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Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance continues to be heavily involved in contentious employment matters. Litigation partner Terence Seah, who leads the team, has a strong track record acting for employers in disputes involving non-competition obligations, termination compensation and alleged misconduct. On the non-contentious side, Jason Yang's practice covers employment contracts, service agreements, compliance and personal data issues as well as assistance with the employment aspects of M&A transactions. The practice is also a particular favourite with Japanese companies, with Nomura Research Institute and Konica Minolta among its clients.

Key clients

Tactilis Pte Limited

Digicel (Singapore) Private

International Transport Workers Federation

Shipping: local firms Tier 2

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance houses 'a responsive team that offers quality advice with good value for money' and is able to leverage complementary expertise from its alliance with Stephenson Harwood. Colin Jarraw is experienced in high-value ship finance and leasing transactions, and also advises owners on ship sale and purchase transactions, charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and vessel registrations and de-registrations. Daryll Ng is the key partner for maritime disputes.


A responsive team that offers quality advice with good value for money.’

‘Daryll Ng – stands out for his speed of response, commercial acumen and willingness to go the extra mile, while providing very good value for money.

Key clients

ABN Amro Bank N.V.

Bank of China Limited

BNP Paribas

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank



Banking and finance: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has a history in asset financings, which has evolved into a broader practice involving trade finance, general banking, and restructuring and insolvency. The team is also active in bank regulatory matters and re-domiciliation. Colin Jarraw and Jason Yang are versatile finance lawyers.

Key clients


Mizuho Bank

Danske Bank

National Bank Of Fujairah

BNP Paribas

PT Bank UOB Indonesia

Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has maintained a buoyant capital markets practice with the Singapore team working alongside Hong Kong colleagues on Hong Kong listings, advising on the Singapore law aspects of Malaysia offerings, and continuing engagements on a pipeline of Singapore IPOs. It has cemented connections to key sponsors. Elaine Beh and Parikhit Sarma are the key names, while Sheetal Sandhu was promoted to partner in February 2019.


‘Elaine Beh is great to work with: very smart, reasonable and commercial.’

Key clients

Nexion Technologies

Sunlight (1977) Holdings

Aztech Group

Q&M Dental Group (Singapore)

Top Global


Danske Bank

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has an impressive mix of private and public M&A, including a high volume of deals involving Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines; the firm has a particularly fruitful connection to Christian Teo & Partners in Jakarta. The firm has achieved prominence in headline deals around the region and has achieved particular growth in healthcare transactions. It remains active in tech sector transactions, including venture capital investments. Elaine Beh and Parikhit Sarma are the senior figures in the team.


‘The team is resourceful and responsive, and I would consider it one of the go-to firms for venture capital investments in Singapore.’

Key clients

ST Aerospace

CLSA Capital Partners

Japan South East Asia Growth Fund

AirAsia Group

Duff & Phelps

Triple P Capital

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 4

Virtus Law LLP - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance continues to broaden its practice beyond its ship dispute traditions. White-collar crime and investigations in the insurance sector are key areas, along with restructuring and insolvency cases, arbitration-related court proceedings and shareholder disputes. Daryll NgTerence Seah and Lauren Tang are the key partners.


‘A responsive team that offers quality advice with good value for money which can be hard to find in Singapore.’

‘The team is very prompt, and they have a good balance of commercial sense and legal concepts.’

‘Terence Seah is very hands on as a partner.’

‘Daryll Ng is astute to the commercial reality of what we are trying to achieve.’

Key clients

Jaguar Energy Guatemala

Tarek Damerji

Viking Offshore & Marine

Digicel (Singapore)

Prudential Assurance

The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company

Jewel Coffee