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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


Singapore

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC remains noted for shipping, oil and gas, insurance and construction cases. The team has an especially strong record in Indonesia disputes. Wendy Tan, insurance expert Justyn Jagger, and Daniel Chia have extensive contentious experience, including in arbitrations, while Kelvin Aw is recommended for construction disputes and associate Kenneth Chua is 'a true advocate in every sense of the word',  'is very thorough in analysing and presenting the issues' and 'gives the assurance to clients that he leaves no issues or details unturned'.

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Local firms
Banking and finance – Local firms - ranked: tier 4

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC is noted for corporate loans and acquisition finance. Leveraging the firm's international network, the Singapore office handles local law and cross-border mandates, including Islamic finance transactions. Suet-Fern Lee, Sin Teck Lim and Wai Ming Yap are key figures in the practice.

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms
Capital markets – Local firms - ranked: tier 2

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC is a growing force in cross-border listings, including Hong Kong offerings by Singapore companies. The firm frequently advises medium and large issuers, including Singapore holding companies and Indonesian conglomerates. It is also active in reverse takeovers. It advised Union Gas Holdings on its IPO on the Catalist board and represented Hatten Land in the listing of Sky Win Management Consultancy via a reverse takeover of VGO Corp. Bernard Lui has a 'very keen grasp of commercial drivers backed by solid technical legal knowledge' and Joo Khin Ng is 'unassuming, sensible and doesn’t push points unnecessarily'.

Leading individuals

Bernard Lui - Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

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Singapore: Construction

Construction – Local firms
Construction – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC's 'strengths include its depth of knowledge of the construction industry and vast experience in dispute resolution'. Daniel Chia is 'an effective advocate'. In one highlight matter, the team was successful in setting aside an adjudication determination for Samsung C&T in a matter that went to the Court of Appeal, which concerned a long-standing dispute regarding the Suntec City Mall project in Singapore. Kelvin Aw, Lynette Chew and associate Grace Lu have joined CMS Holborn Asia.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Local firms
Corporate and M&A – Local firms - ranked: tier 2

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC's team, which is 'always responsive with deep industrial knowledge', is growing its ranks of foreign-qualified lawyers, and is increasing its share of cross-border and multinational deals. It advised IndoSpace on the formation of a joint venture with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to focus on acquiring modern logistics facilities in India. The Singapore team is developing a strong connection to the firm's offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and has experienced strong deal inflow from the US and high levels of activity related to indonesia, Malaysia and India. Other highlights included advising Uber Technologies on its proposed strategic alliance with ComfortDelGro.  Suet-Fern Lee has an outstanding international reputation, as does Wai Ming Yap, while Daniel Yong  and Edward Bennett are recommended for private equity and financial sponsor-driven deals.

Leading individuals

Suet-Fern Lee - Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Wai Ming Yap - Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms
Dispute resolution – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC has a solid record in big-ticket litigation. Daniel Chia (a 'terrific litigator') led the team that acted for Terfel Ventures, Green Palm Capital and Dali Agro in recovery proceedings concerning over $3.5m of funds that were fraudulently transferred from several bank accounts which the companies held at Asia's largest bank. Stephen Cheong is recommended for insurance and reinsurance disputes. Wendy Tan is noted for shipping, trade and commodities, and energy disputes. Adrian Tan has joined TSMP Law Corporation, while Lynette Chew has joined CMS Holborn Asia.

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms
Labour and employment – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Daniel Chia heads the practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, which provides 'an impeccable service'. The group advised Printronix on the transfer of its manufacturing operations and a number of employees from Singapore to Malaysia. It also assisted Blink Entertainment and Events with matters such as the drafting of employment contracts, especially in respect of protecting its IP rights, as well as non-compete clauses and is also acting for the client in commencing litigation against ex-employees and shadow  directors concerning the alleged misuse of IP assets. Associate Amarjit Kaur is another name to note.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Local firms
Projects and energy – Local firms - ranked: tier 3

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC handles an impressive mix of front-end development and contentious work. It advised MCC Land and China Jingye as sponsors on the tender for the Marina East Desalination Plant project in Singapore under the government's PPP model. Kelvin Aw has moved to CMS Holborn Asia.

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Singapore: Shipping

Shipping – Local firms
Shipping – Local firms - ranked: tier 2

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Wendy Tan, who heads the practice at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC , has considerable litigation expertise in the shipping, energy, international trade and commodities arenas. She acted for Oil Brokerage International when  Marex Spectron Asia, a commodities brokerage, obtained an ex parte injunction against the client and one of Marex’s ex-brokers on the grounds that the client had induced the ex-broker to breach his contract with Marex. The team also has a strong track record handling arbitration and transactions in areas including international trade, commodities, insurance and offshore oil and gas.

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