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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Local firms
Banking and finance – Local firms - ranked: tier 4

CNPLaw LLP

CNPLaw LLP has a strong background in acquisition and equity financings, and regularly advises credit funds and fund-type entities in equity financings. It is also increasingly active in structured deals with regulatory aspects. Bill Jamieson is noted for his background in the funds and regulatory environments. Kenneth Szeto has joined Withers KhattarWong LLP.

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms
Capital markets – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

Colin Ng & Partners LLP

Colin Ng & Partners LLP handles a significant market share of mid-market issuances on the Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges, including Hong Kong's main and GEM board, and Singapore's Catalist exchange. It has worked on a series of Hong Kong offerings by construction companies. The firm advised Shuang Yun Holdings on the Singapore law aspects of its Hong Kong main board listing and represented Omnibridge as Singapore counsel in its listing on the GEM exchange. Tan Min-Li is 'professional and always provides value added advice'. Stephen Soh is another key partner.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Local firms
Corporate and M&A – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

Colin Ng & Partners LLP

Colin Ng & Partners LLP has strong cross-border credentials and has advised on a series of transactions in the fintech sector, including representing Singapore-listed Silverlake Axis, the banking software solutions provider, on its acquisition of a group of three Malaysian-incorporated private companies that operate in the fintech space. Clients highlight the firm's expertise in funds, regulatory and takeover code issues, and its 'responsive and commercial' approach. Amit Dhume is recognised for funds-related M&A and Bill Jamieson brings further senior-level credibility; both are regarded as 'responsive and capable' and 'commercial'. Ken Chia is noted for healthcare sector transactions.

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms
Dispute resolution – Local firms - ranked: tier 4

Colin Ng & Partners LLP

Colin Ng & Partners LLP has a broad dispute resolution practice with a fine record in shareholder, construction and insolvency disputes. It has made an impression in cross-border cases, including those involving Chinese parties; the team has a number of competent Mandarin speakers. The practice represented Sunsea Yacht Club in a High Court case against two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Singapore-listed Keppel Corporation. Subramanian Pillai is noted for commercial litigation, insolvency cases and construction disputes, while See Tow Soo Ling has a fine record in commercial, matrimonial and IP-related disputes.

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Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Local firms
Investment funds – Local firms - ranked: tier 4

Colin Ng & Partners LLP

The funds and private equity practice at Colin Ng & Partners LLP advises asset managers, financial institutions and investee companies on fund management and investment. The group has a focus on work involving investments into India and also serves Chinese clients. Key names include Bill Jamieson and Amit Dhume whose work includes advising one of Southeast Asia’s leading early stage private equity-focused funds on its successful closing. The team has also advised on a number of Cayman Islands-domiciled funds, including the formation and structuring of a fund focused on alternative renewable energy projects.

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms
Labour and employment – Local firms - ranked: tier 2

Colin Ng & Partners LLP

Colin Ng & Partners LLP 'is very strong in this area'. The team, which is jointly headed by Bill Jamieson and Pradeep Kumar Singh, advises employers and employees on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law including aspects of immigration law. Recent work includes acting for an employer client in a matter pertaining to allegations of breach of a confidentiality and a non-compete and non-solicitation clause by a former employee. Other work includes advising on the employment ramifications of corporate restructures and the transfers of workforces. Senior associate Michelle Chan is another name to note.

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