Firm Profile > Jones Day > Singapore, Singapore

Jones Day
138 MARKET STREET
LEVEL 28 CAPITAGREEN
SINGAPORE, 048946
Singapore

Banking and finance: foreign firms Tier 2

Jones Day has a diverse practice ranging from acquisition and leveraged finance to structured mezzanine financings and receivables financings. It is noted for private equity and corporate borrower engagements along with instructions from alternative credit provider mandates and a growing number of deals for bank lenders. Sushma Jobanputra has an outstanding record in acquisition and leveraged finance, while of counsel Vinay Kurien is another key team member. Karthik Kumar provides further project finance expertise.

Practice head(s):

Sushma Jobanputra

Testimonials

Jones Day has developed a niche in advising sponsors and borrowers on complex cross border acquisition matters, distressed situations and financings. They set themselves apart from other peer firms in providing practical solutions which give comfort and legality to both sides of the table.’

Vinay Kurien has immense India experience. His attention to detail, responsiveness to client needs and skilled combination of Indian and English law make him an asset to have as your lawyer.

Key clients

Asian Development Bank

Crescent Point Group

Godrej Consumer Products

Jinko Solar

L-Catterton Asia

PAG Asia

UPL

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 2

Jones Day has an impressive mix of corporate and private equity transactional experience. Real estate private equity is a particular forte of the Singapore office, which also boasts a formidable funds structuring practice. The Singapore team routinely works on major inbound and outbound transactions, and has played an anchor role on numerous global deals, including New York law governed transactions. Dennis Barsky has a fine record in big-ticket strategic M&A and leveraged buyouts. Elizabeth Cole is noted for China-related deals in the region and Alex Cull is a leader in upstream oil and gas M&A, while Ben Witherall is making an impact at of counsel level.

Practice head(s):

Dennis Barsky; Elizabeth Cole

Testimonials

‘The group is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘Dennis Barsky is exceptionally helpful and experienced.’

Key clients

Babcock Power

CBRE Global Investment Partners

Glencore Singapore

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Macquarie Capital

PETRONAS Chemicals Group

UPL

Energy: foreign firms Tier 2

Jones Day continues to impress in upstream oil and gas, LNG and renewables, while commodity trading is a growth area for the team. It consistently advises a range of national oil companies (NOCs) and commodity traders, and is building its presence in renewables in Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh and India especially. Alex Cull has achieved prominence in oil and gas M&A, particularly in the upstream space. Karthik Kumar is the key name in renewables, including wind and solar projects in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Practice head(s):

Alex Cull

Key clients

Glencore Singapore

Hyundai Heavy Industries

PETRONAS

PT Saka Energi Indonesia

PTT Exploration and Production

SK Energy International

International arbitration Tier 2

Jones Day remains best known for construction and engineering cases, particularly for South Korean contractors. The firm is also at the forefront of energy arbitrations for oil majors and smaller oil and gas businesses, along with a growing pipeline of solar disputes. Moreover, it has a growing reputation in technology-related arbitrations. The three-partner team features big name Matt Skinner, newly-promoted partner Zachary Sharpe and Simon Bellas, who focuses on construction and engineering cases linked to projects on Australia's west coast.

Practice head(s):

Matt Skinner

Testimonials

‘There is seamless cooperation between its international offices. We worked with the Singapore, Paris, London and Dubai offices and coordination between them was excellent.’

‘Simon Bellas has moved to Singapore and Zachary Sharpe has made partner, making this one of the best practices in Singapore.’

‘Matt Skinner is quick to understand the client’s concerns and has a good balance between legal and commercial. One can sense he genuinely wants to achieve the best solution for the client. He is also culturally understanding which is very important working with international clients.’

‘Simon Bellas brings amazing energy, humour and acumen to the process. His clients can rest assured that Simon and his team will do amazing work for them.’

‘Zachary Sharpe is an up-and-coming young partner with very good technical knowledge and strong advocacy skills.’

Key clients

Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Hyundai Heavy Industries

Jacobs Engineering Group

EFG Bank

Investment funds: foreign firms Tier 2

Jones Day advises on the full gamut of funds matters, including the creation of and investment in hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital, real estate funds, infrastructure, co-investment funds and distressed funds for fund sponsors and lead investor clients. The team has a strong offering in real estate private equity funds, where it counts Greystar, CBRE Global Investment Partners and Asia Capital Real Estate among its clients. Dennis Barsky is the key name.

Practice head(s):

Dennis Barsky

Testimonials

The team is well resourced, capable, commercially-minded and responsive.’

Dennis Barsky has built a great team and is very good at earning clients’ trust.’

Key clients

Ancora Capital Management

ARA Asset Management

Asia Capital Real Estate

CBRE Global Investment Partners

Greystar Real Estate Partners

IndEU Capital

Projects: foreign firms Tier 2

Jones Day remains a strong player in South East Asia projects, despite the departure of projects partner James Harris to Pinsent Masons MPillay in 2019 and the retirement of project finance partner Bruce Schulberg. Julien Reidy is now fronting the team's energy and transport projects work, along with renewables specialist Karthik Kumar. The group is active in PPP projects in Indonesia, along with road and port projects in India. It has a  broad portfolio of offshore wind engagements around the region, including offshore Taiwan and Vietnam. Alex Cull provides further oil and gas expertise.

Practice head(s):

Julien Reidy; Karthik Kumar

Key clients

Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund

Indonesia Government (Ministry of Communications and Informatics)

Vibrant Energy

8minutenergy Renewables

Babcock Power

Madagascar Ministry of Energy

India > Foreign firms Tier 2

Co-ordinated from Singapore, Jones Day has strong experience representing all parties involved in banking and finance deals, as well as outbound M&A and inbound investments. It has a pan-Asia Pacific dispute resolution practice with in-depth experience in international arbitration and is also well-versed in providing advice on large infrastructure projects and energy matters. Sushma Jobanputra handles banking, restructuring and corporate matters, and oversees the India practice group that also includes project development and finance expert Karthik Kumar. Another key practitioner is Dennis Barsky who is particularly experienced in private equity-sponsored leveraged buyouts and transformative acquisition for large multinationals.

Practice head(s):

Sushma Jobanputra

Other key lawyers:

Karthik Kumar; Dennis Barsky; Matthew Skinner; Vinay Kurien; Ben Witherall

Testimonials

‘The team is consistently strong across all levels which means that they are able to resource deals effectively and efficiently.’

‘Sushma Jobanputra is excellent. She is able to provide legal and commercial considerations to come to a speedy resolution of issues.’

‘Jones Day has unique multijurisdictional capabilities. The firm is able to advise Indian companies on US and English law with a view towards their compliance requirements under Indian law, which is highly appreciated by clients.’

‘It has been a great experience working with Sushma Jobanputra and Ben Witherall and Vinay Kurien , who are all very solution-centric lawyers and are able to get to desired outcomes in an efficient manner.’

Key clients

Asian Development Bank

ATN Inc

Aurecon Group

Babcock Power Inc

Cardinal Health, Inc

Crestline Direct Finance

Gail (India) Ltd

Gail Global Singapore Pte Ltd

Macquarie Capital

OMERS Administration Corp

Parkwind NV

Samhi Hotels

Shapoorji Pallonji Group

Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Limited

Spire Investment Manager Pte. Ltd.

The Procter & Gamble Company

UPL Limited

Vibrant Energy Pte Ltd

Westpac Banking Corporation

Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 2

Jones Day's areas of focus in Indonesia are banking and finance, project finance and dispute resolution. Julien Reidy is highly skilled in handling energy and infrastructure projects, as is Alex Cull. Maria Pedersen has a similar focus on the energy sector, but specialises in transactions and disputes. Other key members of the team include Sushma Jobanputra, who specialises in banking and restructuring; Matthew J. Skinner, who is an expert in energy and construction disputes; and investment funds lawyer Dennis Barsky.

Practice head(s):

Julien Reidy; Alex Cull; Matthew J. Skinner

Testimonials

‘Jones Day’s team are knowledgeable and very responsive.’

‘They communicate effectively with each other, sharing their opinions with members of their team as well as taking into consideration what others have to say.’

‘Every team member is unique and able to offer their own experiences and knowledge that others may not possess.’

‘Positive attitude and work effectively.’

Key clients

Ancora Capital Management

Crescent Point

Ernst & Young & Asian Development Bank

International Finance Corporation

PAG Asia

Yamaha Motor Company

Firm Overview:
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of Practice:

Asia-Pacific:
Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

United States:
Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by U.S. corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Europe & Middle East:
Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

Latin America:
Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing Partner: Stephen J Brogan
Asia-Pacific Offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
U.S. Offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Europe and Middle East Offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
Latin America Offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main Areas of Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan