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Allen & Gledhill LLP

ONE MARINA BOULEVARD, #28-00, SINGAPORE 018989, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6890 7188
Fax:
Fax +65 6327 3800
Email:
Web:
www.allenandgledhill.com
Singapore, Yangon

Jerry Koh

Tel:
Work +65 6890 7770
Email:
Web:
www.allenandgledhill.com
Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Regulatory & Compliance, Investment Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Position

Deputy Managing Partner and Head of REITs Practice.

Career

Jerry has been practising as a corporate and capital markets lawyer since 1993, and has advised on numerous international and domestic transactions. He joined the Firm as a Partner in 2001 from an international firm in Hong Kong, and was Co-Head of the Financial Services Department of the Firm prior to assuming the position of Deputy Managing Partner.

The leading authority on REITs and business trusts, Jerry has been involved in the listing of almost all the REITs and business trusts in the Singapore market. He was lead counsel for the largest IPO in South-east Asia to-date, and has been involved in almost all the secondary offerings and convertible bond issues by Singapore REITs and business trusts. Jerry has also advised on a number of listings in Malaysia. Besides capital markets work, he also regularly advises on M&A and private equity transactions, establishment of private funds as well as complex securitisation and structured finance transactions.

Cited as a leading practitioner in various legal directories, Jerry is a regular speaker on REITs, business trusts, private funds, corporate governance and regulatory/compliance matters, and has published many articles.

Fluent in English and Mandarin, Jerry was called to the Singapore and Hong Kong bars, and is a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales.

Languages

English, Mandarin

Member

Director, The National Kidney Foundation (Singapore); Co-Chair, Securities Law Committee, International Bar Association; Secretary, REIT Association of Singapore; Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Editorial Board Member of Business Law Journal

Education

Jerry graduated from the National University of Singapore with LLB (Hons) and LLM degrees.


Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Jerry Koh - Allen & Gledhill LLP

Within: Capital markets – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP is at the forefront of Singapore initial public offerings (IPOs). The firm has played a dominant role in equity issuances by real estate investment trusts (REITs) and in covered bonds. Highlights included advising NetLink NBN and Singtel on the S$2.3bn IPO and listing of NetLink NBN Trust on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), and acting for Cromwell EREIT Management as the manager of Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust on its IPO on SGX. The team advises banks and issuers and is 'always available and responsive', 'technically strong', and has 'deep bench strength'. Jerry Koh is universally regarded as a leader in REITs and business trusts listings. Other key figures include Tan Tze Gay, who is 'incredibly sharp' and 'is able to take on tricky/complex issues in her stride'; Margaret Chin; and Leonard Ching,  who is 'a top-class operator' and is 'always calm under pressure'. Chua Bor Jern is 'extremely helpful in providing solutions to many complex issues'. Senior associate Delwin Singh and counsel Alvin Zhuang are also singled out.

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Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Jerry Koh - Allen & Gledhill LLP

Within: Investment funds – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP is 'a market leader in this area', 'has a good understanding of market practice' and 'provides a quick turnaround at a reasonable price'. Senior members of the team include Jerry Koh, Danny Tan, Tan Sai Hong and the 'responsive and hands-on' Sarah Teo, who provides 'advice that is commercially viable'. The team's recent work includes advising Centurion Corporation, as manager of Centurion US student housing fund, on the establishment and successful closure of its inaugural private fund, which had an aggregate committed capital of $89.5m.

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