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Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Shipping: local firms Tier 2

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance is distinguished by its ability to undertake work requiring both international and Singapore law expertise, by virtue of its alliance. The team is primarily known for its litigation work and is increasingly present in shipping-related restructuring and insolvency mandates. Daryll Ng focuses on maritime and international trade disputes, while Colin Jarraw and Jason Yang handle the bulk of financing and sale and leaseback transactions.

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‘While the firm is not one of the largest around, they are able to offer quality services in the specific areas of their specialities and within budgets of customers. One of their key strengths is the high touch, client-focused approach. We hope that they can maintain this winning strategy even as they seek to expand the practice.’

‘We worked very closely with Jason Yang, Partner. When engaged to assist with the deliveries and financing of vessels, Jason has demonstrated deep knowledge and experience in ship finance field, helping us to effectively close the transaction within a short timeline and within budget. Jason provided valuable advice in helping us navigate the negotiation process and achieving a good outcome, a testament to his experience in restructuring exercise.’

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Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

ING Bank

Nordic Trustee AS


Standard Chartered Bank


Labour and employment: local firms Tier 3

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance, through its formal law alliance, is able to leverage on the international expertise of its network and is particularly popular among corporate clients in the shipping and logistics sectors, alongside a strong Japanese clientele. Terence Seah focuses on contentious aspects of employment, particularly claims involving international non-competition obligations, termination compensation, and alleged misconduct.

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Banking and finance: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance's traditional strengths lie in shipping and offshore finance, aviation, and structured finance. This forms the basis for a broader banking and finance offering, including acquisition finance, project finance, and refinancings. Restructurings and insolvencies are also key areas for the team. The firm continues to expand its lender, corporate borrower, and sponsor client base. Colin Jarraw and Jason Yang are versatile banking and finance specialists.

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‘The team is very helpful and prompt in their turnaround times.’

‘Colin Jarraw is an experienced partner. He was very responsive and was able to provide insightful advice to our queries in a timely manner.’

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Australian and New Zealand Banking Group

Think Gas Investments

The State Bank of India

Nordic Trustee

PT Bank UOB Indonesia


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Bank of Communications Financial Leasing


ING Bank

Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance continues to be noted for mid-market equity offerings on the Hong Kong and Singapore exchanges. The Singapore team frequently collaborates with colleagues in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Moreover, the group has a background in representing Southeast Asia issuers on their listings and secondary offerings in London. It has seen particular growth in the consumer, healthcare, financial services sectors. Elaine Beh has a fine record in capital markets deals.

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Top Global

Q & M Dental Group

Design Capital

Aoxin Q&M Dental Group

VibroPower Corporation

Anchor Resources


KLW Holdings

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has achieved further growth in private equity transactions in Southeast Asia jurisdictions such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Myanmar. The firm also remains active in the healthcare, technology and telecoms, wealth management, and maritime sectors. Elaine Beh leads the team, which includes Parikhit Sarma, a prominent player in the healthcare sector, and shipping industry specialist Jason Yang.

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‘Personable, proactive, and professional lawyers that go the extra mile in their approach to work.’

‘I found Virtus Law to be the equivalent in calibre, service, and performance to the top global law firms I have worked with. In fact, I thought they were more accessible and would look after my requirements in a more comprehensive manner. I feel they are good counsellors for a long-term relationship.’

‘The firm is able to leverage on its association with Stephenson Harwood to provide first-rate cross border advice. The team is dedicated and has great expertise, are timely in responding to emails and queries and complete work to a high standard.’

‘Elaine Beh is an excellent lawyer who has a good commercial understanding of client objectives and delivers outstanding and timely advice. She is consistently accessible and available to attend or address critical legal issues, providing legal opinions on short notice. Elaine is also generous with advice and cares about getting the right results.’

‘Sheetal Sandhu went out of her way to make things possible and successful. Sheetal did a lot more than I expected. I found her sincerity very commendable. She is hardworking, knowledgeable, service oriented, thoughtful and understands different cultural contexts.’

Key clients

Zedra Group

Q & M Dental Group (Singapore)

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing

Myanmar Investments International

Aura Group (Singapore)

Vickers Venture Partners

Tech Mahindra


Singapura Finance

BUX Holdings

Navig8 Group

IntriCon Corporation

Flexxon Holding

KLW Holdings

BAce Capital

Anchor Resources

IEV Holdings


Koru Partners

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance group is praised for its 'stellar combination of knowledge about the law, tactical advice, and an appreciation of the clients' desires'. The team is particularly active in maritime disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and commercial litigation, often with a cross-border element and enhanced global expertise as part of the Stephenson Harwood alliance. Daryll Ng is recommended alongside Terence Seah, who is particularly active on criminal trials, corporate investigations and regulatory breaches, and commercial litigator, Lauren Tang.

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‘They offer a stellar combination of knowledge about the law, tactical advice, and an appreciation of the clients’ desires.’

‘Terence Seah and Denise Chong were consummate professionals. Their knowledge of the law was top-notch, and their advice on tactical considerations was always sound and respectful of my objectives. They were always ready to answer my questions, and able to explain complex legal matters. I had complete trust and confidence that they were always looking out for my best interests.’

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Jaguar Energy Guatemala / AEI Guatemala Jaguar

Estate of Tommy Chia Kim Hung


BNP Paribas

Canada Ltd

Bestjet Travel Pty Ltd

Fok Hei Yu and John Howard Batchelor

Volatility Token Master Fund

Standard Chartered Bank

Various clients in the cryptocurrency sector

Virtus Law is a leading Singapore law firm offering commercial, corporate, dispute resolution and financial services across a wide range of sectors. Our lawyers are well known in the industry, and as a successor firm to “Arthur Loke LLP” established in Singapore in 1981, we add value to the services we provide to our clients through years of experience built up in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Virtus Law has an enviable track record of advising market leading deals in ship finance, corporate and litigation services.

Virtus Law is a member of the Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance, a formal law alliance with Stephenson Harwood LLP. The alliance enables Virtus to offer clients an integrated service in multi-jurisdictional matters.

Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1,100 people worldwide, including more than 180 partners. The firm act for a wide range of listed and private companies, institutions and individuals. Stephenson Harwood has offices and associated offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Department Name Email Telephone
Business Development Marilyn Quek
Corporate Elaine Beh
Dispute resolution Daryll Ng
Photo Name Position Profile
 Elaine Beh photo Elaine Beh Elaine’s principal areas of practice are in capital markets and mergers and…
 Colin Jarraw photo Colin Jarraw Colin is an experienced shipping finance lawyer, he heads the Singapore law…
 Daryll NG photo Daryll NG Daryll is the managing partner at Virtus Law and also heads the…
 Sheetal Sandhu  photo Sheetal Sandhu Sheetal is a corporate and commercial partner at Virtus Law. Her practice…
 Parikhit Sarma photo Parikhit Sarma Parikhit advises clients on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets-related matters,…
 Terence Seah photo Terence Seah Terence is a partner at Virtus Law. One of our experienced litigators,…
 Lauren Tang photo Lauren Tang Lauren is a partner at Virtus Law and is an experienced commercial…
 Jason Yang photo Jason Yang Jason’s main practice areas are vessel finance and leasing, restructuring and insolvency…