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Drew & Napier LLC > The Legal 500 RankingsDrew & Napier LLC is best known for contentious and regulatory matters thanks to the firm’s dispute resolution heritage. The competition and regulatory team is frequently engaged in representing clients in major investigations by the CCCS, including advising on cartel investigations, applications for leniency and dawn raids. It also assists competition regulators themselves with key issues such as the development of regulatory frameworks, market access, liberalisation and enforcement issues, notably in the telecoms and media sectors. Lim Chong Kin is a seasoned competition and regulatory specialist with an impressive record in investigations and regulatory frameworks. Cavinder Bull SC is an outstanding litigator with a fine record in competition matters. Corinne Chew has impressed the market with her expertise in merger filings, leniency applications, dawn raids and investigations.
Other key lawyers:
‘The D&N team are one of the most responsive antitrust teams we have come across. They offer practical insights into the workings of the CCCS and sensible commercial advice. They are our go-to counsel for Singapore competition advice.’
‘Well rounded team, with expertise across competition, TMT, data protection and corporate commercial. Deep experience and expertise with competition matters, excellent at bringing a good outcome for clients.’
‘The team is very responsive and provides commercial and practical legal advice.’
‘Diversity, practicality of advice, responsiveness.’
‘Corinne Chew is an absolute stand-out for us. Her availability and engagement is second to none. A pleasure to work with and always across all the relevant issues and likely responses from the CCCS and market.’
‘Lim Chong Kin – Responsive and practical.’
‘Corinne Chew is the brains behind the practice. Unassuming but always able to read the situation well and produce great outcomes. Genuinely cares and fighta the clients’ case. ’
‘Chia Voon Jiet – he is very knowledgeable in his field of expertise.’
Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore
ADB BVBA and Safegate International
- Supporting the regulator of the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (“IMDA”) to implement Converged Telecoms & Media Regulatory Framework.
- Acted for Refinitiv in the filing to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore for the proposed acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group of Refinitiv Holdings.
Other key lawyers:
‘The firm should be commended for its effective and high quality legal representation, exemplary professional conduct from everyone regardless of rank and most distinctly, its dedication and commitment to pro bono work.’
‘Besides its proven capabilities to solve problems in a quick and efficient manner, they are also open and transparent to go through their billings with you.
‘Randolph Khoo’s warm personality allows you to confide in him with confidence. He shows genuine interest in your thoughts and deliberations, and offers a wide perspective of the available options.’
‘Comprehensive full-service firm with depth of expertise in a range of critical areas that are indispensable for our day-to-day operations, whether during a growth cycle or a downward trend, such as construction, corporate, insolvency & restructuring, security of payment matters and dispute resolution.’
‘Jimmy Yim SC is an outstanding and respected lawyer, at court and outside. He has the knowledge to guide his team to find the right arguments for our company to stand and win our legal disputes. ’
‘Meryl Koh is an excellent strategist and is dedicated in covering all bases when going to court to litigate. She did a detailed analysis of our situation and advised what our options were. Instead of recommending litigation outright, she tried to settle the matter amicably first. When the other party rejected our offer, she then took pains to prepare for hearings by amassing cases to fight our point and showed great stamina when litigating in court.
‘Siraj Omar SC is a leading light and a juggernaut in the industry. ’
‘Each team member adds value. Cavinder Bull SC’s reputation is well deserved. Junior partner Shu Yan Woo is attentive to the detail and readily available and engaged.’
- Acted for HLT’s judicial managers in the largest reported fraudulent trading case in Singapore, seeking recovery of over US$3.5 billion from the directors of the company, namely, the Lim Family; the dispute includes claims of fabrication of gains, forgery of documents and manipulation of accounts to conceal massive losses sustained by the company over many years.
- Successfully represented Bidzina Ivanishvili, former prime minister of Georgia, and his family in the Singapore Court of Appeal in respect of a claim they brought against the Trustee of a US$1.1 billion trust.
- Represented the Lao Government in the first known investor-state arbitration ever commenced against the Lao Government, which is a long-running and high-profile dispute between the Lao Government and two investors in its gaming and casino industry led to at least eight sets of arbitration proceedings and Court actions between the parties. `
Other key lawyers:
‘Very professional team. With D&N the key difference is their professionalism and internal confidence in their own abilities.’
‘D&N has always impressed me with their professionalism and efficiency. Unlike other firms, they are always timely, detailed and careful in their handling of my cases. The most important thing that sets them apart from the rest is their perseverance and innovative ideas. Somehow, they always seem to have a solution for everything, even for the most difficult and challenging cases. Their flexibility to accommodate to my tight schedule is also a very big plus point.’
‘The team is effectively bilingual and was able to look through our curriculum and workflow documents in Chinese to identify gaps in IP compliance and security. They were also able to put together a comprehensive handbook which we use to train newcomers to our company.’
‘Among all the lawyers whom I have worked with, Tony Yeo is the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyer I have met so far. He is very sharp and decisive and always gives me very good advice. His analysis of the cases and anticipation of the reaction from our opponents are always accurate and spot on.’
‘Meryl Koh is meticulous, hard-working, available at all times for anything. Her work ethic is off the charts. She will truly work all hours just to make you reassured. Her work is outstanding. Very detailed and very skilled.’
‘Meryl Koh is a great strategist and is able to align very well with our overall objectives. We are confident that her advice is professional and her approach is to the best of our interest.’
‘Meryl Koh has shown her integrity and delivered professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and/or any firm looking to engage legal counsel and/or legal advisory.’
‘Another person whom I need to mention is Javier Yeo. He is very smart, quick and efficient. His work rate is simply outstanding. I have received important and urgent emails/WhatsApp messages from him late at night and even on weekends. He is always energetic and full of passion. A very nice and comfortable person to work with.’
IIa Technologies Pte Ltd
Exxon Mobile Corporation
Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd)
Sentosa Development Corporation
Shell International B.V.
Target Brands, Inc
TWG Tea Company Pte Ltd
- Represented IIa Technologies Pte Ltd, an industry leader and manufacturer of lab-grown diamonds with the largest diamond growing facility in the world, in a patent infringement suit commenced by Element Six Technologies.
- Advised on Teraoka Seiko Co., Ltd’s opposition against a Singapore trade mark application in the name of Digi International Inc.
- Advised Alfa Laval Corporate AB on the patent revocation for “Separator”, registered in the name of GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH.
‘Legal expertise coupled with practical advice and guidance. Prompt and client-focused service.’
‘Partners and associates have good subject matter expertise, and provide prompt service.’
‘Prompt response. Willing to explain, clear advice given. Have comfort that full attention is given to us.’
‘Rakesh Kirpalani – listens well then offers clear and lucid advice.’
Abbvie Pte Ltd
Align Technology, Inc
Aries Fertilizers Group Pte Ltd
Clarins Pte Ltd
Fujitsu Components Asia Pt. Ltd
Fullerton Fund Management
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation – Singapore branch (HSBC Singapore)
Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
McCormick Ingredients SouthEast Asia Pte Ltd
MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (MOHH)
MSA SE Asia Pte Ltd
SAP Asia Pte Ltd
Singapore Airlines Limited
- Acted for SAP Asia Pte Ltd in proceedings in the Singapore High Court against SAP for wrongful dismissal on the basis of discrimination on the basis of gender.
- Advised a subsidiary of a US listed company on the significant realignment of legal, HR and technological issues between two entities which required review of operational directives from the ground up.
- Acted for Singapore Airlines Limited in successfully applying to strike out the Originating Summons filed in 2019 and obtained an Extended Civil Restraint Order against a former employee, which restrained him from commencing any action concerning any matter involving the termination of his employment in 1997 without the leave of court.
Other key lawyers:
- Acting for James Copinger-Symes, Christina De La Sala and Edward De La Sala of the De La Sala family, one of Australia’s wealthiest families in relation to a dispute concerning the De La Sala family legacy.
- Successfully represented a client in arguing that the operative date for identifying matrimonial assets in an ancillary matters hearing is the date on which Interim Judgment was granted.
- Advising a Forbes 50 billionaire family on family office issues, as well as setting up of family trusts for worldwide assets for succession planning and asset protection.
‘D&N’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice is highly experienced. Its head, Sushil Nair, stands out as an astute insolvency practitioner who is not only well versed in insolvency laws but a highly intelligent and commercial lawyer. He has an ability to see through the complexities very early and delve into the core issues. However, he is also practical and seeks to find resolution amongst the various stakeholders to ensure a successful restructuring.’
‘We have been using Drew & Napier’s Restructuring & Insolvency team for more than 10 years now. Throughout the period, we have found the services provided to be highly professional and their knowledge often extended beyond the legal aspect and offered excellent business perspectives and recommendations. Because our core business tended to be Indonesia-focused, the team had impressed us with their extensive knowledge of the Indonesian legal environment and business practices.’
‘The primary contact person in Drew’s team is Mr Julian Kwek, the director assigned to our account. Julian is not only well versed in the legal aspects but also has the uncanny ability to look at the issues from a business perspective and offer valuable insights and recommendations. He has always been extremely responsive to our needs and works well under time pressure. He has been available literally 24/7 and always able to meet deadlines and targets.’
‘I have worked closely with Drew & Napier for nearly two decades on various cross-border restructuring matters. The Drew & Napier restructuring team is extremely impressive. I have seen first-hand the Drew & Napier team expertly and successfully guide Southeast Asian-based companies through extraordinarily complex and often intense restructurings.’
‘The Drew & Napier lawyers with whom I have worked most closely are Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek, the co-heads of the restructuring group. Both are extremely hard-working, smart and creative – and I have seen them achieve excellent results for their clients in every matter where I have had the privilege of working with them. I also have worked closely with Blossom Hing, Chan Wei Meng and Mohan Gopalan – and, as with Mr Nair and Mr Kwek, I always have been impressed with the first-rate quality of their work and their dedication to helping their clients work through and emerge from difficult times.’
‘Sushil Nair – very experienced and commercial. Blossom Hing – tenacious and strong litigator. Mohan Gopalan – rising star with a lot of depth.’
‘Blossom Hing has wonderful experience in this sector having been involved in some of the biggest, most complex cases in Asia and globally.’
‘Chan Wei Meng is a well-recognised and highly respected lawyer in the insolvency sector. He played the lead role in advising us and managing all our financial restructuring matters, as well as providing advice on the appropriate financial structures for our fund-raising exercise. Wei Meng stands out for his knowledge and ability to suggest practical and viable solutions in even the most difficult situations.’
F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd
Nam Cheong Limited
Ezra Holdings Limited
EMAS Offshore Limited
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Singapore)
PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk
PT Bumi Resources Tbk
United Overseas Bank Limited
Pacific Andes Resources Development Limited
Reignwood International (Group) Limited
Oceanus Group Limited
TT International Limited
FTI Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Public Utilities Board of Singapore
Brightoil Petroleum (S’pore) Pte. Ltd.
Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited
National Environment Agency of Singapore
Thakral Brothers (Private) Limited
Kyen Resources Pte Ltd
Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd
PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Ernst & Young LLP
Rhodium Resources Pte Ltd
Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd (linked to Temasek Holdings)
Libra Group Limited
Informal steering committee of lenders to Hin Leong Trading (Pte) Ltd, comprising amongst others, ABN AMRO Bank, N.V. Singapore Branch, Bank of China Limited, Singapore Branch, DBS Bank Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited
Antanium Resources Pte Ltd
Pacific Radiance Limited
Securities Investors Association (Singapore)
- Advised Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd on the $3.5bn debt restructuring of and investment into Pacific International Lines.
- Advised the informal steering committee of lenders to oil trading company Hin Leong on the $3.85bn restructuring of Hin Leong.
- Advised the Public Utilities Board of the Republic of Singapore on the $2bn debt restructuring of Hyflux Ltd and its subsidiaries, including Tuaspring Pte Ltd.
Singapore > Tax: local firms Tier 1Drew & Napier LLC is frequently singled out as a market leader in tax disputes, although it has built a fully-functioning tax advisory and transactions practice led by a number of senior individuals; this includes enterprise tax risk management and private wealth planning. Ong Ken Loon is an experienced figure in transactions, advisory and disputes, including real estate sector matters and private wealth-related engagements. Ong Sim Ho is another big name in the industry, taking on big-ticket engagements in advisory matters and disputes, and is a pivotal figure in the firm’s growing private wealth practice.
‘While the team performs meticulous legal analysis, the solutions provided to us are always practical, sensible and workable. In addition, they turn around very quickly and are accessible to us at all times.’
‘Ong Ken Loon: she is very experienced and knows the people working in IRAS very well including their backgrounds, the experience, how they work and how they are likely to treat your case. She is able to read the government’s approach to tax issues and can also be a useful contact if you have a difficult issue with the government. Her advice is always practical in approach and always sound. In terms of legal research, she is an extremely conscientious lawyer who always does her homework and her numbers and she is always prepared and able to clearly explain the tax impact of the various options so that it is easy to determine which to go for. In terms of negotiations and communications, you cannot get better than Ken Loon as she always knows how to put the arguments across and she is extremely clear and concise.’
‘Ong Sim Ho is someone we are always relying on. He usually takes a novel approach in crafting his solutions and has not failed us in a single matter brought to him in more than 15 years.’
‘The team is collaborative and well coordinated across different departments. Experienced, responsive and gives good advice’
‘Committed, good technical knowledge, commercial and good communication skills.’
‘The diversity of skills and knowledge of the legal eagles at Drew Napier is astounding and exudes confidence. They have the resources at hand to afford excellent service’
‘Renu Menon has been most helpful and provides quick responses despite her punishing schedule. Advice is practical and wholesome.’
‘Client engagement – understanding of customers’ needs and prompt replies.’
‘Outstanding knowledge of the area of expertise.’
‘Responsive and professional’
‘Pauline Chong is professional, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful.’
United Overseas Bank Limited
DBS Bank Ltd
Standard Chartered Bank
Far East Organization Centre Pte Ltd
CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch
Guthrie GTS Pte Ltd
Tuan Sing Holdings Limited
Overseas Union Enterprise Limited
Bank of China Limited, Singapore Branch
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Singapore Branch
COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore) Co., Ltd
The Bank of East Asia Limited, Singapore Branch
Meinhardt Group International Limited and Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Hotel Properties Limited
CWT Pte Limited
Credit Industriel et Commercial, Singapore Branch
Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited
Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
Bank of Singapore Limited
Bank of China Limited
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Bank J. Safra Sarasin Singapore
Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C)
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
VP Bank Ltd
Woori Bank Ltd
- Advising the informal steering committee of lenders to troubled oil trading company Hin Leong on the potential debt restructuring of Hin Leong, approximately US$3.85bn.
- Advising Heliconia Capital Management on the restructuring of and investment into Pacific International Lines, which is Singapore’s largest container shipping line and 12th largest in the world. The clients are linked to Temasek Holdings, one of Singapore’s sovereign wealth funds.
- Advising TT International and its subsidiaries on the S$500m debt restructuring, including the debt obligations under an existing scheme of arrangement that was sanctioned by the Singapore Courts and affirmed by the Singapore Court of Appeal in October 2010.
‘Drew & Napier LLC possess a team of committed lawyers with sound business acumen and industry knowledge that offers great client service and quick turnaround times. They know the area very well and they know the other players – this really facilitates the successful restructuring, expeditious and highly effective process. The team works as a whole, from a multi-facet angle and provide its clients a holistic total solution. This is essentially critical in the financial restructuring, and working out viable resolutions between creditors and debtors.’
‘The team is quite responsive to clients’ needs and makes time for clients no matter how late it is. The team is very collaborative and pulls in different teams of expertise to work together with the client and ensures constant communication and monitoring of the progress of the projects.’
‘They are always attentive and committed to assist clients 24/7. They are creative, productive and always come up with solution for clients’ problems.‘
China Mining International Limited
The Trendlines Group Ltd
Manhattan Resources Limited
OSIM International Ltd
Sarine Technologies Limited
Achieva Limited (now known as SUTL Enterprise Limited)
Lonza Group Ltd
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Summit Power International Pte Ltd
Ocean International Capital Limited
Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd
Sea Cove Limited
Haidilao International Holding Ltd.
CSE Global Ltd
Don Agro International Limited
Astaka Holdings Limited
Broadway Industrial Group Limited
Tuan Sing Holdings Limited
- Acted for Don Agro International in its Initial Public Offering on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange. This is the first Russian business IPO, which the SGX-ST has to assess whether an issuer which has principal operations, business activities, customers and suppliers in a sanctioned nation is suitable for listing on the SGX-ST.
- Acted for mainboard-listed property developer Tuan Sing Holdings Limited in relation to the update of its S$900m Multicurrency Medium Term Note Programme which was established in 2013, and the subsequent issuance of S$65m notes due 2022 (Series 003 Notes) under the newly updated MTN Programme.
- Acted for Manhattan Resources Limited in its US$27.2m debt-to-equity conversion exercise, which also constitutes an interested person transaction.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team has in-depth knowledge of international arbitration. They are reliable and responsive to queries, even to urgent ones..’
‘Cavinder Bull SC is perhaps the leading counsel in Singapore today. He is a powerful advocate and skilled lawyer.’
‘Jimmy Yim SC is a phenomenal advocate. Christopher Chong is at the top of his game. He is the go-to counsel for major projects arbitrations across the region. He is backed up by a very bright and diligent team. Kelvin Teo is always focused and effective. He provides commercial and strategic advice.’
‘Meryl Koh is very easy to work with and brings a level head to disputes.’
‘Senior associate Yap En Li is our main contact. She is sharp, meticulous, polite and always understanding even though our requests can be a little demanding at times. She understood our case very well and has a very high IQ and EQ to be able to understand the technology and technical terms that is in the case.’
‘Able to react quickly and think strategically.’
‘Mahesh Rai provides good input based on his vast experience and commercial knowledge of the industry. Don Loo is very easy to work with and understands his clients’ needs.‘
Amara Hotel Properties Pte Ltd
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Berlanga Myanmar Pte Ltd
China National Petroleum Company
Goldbell Engineering Pte Ltd
Government of Laos
Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
Noomadi Resorts & Residences AG
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Supersea Cable Networks Pte Ltd
- Representing clients who are Thai nationals and the former owners and/or operators of a leading casino in Poipet, Cambodia in a $250m arbitration brought by Donaco International Limited alleging the breach of restraint of trade provisions in the sale agreement, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy relating to the sale of a casino company.
- Successfully represented Goldbell Engineering Pte Ltd in an appeal to the Court of Appeal (CA) by Range Construction Pte Ltd which arose out of a Building and Construction Security of Payment Act adjudication determination which Range sought to set aside.
- Acted for Daelim Industrial Company Limited, one of Korea’s leading chaebols, in a dispute with a Korean construction company relating to an aborted L+EPC contract for the construction of the largest petrochemical plant in India.
‘Based on my experience working with Drew & Napier LLC so far, they are extremely knowledgeable about fund structures and investment vehicles. They also keep themselves up to date on the various developments within the industry. They provide professional advice and guide clients on practical issues. ’
‘Drew and Napier LLC went above and beyond to provide exceptional legal services and advice to my firm. When presented with complex and unconventional cases, the team at Drew and Napier LLC were able to comprehend, navigate and provide us with tailored solutions quickly and professionally. In addition, we have received invaluable industry insight and advice from them to improve on our investment product. We have found communications and reply to be almost immediate and work delivered in a timely manner. Legal fees are transparent with all indicative fees being advised upfront. The team at Drew and Napier LLC also provides us with consistent updates on the fees throughout the cases. We are honoured to be a beneficiary of the hard work and professionalism of a truly exceptional team.’
‘In particular, Ron Cheng, whom I work closely with, has demonstrated that he has a strong grasp of the legal matters for fund structures. Rather than just providing template advice, he would provide advice tailored to the client’s situation and would also highlight the practical matters which clients have to take note of. Ron is also extremely responsive and is able to put across complex legal issues to clients in a clear and concise manner.’
‘Ron Cheng – his expertise and ability to navigate through complex and unconventional fund structures is admirable. He provides honest and insightful opinions on how we can improve on our work which we are forever grateful. I also truly admire his work ethic and how he is always there for his client even when he was on leave.’
Raffles Venture Partners
Harvest Fund Management Company
PT. Nikko Sekuritas Indonesia
Citicorp Trustee (Singapore) Limited
OurCrowd Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
UBS Bank AG Investment Funds (Singapore branch)
Golden Horse Fund Management Pte. Ltd.
SG Trust Asia Ltd
- Advised a client in a significant investment into one of Singapore’s pioneer digital lending platforms.
- Advised a client on the establishment of a Singapore private credit fund, as well as its underlying loan transactions to a private borrower.
- Acted for multiple clients on the establishment of umbrella variable capital companies and sub funds.
‘Excellent sector knowledge.’
‘Understand the underlying commercial issues on major projects and provide pragmatic advice.’
Goldbell Corporation Pte Ltd
SAMART Comtech Co., Ltd
Logix Aero Ireland Ltd
ACASS Canada Ltd
Daewoo Engineering & Construction
Royal Group Investments Pte Limited
American Bureau of Shipping
Creative Technology Limited
Essar Group including Essar Projects (India) Limited and Essar Projects Singapore Pte Ltd
SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. including SK E&C (Singapore branch)
Emirates National Oil Company (Singapore) Private Limited
Cisco Systems Inc
Vietnam Trading Engineering Construction Joint Stock Corporation
Subash Kabini Power Corporation Limited
Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd
Noomadi Resorts & Residences AG
Multi-Gold SSDK Resources Pte Ltd
- Instructed as borrower’s counsel to KrisEnergy (Apsara) Company and KrisEnergy (Cambodia), both wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries of KrisEnergy, on a transaction which involves entering into a $87m credit facility agreement with Kepinvest Singapore, as lender.
- Successfully represented Goldbell Engineering against Range Construction, resulting in the setting aside of an ex-parte injunction which restrained the client from obtaining payment in lieu of extension of a $3.8m performance bond in relation to a construction project.
‘Drew and Napier LLC are professional and their legal work is up to mark. In fact, they sometimes go above and beyond the routine to ensure that the legal matters are satisfactorily resolved for the client, even when it seems that the matter is a bit grey. They actually called up a contact in the government to clarify certain matters that were not in black and white. They are also responsive and will call the client back to update the progress. ’
‘The Drew team looks after the client’s best interests, very efficient and depth of knowledge in real estate transactions due to their experience in wide and varied types of transactions.’
‘The real estate team is very thorough in their review of legal documents and able to distil key risks for the client. In a class of their own where it comes to looking after client interests and are also able to tap on other areas of practice to help clients where necessary.’
‘Lau Sok Hiang is the lawyer I worked with. She is very friendly and provided good legal advice on the matter at hand. She talked to her contacts in the government to understand the implications of purchasing a certain property which was near the main mass transit lines. As such, she was able to give us the most updated advice when purchasing the property.’
‘Lau Sok Hiang listens to the client and takes time to explain the issues clearly. She is a joy to work with. Complex negotiations move along better with Sok Hiang around.’
‘We work closely with Yeong Wai Cheong, for most of our conveyancing matters. Mr Yeong is very professional and prompt in providing advice to our queries. Mr Yeong and his team maintained the same service standard despite the pandemic. Excellent!’
‘Ho Sooh Lih is outstanding. He does very detailed work, leaves no gap in the entire process, 24/7 prompt response on any issue, allows the client to get total confidence. A pleasure to work with him and their fees are quite reasonable.’
CA Indosuez (Switzerland) SA, Singapore Branch
dormakaba Production GmbH & Co. KG.
Far East Organisation (Note to researcher: We are acting for the Far East Organization in a number of ongoing development projects, including the sale of units in existing development (residential, commercial and mixed) projects.)
KOP Group Limited
Lucrum Capital Group
Markham Agro (19 HK) Pte. Ltd.
Riway (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Soilbuild Business Space REIT
Soilbuild Construction Group of Companies
UOL Group Limited
VP Bank Ltd
- Acted for Far East Organisation, one of Asia’s largest real estate groups and the largest private property developer in Singapore, in the sale of units in various residential, commercial and mixed developments.
- Acted for UOL Development (Bartley) Pte Ltd, the developer of the residential development project known as Botanique at Bartley in the sale of the units at Botanique at Bartley.
- Acted for SGX Mainboard-listed Tuan Sing Holdings Limited in the divestment of its property holding subsidiary 39 Robinson Road Pte. Ltd, which owns freehold office tower Robinson Point.
Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 2Drew & Napier LLC‘s transactional, licensing and regulatory capabilities ensure that the firm is regularly instructed by a varied roster of clients, including global carriers and regional telecoms service providers, international broadcasters and technology leaders, IT start-ups, and various regulators and authorities across the region. Contract negotiation is also a key area of strength for the firm. Highly regarded practitioner Lim Chong Kin leads the TMT practice, while regulatory and commercial expert David Alfred leverages his experience as co-head of the data protection, privacy and cybersecurity group to advise on a wide range of issues such as development and review of public policy, legislation and data governance.
Other key lawyers:
‘Knowledgeable, practical advice and flexible with their billing. Quick to respond.’
‘Lim Chong Kin has been stellar in his own area of practice, considers macro and micro views and incorporates into sound practical advice.’
‘Provide comprehensive and practical advice, and are also valued for their speed of delivery.’
‘Lim Chong Kin is appreciated for his client-oriented approach and the level of assurance he strives to provide.’
Info-communications Media Development Authority
Personal Data Protection Commission
Take-Two Interactive Software
- Assisting the Info-Communications Media Development Authority with a comprehensive review of the Telecom Competition Code and Media Market Conduct Code, as well as the drafting and implementation of a harmonised competition code for the telecoms and media industries.
- Assisting the Info-Communications Media Development Authority with the CFP for the establishment and roll-out of 5G networks and mobile services by the four existing mobile network operators in Singapore – namely, Singtel, StarHub, M1 and TPG.
Other key lawyers:
Viking Engineering Pte Ltd
Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (“IL&FS”) group
Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd
- Acting for Hin Leong’s judicial managers in the largest reported fraudulent trading case in Singapore, seeking recovery of over US$3.5 billion from the directors of the company.
- Advising IIRF II Holdings Limited, a group company of the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (“IL&FS”) group on the investigations which revealed that IIRF II’s nominees on the board of the Indian subsidiary were being excluded from key meetings and material information was being withheld from IIRF II.
- Representing Indonesian tycoon, Kris Wiluan, who faces 112 charges of alleged false trading, market rigging of Singapore-listed KS Energy shares.
‘Comprehensive full-service firm with depth of expertise in a range of critical areas that are indispensable for our day-to-day operations, whether during a growth cycle or a downward trend, such as construction, corporate, insolvency & restructuring, security of payment matters and dispute resolution. With Christopher Chong at the helm of its construction practice, Drew & Napier has been our trusted go-to firm on a regular, consistent basis for some years now with full intention on our part to continue this relationship for a long time to come.’
‘Drew & Napier’s construction & engineering practice is first-rate in the projects disputes area. ’
‘The Rolls Royce of the Singapore Market – can’t get any better.’
‘Christopher Chong is a singularly exceptional practitioner, who is all-rounded in terms of legal depth of knowledge, commercial acumen, client responsiveness, innovation and unmatched local knowledge. His dedication to his craft and in assisting us to find sensible, practical and mutually beneficial solutions is close to peerless. Chris is backed by a solid team, whether as a whole or individually, that is more than capable of pulling their own weight and delivering value to us in the context of the role they play – we must mention Kelvin Teo, Nicole Toh (senior associate) and Josh Tan (senior associate).’
‘Christopher Chong is an excellent operator. He is well-versed in complex claims regarding delay, disruption, defects, and variations on major construction projects.’
‘Mahesh Rai’s in-depth knowledge of construction law was very evident in the initial meeting of the arbitration dispute – which was key in convincing the client to move forward with the arbitration case. He was able to give a clear picture and an accurate timeline of how the case would proceed all the while giving constant updates on the progress of the case.’
‘Highly recommend Mahesh Rai. He fits the firm’s profile of being efficient and excellent at advocacy. Would not be surprised if he becomes the next and youngest senior counsel. He is supported by Don Loo who is definitely someone to keep on the radar.’
‘Kelvin Teo knows the construction industry extremely well. He has strong experience in infrastructure and energy disputes and unparalleled industry knowledge.’
Amara Hotel Properties Pte Ltd
China Machine New Energy Corporation
CosmoSteel Holdings Limited
Daelim Industrial Co
Essar Group including Essar Projects (India) Limited and Essar Projects Singapore Pte Ltd
Goldbell Corporation Pte Ltd
Hyundai Engineering & Construction
Noomadi Resorts & Residences AG
Novartis International AG including Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd including Alcon Pte Ltd
Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd
Ser Kim Koi
Singapore Liquefied Natural Gas
SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. including SK E&C (Singapore branch)
Stepan Company including Stepan Asia Pte Ltd
Thio Keng Thay
Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd
UOL Group Limited
- Acting as appointed President of the Tribunal in the first ICSID claim against the State of Kuwait brought by an Italian-Spanish consortium under Kuwait’s bilateral treaties with the Italian Republic and the Kingdom of Spain.
- Represented Daelim Industrial Company Limited, one of Korea’s leading chaebols, in a dispute concerning an aborted L+EPC contract for the construction of the largest petrochemical plant in India and in Asia.
- Acted for Anmani General Construction Pte Ltd in the defence of the litigation proceedings while the corporate restructuring department helped Anmani in its plan to restructure its debts.
‘Smart individuals, proactive in identifying problems and solutions before they arise and commercially focused. ’
‘Steven Lo and Tan Teng Sen are not just superb legal practitioners but ones who apply themselves across the most complex corporate situations and develop meaningful solutions that have a consequential impact on transaction outcomes. ’
‘Everyone in the team responds quickly and is always available. They have a wide network of partners within Asia and are able to recommend other jurisdictional lawyers to assist.’
‘Tan Teng Sen has an unrivalled manner with clients. It is always comfortable talking to him as he takes genuine interest and personal pride in the client’s legal matters. I find that he embodies the meaning of a trusted advisor. ’
‘Tan Teng Sen provides excellent deal leadership , highly competent and navigates well on a transaction, knows the real risk points and not pedantic.’
‘Seraphina Ho covers our blind spot, is super reliable and will not let the ball drop.’
‘People, especially reliable corporate/M&A team is important for us. Billing was also flexible and reasonable in light of the quality of work.’
‘Tang Ten Sen surely works and leads the M&A projects by closely commincating both in emails and through calls. Steven Lo is also great. They are highly capable in deal management.’
RHB Investment Bank Berhad
Wongnai Media Co., Ltd.
Tuan Sing Holdings Limited
TIHT Investment Holdings Pte Ltd
Tricor Services Limited
Lafe Corporation Limited
SoftBank Vision Fund
Sealed Air Corporation
Evercore Asia (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore) Co., Ltd.
Hanns Ventures Pte Ltd, Insas Technology Berhad, SBI Islamic Fund II (Brunei) Limited
Sheares Healthcare Group
Star Capital Partnership LLP
- Acted for Evercore Asia (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., the independent financial adviser to SGX Mainboard-listed Frasers Commercial Trust in its proposed merger with SGX Mainboard-listed Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust by way of a trust scheme of arrangement.
- Acted for Tuan Sing in the divestment of its property holding subsidiary 39 Robinson Road Pte. Ltd., which owns freehold office tower Robinson Point, at an agreed property value of S$500m.
- Acted as Singapore law counsel to Wongnai Media in relation to the reorganisation of its group entities and assets pursuant to a merger by way of amalgamation with Line and a post-merger equity funding from BRV valued at approximately US$110m.
Drew & Napier LLC > Firm Profile
Drew & Napier was formed in 1889 by the original partners Alfred Henry Drew and Sir Walter John Napier.
A Manchester barrister, Napier achieved many distinctions in his career, including being appointed Attorney-General from 1907 to 1909. Napier was also the driving force behind the Bar Council’s decision in 1892 to begin publishing the Straits Settlements Law Reports, of which he was the first editor.
Drew & Napier’s first Singaporean partner was Joseph Grimberg, who joined the firm in 1957. He rose to become Managing Partner, and was responsible for accelerating the pace of Asian recruitment to the more senior ranks in the office. In 1987, he sat in the High Court of Singapore as a Judicial Commissioner, but rejoined Drew & Napier as a consultant in 1989.
Drew & Napier has been home to many notable legal and political figures. Over a dozen Senior Counsel practised at Drew at some stage of their careers, more than any other law firm. Five Members of Parliament have called Drew their home. Prominent alumni include former Senior Minister of Singapore Professor S. Jayakumar, former Chief Minister of Singapore David Marshall, Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam, SC, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education Indranee Rajah, SC, Judges of Appeal of the Supreme Court Judith Prakash and Steven Chong, Deputy Attorney-General Hri Kumar Nair, SC, former President of the Law Society of Singapore George Lim, SC, and Chairman of the EW Baker Centre for Law and Business under the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law, Tan Cheng Han, SC.
Drew & Napier has also represented prominent leaders in government and industry, and has been involved in most major litigation and corporate matters for more than a century.
Today, Drew & Napier is housed at 10 Collyer Quay, which was the original address of the firm when it was founded by Alfred Henry Drew and Sir Walter Napier.
Areas of practice
Drew & Napier is a full-service law firm that has been providing exceptional legal service and representation to discerning clients since 1889. It is one of the largest law firms in Singapore.
Clients consistently vote Drew & Napier’s lawyers to the highest ranks of their practice areas, and the firm has been honoured with numerous regional and national awards over the years.
Consistently rated top tier in Dispute Resolution by prestigious international publications, the firm has 3 Senior Counsel.
We are pre-eminent in Competition & Antitrust, Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring, Intellectual Property (Patents and Trade Marks), Tax and Telecommunications, Media & Technology, and have market leading practices in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Capital Markets.
Drew & Napier has been named South East Asia Law Firm of the Year in 2017 by Asian Legal Business (ALB). ALB also named Drew & Napier as an Employer of Choice for the past ten years.
Find out more at www.drewnapier.com.
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|Greater China Desk||Julian Kwekfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greater China Desk||Boon Ann Sinemail@example.com|
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|Healthcare & Life Sciences||Tony Yeoemail@example.com|
|Healthcare & Life Sciences||Benjamin Gawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Hotels & Leisure||Chong Kin Limemail@example.com|
|Hotels & Leisure||Kelvin Tanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hotels & Leisure||Shu Yan Wooemail@example.com|
|India Desk||Cavinder Bull, SCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Indonesia Group||Blossom Hingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Technology||Chong Kin Limemail@example.com|
|Information Technology||Benjamin Gawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Technology||Rakesh Kirpalaniemail@example.com|
|Intellectual Property||Jimmy Yim, SCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Intellectual Property||Tony Yeoemail@example.com|
|Intellectual Property||Yvonne Tangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Intellectual Property||Siau Wen Limemail@example.com|
|Intellectual Property||Kelvin Tanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Intellectual Property||Morris Johnemail@example.com|
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|International Trade||Julian Kwekemail@example.com|
|Investigations||Voon Jiet Chiafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Investment Funds||Ron Chengemail@example.com|
|Japan Desk||Ritsuko Tsudafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Medical Negligence||Wendell Wongemail@example.com|
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|Projects, Energy & Infrastructure||Jimmy Yim, SCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Projects, Energy & Infrastructure||Sim Ho Ongemail@example.com|
|Projects, Energy & Infrastructure||Mahesh Raifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public International Law||Cavinder Bull, SCemail@example.com|
|Public International Law||Yuet Min Foofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public International Law||Gerui Limemail@example.com|
|Real Estate||Wai Cheong Yeongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Real Estate||Soo Lih Hoemail@example.com|
|Real Estate||Sok Hiang Laufirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Sports||Cavinder Bull, SCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Tax & Private Client Services||Ken Loon Ongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Ms Chen Anastasia Su-Anne||Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr David Ang||Consultant, Banking & Finance||View Profile|
|Ms Rozalynne Asmali||Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
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|Mr Cavinder Bull SC||Cavinder is the Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier. He has an…||View Profile|
|Mr Daniel Cai||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
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|Mr Jared Chen||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Jason Chen||CEO, DrewCorp Services Pte Ltd; Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Ron Cheng||Director, Corporate & Finance; Co-head, Investment Funds||View Profile|
|Ms Teri Cheng||Associate Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts||View Profile|
|Ms Larisa Cheng||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr See Chern Yang||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Fiona Chew||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Dr Corinne Chew||Director, Deputy Head, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice||View Profile|
|Ms Seah Ching Ling||Director, Tax & Private Client Services||View Profile|
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|Mr Desmond Chng||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Pauline Chong||Co-Head, Banking & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Christopher Chong||Head, Construction & Engineering||View Profile|
|Mr Lim Chong Kin||Head, Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Co-head, Competition Law and Regulatory Practice||View Profile|
|Mr Benjamin Foo||Associate Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts||View Profile|
|Mr Benjamin Gaw||Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences||View Profile|
|Ms Cecelia Girvin||Consultant, Intellectual Property||View Profile|
|Mr Alex Goh||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Mohan Gopalan||Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts||View Profile|
|Ms Blossom Hing||Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts; Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Seraphina Ho||Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Morris John||Consultant, Intellectual Property||View Profile|
|Mr Shawn Joo||Associate Director, Tax and Private Client Services||View Profile|
|Ms Ong Ken Loon||Head, Tax & Private Client Services||View Profile|
|Mr Randolph Khoo||Director, Dispute Resolution; Head, Family and International Personal Relationships Practice||View Profile|
|Ms Jaswin Kaur Khosa||Associate Director, Intellectual Property||View Profile|
|Mr Ong Kian Min||Consultant, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Rakesh Kirpalani||Chief Technology Officer, Drew & Napier LLC; Director, Information Technology; Director, Dispute…||View Profile|
|Ms Meryl Koh||Director, Intellectual Property; Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Julian Kwek||Co-head, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts; Co-head, Indonesia Desk||View Profile|
|Mr Paras Lalwani||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Raymond Lam||Chief Operating Officer of Drew Network Asia (DNA); Head, Business Development||View Profile|
|Mr Keith Lam||Director, Tax & Private Client Services||View Profile|
|Mr Alexander Lee||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Kevin Lee||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Shujun Lim||Associate Director, Tax & Private Client Services||View Profile|
|Ms Gerui Lim||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Steven Lo||Head, Mergers & Acquisitions; Co-Head, Capital Markets||View Profile|
|Mr Johnson Loo||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Don Loo||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Gary Low||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Yuan Jun Lye||Associate Director, Tax & Private Client Services||View Profile|
|Ms April Mak||Director, Real Estate||View Profile|
|Ms Kong Man Er||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Adam Maniam||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Lim May Jean||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Renu Menon||Director, Banking & Finance; Deputy Head, Banking & Finance||View Profile|
|Ms Grace Morgan||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
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|Mr Jon Nair||Director, Mergers & Acquisitions||View Profile|
|Mr Pei Tong Ng||Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Benjamin Ng||Associate Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Siraj Omar SC||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Leena Pinsler||Consultant||View Profile|
|Emer Prof Jeffrey Pinsler S.C.||Consultant||View Profile|
|Mr Gary Pryke||Consultant, Mergers & Acquisitions||View Profile|
|Mr Mahesh Rai||Director, Dispute Resolution; Deputy Head, Construction & Engineering||View Profile|
|Ms Cheryl Seah||Associate Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Yang Shi Yong||Director, Tax & Private Client Services||View Profile|
|Ms Hoon Shu Mei||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Woo Shu Yan||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Lin Shumin||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Lim Siau Wen||Director, Intellectual Property||View Profile|
|Ms Premalatha Silwaraju||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Bing Wen Sim||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Ong Sim Ho||Director, Tax & Private Client Services||View Profile|
|Ms Lau Sok Hiang||Co-head, Real Estate and Corporate Real Estate||View Profile|
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|Ms Yuan Kheng Tan||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Terence Tan||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Kelvin Tan||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Amy Tan||Associate Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Allister Tan||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Yvonne Tang||Director, Intellectual Property||View Profile|
|Mr Gerald Tay||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Alphis Tay||Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts / Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Ms Eu-Yen Tay||Director, Dispute Resolution & Business Advisory||View Profile|
|Mr Tan Teng Sen||Director, Corporate and M&A||View Profile|
|Mr Benedict Teo||Director, Dispute Resolution; Head, Banking & Financial Disputes||View Profile|
|Mr Kelvin Teo||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Xuan Lang Teo||Associate Director, Intellectual Property||View Profile|
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|Ms Ruby Tham||Director, Intellectual Property||View Profile|
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|Mr Gary Wan||Co-Head, Capital Markets Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Ms Priscilla Wang||Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Mr Chan Wei Meng||Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts||View Profile|
|Mr Wendell Wong||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
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|Mr Geng Wu||Director, Capital Markets||View Profile|
|Mr Huang Yanting||Director, Corporate & Finance||View Profile|
|Ms En Li Yap||Associate Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Jonathan Yap||Director, Dispute Resolution||View Profile|
|Mr Mitchell Yeo||Associate Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts||View Profile|
|Mr Tony Yeo||Director, Intellectual Property; Director, Dispute Resolution; Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences||View Profile|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 256
LanguagesBahasa Indonesia English Japanese Malay Mandarin and Chinese dialects Tamil
DREW NETWORK ASIA (DNA) – The Cross-border Firm
Some of the most dominant law firms in Southeast Asia have joined hands as Drew Network Asia (DNA) — a formidable blue-chip legal network. With over 480 fee-earners, including 150 partners, we are a ‘firm of firms’ that operates as a united collective, bringing both international perspectives and local expertise to the table.
DNA operates as a one-stop shop in handling the most complex and time sensitive multi-jurisdictional transactions or disputes. We are seamless, client responsive and effective. The DNA member firms include:
Drew & Napier LLC | Singapore
Drew & Napier has provided exceptional legal advice and representation to discerning clients since 1889. We are one of the largest law firms in Singapore. The calibre of our work is acknowledged internationally at the highest levels of government and industry, and marks us as Singapore’s world class law firm. We are trusted by our clients to solve their most challenging problems, advance their interests, and show them the way forward. Our lawyers and senior counsel are the preferred choice when the stakes are high and the issues complex. Our clients consistently vote our lawyers to the highest ranks of their practice areas. We stay at the forefront of the industry by cultivating talent and maintaining the family atmosphere that is distinctly Drew.
More information about Drew & Napier LLC here.
Makarim & Taira S. | Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S. is one of Indonesia’s leading business law firms, offering a full range of corporate, banking, litigation, and specialist legal services to national and international clients. Our longstanding reputation amongst policymakers, regulators, State-owned companies, and world-leading industry groups provides us with unique insights into the latest government policies and developments in the industry. We guide clients through Indonesia’s complex and dynamic regulatory landscape so they can achieve their commercial goals.
More information about Makarim & Taira S. here.
Shearn Delamore & Co. | Malaysia
At Shearn Delamore & Co., we value quality, integrity, ingenuity, and practicality, which reflect who we are as a firm. Our enduring presence is attributable to the strength of our people as well as our ability to adapt to changing times, expand rapidly into new practice areas and deliver innovative solutions to meet our clients’ needs. As we notch another year of experience in our 116-year-old practice, we have only grown stronger. We proudly remain true to our values as we continue to stay at the forefront of the legal profession in Malaysia and strive to provide practical, quality solutions to our clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas. While the numerous accolades speak for us, we believe the ultimate measure of recognition lies in our clients’ satisfaction and faith in us.
More information about Shearn Delamore & Co. here.
Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS) | Philippines
Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS) is a leading full-service law firm in the Philippines established in 2007 by recognised elite lawyers Eduardo A. Martinez, Mark O. Vergara, Manuel Z. Gonzalez and Elmer B. Serrano. With the combined experience of the firm’s partners, MVGS has established itself as a highly respected and leading law firm in the Philippines, providing a full range of excellent legal services in the areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Projects & Energy, Intellectual Property, Tax, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment and Immigration.
More information about MVGS here.
Drew Network Asia partners are instructed by clients all over the world. DNA firms are based in:
Singapore (Drew & Napier LLC)
Indonesia (Makarim & Taira S.)
Malaysia (Shearn Delamore & Co.)
We also have regional desks that focus on China, India, and Japan. Find out more about our regional desks below:
The DNA network is full-service. We focus on three main areas for our clients: transactional, regulatory and risk. Our clients’ experience is seamless, and our tightly integrated teams build collaborative relationships that deliver well-strategised solutions to business challenges.
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- China Desk
- Competition Law
- Corporate Services
- Data Compliance & Cybersecurity
- Dispute Resolution, Arbitration & Litigation
- General Corporate
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- India Desk
- Infrastructure & Construction
- Intellectual Property
- Investigations & Crisis Management
- Japan Desk
- Matrimonial, Wills & Probate
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Wealth
- Real Estate
- Restructuring & Insolvency
- Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT)
Learn more about our practices here.
The DNA network is a full-service legal team with international perspective, strong local expertise and impeccable service standards. DNA is a regional platform which enables our clients who seek legal advice and representation within the ASEAN region to obtain integrated and collaborative legal service.
Peer reviewed and revered
The reputation of each DNA firm transcends borders and is built on consistently delivering premium legal advice alongside a world-class service experience. Each DNA firm has a track record of a client-focused approach, high quality legal advice, and cutting-edge solutions. This unwavering commitment is recognised by our clients and peers — and has earned us top rankings in the world’s most prestigious legal publications.
Learn more about our accolades here.
Legal Developments7th February 2017
Overview of the Singapore Cartel Regulation 2017 - article in GTDT
1 Feb 2017
Global Competition Review/ Getting The Deal Through Cartel Regulations 2017
The chapter comprehensively covers topics such as the extent of the Competition Commission of Singapore’s (CCS) investigative powers, the process for seeking immunity under Singapore’s leniency programme, the treatment of confidential or commercially sensitive information, the appeal process and the extent that civil damages actions can be sought for losses as a result of a cartel.
Third Party Funding in International Arbitration and What It Means for You: Civil Law (Amendment) Bi7th February 2017
1 Feb 2017
On 10 January 2017, Parliament passed the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill (No. 38/2016) (“Bill”) into law. The Bill is not yet in force and will only come into operation on a date to be notified in the Government Gazette.
Applicable Test: Application for leave under s216A of the Companies Act to intervene in on-going pro23rd January 2017
Applicable Test: Application for leave under s216A of the Companies Act to intervene in on-going proceedings
17 Jan 2017
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Chong Chin Fook v Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd and others  SGCA 5 raised a significant point of law in respect of the legal criterion to be applied in an application by a shareholder of a company under s 216A of the Companies Act for leave of court to control conduct of on-going proceedings on behalf of the company.
23rd January 2017
Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q4/2016
10 Jan 2017
Drew & Napier’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice Group is pleased to present the latest issue of our Data Protection Quarterly Update.
17th January 2017
Competition Law Quarterly Update Q3/2016
16 Dec 2016
In this issue, the Competition & Regulatory Practice Group wraps up some of the major developments in the competition law world from the third quarter of 2016.
The Group also outlines the key amendments to the Guidelines of the Competition Commission of Singapore, and highlight some of the potential implications for businesses.
To read the update, please click here.
Published: June 2022
Authors: Mr Randolph Khoo Mr Mahesh Rai Mr Adam Maniam
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.
Singapore: Private Equity
Published: January 2022
Authors: Jon Nair Tan Teng Sen Priscilla Wang Seraphina Ho
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.
Published: September 2022
Authors: Mr Yang Shi Yong Ms Lye Han Jun
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Tax laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.
Singapore: Employment & Labour Law
Published: March 2022
Authors: Benjamin Gaw
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Employment & Labour Law laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.
Singapore: Patent Litigation
Published: October 2022
Authors: Tony Yeo Meryl Koh Javier Yeo
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Patent Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.
Singapore: Data Protection & Cyber Security
Published: April 2022
Authors: Mr Lim Chong Kin
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Data Protection & Cyber Security laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.
Singapore: Bribery & Corruption
Published: May 2022
Authors: Wendell Wong Andrew Chua
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Bribery & Corruption laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.
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