Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee > Singapore, Singapore

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
50 COLLYER QUAY
#10-01 OUE BAYFRONT
SINGAPORE 049321
Singapore

Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms Tier 1

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee's practice is led by Shaun Langhorne, who has expertise in debt restructurings, strategic advisory, enforcement and related litigation, with a focus on cross-border matters in Indonesia and India. Other key areas of activity include distressed M&A, the use of formal and court-driven insolvency procedures and advising on non-performing loan portfolio sales.

Key clients

Borrelli Walsh

Grant Thornton

Asset finance: foreign firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee's finance team has substantial experience advising  on a wide range of aviation financings including pre-delivery payment financings, export credit-supported financings, tax-based structures and securitisations. The team has expertise in domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals of aircraft, aviation assets and aircraft loan and lease portfolios. Matthew Leigh acts for banks, financial institutions, lessors and operators on big-ticket cross-border aviation transactions.

Key clients

Standard Chartered Bank / Pembroke Capital

Investec Bank plc

Citibank N.A.

Deutsche Bank AG

BNP Paribas

The Korea Development Bank

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee has played a pivotal role in a number of multi-jurisdictional deals that were structured through Singapore. It continues to be heavily involved in tech and e-commerce deals, and transactions involving private equity and corporate venture investments. Moreover, the Singapore team is impressing in education, infrastructure, consumer, retail and healthcare deals, and is gaining recognition for transactions in frontier markets such as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Singapore managing partner Stephanie Keen and Mark Cooper comprise an outstanding senior bench in both strategic M&A and private equity transactions.

Testimonials

‘Stephanie Keen is excellent, very talented and well respected.’

‘A go-to law firm for Singapore and South East Asia private equity work for the past 10 years. They impress with their first class advice and client service and are backed by a seamless global network across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA. Managing partner and Head of Asia PE, Stephanie Keen, is our key contact and trusted advisor.’

‘Stephanie Keen is exceptional – she is one of the best private equity practitioners in the region – technically superb, a formidable negotiator and very solutions-oriented. Stephanie is the first lawyer you want on your team.’

‘Danielle Wu is excellent – she is always available to provide sound commercial advice and first-class service.’

‘Ally Smith is a rising star and one to watch. She impresses clients with her ability to blend her technical excellence with the “bigger picture” – she is very measured, sharp and user-friendly.’

Key clients

PayPal

Walmart

eBay

Navis Capital Partners

Leapfrog Investments

Capital markets: equity and debt: foreign firms Tier 3

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee remains intensely focused on EMTN programmes and corporate trustee work. Much of the practice is linked to Australian issuances, though the firm is gaining more transactions from Southeast Asia. Moreover, it is making a greater impression in default and distressed work emanating from India, Indonesia and mainland China. The team advises an even mix of underwriters and issuers. Andy Ferris  is co-head of the Asia DCM practice. Associate Daniel Mok is also rated.

Testimonials

‘The practice is unique in its ability to turnaround a high quality product within a tight time frame and place equal importance on both commercial and legal/technical aspects.’

‘It is very advanced in converting 144A/RegS documentation into EMTN documentation within very tight time constraints.’

‘Andrew Ferris is a standout performer and provides clients with confidence in his abilities. He is very articulate and equally persuasive in his writing. He is respected by his peers and is an absolute pleasure to work with.’

‘Daniel Mok is also a stand out performer. He delivers quality products within budget, which is very rare.’

Key clients

HSBC

RHB Bank

Brisbane Airport Corporation

UBS

Merrill Lynch

Ausgrid Finance

JP Morgan

Citi

Vicinity Centres

International arbitration Tier 3

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee is noted for energy and infrastructure arbitrations, especially for US and Japanese clients. It has experienced growth in engagements from banks and funds, and is principally active in SIAC and ICC arbitrations in Singapore. Kent Phillips leads the team and is one of the more senior arbitration specialists in Singapore. Senior associate Benson Lim is a genuine rising star, as is Henry Winter

Testimonials

‘I would say that Hogan Lovells is a go-to firm for international arbitration.

‘An excellent team for international dispute resolution work.’

‘Kent Phillips is an outstanding arbitration counsel. He is easy to work with and thorough.’

Kent Phillips is a strategic thinker who provides reasoned and thoughtful advice. He also is an absolute pleasure to work with, and a consummate professional.

Projects: foreign firms Tier 3

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee impresses in conventional power and renewables, having a broad geographic scope across Asia Pacific. The firm is close to sponsors especially and has experienced Asia specialists within the team, including Alex Wong and Samantha Campbell, who splits her time between Singapore and Vietnam.

Testimonials

‘The firm has a first class project finance team recognised by clients and peers for their extensive experience in power, construction and infrastructure projects across Southeast Asia. It is blessed with a global network across Asia, Europe and the Americas that provides seamless cross-border advice to clients.’

‘Alex Wong  is excellent for international infrastructure and major construction related work across South East Asia. He is highly regarded for his formidable intellect and market knowledge, and his ability to get deals done efficiently. Alex provides clients with consistent high-quality, user-friendly advice and is a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara

Tokyo Electric Power

Super Energy (East)

Energy: foreign firms Tier 4

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee has cemented its position in the power and renewables sectors, particularly in Taiwan and Vietnam projects. It has landed several considerable engagements in Taiwan's offshore wind programme and is making a further impact in coal-fired power and renewables in Vietnam. The Singapore team advises a mix of sponsors and lenders, and frequently works alongside colleagues in Tokyo, Hamburg and other offices. Alex Wong has a great deal of renewables experience. Samantha Campbell splits her time between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, concentrating much of her time on the Vietnam renewables sector.

Key clients

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN)

Tokyo Electric Power Company

About the firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, clients need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands and works together with clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

Straight talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets the client’s job done. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments.

The firm helps clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Its 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever work takes you.

About our Asia practice: Since opening its first regional office in Hong Kong in 1982, the firm has spent the past 35 years growing the practice in Asia Pacific to encompass over 250 lawyers, including over 50 partners, based in 12 offices including associated offices in seven countries across the region. The firm understands the cultural nuances at play in different countries and applies this insight to provide locally viable solutions. It also works collaboratively across the region to get clients the advice they need, providing a seamless service no matter how many jurisdictions are involved.

Main areas of practice: Corporate; Finance; Intellectual property; Global regulatory; and Litigation, arbitration and employment.

Main industry sectors: Aerospace, defense & government services; Automotive and mobility; Consumer; Diversified Industrials; Education; Energy & natural resources; Financial institutions; Insurance; Life sciences & health care; Real estate; and Technology, media & telecommunications.

Offices: Alicante, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Brussels, Budapest*, Colorado Springs, Denver, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta*, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Louisville, Luxembourg, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minneapolis, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, New York, Northern Virginia, Paris, Perth, Philadelphia, Riyadh*, Rome, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shanghai FTZ*, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar*, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Zagreb*. * Associated offices

Legal Services Center: Berlin

Photo Name Position Profile
 Maurice Burke  photo Maurice Burke
 Samantha Campbell photo Samantha Campbell
 Andy Ferris photo Andy Ferris
 Stephanie Keen photo Stephanie Keen
 Matthew Leigh photo Matthew Leigh
 Benson Lim photo Benson Lim
 Daniel Mok photo Daniel Mok
 Kent Phillips photo Kent Phillips
 Kaveeta Sandhu photo Kaveeta Sandhu
 Ally Smith photo Ally Smith
 Henry Winter photo Henry Winter
 Alex Wong photo Alex Wong
Number of lawyers : 2,500+
In Asia Pacific : 250+
PRAC (Pacific Rim Advisory Council)
SGLA (Sino Global Legal Alliance)
Contacts : Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr. (regional managing partner)
Contacts : Stephanie Keen (Singapore managing partner)