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

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Allen & Gledhill LLP has demonstrable experience across the full range of structured products, in addition to OTC and exchange-traded derivatives, including interest rate, currency, credit and equity derivatives. The practice is well-placed to advise on regulatory, compliance and tax issues arising in relation to financial products and structures and is frequently appointed as Singapore opinion counsel by the ISDA and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Head of the debt capital markets group, Margaret Chin, leads the team alongside Francis Mok, who is noted for his expertise in financial services and commodities regulations, and corporate finance expert Yeo Wico, whose experience extends to securitisation and structured finance. Other key contacts in the group include Magdalene Leong and Jeanne Ong.

Practice head(s):

Margaret Chin; Francis Mok; Yeo Wico

Other key lawyers:

Magdalene Leong; Jeanne Ong

Work highlights

  • Advised Bayfront Infrastructure Capital III Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayfront Infrastructure Management Pte. Ltd., on the issue of four classes of investment grade rated notes, comprising US$187.9 million Class A1 senior secured floating rate notes due 2044, US$110 million Class A1-SU senior secured floating rate notes due 2044, US$33.4 million Class B senior secured floating rate notes due 2044 and US$43 million Class C senior secured floating rate notes due 2044.

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has demonstrable experience advising on listed and unlisted derivatives and structured products, in addition to handling matters concerning novel financial products. Regina Liew, who has considerable experience acting for banks and other financial institutions on a broad range of advisory, transactional and enforcement mandates, jointly leads the team alongside Larry Lim, who focuses on fintech, crowdfunding and digital currencies matters. Benjamin Liew counts retail and private banks, investment advisers, fund managers, fintech entities and derivative dealers among his key roster of clients, while Lee Xin Mei advises on structured debt and securitisation transactions.

Practice head(s):

Regina Liew; Larry Lim

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Liew; Lee Xin Mei

Key clients

Lion City Rentals Pte. Ltd.

M&T Investments Pte. Ltd.

WongPartnership LLP

Housing a team of dedicated derivatives practitioners, WongPartnership LLP is noted for its expertise in OTC derivatives of all types of asset classes, synthetic products, retail structured products and structured finance transactions. Practice leader Rosabel Ng focuses on the regulation of derivatives and structured products, derivatives transactions, structured finance and other treasury-related matters, in addition to advising innovative derivatives-based platforms in the fintech arena. Tian Sion Yoong is well-versed in the regulatory landscape, with demonstrable experience in ISDA master agreements, confirmations and credit support and collateral management documentation.

Practice head(s):

Rosabel Ng

Other key lawyers:

Tian Sion Yoong; Melissa Tham

Key clients

CapitaLand Ascott Trust Management Limited


DBS Trustee Limited

DBS Bank

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited

Rio Tinto group companies (including Rio Tinto Commercial Pte. Ltd. and Rio Tinto Finance plc)

UOB Bank

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel in the acquisition by CapitaLand Ascott Trust of nine serviced residences, rental housing and student accommodation properties across France, Japan, Vietnam, Australia and the US from its sponsor, The Ascott Limited, for an aggregate consideration of S$215.2 million.