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TSMP Law Corporation

Singapore > Dispute resolution Tier 2

TSMP Law Corporation has a major presence in the dispute resolution field with a fine reputation in boardroom, investment and shareholder disputes, and is noted for its expertise in cross-border cases. It is also at the forefront of trusts litigation, construction and engineering disputes, employment cases and insolvency litigation, and is building its standing in crypto cases. The firm has a hugely impressive corporate client base and receives referrals from many of the top international law firms. Joint managing partner Thio Shen Yi SC is at the pinnacle of the profession, known for his expertise in big-ticket cases and for his outstanding advocacy. Melvin ChanKelvin Koh, Ong Pei Ching and Felicia Tan are also key partners. Former partner and Law Society president Adrian Tan passed away in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Thio Shen Yi SC


‘Excellent team composition. The members listen well to points and provide appropriate guidance. Work performed is always timely with uncompromising quality of work.’

‘Ong Pei Ching possesses the attributes and character to excel further in the legal environment.’

‘Ong Pei Ching stands out in a crowded field. Her ability to react quickly on difficult issues, steer the conversation towards the winning strategy and her immense work ethics are her key strengths.’

‘Kelvin Koh provides sound and strategic advice.’

‘When dealing with local business cases in Singapore, TSMP was the firm to go. They are well aware of all the facets involved in resolving tricky situations, from arbitration, to mediation and outright litigation. At each step, they are uniquely well prepared, helpful and efficient.’

‘Kelvin Koh is an incredibly talented partner who has a strategic vision of the case from the start. He will, after deep consideration, explain to you well in advance the steps and the strategy, as well as highlight the specific risks. With his efficient team, they outwit and outmanoeuvre allegedly more prestigious opponents with a disarming facility, testimony to the hard work and innovative, “out of the box” thinking.’

‘Very responsive and commercial. Highly knowledgeable. Special mention to Ong Pei Ching who is well versed in the domain. ’

‘Ong Pei Ching – super quick response time, highly professional. Proactive and provides good pointers and suggestions. Gets to the point and able to comprehend client’s needs and provide practical and cost-effective solutions. Highly knowledgeable and well-versed in their domain. ’

Key clients

Ok Tedi Fly River Development Foundation Ltd

Vibrant Group Limited

Smart Glove International Pte Ltd

Group MMM (50 per cent shareholder of Violet Oon Inc), and Mr Manoj Murjani (Director of Group MMM)

Mr Lau Wing Yan, a prominent businessman

Tiong Hin Engineering Pte Ltd

ERC Unicampus Pte Ltd

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

BCS Business Consulting Services Pte Ltd

Success Elegant Trading Limited

Devin Jethanand Bhojwani, Dilip Jethanad Bhojwani and Sandeep Jethanand Bhojwani

Providentia Wealth Management

Work highlights

  • Acted for Luckin Coffee, China’s largest coffee chain, in a $150m dispute with two of its Malaysian investors over fraudulent and/or negligent accounting statements that inflated its revenue. This disclosure caused the company’s share value to plunge.
  • Acted for Singapore-listed Vibrant Group in a suit relating to the company’s acquisition of Australia-listed Blackgold International Holdings, for over A$37.6m, against Blackgold’s former officers and auditors for fraud and/or negligence.
  • Acted as instructed counsel for Mr Lau Wing Yan, a prominent businessman, against claims of oppression, breach of legitimate expectations and/or breach of shareholders’ agreement.

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

TSMP Law Corporation frequently advises a range of financial institutions, multinationals, and large Singapore corporates. It has close links to a number of international law firms. The firm’s estimable client base brings it a wealth of engagements across the transactional, advisory, investigatory, and dispute resolution fields. It has a history of acting for clients in headline employment disputes, including restrictive covenant cases, wrongful dismissal claims, and breach of non-competition, confidentiality, and fiduciary duties. In non-contentious matters, the firm has extensive experience in employee stock option plans, retrenchments and redundancies, and industrial relations issues. Ian Lim is a genuine specialist in labour and employment, while associate director Nicholas Ngo is an emerging talent.

Practice head(s):

Ian Lim


‘TSMP is a dynamic and diverse team, each individual playing to their strengths and also confident to be vulnerable.’

‘The partner, Ian Lim, has great insights and is very resourceful in attending to any legal issues.’

‘Ian Lim and his team are very business savvy and understand client’ needs and requirements. This is exactly why TSMP is our go-to law firm.’

‘Each individual is unique coming in with their varied expertise. This helps to review a legal issue at various angles as opposed to single-minded view with the other merely executing such view.’

‘Ian Lim is comfortable to listen and encourage his team members to take the lead and gives due credit and that is a good leadership.’

Key clients







Marsh & McLennan


Air Liquide


Work highlights

  • Advised TEHO International and its subsidiary TEHO Water on its investigations into endemic corporate fraud and related misconduct iTEHO Water’s ex-managing director.
  • Acted for Lightnet in a Singapore High Court Suit resisting and ultimately settling its ex-employees’ $1.4m claim for cryptocurrencies allegedly due to them as contractual incentives.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation is best known for corporate real estate financings, especially land acquisition financing and land development financing; it is also noted for secured and syndicated lending, acquisition financing, debt restructurings, and refinancings. Its client roster features Singapore’s leading banks and a number of major developers. Jennifer Chia heads the banking and finance group and the corporate real estate team, while June Ho also has a major focus on banking and finance transactions, including secured and syndicated facilities.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer Chia

Other key lawyers:


‘The TSMP team meets client’s deadlines and commercial expectations by collaborating and discussing with their clients to understand the commercial objectives and urgency of the transaction. They work across various practice areas in the firm to consolidate expertise for the client, so that the partner in charge ensures that the client does not need to instruct various different partners in the same firm. ’

‘While services provided is cross border communication heavy, the team has effectively used communication app technologies to ensure effectiveness of official email communication quickly and at minimal costs.’

‘Jennifer Chia ensures a high partner engagement with the client and with her associates to ensure a consistent work output to the client. Jennifer is happy to share her various experiences with clients to ensure that they are given various legal options to come to landing on the transaction structure.’

‘Always on the ball and always delivers good (and practical) advice.’

‘June Ho – always hands-on and such a pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable and commercially minded – just what you need!

‘TSMP is a firm with responsiveness and extensive experience in the banking and finance area. They are capable of handling various urgent and complex matters. ’

‘The lawyers of TSMP are quite hardworking and professional, having solid ground in Singapore law practice, especially in the banking and finance area. ’

‘June Ho is an outstanding partner who is available to address your queries at any time.’

Key clients

DBS Bank

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Silvergate Bank

ESR-LOGOS Funds Management

YTL PowerSeraya

TLW Success

INEOS Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advised DBS and OCBC as lenders in the financing the £718 million acquisition of 52 Lime Street, one of the largest office deals struck in Britain amid the pandemic.
  • Acted for the Manager of ESR-LOGOS REIT to effect the change of trustee from RBC Investor Services Trust Singapore Limited to Perpetual (Asia) Limited.
  • Instructed by Slaughter & May (London) in YTL PowerSeraya’s S$270 million acquisition of the Tuaspring power station from Hyflux. The deal arose out of Hyflux’s controversial liquidation.

Singapore > Construction: Local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation has an impressive range of construction and engineering engagements in Singapore and across Southeast Asia. Much of the practice centres on large-scale disputes, though the firm does have additional front-end experience. It has an impressive record in real estate developments, energy projects, infrastructure projects and industrial developments, such as data centres. Clients include major contractors, developers, employers, consultants and architects. Derek Loh and Melvin Chan co-head the construction and engineering team, which includes dispute resolution giant Thio Shen Yi SC.

Practice head(s):

Derek Loh; Melvin Chan

Other key lawyers:

Thio Shen Yi


‘High level of collaboration and very responsive. Eager to help and tackle issues at hand. The team is quick with technical issues and engineering process.’

‘Melvin Chan has advised the team closely and paid attention to detail. A hands-on style of team management including direct communication with client.’

Key clients

Thye Chuan Engineering Construction Pte Ltd

Diamond Glass Enterprise Pte Ltd

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Parkway Life REIT

JTC Corporation

Work highlights

  • Defended CSYA and Chan Sau Yan against claims of fraud, conspiracy, negligence, breach of contractual obligations and breach of duty as an architect in the construction of three good class bungalows in one of the longest construction trials in Singapore.
  • Acted for Diamond Glass Enterprise in a cross-appeals to the AD, clarifying two areas of Singapore law in the process.
  • Drafted the contract for the S$350m refit and additions and alterations works for Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 3

TSMP Law Corporation has demonstrable experience advising on takeovers of public-listed companies in Singapore, in addition to M&A transactions, joint ventures, privitisations and corporate restructurings, for a client base that includes major financial institutions. Stefani Yuen Thio, who handles a broad range of mandates, from M&A and IPOs to general corporate transactions, leads the team alongside Jennifer Chia and June Ho.

Practice head(s):

Stefanie Yuen Thio; Jennifer Chia; June Ho


‘Responsive and capable.’

‘Stefanie Yuen Thio is well known in the industry for her connections and insight.’

‘June Ho has been very helpful on transactions.’

‘One of our valued local partners who assist us with Singapore law advice at very competitive rates.’

‘Stefanie Yuen Thio and June Ho both understand the challenges the legal industry is facing and go the extra mile to provide value for money legal services. They are both very responsive and commercial in their approach.’

‘June Ho is a pleasure to work with, quick to respond and always happy to help.’

Key clients

Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited

DBS Bank Limited

Axington Inc.

Hafary Holdings Limited

Colex Holdings Limited

Cargotec Oyj

Thome Group Holding Limited

Hiap Seng Investment Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Halycon Agri Corporation Limited, the subject of a potential mandatory general offer by China Rubber Investment Group Company Limited.
  • Advised DBS Bank Limited as financial institution providing the confirmation of financial resources in respect of the proposed mandatory general offer for all the issued and paid up ordinary shares in the share capital of Chip Eng Seng Corporation, valuing the company at S$565 million.
  • Advising the reconstituted Board of Axington Inc. in a reverse takeover (RTO) transaction.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 3

Noted for its expertise in restructurings, insolvencies, liquidations, enforcements and turnarounds, TSMP Law Corporation regularly acts for a blend of domestic and international corporate clients, including accounting firms and financial groups. Led by one of the firm's founding partners, Thio Shen Yi SC, the practice is recognised for its capability in insolvency litigation, as well as advising on creditor rights matters. Other key contacts include Kelvin Koh and Felicia Tan.

Practice head(s):

Thio Shen Yi SC

Other key lawyers:


‘Strong local expertise.’

‘Thio Shen Yi SC provides strategic inputs to restructuring cases. This is helpful in securing the outcome desired from the restructuring.’

‘The firm houses a good team of quality lawyers.’

Key clients


AlmaStone Opportunities I Limited

Judicial Managers of Nan Chiau Maritime (Pte.) Ltd. (in liquidation)

Hontop Energy (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Wanda Holding Group Co Ltd

Skomer Investments Designated Activity Company


UOB Bank Ltd and Hong Leong Finance

Dr Goh Jin Hian

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Xihe Holdings (Pte) Ltd

Shanghai Yinjun Industry

CNOOC Trading (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Allen Law Ching Hung

Park Hotel Group Management Pte Ltd

Good Movement Holdings Limited

SG Inst of Hospitality Pte Ltd

Providence SOFG2 Limited

Riviera Holdings Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Defending auditors KPMG against claims of audit negligence between 2011 and 2018 in the billion-dollar restructuring of Hyflux by the liquidators of the Group of Companies Kroll.
  • Acting for one of the creditors in the US$624.5 million restructuring of Antanium Resources (formerly known as Rhodium Resources).
  • Advising Skomer as a top 8 creditor (in value), being owed US$250 million, in the US$3.85 billion Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd insolvency.

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

TSMP Law Corporation has demonstrable capability in launching IPOs on the Main and Catalyst boards of the SGX, with additional experience advising on reverse takeovers, foreign IPOs and secondary fundraisings. Stefanie Yuen Thio spearheads the practice and advises on a broad range of equity and debt listings in Singapore and across the region. Leon Lim V-King, who assists with IPOs and secondary fundraisings, is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Stefanie Yuen Thio

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ESR-LOGOS Funds Management (S) Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the manager of ESR-LOGOS REIT in relation to the outgoing REIT trustee’s S$750m multicurrency debt issuance programme and the change of the issuer in the debt securities issued pursuant to the same.
  • Acting for Petredec Global Pte. Ltd. in relation to its potential listing on the Euronext Growth Oslo.
  • Acting on two separate de-SPACs including advising on the Singapore elements such as the restructuring and amalgamation to effect the de-SPAC.

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 and technology 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)