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TSMP Law Corporation

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 2

TSMP Law Corporation has made a further impression in public and private deals and corporate real estate transactions. It also receives regular engagements from financial advisers to M&A deals. It has an especially strong standing in TMT and REIT transactions. Stefanie Yuen Thio has an outstanding reputation for dealmaking, while Jennifer Chia is noted for corporate real estate deals.

Key clients


Credit Suisse

Merrill Lynch

Samena Capital

Gaylin Holdings

Singapore Medical Group



Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

TSMP Law Corporation provides 'prompt, friendly, expert and practical guidance on Singapore employment law' and has a strong track record in non-contentious employment advisory work, as well as advocacy in employment claims tribunals and High Court disputes. The practice typically acts for a range of employers in contentious matters involving breach of non-competition, confidentiality, and fiduciary duties, large-scale redundancies, constructive and wrongful dismissals, as well as conducting internal investigations and advising on reports to the Ministry of Manpower. Practice head Ian Lim is singled out for his 'legal acumen and remarkably sound advice', particularly in relation to the employment aspects of international  transactions. Also of note is senior associate Nicholas Ngo, who is highlighted for his 'impressive legal knowledge and understanding'.


‘Great deal-maker team, with fruitful advice and practical yet sophisticated mindset.’

‘The team at TSMP provides timely, relevant and comprehensive legal solutions and legal advice. The team’s associates are responsive, thorough and offer an excellent level of service.’

‘The team provides prompt, friendly, expert and practical guidance on Singapore employment law and other contentious and non-contentious matters.’

‘Ian Lim lives up to his reputation as one of Singapore’s (perhaps APAC) best Labor law practitioners. His legal acumen and sound advice is remarkable, while he retains the practical and soft skills that show his understanding of the client’s perspective and constraints.’

‘Ian Lim is a hands-on and pragmatic employment law expert. He is personable and responds swiftly and is to the point.’

‘Ian Lim provides business-savvy legal advice, showing cognisance of business sensitivities and awareness of business realities.’

‘Nicholas Ngo, senior associate, is a talent that deserves greater attention. His legal knowledge and understanding is impressive, and his ability to explain legal jargon to laymen and willingness to complete “operational” tasks is highly commendable.’

Key clients







Construction: Local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation regularly acts for multinational corporations and contractors in all types of construction-related litigation, arbitration and adjudication proceedings. On the non-contentious side, the team is able to advise clients on engineering procurement and construction-related contractual matters, project management and assistance with bids and tenders for large infrastructure projects. Co-heads Derek Loh and Melvin Chan have extensive experience resolving disputes in the construction and engineering industry.

Key clients

GS Engineering & Construction Corp.

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd

Soletanche Bachy

YTL Power Seraya / YTL Communications Sdn Bhd / YTL Cement Berhad

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation has extensive dispute resolution pedigree. It has an outstanding record in boardroom, investment and shareholder disputes, and is at the forefront of trusts litigation. Thio Shen Yi SC has plenty of big-ticket case experience; he is noted for commercial and trusts litigation, along with contentious insolvency and restructuring matters. Adrian Tan has an impressive record in TMT, IP, data and collective sales disputes. Melvin Chan is recommended for construction cases, acting primarily for contractors. Ian Lim leads on employment and data protection disputes.


‘Extreme responsiveness and availability at all hours to service clients’ needs, big or small.’

‘The firm runs lean teams and is cost effective.’

‘Thio Shen Yi SC is an experienced advocate with a good sense for how the Singapore courts will deal with arbitration-related matters.’

‘Ian Lim is an impressive operator, always available, always willing to take a view, always good fun to work with.’

Key clients

Straits Marine Company

Emerson Electric


GS Engineering & Construction

Hyundai Engineering & Construction

YTL Group

Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 3

Core areas of activity for TSMP Law Corporation include insolvency litigation, where it acts for companies in liquidation, schemes of arrangement and in bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements; creditor-debtor disputes; debt restructuring and workouts. The practice has bolstered its litigation and transactional bench strength with the recruitment of Adrian Tan and Pei Ching Ong from Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC in 2018 and Felicia Tan from Incisive Law LLC in February 2019. Shen Yi Thio, SC and Stefanie Yuen Thio are the key partners.


The team provides a pragmatic and commercial approach to problem solving, with the back up of a senior counsel the should matter need to be taken to court.

Shen Yi Thio is a senior counsel with significant experience in complex cases.’

Key clients

Mizuho Bank of Japan

New Target Investments Limited

JTC Corporation

Aavanti Industries

Banking and finance: local firms Tier 4

TSMP Law Corporation is noted for corporate real estate financing, including land acquisition financing and land development financing. The firm advises both borrowers and lenders. Jennifer Chia is a corporate real estate specialist with an extensive finance background.

Key clients

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

Oxley Group

United Overseas Bank

Ineos Group

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

ValueMax Group

Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 4

TSMP Law Corporation is a recognised force in equity and debt issuances, including IPOs on the Singapore and Hong Kong exchanges. Despite a slump in capital markets issuances, the firm has remained active in Catalist deals, rights issues and MTN programmes. Stefanie Yuen Thio heads the transactional group and has extensive capital markets experience.

Key clients

mm2 Asia


Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board

Singapore Medical Group

Established in 1998, TSMP Law Corporation is recognised as Singapore’s top corporate boutique law firm. It specialises in complex dispute resolution and cutting-edge transactions for a wide range of clientele, spanning from Fortune 500 companies to private wealth individuals, from Singapore and countries all over the world. As an independent law firm, TSMP is experienced in working with top-tier global firms on cross-border deals. TSMP’s work in M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, real estate, construction and employment is regularly recognised by leading legal journals. The firm also prides itself on its community engagement.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Thio Shen Yi, SC +65 6216 9466
Commercial/Corporate Transactions Stefanie Yuen Thio +65 6216 9494
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Melvin Chan  photo Mr Melvin Chan
Ms Jennifer Chia  photo Ms Jennifer Chia
Mr Ian Lim  photo Mr Ian Lim
Mr Derek Loh  photo Mr Derek Loh
Mr Adrian Tan  photo Mr Adrian Tan
Mr Shen Yi Thio, SC  photo Mr Shen Yi Thio, SC
Ms Stefanie Yuen Thio photo Ms Stefanie Yuen Thio
Number of lawyers : 60+
Contacts : Thio Shen Yi, SC (litigation and dispute resolution)
Contacts : Stefanie Yuen Thio (commercial and corporate transactions)