as harassment, bribery concerns or money laundering. A substantial team, including the experts at alliance law firm Cavenagh Law LLP, include Valerie Kong and Paul Sandosham. Other key members include Harpreet Singh Nehal SC and Janice Goh, who are acting for a major Singapore-based company in a range of issues including investigations and disciplinary proceedings relating to alleged corrupt practices and breaches of internal policies relating to the procurement of contracts.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms
Projects and energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance continues to make an impression in energy and infrastructure projects. The team mixes big-ticket and lower value engagements in key areas such as renewable energy (including offshore wind power), gas-to-power, airport privatisations and oil and gas pipelines. The practice has built an impressive client following, including private equity and infrastructure funds, a range of ECAs, multilateral agencies (MLAs) and development banks. The broad regional coverage ranges across Singapore, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The team is jointly led by Nicholas Wong, co-head of the global projects group, and Matthew Buchanan, head of construction in Asia Pacific. Senior associate Bong-Sang Cho is also singled out.

Leading individuals

Nicholas Wong - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Bong-Sang Cho - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

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

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is highlighted for its 'very good industry knowledge and response times'. It provides an extensive regional coverage in combination with its global network of experts and is entrusted with large-scale and complex mandates by creditors, debtors, insolvency practitioners and private equity sponsors. It also has sector expertise in areas such as oil and gas, telecoms, construction and transport and shipping. The team is advising two groups of lenders on a large-scale restructuring in the energy arena. Other work includes acting for Deutsche Bank in Singapore High Court proceedings commenced by Goldilocks Investment Company, a shareholder of Noble Group, against Noble and others in which an injunction is sought to prevent the restructuring, the shifting of Noble’s centre of main interests to the UK, and to compel the disclosure of certain financial information. The client is also being assisted by the London and Hong Kong practices in this matter which involves some $3.4bn of debt. Andrew Brereton, who stands out for his 'commercial acumen', and Nish Shetty are the key contacts. Tom England, who was recently promoted to the partnership, is also a name to note.

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Singapore: Shipping

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

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is well regarded for its expertise in the areas of offshore oil and gas and the LNG sector and it is able to draw on its global network to handle corporate, financial and restructuring matters and litigation. The team advised the International Finance Corporation and others on the debt financing of an LNG import terminal, a matter valued at $180m. The work included compiling commissioning procedures, advising on a range of regulatory issues and advising on infrastructure delivery and safety matters. Gervais Green  and Kate Sherrard  are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Gervais Green - Clifford Chance

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Singapore: TMT

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

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's team in Singapore acts for a diverse range of clients including corporates, banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity houses throughout the region. Its multi-disciplinary offering covers M&A, IP, disputes and regulatory matters around data protection compliance and cyrptocurrency matters. Key practitioners include Paul Landless, who has a focus on fintech matters, and new arrivals Luke Grubb and senior associate Sally Murphy, who joined the practice in 2017 from Latham & Watkins LLP. Highlights included acting for a number of major corporates on IT outsourcing and procurement and it advised Fujitsu on the formation of a joint venture with Lenovo Group and the Development Bank of Japan with a focus on R&D and sales of computing devices for the global PC market. It also advised  Credit Suisse on the expansion of its digital private banking platform and its collaboration with Mesitis, a fintech start-up.

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