Firm Profile > Bird & Bird ATMD LLP > Singapore, Singapore

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP
2 SHENTON WAY #18-01
SGX CENTRE 1
SINGAPORE 068804
Singapore

Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 1

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP's intellectual property team is 'very personable, efficient and one of the most capable in the market', with 'top-notch' expertise in the automotive, financial services, life sciences, consumer goods and technology and media industries. Its three partner team is able to assist clients with branding and the commercialisation of IP, management of global portfolios, trade mark filing and opposition disputes and enforcement action.  As 'one of the best trade mark non-contentious strategists', practice head Lorraine Tay is highly involved in the management of cross-border IP trade mark and design portfolios. Alban Kang focuses on patent and IP-related litigation where he frequently represents software, pharmaceutical companies and trade mark owners in technical, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation. Anan Sivananthan and Gene Kwek are also of note for IP registration, clearance, protection and monetisation.

Testimonials

‘The team at Bird & Bird is very personable, efficient and capable. Highly organised and detail oriented.’

‘Non-contentious trade mark specialists and experts.’

‘Lorraine Tay understands the clients’ business needs and requirements and consistently provides creative, but practical advice. She is absolutely the best.’

‘Lorraine Tay is one of the best trade mark non-contentious strategists. She goes the extra mile to sort out trade mark administration issues associated with maintaining a global trade mark portfolio.’

Key clients

Celltrion Inc

Singapore Shipping Association

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Merck KGaA

B. Braun Melsungen AG

Monster Energy Company

TMT: local firms Tier 2

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP's integrated group of corporate and commercial, intellectual property and dispute resolution lawyers advise on a wide-range of technology transactions and related matters, involving artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity. The group also has considerable expertise in medtech, fintech, and retail tech. IP partner Lorraine Tay and counsel Daniel Song are the key names.

Testimonials

Daniel Song is extremely approachable, has an insightful approach to commercial practices, excellent industry knowledge, strong drafting skills and is very responsive.

Daniel Song is notable when compared to any of the other pre-eminent TMT legal practitioners and his drafting and legal advice is of an extremely high calibre and quality whilst also being commercially savvy. Daniel has the added advantage of having practised in Australia and this experience makes him stand out from the crowd as he has a broader and more international perspective on the legal issues that affect the TMT industry. Daniel Song is passionate about legal issues affecting the TMT industry and is dedicated, commercially savvy, approachable and quick to respond regardless of the nature of the query.’

Asset finance: foreign firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP handles cross-border aircraft finance and leasing transactions for many of the region's airlines, aircraft lessors and financial institutions, such as AirAsia Group, Standard Chartered Bank, CCB Bank (Asia), Asia Aviation Capital. Leo Fattorini leads the Asia-Pacific aviation finance practice; his aircraft finance and leasing experience includes portfolio purchases and sales, purchases/sales and leasebacks, lessor and lessee debt finance, tax leasing, engine leasing and purchase agreements.

Testimonials

The team is responsive and provides solid and professional advice to complicated transactions.’

‘Leo Fattorini is an accessible partner and keenly aware of the commercial nature of the clients’ deals and nature of the business‘.

Key clients

CALC Leasing (Hong Kong)

AirAsia Group / AirAsia X Group

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited

Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Thailand)

Pembroke / Standard Chartered Bank

ST Aerospace Resources Pte Ltd (Singapore)

CMB Leasing (China)

Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP has close connections to key sponsors and a range of SMEs and startups around the region. Life sciences, technology and energy are key industry sectors. It has a fine record in SGX mainboard and Catalist listings, along with Hong Kong offerings. Marcus Chow leads the Singapore corporate group and has an excellent standing in ECM. Counsel Jolie Giouw joined in June 2019 from China International Capital Corporation Singapore.

Testimonials

‘It differs from other international firms with its strong local contents and access to Singapore corporations, including SMEs.’

‘The team is dynamic and very responsive to client timelines. They have depth in the team and have ample resources.’

‘Marcus Chow is a strong individual with great common sense and skills as a corporate lawyer. He is great with clients who often trust his judgment and knowledge.’

‘Marcus Chow is very commercial and provides practical solutions.’

Key clients

UOB Kay Hian Private

RHB Securities Singapore

SBI Offshore

Snack Empire Holdings

Wonderscape Holdings

Ocean Sky International

Gazelle Ventures

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP has achieved considerable growth in M&A and corporate transactions, including venture capital fund raisings, public takeovers, reverse takeovers and regional energy deals. The firm is expanding its corporate venture capital client base, along with a growing contingent of startups and Chinese companies. Life sciences, technology and energy are its primary industry sectors. Marcus Chow heads the Singapore corporate team, mixing deep corporate and M&A expertise with extensive capital markets experience. Sandra Seah and Ken Cheung provide additional energy sector expertise, with the former also known for infrastructure and real estate deals.

Testimonials

‘Very supportive and responsive team. Meets our tight deadline.’

‘Marcus Chow is a very savvy legal advisor and value adds with commercial recommendations which help deals cross the finishing line.’

Key clients

Singapore Press Holdings

Sealed Air Corporation

Dow Chemical Pacific Singapore

Cityneon Holdings

Eyeota Holdings

QuEST Global Services

Quantum Inventions

Labour and employment: local firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP has a strong offering handling domestic and multi-jurisdictional non-contentious and contentious employment issues, including investigations and misconduct, restrictive covenants, employee benefits, industrial relations and business immigration. Focusing largely on representing employers in high-stakes litigation, Seow Hui Goh is 'an excellent employment lawyer' and 'a safe pair of hands' for enforcement of restrictive covenants,  obtaining urgent injunctive relief and investigations relating to statutory non-compliance and employee misconduct. Susan de Silva retired in December 2018.

Testimonials

Seow Hui Goh is excellent and a safe pair of hands in employment disputes. Extremely commercial and recognises the need to be responsive and client oriented.

Key clients

Borouge Pte Ltd

Mammoet (S) Pte Ltd

Incubeta Holdings

Orient Corporation

Shell Eastern Trading

Projects and energy: local firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is noted for power purchase agreements (PPAs), pathfinder projects, public procurement and regulatory matters. The firm has demonstrated particular expertise in new technologies including rooftop and floating solar projects, and hydrogen and fuel cell projects. Joint managing partner of the Singapore office Sandra Seah is an experienced figure in public procurement and regulatory matters. Ken Cheung impresses in the clean energy and renewables field, covering Singapore and the wider South East Asia region, along with projects in Australia.

Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird combines deep sector and technical knowledge with an ability to write comprehensive contracts in simple language. Its experience and track record allows it to guide us and our client to mutually agreeable terms.’

‘Sandra Seah is an outstanding lawyer in the sustainability/renewable space and has helped shape the Energy Performance Contracting framework in Singapore. She makes efforts to be available and is willing to give timely advice on small but important matters.’

Key clients

Altus Intervention

Energy Market Authority of Singapore

Seraya Energy

Juwi Renewable Energies

Biomax Green

Solar Horizon

Renewable Energy Investments

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 4

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP has looked to cement its standing in compliance, investigations and regulatory enforcement. The firm remains a strong player in technology, aviation and shareholder disputes. Clients centre on the technology and communications, retail and consumer, aviation and public sector organisations. Boey Swee Siang heads the Singapore disputes practice and is noted for shareholder disputes, Navin Joseph Lobo for compliance and investigations, and Jonathan Choo for aviation cases.

Testimonials

‘They are skilled in what they do. They know their stuff, provide practical advice and solutions, and are always contactable for advice and discussion regardless of day and time.’

‘The team has been very accommodating and proactive in working with me and my senior management in devising strategy for our litigation suits that puts us in a position of strength and puts continuous pressure on the various counterparty defendants.’

‘Navin Joseph Lobo is a skilled and experienced lawyer who is able to give sound practical advice. He is very capable and knowledgeable. He has always been able to deliver and I am very happy with his service.’

Key clients

YG Group

Suying Metropolitan Studio

Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants

Fullerton Healthcare Group

Building Construction Authority of Singapore

Phar Partnerships (Malaysia)

QlikTech Singapore

BMC Software Asia Pacific

The firm

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is a leading Singapore law firm associated with Bird & Bird, an international legal practice. The firm advises on both domestic and international cross-border transactions, including projects with a regional or global focus.

The team of over 45 lawyers are recognised as leaders in their respective fields and for their high-quality advice and deep sector knowledge, providing clients with the full range of legal services including advice on commercial, corporate, intellectual property, dispute resolution and arbitration, employment law, competition law, finance, data protection and real estate matters.

The firm has developed a deep industry understanding of key sectors ,and its focus on industries being transformed by intellectual property, technology and the knowledge economy, together with its understanding of the diverse local cultures, has given it a deep insight into the complex multi-jurisdictional issues clients face when doing business in the region.

With Bird & Bird’s 28 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, the firm is strategically well placed to offer local expertise within a global context. Its considerable international reach enables it to deal with multinational projects and issues, as well as to provide advice which allows for local and international laws, policies and business practices. The firm uses its world-leading expertise in relevant legal and business areas to provide a practical and value-added service to its international clients.

The firm also works with a network of cooperation firms in Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea and other countries in Europe and the Middle East. The firm has trusted partners in the ASEAN region, including Japan, India and also the US, as well as other locations where the firm does not have offices.

Areas of practice

The Singapore practice is sector-focused and it provides clients with the full range of commercial services. It is renowned for its expertise in intellectual property and employment law. It also has market-leading practices in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, projects and energy, real estate and construction, capital markets, technology, media and telecommunications, and dispute resolution and international arbitration. Its lawyers also have extensive experience in aviation, banking and finance, competition, data protection, life sciences, regulatory and sports.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation
Banking and finance
Commercial
Competition
Corporate
Dispute resolution
Employment
Energy and utilities
Intellectual property
Privacy and data protection
Real estate
Regulatory and administrative
Technology and communications
Number of lawyers : 1,200
at this office : 45+
Contacts : Lorraine Tay (lorraine.tay@twobirds.com)
Contacts : Sandra Seah (sandra.seah@twobirds.com)