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TSMP Law Corporation
6 BATTERY ROAD
LEVEL 41
SINGAPORE 049909
Singapore

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 2

TSMP Law Corporation's compact corporate practice frequently earns highly-prized engagements from the market. In recent years it has landed headline deals in the REIT, hospitality, and resources sectors. It has worked on a series of high-value mergers in the REIT space and some of the largest transactions in the hotel sector. The firm is frequently chosen as counsel to financial advisors to major M&A transactions. Stefanie Yuen Thio is a prominent dealmaker and Jennifer Chia is at the forefront of corporate real estate transactions.

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‘The high quality of TSMP’s deliverables and the competency of its people sets it apart from other firms. TSMP’s partners and associates are committed and diligent, providing fast responses to queries and ensuring that deadlines are met in a timely manner.’

‘The firm’s experience with and ability to address a wide range of legal needs is also a differentiator. The team at TSMP provides a personal touch that makes it a pleasure to work with.’

‘June Ho has wealth of knowledge and experience, offers sound guidance and advice, and is well versed in negotiations.’

‘Rachel Tang is focused, dedicated, efficient, provides practical advice, and is very responsive.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Citibank

OCBC

Slaughter and May

YTL Cement Singapore

Singapore Medical Group

OUE

Datapulse Technology

Web Structures Group

Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

Highly reputable litigator Ian Lim at TSMP Law Corporation is the go-to figure in the practice, with a successful track record representing multinationals and C-Suite executives in employment tribunal and High Court cases in claims involving non-competition, dismissal, data privacy, and harassment, among others. He is also able to offer day-to-day HR support in relation to employee transfers and industrial relations. Senior associate Nicholas Ngo also represents clients in disputes alongside Lim.

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‘Ian Lim has been very responsive to all of our inquiries and provided excellent legal advice to us. Especially in this pandemic situation, Ian and his team have been a great resource for us to navigate the employment market and solve our ad hoc problems with solid legal knowledge and precise understanding of our business needs.’

Key clients

Peter Tan Shou Yi

Entrepose

FICOFI

NTT

Marsh & McLennan

Construction: Local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation retains a good level of activity in front-end and contentious work, representing developers contractors and in construction and engineering disputes as well as adeptness in drafting contracts, advising on bids and tenders, and general day-to-day advice on ongoing projects. Derek Loh and Melvin Chan are the key figures.

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Architects 61 Private Limited

SCDA Architects Pte Ltd, Chan Soo Khian, Kan Fook Seng

CSYA Pte Ltd

Euro Assets Holding (S) Pte Ltd

Hyundai-GS Joint Venture

Kabeli Energy Limited

Boustead Projects Limited

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation bolstered its disputes capability with the addition of a new senior director and former Deputy Solicitor-General, Jeffrey Chan Wai Teck, who lends his extensive in commercial arbitration, public law, criminal law, and investment disputes to the robust practice. The firm is particularly well known for its representation of financial institutions and companies operating in the construction and engineering sector. Key figures include Thio Shen Yi SC, for commercial litigation; Adrian Tan for technology and IP disputes, and Melvin Chan for contentious construction matters.

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Key clients

Compagnia de Navegacion Palomar, S.A. (Panama)

Cosmopolitan Finance Corporation (BVI)

Dominion Corporation S.A. (Panama)

John Manners & Co (Malaya) Pte Ltd

Peninsular Navigation Company (Pte) Ltd (BVI)

Straits Marine Company Pte Ltd (BVI)

Peter Tan Shou Yi

YTL PowerSeraya Pte. Limited (“YTLPS”) and Seraya Energy Pte Ltd (“SE”)

The Kheng Chiu Tin Hou Kong and Burial Ground (“THK”)

Royston Moh Tai Suan

Industries Chimiques du Senegal

Longmen Group Ltd

Querencia Limited

Ahmad Kasim

Singapore Medical Council

Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 3

Focusing largely on insolvency litigation and creditor-debtor disputes, TSMP Law Corporation is led by Shen Yi Thio, SC, an all-round disputes specialist with a good level of experience in contentious restructuring and insolvency. The firm is also able to advise on debt restructuring and workouts and co-ordinate multi-jurisdictional restructuring work.

Key clients

Mizuho Bank of Japan

Agritrade International (Pte) Ltd (“AIPL”)

Hontop Energy (Singapore) Pte Ltd

New Target Investments Limited

Pertamina Energy Services Pte Ltd (In Members’ Voluntary Liquidation) (“Pertamina”)

JTC Corporation

Creditors of Victoria Medical

Banking and finance: local firms Tier 4

TSMP Law Corporation continues to focus on corporate real estate financing, particularly land acquisition financing and land development financing. It represents several of the key Singapore banks and a number of developer conglomerates. More recently, the firm has turned its attention to deals involving foreign investors targeting industrial and commercial property assets in Singapore. In addition, it remains active in working capital facilities for multinational clients. Jennifer Chia is an experienced figure in the real estate finance space.

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‘Good follow up and professional in their dealings. Constantly updating clients on the latest developments.’

‘Jennifer Chia is highly meticulous and reliable. She is professional, approachable, and responsive.’

Key clients

INEOS Styrolution APAC

Pan Asia Realty Advisors (Singapore)

Ashurst ADTLaw

Oxley Beryl

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 4

TSMP Law Corporation continues to be engaged for headline and challenging transactions, despite the slowdown in capital markets activity in 2019 and 2020. This covers both debt and equity, including recapitalisation programmes and international bond offerings. Public takeovers are a core area of expertise for the highly esteemed firm. In this regard, Stefanie Yuen Thio has an outstanding reputation.

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‘We were very pleased to get actionable/can do advice on the key issues we needed to have addressed.’

‘When we were in a critical, time-sensitive period on our transaction, the TSMP team came through with a creative solution that literally saved the day.’

‘Their advice is to the point. Unlike some firms who caveat their advice so so heavily, I always could understand what their best, considered advice was.’

Key clients

INEOS Styrolution APAC

Ashurst ADTLaw

AnnAik

Credit Suisse

Citibank

OCBC

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 shenyi.thio@tsmplaw.com +65 6216 9466
Commercial/Corporate Transactions Stefanie Yuen Thio syt@tsmplaw.com +65 6216 9494
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Melvin Chan  photo Mr Melvin Chan Partner, Co-head of Construction & Engineering
Ms Jennifer Chia  photo Ms Jennifer Chia Partner, Head of Banking & Finance and Corporate Real Estate
Ms June Ho photo Ms June Ho Partner
Mr Kelvin Koh  photo Mr Kelvin Koh Partner
Mr Ian Lim  photo Mr Ian Lim Partner, Head of Employment & Labour
Mr Derek Loh  photo Mr Derek Loh Partner, Co-head of Construction & Engineering
Ms Pei Ching Ong  photo Ms Pei Ching Ong Partner
Mr Adrian Tan  photo Mr Adrian Tan Partner; Head of IP & TMT
Ms Felicia Tan  photo Ms Felicia Tan Partner
Mr Shen Yi Thio, SC  photo Mr Shen Yi Thio, SC Joint managing partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Ms Stefanie Yuen Thio photo Ms Stefanie Yuen Thio Joint Managing Partner, Head of Corporate
Number of lawyers : 60+
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English
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Contacts : Thio Shen Yi, SC (litigation and dispute resolution)
Contacts : Stefanie Yuen Thio (commercial and corporate transactions)