Next Generation Partners

Firms To Watch: Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Foreign firms

Linklaters welcomed Evan Lam from Ashurst LLP in January 2023, who spearheads the practice and has experience in derivatives regulatory matters, netting and collateral enforceability issues, as well as derivatives and structured product transactions.

Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Foreign firms in Singapore

Norton Rose Fulbright

The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright acts for leading financial institutions, including Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and Islamic banking clients, as well as other derivatives users, commodity producers, market infrastructure and trustee entities, on the full spectrum of transactional and regulatory matters. Key areas of growth include advising on mandates concerning Islamic products, in addition to the derivatives aspects of IBOR transition programmes. English law qualified and registered foreign lawyer practising Singapore law, practice leader Colin Rice ‘stands out’ for his expertise in derivative-linked debt securities, Islamic products, margin loans, structured commodity financings, risk-transfer, hedging and funding transactions. Senior associate Francesca North, who focuses on OTC derivatives, structured products and structured finance transactions, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Colin Rice

Other key lawyers:

Francesca North


‘Colin Rice listens to what is being asked of him and appreciates the environment in which his clients operate. With lived experience, he is able to better understand and advise accordingly.’

‘Knowledgeable and responsive, often go beyond the expected and helpful.’

Key clients


Barclays Bank plc

HSBC Bank plc

Macquarie Bank Limited

Societe Generale

Standard Chartered Bank

United Overseas Bank