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Allen & Gledhill LLP
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SINGAPORE 018989
Singapore

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP has an excellent record in merger control matters, including cross-border and global transactions; this includes providing Singapore counsel to the London Stock Exchange on its $30bn acquisition of Refinitiv Holdings. Of late, the firm advised on a majority of all merger notifications to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore. It also has a significant market share of engagements in respect of advising on anti-competitive agreements including cartel allegations. Department head Daren Shiau and highly-rated chief economist Elsa Chen are established figures in the market. Scott Clements is another top practitioner, particularly noted for contentious matters.

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Testimonials

‘Technically strong and makes an effort to research the relevant areas and legal points before presenting and discussing their views with clients.’

‘I am quite impressed by the team’s responsiveness. The team also has very good contacts within the CCCS. This helps.’

‘Elsa Chen, partner, while advising more in the economics and policy space, as opposed to pure legal issues, is intelligent and insightful. She is able to provide her views in concise and readily understood manner.’

Work highlights

  • Advised London Stock Exchange Group, as Singapore antitrust counsel, on the acquisition of Refinitiv Holdings Limited.
  • Advised both Analog Devices, Inc. and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., as Singapore antitrust counsel, on the $21bn acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. by Analog Devices, Inc.
  • Advised GlobalWafers Co., as Singapore antitrust counsel, on its acquisition of Siltronic AG.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP‘s team is considered by clients to be ‘at the forefront of the changes in the market‘, advising an impressive array of financial institutions, corporates, private equity houses and sovereign wealth funds on the spectrum of their banking and finance transactions in Singapore and across the region. The group is particularly noted for project and real estate finance, as well as leveraged, acquisition, asset and structured financing deals. It also has a strong Islamic finance practice. Co-leading the department, Mark Hudspeth and Kok Chee Wai both have significant experience in cross-border finance. Jafe Ng is a specialist in asset and project financing, additionally handling debt capital markets fundraising. Lim Wei Ting (‘a strong addition to any deal team‘) and Julie Sim are also lawyers of note.

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‘Worked a lot with the banking team. At the forefront of the changes in the market. Up to date. and quick to provide solutions.’

‘Very responsive with a quick turnaround; provides innovative solutions; detailed and minimal errors or mistakes; able to drive the transactions to meet timelines and coordinate well with all parties.’

‘One of the leading (if not the leading) Singapore law firms in the market. Partners are knowledgeable and deliver consistent quality.

‘There is a strong preference / inclination to work with Lim Wei Ting. His strong understanding of banking constructs and balance between commercial versus (legal) technical make for a very practical / accessible approach toward deals. On top of that, he always makes himself available for discussions / brainstorming. A strong addition to any deal team.’

A&G is very strong in most areas. We can always tap on their vast resources and industry knowledge to obtain consistent sound advices/solutions in a timely manner. There is better rapport and understanding with A&G generally and no surprises when dealing with them.’

Work highlights

  • Advised DBS, OCBC and UOB on the grant of S$1.95bn term loan facilities to MS Commercial Pte. Ltd., for refinancing of its existing indebtedness as well as financing Marina One’s office and retail components (but excluding the residential component).
  • Advising ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited (in its capacity as manager of Suntec REIT). HSBC Institutional Trust Service (Singapore) Limited (in its capacity as trustee of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust has entered into a facility agreement with various banks to make available S$700m and S$200m term loan facilities to the Borrower.
  • Advised DBS and OCBC, as transaction counsel, on the S$900m term and revolving credit facilities to DBS Trustee Limited (in its capacity as trustee of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust) and RBC Investor Services Trust Singapore Limited (in its capacity as trustee of OUE Hospitality Sub-Trust).

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP is able to advise on the spectrum of capital markets transactions, utilising specialist teams dedicated to equity and debt capital markets and real estate investment trusts. The ECM group, led by Tze Gay Tan is known for first-of-kind IPOs, which often involve multiple jurisdictions and stock exchanges. On the debt side, the group, chaired by Margaret Chin, has experience across bond issuances and restructurings. Managing partner Jerry Koh leads the REITs team, which includes Bor Jern Chua and is prolific in the Singapore real estate market. Wico Yeo is noted for his expertise in infrastructure business trusts. Leonard Ching supports the team in relation to regulatory and compliance issues and Alvin Zhuang is also a key member of the team.

Testimonials

‘Expertise of the team’

‘Tan Tze Gay has in depth knowledge and excellent communication skills. Bernie Lee is in depth knowledge and approachable.’

Tan Tze Gay – one of the best in this practice area. Very commercially attuned.’

A&G has provided advice across a wide range of activities from IPO, debt financing, to competition. Solid advice from a very committed team.’

Deep understanding of regulatory framework, regulators’ evaluation considerations and decision making process. Quality advice to identify and address transaction issues and execution risks to help achieve client objectives. Team has sufficient depth and breadth of expertise, sufficiently staff with timely and optimal response to client’s needs.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Ascendas Reit Manager on the establishment of a S$7 billion Euro medium term securities programme (“Programme”) and issue of S$100m 2.65%. notes due 2030 under the Programme (“Notes”) by HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Singapore) Limited in (its capacity as trustee of Ascendas Reit).
  • Advised the FCT Manager, as transaction counsel, on the equity fund raising to raise gross proceeds of approximately S$1.33bn in relation to the acquisition of approximately 63.1%. of the total issued share capital of AsiaRetail Fund Limited.
  • Acted as transaction counsel for the initial public offering (“IPO”) and listing, and advised Nanofilm, the three selling shareholders, as well as the holders of convertible notes issued by Nanofilm.

Singapore > Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP is most known for its over the counter and exchange-traded derivatives work, bringing together solid expertise in capital markets, regulatory compliance, tax and insolvency. The firm is also appointed by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association as a Singapore opinion counsel. Margaret Chin, head of the debt capital markets team, is an expert in asset securitisations; co-head of the financial services and financial regulatory compliance practices Francis Mok is another core team member with experience across securities and derivatives; Yeo Wico also regularly handles securitisations. Magdalene Leong‘s practice focuses on the intersection between Islamic finance and securitisations. In July 2020, Evan Lam departed for Ashurst LLP.

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Key clients

Astrea VI Pte. Ltd. (“Astrea VI”)

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (“AMBD”)

Work highlights

  • Advised Astrea VI, as transaction counsel, on the issue of S$382 million Class A-1 secured fixed rate bonds due 2031, US$228 million Class A-2 secured fixed rate bonds due 2031, and US$130 million Class B secured fixed rate bonds due 2031 (collectively, the “Bonds”). The Bonds are backed by cash flows from a diversified portfolio of 35 private equity funds with a net asset value of US$1.456 billion, managed by 28 general partners.
  • Advised Al-Munawwarah Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMBD, on a structured finance deal involving the establishment of a B$100 million I-Bills issuance programme (“Programme”) pursuant to which it may issue Islamic bills from time to time based on the sukuk al-wakalah structure.

Singapore > Construction: Local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP has a large dedicated team covering contentious and transactional construction matters with a strong focus on Singapore and the broader Southeast Asia region. The team is noted for its work on headline matters including infrastructure and power projects, along with big-ticket cross-border disputes. Ho Chien Mien and Sathiaseelan Jagateesan co-head the construction and engineering practice. Deputy head of the group Lim Dao Kai is also highly rated by clients for his understanding of complicated claims. Chong Yee Leong is a prominent name in major construction arbitrations and deputy head of the construction and Kelvin Kek is an emerging talent in the disputes field including India and Malaysia cases, as is Charmelia Sugianto in project documentation and construction contracts.

Testimonials

‘Team is very strong technically and is knowledgeable with regard to the industry. Consistent quality in its work and gives practical advice.’

‘Sathiaseelan Jagateesan is very hands-on and experienced with the challenges faced by developers and contractors and hence is able to provide very practical advice from different perspectives.’

‘ The firm is able to provide a full suite of legal services. Apart from this, the firm is able to take on highly complex legal issues and specialised areas of law. From the onset of COVID-19, the firm managed to set up quickly a COVID-19 Resource Centre that looks into the various news including legislation and the impact/implications they have on a client’s business. This is really helpful. The firm is also up to date on the various legal issues arising from COVID-19. ’

‘I have worked with Sathiaseelan Jagateesan on a few occasions. He is resourceful and has vast and in-depth knowledge not only in the areas of law he specialises in, but other areas of law as well. This is really helpful as he is able to identify the potential issues which may arise not only from the areas of building and construction law. He is well-versed with the latest legislation on COVID-19 and the various circulars sent by the Building and Construction Authority. He is also able to provide practical solutions.’

‘Construction adjudication, litigation or arbitration comes with massive claims and disputes. We are usually faced with tremendous pressure to either put up the claims or defence in a relatively short time. What I like about working with Ho Chien Mien is that under his leadership, he is able to put together a very united and collaborative team that is able to divide out the works and at the same time, come together to put up a very solid claim or defence. As a client, we also had the experience of being part of that team to work together to produce that solid claim or defence. More importantly, we find that each of the lawyers in his team is able to independently handle the responsibility assigned to them. As such, they are able to produce good quality work within a shorter time. Producing at a shorter time also translates to costs efficiency to the client.’

‘Ho Chien Mien is able to bring together a team of lawyers to produce good quality work within a relatively shorter time. Shorter time also automatically translate to costs efficiency.’

‘Ho Chien Mien and his other partner Lim Dao Kai have the ability to be able to understand the complicated claims and the issues faced by the client. They are able to provide both effective legal and practical solutions to help client solved those issues.’

Kelvin Kek is experienced and gave practical advice to help us move forward on the matter. His experience in construction matters also came to the fore and helped us dispose of the matter effectively.’

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended ELID in proceedings commenced by the developer of a commercial development (Centrium Square) on an adjoining land for claims in relation to alleged breaches of laws and regulations relating to building and construction, property development and fire safety and alleged trespass.
  • Acted for Nippon in a dispute between the parties relating to structural steel elements (H-beams) used for construction projects in Singapore and around the region.
  • Acted as project counsel to Cambodia Airport Investment, the joint venture responsible for developing the new airport for Phnom Penh in the Kandal province which, when completed, will be one of the largest airports in the world covering 2,600 hectares of land.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 1

A firm ‘heavily involved in Singapore’s most prominent deals’, Allen & Gledhill LLP  is home to a sizeable corporate and M&A team of approximately 70 lawyers. Lim Mei is an M&A, equity capital markets and derivatives expertise who is extensively experienced in cross-border transactions; she fronts the practice together with Christian Chin who, in addition to venture capital, corporate restructuring and joint venture transactions, is also an expert in employment law and general commercial contracts. Elsewhere, Andrew Lim is a go-to for corporate governance, regulatory and compliance affairs and Christopher Koh focuses on public takeovers and privatisations. Prawiro Widjaja has a particularly deep knowledge of the Indonesian market and the group’s capacity for multi-jurisdictional transactions is bolstered by its integration with its Vietnam and Myanmar offices, as well as its associations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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‘Knowledgeable & experienced team, capable of providing good practical solutions. Heavily involved in most of the prominent deals in Singapore.’

‘Richard Young is an xperienced lawyer with a keen eye for details. a problem solver.’

‘Well coordinated team, good knowledge of the law and delivered well and on time.’

Work highlights

  • Acted on the USS$10.3bn proposed strategic restructuring and demerger of the investment management platforms of CapitaLand Limited Advised CapitaLand, as transaction counsel, on the proposed demerger of CapitaLand Investment Management Limited and subsequent take private by CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd.
  • Engaged on the USS$8.27bn merger of CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust to form the third largest REIT in Asia Pacific.
  • Advised Smooth Company Ltd, a company controlled by CVC Capital Partners Asia-Pacific IV L.P. on the US$1.2 billion sale of PT Softex Indonesia to Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP’s reputable dispute resolution team ‘excels in a broad understanding of the commercial realities of litigation’ with a range of highly specialised sub-groups. Co-head William Ong comes ‘highly recommended’ by clients for his work in financial and securities-related disputes where Vincent Leow is also an expert. The group frequently engages in high-stakes cases including disputes pertaining to corporate and shareholders, M&A, and employment. Yong Seng Tay and Stanley Lai are commended for their ‘comprehensive understanding of the nuances in complex commercial disputes‘ whilst Jason Chan’s expertise lies within litigation and white-collar crimes. Tan Kai Liang and Ramesh Kumar focus on matters related to commercial litigation and arbitration whilst Xeauwei Tan covers corporate litigation and arbitration. The team is highly sought after internationally thanks to its extensive network which covers Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Andrew Yeo leads the team alongside Ong.

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‘The partner of Allen & Gledhill who dealt with my case was Ramesh Kumar. What made him stand out is his ability to make me feel assured that my case was in good and capable hands and his full attention would be given to my case. I found Ramesh to be service-oriented, patient, competent and thorough. Ramesh was very professional in his dealings with me, very sharp and quick on the uptake and showed great effectiveness in demolishing points raised by the Defendants to my case. Ramesh also played a major role at the Mediation session to help to bring my case to Settlement with the Defendants. I am fully satisfied that Ramesh has put the interest of his clients above everything else. It was clear to me that he could have dragged my case longer and earned more legal fees for his firm. Instead, he did all he could to bring my case to an early completion. ’

‘Xeauwei and her team are outstanding. They are super responsive and efficient. The team give attention to detail and prepares meticulously taking the client’s interest into consideration. They are able to suggest strategic and practical solutions to clients even before the clients request it. The stand out quality of this team is their quick response and the ability to reach them whenever and wherever. It’s not just their junior associate but their partner are also around to guide us whenever needed.’

‘Vincent Leow is our go-to dispute lawyer. We appreciate his ability to balance the legal technicalities against the commercial considerations that we face and assist us in strategising how to resolve a conflict. Vincent is intelligent and is technically sound in his area of expertise but what we really appreciate is his ability to break down any difficult legal concepts and convey the implications to us in a manner that are relatable to us. ’

‘The A&G team is highly dependable and our go-to firm when we want advice backed by experience and practicality. They excel in a broad understanding of the commercial realities of litigation, and can offer non-typical solutions which are suited to your specific needs.’

‘I have used Allen & Gledhill extensively for litigation and dispute resolution work. Their service is always technically proficient and I have never had a bad experience or even lost a case which I have instructed them on.’

‘Yong Seng Tay has a very sharp and insightful mind and plans his court strategy like a chess grandmaster. His manner in Court is quiet but highly incisive, instantly challenging hyperbole by thinking very fast on his feet. He is skilled at bringing out the evidence in the case, illustrating it in a very clear manner.

‘William Ong is highly recommended – practical and commercial-minded that is accompanied by strong legal and technical skills. Ability to break down succinctly issues and articulate them in a non-legalistic manner. Always available and very competitive and reasonable rates. ’

‘The A&G team blends strong legal knowledge with a practical mindset, which served our company very well in its dispute resolution process. They listen carefully to input and offer candid views of the matter at hand – they are not looking to simply appease the client but instead give considered advice, even if at odds with that input.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted BTHMB with a dispute involving the issuance of cryptocurrency and use of proceeds by one of South Korea’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb Exchange against its former director Dr Kim Byung Gun, one of South Korea’s most prominent plastic surgeons, who operates cosmetic surgery clinics in Singapore and Korea.
  • Acted on behalf of Taiwanese insurance company Singfor Insurance Co Ltd in a dispute with the Singapore branch of EFG Bank and a trust company connected to EFG regarding Singfor’s assets.
  • Acted for SingNet in a proceedings before the High Court of Singapore following a dispute that arose between Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Ltd and SingNet Pte Ltd on music in SingNet’s Pay TV service .

Singapore > Financial services regulatory: local firms Tier 1

According to one client, Allen & Gledhill LLP has ‘the best financial services and regulatory team in Singapore‘, with a team comprising non-contentious regulatory lawyers and disputes experts. On the advisory front, the group is regularly instructed on licensing and conduct of business issues, in addition to assisting financial institutions with corporate transactions. The contentious team handles regulatory investigations, enforcement matters, as well as defending clients in anti-money laundering and fraud cases. The department is co-led by Francis Mok and Karen Tiah. Adrian Ang is a key name for fintech regulation and he also takes the lead in matters involving ESG.

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‘The depth of their knowledge, experience, relationship with regulators, and awareness of market practice are unparalleled.’

‘Karen Tiah is a first pick and stands out for her technical expertise and solution-oriented approach. Catherine Neo is also one to look out for – reliable, balanced, and always approachable.’

‘A&G’s FinTech Practice is on top of developments in technology, and brings that expertise to clients in the financial markets. The webinars and articles shared by the firm on key topics are informative and provide a good background for a better understanding in this new area of law. ’

‘Adrian Ang has a wealth of knowledge in the crypto-asset space, and is able to help clients bridge the old and new worlds effortlessly.’

‘Allen and Gledhill is very flexible in providing services that fit our need as a start up. it helps us with corporate filings, as well as our financial regulatory need. As a financial service company, we always have added requirements by MAS. Many corporate matters have financial regulatory implications. A&G being a full service law firm, always provides us with comprehensive advice and we can rest assure that issues are considered from all angles and the advice we are provided are complete. Billing is also flexible enough to help with our limited budget. For discrete projects A&G would offer flat rates to help with our resource allocation. ’

‘Allen and Gledhill is our go to firm for any regulatory questions. We can always expect the most up to date information, policy reasons behind the regulatory requirements and how we can comply in a practical way. Adrian Ang, who is the partner we work with the most and is always knowledgeable and we do not feel that we pay him to spend time of research. He usually can offer very good advice quickly. He also has extensive experience working with MAS and can provide us with the most efficient and practical approach on our regulatory compliance needs.’

‘We have worked with Allen and Gledhill’s partner Adrian Ang on our company’s fund management regulatory matters. Adrian led his team well to provide us the most efficient and effective solutions. We believe Allen and Gledhill has the best local knowledge/talents and practice in Singapore. ’

‘Adrian Ang’s experience and professionalism is outstanding. He takes time to truly understand our business model and provides well thought through commercial solutions to regulatory issues that we may face. He does this quickly and efficiently. Adrian remains the leading financial regulatory lawyer in Singapore and thoroughly deserves his sterling reputation in the market.’

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP has one of the largest teams in the market, fielding a range of specialists across all aspects of intellectual property. It leads the market in core areas such as patent prosecution and protection thanks to extensive experience in major industry sectors, including chemistry, biotechnology, computer science, and mechanical and electrical engineering. Stanley Lai, SC leads the intellectual property practice and is at the forefront of IP litigation and IT disputes. Low Pei Lin is an experienced figure in IP protection, portfolio and rights management, and heads up a team of patent prosecution specialists. Counsel Gloria Goh is another key department member, leading teams on a number of headline cases.

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‘Allen & Gledhill always address clients’ needs and questions, and provides their excellent professional services in a timely manner.’

‘A&G’s first-class lawyers and consistent delivery comes highly recommended.’ 

‘ I consider that the litigation strategy of Allen & Gledhill is better than that of other law firms acting on behalf of the other side of a lawsuit. The degree of cooperation among lawyers in the litigation team is high.’

‘Dr Stanley Lai SC always answers clients’ enquiries precisely and provides his excellent professional opinions in a timely manner.’

‘Dr Stanley Lai and his team have the best knowledge of IP law. Dr Stanley is a very humble person, but you will get high confidence when you first meet with him. His team works on every detail to support your case. You can immediately tell the difference if you engage Dr Stanley Lai and his team comparing with the team on the other side.’

‘If the knowledge of IP law is important to your case, then Dr Stanley Lai is the right lawyer for you, he is very senior and sincere.’

‘Low Pei Lin comes highly recommended. She is a skilful and respected attorney, with a stellar track record when it comes to getting work done. She is patient and clearly outlines what is to be expected with honest and cost-effective solutions.’

‘Vignesh Vaerhn understands the client’s demands and the value of client’s technologies in their business context with deep knowledge and experiences in practice. He understands the Japanese language as well.’

Work highlights

  • Represented Nippon Steel Chemical & Material in litigation in Singapore as part of an ongoing dispute in various jurisdictions (Japan and Taiwan) in relation to the alleged infringement of patents owned by Nippon Steel Chemical & Material in the area of semiconductor bonding wires.
  • Represented Sea Group/Garena in a dispute concerning copyright infringement claims brought against them in respect of one of their mobile games.
  • Acted for Hong Ying Ting, Liu Jia Wei, Nice Payroll Pte Ltd and Li Yong, the defendants in allegations of using confidential and copyrighted material for commercial and economic use in a new startup, revolving around claims of copyright infringement, breach of confidence, conspiracy, breach of contract and inducement for breach of contract.

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP is at the forefront of private funds and retail funds, despite the recent retirement of Tan Sai Hong and the departure of Danny Tan. Shieh Lin Lai and Sarah Teo have stepped up to lead the retail funds side of the practice while managing partner Jerry Koh and Jonathan Lee are the senior names on the private funds front. Given the firm’s wide-ranging corporate relationships, it has landed a series of major engagements in the Variable Capital Company (VCC) segment, along with additional growth in technology, real estate, sustainability and debt funds. In the retail space, the team is increasingly active in ESG-driven funds, while the wider group is also building its experience in blockchain and tokenisation; it advised Elite Partners Capital on the establishment of Elite Logistics Fund with units in the fund being tokenised and issued through iSTOX, the digital securities platform.

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‘The team is very solutions orientated, yet practical, in their approach to regulatory/legal challenges that are presented to us in Singapore. Their innovation is their ability to offer solutions, which has helped our firm deliver on arguably its bigger strategic initiatives locally.’

‘They know the firm, the fund, the history (sometimes better than we do) which is an important value-add as they understand the context and perspective of each engagement.’

‘The team works well together and for a client, you can deal with any individual and know you’ll get a consistent delivery. Leadership is strong, and the team is efficient too.’

‘Responsive and professional team, extensive knowledge in the investment funds and asset management space.’

‘Shieh Lin Lai has been the stand out partner for me. The technical regulatory/legal knowledge, coupled with her ability to build and manage relationships – importantly this has given us a high level of confidence and trust in A&G.’

‘Special shout-out to Shieh Lin Lai, who has been able to provide that continuity and instil the same within the team. She has always been prompt and willing to share her extensive experience to provide practical advice. Working with her and her team has been amazing.’

‘The team led by Jerry Koh with several partners offer a complete and wide range of expertise that is able to help with every aspect of fund and investment activities. The team has the largest share of the Singapore market, which gives the team deep and extensive experience from sheer caseload coverage. Their extensive network through engagements with regulators, other adjacent professional service providers is also a very significant advantage in their ability to work seamlessly across various parties to deliver efficient services to their clients.’

Work highlights

  • Advised EAAA, the manager of Edelweiss Special Opportunities Fund III and the general partner of ESOF III, as Singapore counsel on the establishment and final closing of ESOF III, which raised $900m.
  • Advised NTCP, as transaction/fund counsel, on the closing of its second fund, Novo Tellus PE Fund 2.
  • Advised AIAIM, as transaction/fund counsel, on the establishment of a private fund platform, AIA VCC, which is a Singapore umbrella variable capital company (VCC).

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP has one of the largest teams in Singapore, spanning both contentious and non-contentious matters. The group has experienced growth in health and safety matters, including those linked to the Covid-19 crisis. It has also maintained its eminent standing in restraint of trade, employee poaching and non-compete injunction cases. Kelvin Wong and Sanjiv Rajan co-head the practice, with the latter known for employment disputes, including white-collar crime and investigations-related matters. Tay Yong Seng is a highly rated employment litigator, notably non-compete injunction and senior executive remuneration disputes. Christine Tee is an emerging talent.

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‘I always use Allen & Gledhill for employment litigation. They are fast and professional in their delivery of advice and their success rate on matters which I have referred to them is 100%.’

‘A&G is one of the most knowledgeable and well-connected legal advisors in Singapore. They are able to provide good advice that is pragmatic and addresses the client’s commercial needs vs. textbook recitals. They also work with the client on the resolution of issues – first by getting a deep understanding of the underlying problems, and then brainstorming with the client to test alternative solutions. Finally, because of their network, they are able to obtain informal feedback and intelligence that are extremely valuable in resolving sensitive labour matters.’

‘I always use Tay Yong Seng as my litigation counsel. He is Oxford-educated and technically razor sharp. To this day he has never failed to achieve an excellent result from any of the matters I have referred to him – a 100% success rate for a very demanding client and he has always performed way beyond expectations.’

‘We worked with lead partner Tay Yong Seng who worked tirelessly to meet tight deadlines and solve tricky challenges. He is extremely detailed and pragmatic in his approach and was always available even at short notice. Yong Seng is not shy about providing honest views that may not always align with our objectives, but he always did that in a tactful manner and with solid and robust analysis – and it was appreciated since we did not want a “yes-man/woman”.’

‘Tay Yong Seng: responsive and reasonable both in quality and fees.’

‘Sanjiv Kumar Rajan: experienced and to the point to the issues.’ 

Work highlights

  • Acted for MTF in obtaining an extraordinary worldwide Mareva freezing injunction against a borrower company’s CEO and Finance Manager based on alleged fraud, freezing their assets worldwide up to the value of $7.1m.
  • Acted for BGC Partners in a watershed High Court case where the High Court will decide for the first time whether employees who do a ‘no-show’ despite signing employment contracts will be liable for damages.
  • Acted for IP Investment Management in a landmark case in personal data litigation – Singapore’s first Civil Court action for personal data breaches under the Personal Data Protection Act.

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP‘s multi-disciplinary offering is well placed to provide advice throughout the entire life cycle of a project, be it in the oil, gas, energy, utilities, telecoms or transportation sector. On the development side, the key contacts are group lead Kelvin Wong  and Boon Kiat Yeo; both have considerable experience assisting with project structuring, establishment and conduct of operations, and industry-specific regulatory and compliance matters. On the financing side, regional practice co-head Chee Wai Kok and Aloysius Ng are the names to note. Wee Meng Tan, who oversees the firm’s work in the telecoms area, is also recommended.

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Testimonials

‘The senior partners had expert knowledge regarding contract and corporate matters, and coached our team on specific matters related to legal agreements, negotiating tactics, and possible outcomes.’

‘Given the pandemic and the situation in Myanmar, our team received good and dependable counsel while managing the business in a ‘one-of-a-kind’ environment in Asia and Myanmar.’

‘The team, which was led by Boon Kiat Yeo, was very commercially minded and responsive – I would highly recommend this practitioner.’

Work highlights

  • Advising the Land Transport Authority on the concession agreement for the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System Link.
  • Advising Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, KMH, on its agreement to jointly own and develop the Bifrost Cable System with a subsidiary of Facebook and PT.
  • Advised DBS, as transaction counsel, on the S$40m term loan facility granted to Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore.

Singapore > Real estate: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP handled an additional range of real estate transactions during the Covid-19 period. It advised on a series of acquisitions and disposals, including advising OUE Commercial REIT Management on the S$1.27bn divestment of 50% of OUE Bayfront, OUE Tower and OUE Link. The real estate team has landed a number of major engagements in residential, data centres and other technology assets. Ho Kin San and Eudora Tan are now the firm’s most active partners in big-ticket real estate transactions with Penny Goh having moved into a strategic role for the firm.

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Testimonials

‘Ability to appreciate client’s commercial objectives and help the client to navigate the legal landscape in fulfilling those objectives.’

‘Highly effective and efficient team that delivers on timely assignments.’

‘Depth of experience and ability to deliver.’

‘Ho Kin San is very sound in the law, has a very keen knowledge of the commercial aspects of complex real estate transactions and is able to provide balanced advice. Always very responsive.’

‘Fock Kah Yan – very experienced and good attention to detail.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited on the divestment of a half-stake in AXA Tower based on an agreed property value of S$1.68bn.
  • Advised OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd on the S$1.27bn divestment of 50% of OUE Bayfront, OUE Tower and OUE Link.
  • Advised Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd. on the S$1.06bn acquisition by Frasers Centrepoint Trust of 63.11% of the total issued share capital of AsiaRetail Fund Limited.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP routinely lands the big-ticket restructurings in the market, often representing the creditors. It represented the major bank and non-bank creditors in the $3.85bn restructuring of Hin Leong Trading, Ocean Tankers and Xihe Holdings and advised the informal steering committee of lenders on the $3.74bn restructuring of Pacific International Lines. The firm’s banking heritage, shipping expertise and regulatory acumen makes it particularly well equipped for large recent engagements in the market. Chong Yee Leong leads the restructuring and insolvency team, coming from a construction and international arbitration background. Edward Tiong is deputy head of the group, while Andrew Chan is a recognised market leader and Kenneth Lim is another seasoned restructuring and insolvency expert.

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‘The Restructuring & Insolvency practice at A&G leverages on the expertise of its other practices (litigation, corporate, banking etc) so that any issue is discussed thoroughly so that any resolution is “fire proof”. This gives a client considerable comfort that the solutions have been considered and mitigated for various legal and commercial risks.’

‘A&G has a deep and experienced practice in many fields, which places this firm in a unique position to advise clients holistically.’

‘The practice at A&G can bring its full depth into transactions. Managing a large pool of creditors during a complicated restructuring requires coordination and clarity. A&G was able to do this time and time again. Their ability to crunch significant reams of data into digestible summaries identifying risks and providing clear signposts ensures that clients always know they are well and truly covered for legal risks and issues. Their market knowledge and the breadth of the practice from documentation to court appearances makes them a single-stop shop for restructuring.’

‘Awesome ability to tailor practical and insightful solutions to complex issues within compressed timelines.’

‘Besides being strong technically, Edward Tiong is also commercially minded, highly analytical and helpful.’

‘The following partners are commended for their sound advice, thorough analysis of the issues and clarity of thoughts. Where required, they are prepared to take “commercial” risks in their advice where the situation warrants it: 1) Andrew Yeo 2) Chong Yee Leong 3) Edward Tiong 4) Yap Yin Soon.’

‘Kenneth Lim – brilliant and quick.’

‘Fay Fong is in the weeds but doesn’t miss the wood for the trees. Excellent strategic sense while fully abreast of the details.’

Work highlights

  • Advised on the $3.85bn restructuring of Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd, Ocean Tankers (Pte.) Ltd, and Xihe Holdings Pte Ltd.
  • Advised on the $3.74bn restructuring of Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited.
  • Advised on the S$1.5bn restructuring of Hyflux.

Singapore > Shipping: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP has a large and dedicated practice focused on the shipping sector, particularly in the financing and transactional arena, along with a further significant emphasis on contentious maritime work. In recent times, the firm has been especially active in big-ticket restructurings and financial distress, along with fraud and wrongdoing matters in the shipping sector. Gina Lee-Wan specialises in shipping and offshore financings, leasing and equity transactions. Kenny Yap is prominent in international trade and shipping, and Yap Yin Soon is noted for maritime and offshore disputes. Corina Song is another senior name in contentious shipping, trade and admiralty matters. Vivian Ang is a leading figure in wet and dry shipping disputes.

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‘The team has established good work relations with our bank for over 10 years now. They know most of our bank’s team and also the bank’s working style and we are able to easily reach out to them on mobile and email for any issues.’

‘Over the years the team has been able to continually provide good advisory services for our bank’s shipping and general banking and finance transactions accompanied with practical solutions for a range of cross border issues.’

‘The team has very good in-depth knowledge of the local laws and regulations in the relevant areas, including shipping finance.’

‘Our partner to call is Harold Or. He has an in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of the shipping industry. In a tough and lean market, he has also been able to provide legal services at very good rates.’

‘The team led by Yap Yin Soon has in-depth technical knowledge and expertise in shipping cases, with well-supported counterpart lawyers of major shipping hubs. Their advice is also always cognisant of updated insolvency rules in relation to IRDA.’

‘Besides being a strong negotiator, Yap Yin Soon is commercially minded, highly analytical and holistic in providing practical solutions.’

‘Kenny Yap, Soh Yin Chuin, Shaun See Tow – clear analysis of legal problems and provide practicable solutions for the business, always able to make time to take calls from the client, able to negotiate fee discounts after billing.’

‘The A&G team comprises seriously talented individuals with loads of experience and which have garnered many kudos from the legal sector themselves, especially Gina Lee-Wan.’

Work highlights

  • Advised multiple major bank and non-bank creditors, with high-value claims, in relation to the judicial management of Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd, Ocean Tankers (Pte.) Ltd and Xihe Holdings Pte Ltd.
  • Advised an informal steering committee of lenders, holding $1.34bn of debt, on the restructuring of PIL. Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited.
  • Acted for Natixis, a lender and single largest secured creditor of Zenrock, in connection with evidence of wrongdoing by Zenrock.

Singapore > Tax: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP has a fully rounded tax practice, covering the full spectrum of transactional, advisory and contentious matters. Senior team members have extensive experience in tax advisory and dispute resolution work, frequently working alongside colleagues in the firm’s real estate, capital markets, corporate and other departments. Amongst an array of top quality engagements, the firm continues to impress in highly structured capital markets offerings and big-ticket M&A transactions. Sunit Chhabra is at the forefront of income tax, stamp duty and goods and services tax (GST) matters. Lim Pek Bur specialises in tax and wealth planning for ultra-high net worth clients.

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Work highlights

  • Advised SIA on its S$5.3bn renounceable rights issue of new ordinary shares and the S$3.5bn renounceable rights issue of mandatory convertible bonds.
  • Advised Nippon Paint on the Singapore aspects of its JPY1.285tr acquisition of equity interests in the joint ventures with the Wuthelam Group and the Indonesia business operated by the Wuthelam Group.
  • Advised Singtel and Singtel Group Treasury on the issue of S$1bn subordinated perpetual securities by Singtel Group Treasury under its S$10bn guaranteed Euro medium term note programme.

Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP‘s highly regarded offering comprises dedicated experts, who come together to assist with the full gamut of TMT issues, including advising on acquisition and financing of technology companies and their intellectual property, cloud deployment and strategy, assisting with regional and global data protection compliance and handling large-scale outsourcing projects. Tham Kok Leong, who heads up the the technology and corporate intellectual property practice, has substantial experience negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements with a nexus to TMT. Tan Wee Meng oversees the specialised telecoms group. Stanley Lai and Eugene Ho jointly lead the cybersecurity and data protection department. Alexander Yap is the key contact for fintech related work, while counsel Gloria Goh is the name to note for technology disputes.

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‘Has a depth of experience in a very wide range of technology related issues. A good pulse on what the industry approach is to technology related issues. Approachable at all levels from partner to associate, and always responsive and on top of matters.’

‘The team that I worked with is extremely closed-knit and co-ordinated, which allows them to be very responsive and be able to provide a 360-degree coverage of issues, from key ones to those that are more market-knowledge-based (as opposed to black letter law based). The end-result is that I always feel that I am being advised by a steady-handed team that is not only technically sound but extremely hardworking and responsive.’

‘Tham Kok Leong has been an absolute joy and pleasure to work with: he is excellent – very clear, knowledgeable and has commercial savvy as well as demonstrable experience on a very wide range of technology related issues. His advice and judgment is very sound, reliable and supported by his breadth of experience on how the industry approaches issues. This is particularly helpful in areas where there may not be clear precedent.’

‘Alexander Yap is a very knowledgeable and tech-savvy partner.’

‘Tham Kok Leong is very complete and detail-oriented in his advice, ensuring that clients have a complete picture of the risks in technology related issues. I also appreciate the collaborative approach taken in resolving issues in a commercial and sensible manner. What is great is also the feeling that no issue or matter is ‘too small’ and I have always been able to count on him showing how the dots connect on the often complex issues that crop up in today’s transactions.’

‘Thoughtful, sound and practical advice.’

‘Alexander Yap is closely collaborative and engaging.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Assurity Trusted Solutions on public key infrastructure -related documentation, in relation to Assurity’s operations as the Government of Singapore’s appointed National Certification Authority for the issuance and management of the digital certificates of individuals.
  • Advised the Association of Banks in Singapore, the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, the Government Technology Agency and seven participating banks, as project counsel, on the launch of the Singapore Financial Data Exchange, in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Manpower.
  • Advising Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, KMH, on the joint build agreement to jointly own and develop the Bifrost Cable System, with a subsidiary of Facebook and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, a subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia.

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms Tier 1

Allen & Gledhill LLP has a longstanding white-collar crime practice, with the team advising local and international financial institutions, public listed companies and corporate clients, as well as representing private individuals prosecuted for white-collar crimes. The practice is jointly headed by Jason Chan, SC, who advises on regulatory and white-collar criminal cases, such as market misconduct, regulatory breaches, corporate fraud and corruption, and Aaron Lee, who has an active practice in matters involving fraud, insider trading, money-laundering, corruption, sanctions, securities, market misconduct, import/export and mutual legal assistance matters.

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‘The team is very proactive in following up with queries. They are able to work under pressure eg tight timelines. In addition to providing excellent advice on the legal aspects, they also provide practical solutions.’

‘Vincent Leow is sharp, intelligent, quick to grasp the various issues and yet very approachable. He is very understanding of the time pressure faced by us clients and is always able to work within the deadlines while at the same time providing excellent advice and practical solutions.’

‘Willing to work under extreme time pressure. Quick to respond. Does not bloat the team unnecessarily. Good understanding of client’s mission and end-goal. ’

‘Standout partner is Vincent Leow. He provides practical solutions which save the client money and time. This makes the firm very cost efficient.’

Work highlights

  • Represented Essilor Manufacturing (Thailand) Co Ltd v Idrisco Pte Ltd in a major transnational fraud case.
  • Defending a number of Singapore-based companies that were served with production orders made against them under Section 22(3) of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (Chapter 190A of Singapore).
  • Acting for a leading private education group in both criminal and civil actions pertaining to a fraud case against its senior employees.

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 2

Allen & Gledhill LLP‘s ‘very strong‘ international arbitration team is known for representing clients from South East Asia, China, Japan, Korea and India in high-value disputes relating to infrastructure, energy, construction and engineering projects. Energy, oil and gas, power and infrastructure project disputes expert Chong Yee Leong jointly leads the team alongside Dinesh Dhillon, whose broad experience includes representing multinational corporations and sovereign states in arbitration. Other names to note include the ‘very commercially savvyRamesh Selvaraj, who has a focus on disputes relating to Indonesia, Thailand and India, and Chua Kee Loon and Chong Boon Leong who are noted for project and investment disputes in the Southeast Asia region. For India-related disputes, Vivekananda Neelakantan is another key contact while William Ong regularly acts in arbitrations involving Chinese parties.

Testimonials

‘I am of the opinion that Allen & Gledhill has a very robust international arbitration practice, especially in the Asian market. The firm has a team of specialized lawyers working on international arbitration, which makes is easy to obtain expert advice on narrow and specific legal issues.

The engagement with Allen & Gledhill was also good in terms of value for money. Their fees was quite reasonable and their output was of the highest standard.

Ramesh Selvaraj has previously represented some prominent clients from India. He has worked on arbitration matters spanning across a number of sectors and is a very commercially savvy lawyer. He can handle complex matters involving laws of multiple jurisdictions with ease. I would definitely like to work with him again on a future occasion.

‘Allen & Gledhill supported us with multiple disputes involving cross-border parties, some from difficult jurisdictions. Each time, they were able to reach a resolution. Besides high-quality responsiveness, they really know how to bridge parties to find a settlement.’

‘Kelvin Kek & Vivekananda Neelakantan listen closely to understand our needs and reach our goals. This enables them to find creative ways to reach resolution, keeping our legal costs low while attaining our objectives.’

‘A&G arbitration team is very strong. From my experience, their strength and the depth of the knowledge on the case’s material was shared among the partners and associate.’

‘Partners Ramesh Selvaraj and Lim Dao Kai respectively show strong commitment in handling the case. They understand their case and documents to the details. They also master the formality of the arbitration that helps them swiftly navigate the hearing process.’

Erik Widjaja shows strong support to his partners in their respective assignments. He meets the high-expectations that partners or clients have toward an associate.

Singapore > Private wealth and family law – local firms Tier 2

Allen & Gledhill LLP draws on its extensive funds, transactional and dispute resolution expertise to provide a rounded offering to the private wealth sector. The firm’s exceptional corporate and financial institutions client base provides it with a wealth of contacts that deliver a stream of high-quality engagements. It receives instructions from clients around Asia Pacific, with a notable increase in matters coming from China, India and Myanmar. Contentious probate work is another area of expertise. Lim Pek Bur leads the team and has a strong background in tax structuring.

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‘The advice and strategies of the team were always honest, and be clear, both from the team and the same expectation from me, the client. I respected that very much.’

Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 3

Allen & Gledhill LLP advises clients on market entry strategies, structuring or restructuring, acquisitions, divestments and early-stage investments in Indonesia. Oene Marseille has extensive experience advising international corporates and private investors on corporate and M&A transactions in the region. Clients praise Marseille for being ‘knowledgeable, amiable and very responsive‘. Prawiro Widjaja advises corporate clients and private equity funds on big-ticket M&A transactions.

Testimonials

Allen & Gledhill have a close tie-up with leading Indonesian firm, Soemadipradja & Taher, and together deliver a very joined up offering to their clients.’

Oene Marseille is knowledgeable, amiable and very responsive.’

Work highlights

  • Advised CVC and the Sellers, as transaction counsel, on the sale of PT Softex Indonesia to Kimberly-Clark Corporation for an aggregate purchase price of $1.2bn.
  • Advising Keppel Midgard Holdings Pte. Ltd. on the joint build agreement to jointly own and develop the Bifrost Cable System, with a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International.
  • Acted as transaction counsel to a private investor who co-led both the $90m Series C and $95m Series D financing of Mobile Premier League.

Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service South-east Asian law firm which provides legal services to a wide range of clients. Established in 1902, the Firm is consistently ranked as a market leader in Singapore for every major practice area, having been involved in numerous challenging, complex, cutting-edge and significant deals. The Firm’s Partners are specialists in their areas of practice and many are widely recognised as leading legal experts by clients and peers.

Allen & Gledhill is renowned for delivering exceptional legal services in Singapore and South-east Asia. Its reputation for high-quality advice is regularly affirmed by its strong rankings in leading publications, and by the various awards and accolades it has received from independent commentators and clients. The Firm is consistently ranked tier one in the highest number of practice areas, and is one of the firms with the highest number of lawyers recognised as leading individuals. Over the years, it has also been named ‘Regional Firm of the Year’ and ‘Singapore Firm of the Year’ by many prominent legal awards.

Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore and South-east Asia, comprising over 650 lawyers in the region, Allen & Gledhill, with its offices in Singapore and Myanmar, its associate firm in Malaysia and network firm in Indonesia, is well-placed to advise clients on their business interests in Singapore and beyond, particularly on matters involving South-east Asia and the Asian region.

Its associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, located in Kuala Lumpur, is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm. Rahmat Lim & Partners is one of the fastest growing law firms in Malaysia. Its team of approximately 90 local lawyers is well-positioned to provide an invaluable combination of Malaysian law and practice, local insight of the Malaysian environment and context, as well as international best practices.

The firm’s Myanmar office is based in Yangon. It is a fully licensed law firm which provides Myanmar legal advice, and issues Myanmar legal opinions. Both Myanmar and foreign qualified lawyers are familiar with the business environment, laws, regulations and practices of Myanmar to provide value-added advice and service to clients across key industry sectors.

Its network firm in Indonesia, Soemadipradja & Taher, based in Jakarta, is one of Indonesia’s largest independent full service law firms. Established in 1991, the firm is consistently ranked in the top tiers of legal publications and directories.

Furthermore, Allen & Gledhill has strong working relationships with leading law firms worldwide, and serves both local and international clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions in South-east Asia, China, India, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the United States of America. This experience allows the Firm to take on an effective lead counsel or project manager role in cross-border transactions.

Apart from providing legal services, the Firm is committed to acting as a responsible corporate citizen and to do good to effect positive changes in the ASEAN community. A principal focus is working in partnership with, or supporting, community and charitable organisations by providing them with expertise and skills, which brings an added dimension to its practice of the law. In addition to helping charities, it helps individuals through existing pro bono initiatives, where its lawyers volunteer at the Law Society of Singapore’s community legal clinics or take on criminal cases through the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.

Allen & Gledhill collaborates closely with its clients, employees and the wider community in its CSR activities and initiatives. The Firm is driven by its belief that sustainable practices and meaningful community engagement benefit all stakeholders and help create a stronger community.

Main contacts:
Christina Ong (Chairman and Senior Partner)
Jerry Koh (Managing Partner)

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate & Commercial Kelvin Wongkelvin.wong@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7644
Corporate & Commercial Daren Shiaudaren.shiau@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7612
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Lim Meilim.mei@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7732
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Christian Chinchristian.chin@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7616
Corporate Real Estate Ho Kin Sanho.kinsan@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7928
Financial Services Christina Ongchristina.ong@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7700
Financial Services Kok Chee Waikok.cheewai@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7724
Financial Services Francis Mokfrancis.mok@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7786
Intellectual Property & Technology Dr Stanley Lai, SCstanley.lai@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7883
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Andrew Yeoandrew.yeo@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7850
Litigation & Dispute Resolution William Ongwilliam.ong@allenandgledhill.com+65 6890 7894
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Vivian Ang  photo Vivian Ang Partner
Adrian Ang  photo Adrian Ang Co-Head of the Firm’s FinTech and ESG & Public Policy Practices
Andrew Chan  photo Andrew Chan Partner
Jason Chan, SC  photo Jason Chan, SC Co-Head of the Firm’s White Collar & Investigations Practice
Elsa Chen  photo Elsa Chen Co-Head of the Firm’s Competition & Antitrust Practice and ESG & Public…
Sunit Chhabra  photo Sunit Chhabra Head of the Firm’s Tax Practice
Christian Chin  photo Christian Chin Partner and Co-Head of the Firm’s Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Department
Margaret Chin  photo Margaret Chin Head of the Firm’s Debt Capital Markets team
Leonard Ching  photo Leonard Ching Partner
Yee Leong Chong  photo Yee Leong Chong Co-Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice and Head of the Firm’s Restructuring…
Boon Leong Chong  photo Boon Leong Chong Partner
Jonathan Choo  photo Jonathan Choo Partner
Kee Loon Chua  photo Kee Loon Chua Co-Deputy Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice
Bor Jern Chua  photo Bor Jern Chua Partner
Scott Clements  photo Scott Clements Partner
Dinesh Dhillon  photo Dinesh Dhillon Co-Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice
Kah Yan Fock  photo Kah Yan Fock Partner
Rhys Goh  photo Rhys Goh Partner
Gloria Goh  photo Gloria Goh Counsel
Penny Goh  photo Penny Goh Senior Adviser
Ankit Goyal  photo Ankit Goyal Partner (Foreign Law)
Eugene Ho photo Eugene HoPartner
Chien Mien Ho  photo Chien Mien Ho Co-Head of the Firm’s Construction & Engineering Practice
Kin San Ho  photo Kin San Ho Head of the Firm’s Corporate Real Estate Practice
Sheau Farn Hoo  photo Sheau Farn Hoo Partner
Mark Hudspeth  photo Mark Hudspeth Co-Head of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice
Sathiaseelan Jagateesan  photo Sathiaseelan Jagateesan Co-Head of the Firm’s Construction & Engineering Practice
Christopher Koh  photo Christopher Koh Partner
Jerry Koh  photo Jerry Koh Managing Partner and Head of the Firm’s REITs and Investment Funds Practices
Chee Wai Kok  photo Chee Wai Kok Co-Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department and separately, Co-Head of the…
Ramesh Kumar photo Ramesh KumarPartner
Sanjiv Kumar Rajan  photo Sanjiv Kumar Rajan Co-Head of the Firm’s Employment, Health & Safety Practice
Shieh Lin Lai  photo Shieh Lin Lai Partner
Stanley Lai, SC  photo Stanley Lai, SC Head of Intellectual Property and Co-Head of Cybersecurity & Data Protection
Bernie Lee photo Bernie LeePartner
Kee Yeng Lee  photo Kee Yeng Lee Partner
Aaron Lee  photo Aaron Lee Co-Head of the Firm’s White Collar & Investigations Practice
Bik Wei Lee  photo Bik Wei Lee Deputy Head of the Firm’s White Collar & Investigations Practice
Kim Shin Lee, SC  photo Kim Shin Lee, SC Partner
Gina Lee-Wan  photo Gina Lee-Wan Consultant
Magdalene Leong  photo Magdalene Leong Partner
Vincent Leow  photo Vincent Leow Partner
Tan Kai Liang photo Tan Kai LiangPartner
Wei Ting Lim  photo Wei Ting Lim Partner
Andrew M Lim  photo Andrew M Lim Partner
Mei Ann Lim  photo Mei Ann Lim Partner
Sophie Lim  photo Sophie Lim Partner
Kenneth Lim  photo Kenneth Lim Partner
Dao Kai Lim  photo Dao Kai Lim Deputy Head of the Firm’s Construction & Engineering Practice
Pek Bur Lim  photo Pek Bur Lim Partner
Pee Hua Long  photo Pee Hua Long Partner
Pei Lin Low  photo Pei Lin Low Partner
Lim Mei  photo Lim Mei Partner and Co-Head of the Firm’s Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Department
Francis Mok  photo Francis Mok Co-Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department and Co-Head of the Financial…
Vivekananda Neelakantan photo Vivekananda NeelakantanPartner (Foreign Law)
Aloysius Ng  photo Aloysius Ng Partner
Jafe Ng  photo Jafe Ng Partner
William Ong  photo William Ong Co-Head of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department
Christina Ong  photo Christina Ong Chairman and Senior Partner, and Co-Head of the Financial Services Department
Harold Or  photo Harold Or Partner
Aik Hin Peh  photo Aik Hin Peh Partner
Ramesh Selvaraj  photo Ramesh Selvaraj Co-Deputy Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice
Steven Seow  photo Steven Seow Partner
Daren Shiau  photo Daren Shiau Co-Head of the Firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department and Co-Head of the…
Julie Sim  photo Julie Sim Partner
Yin Chuin Soh  photo Yin Chuin Soh Co-Head of the Firm’s Maritime & Aviation Practice
Corina Song  photo Corina Song Partner
Su-Min Song  photo Su-Min Song Partner
Charmelia Sugianto photo Charmelia SugiantoPartner
Wee Meng Tan  photo Wee Meng Tan Head of Telecommunications as well as a Partner in the Energy, Infrastructure…
Xeauwei Tan  photo Xeauwei Tan Partner
Boon Wah Tan  photo Boon Wah Tan Partner
Eudora Tan  photo Eudora Tan Partner
Su May Tan  photo Su May Tan Partner
Tze-Gay Tan  photo Tze-Gay Tan Head of the Firm’s Equity Capital Markets team
Yong Seng Tay  photo Yong Seng Tay Partner
Hoe Yue Teh  photo Hoe Yue Teh Partner
Sarah Teo  photo Sarah Teo Partner
Kok Leong Tham  photo Kok Leong Tham Head of the Firm’s Technology & Corporate Intellectual Property Practice
Karen Tiah  photo Karen Tiah Partner
Edward Tiong  photo Edward Tiong Deputy Head of the Firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice
Vignesh Vaerhn  photo Vignesh Vaerhn Partner
Yeo Wico  photo Yeo Wico Partner
Prawiro Widjaja  photo Prawiro Widjaja Partner
Kelvin Wong  photo Kelvin Wong Co-Head of the Firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department and Head of the…
Alexander Yap  photo Alexander Yap Co-Head of the Firm’s FinTech Practice
Kenny Yap  photo Kenny Yap Co-Head of the Firm’s Maritime & Aviation Practice and Shipping (Contentious) team
Yin Soon Yap  photo Yin Soon Yap Co-Head of the Firm’s Maritime & Aviation Practice and Co-Head of the…
Andrew Yeo  photo Andrew Yeo Co-Head of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department
Boon Kiat Yeo  photo Boon Kiat Yeo Partner
Richard Young  photo Richard Young Partner
Alvin Zhuang  photo Alvin Zhuang Counsel
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One of South-East Asia’s leading and largest law firms, Allen & Gledhill seeks to be a responsible corporate citizen and do good to effect positive changes in the ASEAN community. The firm collaborates closely with its clients, employees and the wider community in its CSR activities and initiatives. As part of its commitment to continue using its resources and capabilities to benefit the wider community, the firm and the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law jointly established the A&G-NUS Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) Pro Bono Internship Programme in 2016. The programme is the first formal partnership between a law firm and the NUS Law Faculty focusing on pro bono work.