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Shook Lin & Bok LLP
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Work Department

Corporate; Corporate Real Estate; Financial Services Regulatory; Trust, Asset & Wealth Management


Woon Hum is a Partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. He specialises in investment funds, REITs, trust and private wealth work. He has been involved in numerous complex and groundbreaking listed REIT transactions including cross-border REITs IPOs, dual listings, Shariah REIT, REIT takeovers, convertible and exchangeable bonds and major acquisitions by REITs. He also advises on the establishment of investment funds (including private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, distressed and special events funds) using Singapore funds and offshore funds structures (including Cayman funds and Cayman segregated portfolio companies), licensing, exemption and regulatory issues for the funds industry and works on private trust and family offices.


English; Mandarin


LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore (1995); Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1996); MBA (Finance), University of Leicester (2000)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Tan Woon HumShook Lin & Bok LLP

Shook Lin & Bok LLP remains prominent in the REIT segment, along with having a growing presence in VCCs. The firm has advised a series of Singapore fund managers on the establishment of Singapore umbrella VCC funds along with Cayman Islands limited partnership funds. Tan Woon Hum is an established name in the market. Andrea Ng is another senior practitioner with an excellent record in REITs.

Singapore > Private wealth and family law – local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s deep resources and expertise are frequently deployed in the private wealth sphere, with department head Tan Woon Hum having a solid background in representing private clients and trustees in the launch of private trusts, family offices structures and family funds. He and the team represent high net-worth, ultra high net-worth individuals and families from around Asia, including those from China and North Asia, in estate planning and protecting their wealth through Singapore structures and vehicles. This includes advising high net-worth individuals and families on the establishment of Singapore umbrella VCC funds.

Singapore > Real estate: local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP has a long-established real estate practice that has eminence in Singapore and regional transactions, including China, India and Indonesia-related deals. It also has a solid background in REIT transactions. Chew Mei Choo has more than 30-years of experience in corporate real estate, including commercial, industrial and residential property transactions. Lee Chau Hwei provides further Singapore and regional expertise, including extensive REIT experience, as does senior figure Tan Woon Hum.