The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Withers KhattarWong LLP

80 RAFFLES PLACE, UOB PLAZA 1, #25-01, SINGAPORE 048624, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6535 6844
Fax:
Fax +65 6534 4892
Email:
Web:
www.witherskhattarwong.com
Geneva, Greenwich, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan and 7 more

Tahirah Ara

Tel:
Work +65 6535 6844
Email:
Web:
www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/singapore-dup
Withers LLP

Work Department

Banking and Finance

Position

Partner, Banking and Finance

Career

Tahirah leads our debt restructuring group in Singapore which comprises US, UK and Singapore qualified banking, capital markets and insolvency lawyers based in our Singapore office. She has been lead counsel to borrowers in some of the largest debt restructurings in South East Asia and focuses her practice on Indonesia. She also regularly acts as lead counsel for her clients in cross border M&A transactions and joint ventures, and various types of financings, including acquisition financings, receivables backed financings, structured financings and high yield syndicated loans. Tahirah is qualified in the UK and Singapore.

Languages

English

Member

Solicitor’s Regulation Authority, UK

American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law

Education

National University of Singapore, LLB


Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms

Within: Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms

Withers KhattarWong LLP provides 'excellent client service, is highly responsive and committed and the firm’s rates are also reasonable'. Leading partner, Tahirah Ara is commended for being 'commercially minded in her approach' and for her 'extensive experience in the Indonesian market'. Special counsel Lawrence Altman is also singled out for 'thinking commercially and for being both legally and commercially insightful' and partner Justin Yip is also recommended - a client sees him 'as a rising star'. The team attracts considerable Indonesia-related work and acted for Bumi Resources on a complex debt restructuring deal which  included a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement in 2016 and a Chapter 15 proceeding in the US in 2017.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Withers LLP

  • WORKING TOGETHER UNDER ITALIAN LAW – BUSINESS NETWORK CONTRACTS

    In 2009, Italian Law introduced a new legal instrument, Business Network Contracts (‘BNC’), which allow aggregations of commercial entities to work together in an organised and durable manner (without having to establish a new company or a consortium) whilst retaining their own independence and individuality, as well as benefitting from various incentives and tax benefits.
    - Studio Legale Associato con Withers LLP

Legal Developments in Singapore

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to