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TSMP Law Corporation

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 2

Lawyers of TSMP Law Corporation are acclaimed for their takeover, M&A and privatisation capabilities. Stefanie Yuen Thio serves as one of the go-to names in the market for headline transactions and IPOs; she co-heads the team alongside Jennifer Chia and June Ho.

Practice head(s):

Stefanie Yuen Thio; Jennifer Chia; June Ho

Key clients

Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited

Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte.

Jurong Port

Gram Car Carriers group

Masan Group Corporation

mm2 Asia Ltd.

MH Carnegie & Co

DX Ventures GmbH


Gulf Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited, sole financial adviser to Singapore Press Holdings Limited (“SPH”) in the proposed acquisition of SPH by Keppel Corporation Limited through its wholly-owned special purpose vehicle, Keppel Pegasus Pte. Ltd. (“Keppel”), by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advised Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited, sole financial adviser to G. K. Goh Holdings Limited (“GKGH”) in relation to Apricus Global Pte. Ltd.’s (“Apricus”) voluntary conditional general offer for Boardroom Limited
  • Advised Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte., financial adviser to Startree Investments Pte. Ltd. (“Startree”), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, in relation to its compliance offer for all shares of Sembcorp Marine Ltd (“Sembcorp”) that it does not already own.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 2

TSMP Law Corporation combines its disputes and litigation skills to provide a mixture of corporate and private clients with vital legal assistance. Shareholder and investment disputes are key strengths for the team, which is also active in trust, construction, employment, and restructuring and insolvency litigation. Practice head Thio Shen Yi SC and Pei Ching Ong are leading corporate and commercial litigators who have specialised in a number of complex and contentious matters. Adrian Tan also regularly acts as lead counsel and is noted for ‘giving practical advice from a commercial perspective based on his vast experience’.

Practice head(s):

Thio Shen Yi, SC

Other key lawyers:

Ong Pei Ching


‘Dedicated team. Responsible and hardworking, good client service. Knowledgeable, friendly with a human touch to the client’s needs. Transparent in billing.’

‘Adrian Tan – Knowledgeable, good human relationship. Compassionate and passionate about his work. Friendly, calm and steady. Attentive to client’s needs. Kwoh Ji Wei – Responsible, very responsive, hardworking, dedicate, friendly, very attentive. Ong Pei Ching – dedicated, good fighting spirit, friendly.’

‘Mr. Adrian Tan is our contact partner in the firm. Mr. Tan is an experienced litigator and is adept at giving practical advice from a commercial perspective based on his vast experience.’

‘The team is great to work with. It’s really easy to communicate with them.’

‘I found TSMP to be very quick in understanding and appreciating the problems/issues at hand and the legal advice given is very sharp and relevant. The main strength is their ability to grasp the root issue very well.’

‘Felicia and Hannah were excellent, personable and makes time available for us, for calls and meetings at short notices. They are also very prompt in their responses, typically giving us assurances by when they would reply.’

‘Ong Pei Ching is a stalwart. She provides conscientious and sound legal advice and is highly attuned to our needs. Vivian is a good pair of hands, on the ball and proficient.’

Key clients

Ok Tedi Fly River Development Foundation Ltd and eight members of communities living in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea representing themselves and other members of their communities

Peter Tan Shou Yi

Success Elegant Trading Limited

Fan Ren Ray, Fan Ruicheng, Chua Teng Da and Chia Chee Tian Joe

Vibrant Group Limited

Terry Lau

16 owners of 12 shop units in Macpherson Mall

Mr Lee Thiam Seng, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO and majority shareholder of ecoWise Holdings Ltd

ERC Unicampus Pte Ltd

Tong Garden China Investments Pte Ltd

Chengdu Ding Feng Real Estate Development Co Ltd, Taicang Ding Feng Real Estate Development Co Ltd, Xiamen Pacific Estate Investment Co Ltd

BCS Business Consulting Services Pte Ltd

DWP International Limited and Design Worldwide Partnership Singapore Pte Ltd

Abu Dhabi Ports Company PJSC

Work highlights

  • Acting for the communities in Papua New Guinea that were affected by the country’s biggest environmental disaster in recovering monies amounting to US$1.48bn meant for the benefit of said communities.
  • Represented a former Prudential senior financial services manager in defending an S$2.8 billion claim by Prudential over alleged mass poaching of agents.
  • Acting for a client in a claim over the ownership of assets held under their name with two international banks.

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

Representing both corporates and individuals, TSMP Law Corporation has a well-established and well-rounded employment practice, handling a range of engagements from investigations, employment contracts and transactional-related matters to disputes over non-compete clauses. Ian Lim  has a strong reputation in the field, along with Felicia Tan and Thio Shen Yi SC, who are noted for their expertise in employment disputes. Associate director Nicholas Ngo continues to impress.

Practice head(s):

Ian Lim

Other key lawyers:


‘Felicia Tan is extremely responsive, clear in her advice, prepared to discuss a matter before she starts charging, and looks to find the best outcome for the client.’


Work highlights

  • Advised TEHO International on its investigations into endemic corporate fraud and misconduct at its subsidiary TEHO Water.
  • Acted for Eric Tan, ex-head of regional sales who left Schindler to join Otis Elevator. Schindler commenced High Court proceedings seeking injunctions to restrain Eric from competing with it and being employed by Otis, and also to enjoin him from disclosing confidential information, soliciting customers and poaching employees.
  • Acted for Sedgwick Singapore in connection with proceedings against a former employee who took confidential information and property relating to Sedgwick when she left the company.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation has strong relationships with several domestic and international financial institutions and corporates, and on the transactional front is especially strong in corporate real estate financing. Its diverse market perspective make it a frequent choice for both borrowers and lenders in the context of syndicated lending, debt restructuring, refinancings and acquisition finance. The team is jointly led by two multifaceted partners: Jennifer Chia, whose experience cuts across banking and finance, real estate, private wealth, compliance and regulatory matters, and corporate and finance specialist June Ho, who regularly advises on ship financing, and syndicated loans.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer Chia; June Ho


‘A well resourced team that works very hard to meet deadlines, and provides top-notch advice.’

‘Jennifer Chia is at the top of her game. She is very knowledgeable and very on the ball. She is our go-to partner for Singapore law finance advice.’

Key clients


China Construction Bank Singapore Branch

Clifford Capital

Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility

K2 HealthVentures

Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Norge

DBS Bank Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Slaughter and May as counsels to the INEOS Group in the review and negotiations of documents which are governed under Singapore law and/or entered into by the Singapore subsidiaries of the INEOS group, in the context of INEOS Finance’s new €1.08bn dollar- and euro-denominated term loans.
  • Acted for China Construction Bank Singapore Branch in relation to a syndicated loan of up to US$300m to Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited.
  • Acted as Singapore counsel to Clifford Capital in relation to US$100m super senior revolving credit facility granted by Clifford Capital to Floatel, secured by ship mortgages over Floatel’s vessels, share pledges over Floatel’s various subsidiaries and floating charges.

Singapore > Construction: Local firms Tier 3

Under the dual leadership of Derek Loh and Melvin Chan, TSMP Law Corporation has the ability to undertake large and involved construction disputes, as well as drafting bespoke contracts. The firm’s client base is diverse, and ranges from one of the largest statutory bodies in Singapore, to major international contractors. Recently, the group has handled projects in Australia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia, as well as locally. Founding partner Thio Shen Yi continues to play an active role within the team.

Practice head(s):

Thio Shen Yi; Derek Loh; Melvin Chan

Other key lawyers:

Justin Ee


‘Their relatively young team of solicitors are led by able leaders like Thio Shen Yi, Derek Loh and Melvin Chan. Not once we felt the cases handled by them were left to their younger solicitors without them closely monitoring the issues. Billing is fair and accurate, and sometimes they are flexible to discuss if required. Good, cohesive working teams of solicitors, great leaders.’

‘Working directly with Derek Loh at TSMP for decades. He is on top of things mostly and manages his support teams well and kindly. We respect his approach, which is pragmatic and logical. Successful outcome of legal matters with them having gained much confidence with TSMP.’

‘They fully understand the industry and have extensive experience in all kinds of dispute in the industry.’

‘Derek Loh provides creative and commercially reasonable solutions to any and every dispute. Melvin Chan provides very analytic and succinct advice and perfectly leads all phases of arbitrations.’

Key clients

CSYA Pte Ltd

SCDA Architects Pte Ltd

Diamond Glass Enterprise Pte Ltd

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Work highlights

  • Defending CSYA Pte Ltd and Chan Sau Yan (formerly trading as Chan Sau Yan Associates) against claims of fraud, conspiracy, negligence, and breaches of duty as an architect in the construction of three good class bungalows.
  • Acting for SCDA as the Architect for Seletar Park Residence against claims by the Management Corporation (i.e. the Plaintiff) of a condominium for breach of its duty of care owed to the Plaintiff and/or the subsidiary proprietors in the design and construction of the condominium.
  • Acts for Diamond Glass Enterprise Pte Ltd in a cross-appeals to the Appellate Division of the High Court of Singapore against the decision in Zhong Kai Construction Co Pte Ltd v Diamond Glass Enterprise Pte Ltd [2021] SGHC 277.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation brings a multidisciplinary perspective to the restructuring and insolvency field. With its extensive resources of transactional and disputes lawyers, it is able to take on a steady pipeline of contentious insolvency, debt restructuring and workouts, and creditor rights matters. Thio Shen Yi SC is a big name litigator with a fine record in insolvency cases.

Practice head(s):

Thio Shen Yi SC; Stefanie Yuen Thio

Key clients

Jurong Port Pte Ltd

Mizuho Bank of Japan

AlmaStone Opportunities I Limited

Former director of ZenRock

Hontop Energy (Singapore) Pte Ltd / Wanda Holding Group Co Ltd

Skomer Investments Designated Activity Company

UOB Bank Ltd

Hong Leong Finance

Dr Goh Jin Hian

Xihe Holdings (Pte) Ltd (Judicial Managers Appointed)

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Shanghai Yinjun Industry

Norwegian government-linked entity

MHG Cars Pte Ltd

(1) Providence SOFG2 Limited|(2) Long Chee Tim Daniel|(3) Terrance Tan Kong Hwa

Riviera Holdings Co., Ltd.

Allen Law and Park Hotel Group Management Pte Lte

Work highlights

  • Acted for Jurong Port in its acquisition of a 41% stake in Universal Terminals from the Hin Leong Group.
  • Advised Mizuho Bank of Japan, Hyflux’s second largest creditor and the largest non-secured creditor in Hyflux’s restructuring.
  • Acted for AlmaStone Opportunities I, a creditor in the $624.5m  restructuring of Antanium Resources.

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 4

With domestic and international corporates at the core of its client base, TSMP Law Corporation is noted for its experience in advising on the launching of IPOs on the Main and Catalist boards of the Singapore Exchange. Founding partner Stefanie Yuen Thio heads up the firm’s transactional team, and advises on a range of equity and debt listings in Singapore. Typical instructions range from IPOs to secondary fundraisings and reverse takeovers.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Mooreast Holdings Ltd.

mm2 Asia Ltd

Barramundi Group

The Board of Directors of Axington Inc.

INEOS Styrolution APAC Pte. Ltd.

Avation Group (S) Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Mooreast Holdings Ltd. in a pre-IPO investment of S$10m by EDBI and further acted as issuer’s counsel in a Catalist IPO on the Singapore Exchange.
  • Acting for the Mainboard-listed media company mm2 Asia Ltd in its proposed spin-off of its cinema business and a listing on the Catalist board.
  • Acted as Singapore counsel to Barramundi Group Ltd. in relation to its NOK 130,830,000 pre-listing restructuring and listing on the Euronext Growth Oslo Exchange.

Singapore > International arbitration

Thio Shen Yi SC leads the TSMP Law Corporation practice which is increasing active in international arbitration arising from construction, commercial contracts, IT and investment disputes.

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
Melvin Chan photo Mr Melvin Chan Partner, Co-head of Construction & Engineering
Jennifer Chia photo Ms Jennifer Chia Partner, Head of Banking & Finance and Corporate Real Estate
June Ho photo Ms June Ho Partner
Kelvin Koh photo Mr Kelvin Koh Partner
Ian Lim photo Mr Ian Lim Partner, Head of Employment & Labour
Derek Loh photo Mr Derek Loh Partner, Co-head of Construction & Engineering
Pei Ching Ong photo Ms Pei Ching Ong Partner
Felicia Tan photo Ms Felicia Tan Partner
Shen Yi Thio, SC photo Mr Shen Yi Thio, SC Joint managing partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Stefanie Yuen Thio photo Ms Stefanie Yuen Thio Joint Managing Partner, Head of Corporate
Number of lawyers : 60+
Contacts : Thio Shen Yi, SC (litigation and dispute resolution)
Contacts : Stefanie Yuen Thio (commercial and corporate transactions)