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

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

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 1

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP handles all areas of IP law, including the registration and protection of intellectual property, as well as advising on the IP aspects of transactions. The team's practice covers sectors including automotive, life sciences, and technology. Recently, it has been engaged in matters related to Singapore's system of Geographical Indications, established in April 2019, such as contesting applications for GIs. Practice head Lorraine Tay has more than 20 years' experience in this area, predominantly focusing on non-contentious matters, while Alban Kang is known for his expertise in complex litigation. Anan Sivananthan also handles litigation in a range of sectors, while Oh Pin-Ping handles both contentious and non-contentious work; she is particularly active in technical patent work, having trained as a chemical engineer. Managing counsel Gene Kwek focuses on IP matters in the retail and consumer goods sectors; senior associate Audrey Lim is also recommended for her non-contentious IP work.

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Amgen Inc

Ascott International Management

B. Braun Melsungen AG

Kao Corporation

Merck KGaA

Monster Energy Company

Olam International Holdings Limited

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is instructed by multinationals and local corporates across a range of industries, often with an angle on technology and regulation where the firm enjoys a renowned reputation. Key areas of work include employment aspects of cross-border transactions, business establishment, and restructuring exercises, as well as advise regarding business immigration and contentious work. Seow Hui Goh is the key contact for employment and HR support across Singapore and the ASEAN region.

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Testimonials

‘Seow Hui is a formidable force of nature – she’s one of the rare practitioners with an employment law practice – and she’s able to do both contentious and non-contentious.’

‘Seow Hui is amazing. She’s responsive, driven, and goes out of her way to help her clients.’

Key clients

MMI Asia Pte. Ltd.

Shell Eastern Trading Limited

Incubeta Holdings (Pty) Limited

Hello Health Pte. Ltd.

Ansa Search

Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 2

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP continues to expand its Singapore capability with the hire of Jeremy Tan, former head of CMS Holborn Asia' commercial and TMT practice, and senior consultant Gigi Cheah from Norton Rose Fulbright, strengthening its cross border expertise and network in the technology sector. Renowned for its strong global transactional and contentious adeptness, the firm is particularly sought after for assistance on data protection, regulatory and compliance, IT infrastructure project and in handling of IT disputes. Daniel Song is involved in multi-jurisdictional procurement and regulated outsourcing matters.

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‘They have lawyers that have local hands-on experience with regulators and this is really useful for the in-house lawyers.’

‘Jeremy Tan from Singapore has always been our go-to person whenever we need a hands-on, responsive, and business-minded lawyer to deal with unprecedented and complicated issues surrounding data, technology, business model, and cross-border regulations. His advice has always been sound, succinct, highly pragmatic, and most importantly, focused on our business needs. It has been a great pleasure working with Jeremy, who is completely reliable and I would highly recommend him to the in-house community.’

Key clients

Alibaba Group

Circles Life (Liberty Wireless)

Edenred

Singapore Airlines

Telenor

Tencent

Visa

Singapore > Asset finance: foreign firms Tier 3

Leo Fattorini at Bird & Bird ATMD LLP advises major airlines and banks across Asia on finance transactions, acting for clients such as AerCap, the AirAsia Group, and Standard Chartered Bank on portfolio purchases and sales, leasebacks, debt finance, and other arrangements. Senior associate Jack Weise often acts alongside Fattorini and is experienced in advising all aviation market players such as financiers, leasing companies, MROs, and airlines.

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‘Good teamwork allocation among different appropriate level of seniority. Good commercial sense. Prompt and sensible responses over questions.’

‘Leo Fattorini, Christopher Healy, and Joanne Ng are always working to make sure things get done under short time pressure and provide prompt accurate commercially sensible responses. Very good attitude as well.’

‘The Singapore and Hong Kong team is a small team, but they make up for lack of numbers in their efficiency and availability. They are always accessible and easy to deal with. They are also priced competitive and very commercial in their outlook.’

‘Leo Fattorini is an exceptional lawyer with a deep knowledge of his field. He is easily accessible and a joy to work with. When we think of firms to give new deals, he is always on the top of our list.’

‘A team that is commercially sensible, pragmatic, and seeking solutions as opposed to making things difficult. Knowledgeable in all areas I had a requirement and very time efficient.’

‘Leo Fattorini and Chris Healy from the Asia offices, and Paul Briggs from the UK office have been long term interfaces with Bird & Bird, and were always (i) available, (ii) open to thinking out of the box and (iii) sticking to their commitments.’

Key clients

Emirates

China Construction Bank (Asia) Limited

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited

DVB Bank

CMB Leasing Co, Ltd

AerCap Ireland Limited

Pembroke Aircraft Leasing (UK) Limited

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is primarily known for equity deals, most notably offerings on Singapore's mainboard and Catalist exchanges, as well as the Hong Kong Exchanges. The firm has a particularly fine record in life sciences, technology, and energy. The team recently advised Memiontec, the Singapore-based water treatment company, on its IPO on the Catalist exchange. Marcus Chow is well entrenched in the growth company segment and is an experienced corporate and capital markets lawyer.

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‘Strong ability to provide timely, comprehensive, and sound legal advice. Comes with a wealth of knowledge in respect of capital markets transactions.’

‘Marcus Chow is a standout partner. He has strong deal-making leadership and an excellent ability in communicating difficult but necessary solutions to clients. He has sharp decision-making prowess and is a respected capital markets lawyer.’

Key clients

Memiontec

Biolidics

UOB Kay Hian Private

KinderWorld

Snack Empire Holdings

Wonderscape Holdings

Ocean Sky International

Gazelle Ventures

Southern Alliance Mining

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

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is further building its standing in venture capital, mid-cap M&A, reverse takeovers and public M&A. Power and renewable energy is another forte for the Singapore team. The group is also active in global and multi-jurisdictional transactions, working alongside colleagues around the world. Life sciences, technology, and energy remain key segments for the Singapore office. In headline deals, the team acted as Singapore counsel to Telenor Group in the merger of 701Search with online marketplace operator Carousell. Marcus Chow heads the Singapore team and has an extensive record in M&A, venture capital, and capital markets transactions.

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Telenor Group

TriMas

Aier Eye Hospital Group

Poet Technologies

PCCW Solutions

QRC

Biolidics

Biofourmis

Nutrition Technologies

Accuron Technologies

Zenius Education

Barramundi Asia

PT Dua Surya Dinamika (AirFi Indonesia)

MassMutual Ventures

Singapore > Financial services regulatory: local firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is a growing force in the financial services regulatory field, particularly in the start-up segment. Like many firms, it has dealt with a stream of engagements linked to Singapore's new Payment Services Act. The group is also active in the fund management and private wealth space. It has worked in a series of Variable Capital Company (VCC) and ESG fund engagements. Kim Kit Ow is a former senior legal counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and has spent time as an in-house lawyer at several international banks.

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LYS Energy Group

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms Tier 3

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP frequently advises Singaporean regulators and government bodies on energy projects, particularly related to renewable energy and decarbonisation. In addition to assisting with the drafting of regulations and contracts for projects, the team has also advised on the use of green loans to finance projects. The practice is led by Sandra Seah; Ken Cheung is another key contact.

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‘Approachable team who provide the latest and most practical insights/legal solutions on the renewable energy industry.’

‘Sandra Seah – Very approachable partner who has great compassion and emphathy for her clients.’

Key clients

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA)

Macquarie Bank Limited

DNV GL Pte Ltd / Public Utilities Board Singapore (PUB)

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Association of Singapore

LYS Energy Group

Mainstream Renewable Power Asia Holdings Pte Ltd

Juwi Renewable Energies Singapore Pte Ltd

Tigris Water Company Pte Ltd

Solar Horizon Pte Ltd

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 4

Jonathan Choo is the go-to litigator at Bird & Bird ATMD LLP for complex and high-value international arbitrations, particularly in the areas of technology, intellectual property, construction, and aviation, among others. The Singapore arm is fully integrated within the firm's global disputes practice and is able to coordinate proceedings across Asia. The practice has strengthened its commercial litigation and contentious regulatory and investigations offering with the hire of Lijun Chui from Clifford Chance in October 2020.

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Cathay Overseas Investment Limited

Conexus AS

Hearti Lab Pte Ltd

Retrospect Investment (S) Pte Ltd and Permenpronic Technologies Pte Ltd

Roche (Hong Kong and Singapore)

Divtone Entertainment Private Limited (fka COZMIC Group Pte Ltd)

Verdane Art Invest AS

Voltas Limited – a TATA group company

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.

Announcement

Bird & Bird Announcement

We are delighted to announce that we have been named Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Law Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2021.

This achievement affirms our standing in Singapore and across APAC in the TMT space, and reflects the dedication and hard work of everyone in the team. As we celebrate our success, we would like to take the opportunity to express our appreciation to our clients for their continuous trust and support.

Big congratulations to Jeremy TanElaina FooLoren LeungChester Lim, and John Kuah.

Read the press release here.

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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
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jonathan Choo photo Jonathan Choo Partner, Dispute Resolution
 Marcus Chow photo Marcus Chow Partner, Corporate
 Lijun Chui photo Lijun Chui Partner
 Leo Fattorini photo Leo Fattorini Partner, Joint Head of the firm’s International Aviation Sector Group
 Seow Hui Goh  photo Seow Hui Goh Partner, Head, Singapore Employment Group
 Alban Kang photo Alban Kang Partner, Intellectual Property
 Akshay Kishore  photo Akshay Kishore Partner, Dispute Resolution
 Kim Kit Ow photo Kim Kit Ow Partner, Head, Singapore Banking and Finance Group
 Sandra Seah photo Sandra Seah Joint Managing Partner, Corporate
 Anan Sivananthan  photo Anan Sivananthan Partner, Intellectual Property
 Jeremy Tan photo Jeremy Tan Partner, Head, Singapore Technology, Media and Telecommunication Group
 Lorraine Tay photo Lorraine Tay Joint Managing Partner, Head, Singapore Intellectual Property Group
Number of lawyers : 1,200
at this office : 45+
Contacts : Lorraine Tay (lorraine.tay@twobirds.com)
Contacts : Sandra Seah (sandra.seah@twobirds.com)