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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Offices
10 COLLYER QUAY
#27-00 OCEAN FINANCIAL CENTRE
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC has an extensive record in big-ticket and mid-market capital markets offerings. It is a Continuing Sponsor for Catalist issuances (all issuers must have a Continuing Sponsor for as long as they are listed) and has a significant market share of offerings on the main board of SGX. Moreover, it has advised on a number of Hong Kong listings and has the resources and expertise to advise on Regulation S/144A offerings. Joo Khin Ng, Bernard Lui and Sin Teck Lim comprise a strong senior bench.
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC has a deep mix of localised and global expertise, advising a variety of Singapore-listed companies and other domestic and international corporates. The firm has demonstrated a strong record in reverse takeovers and keen industry expertise in life sciences, consumer, real estate, food and beverages, and private equity among other sectors. Regional experience includes Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. As a Catalist Continuing Sponsor, the firm has developed close links to a number of corporates listed on Singapore's growth company focused exchange. Suet-Fern Lee and Wai Ming Yap are highly rated along with Joo Khin Ng and Bernard Lui. Vanessa Ng joined the firm from Fortis Law Corporation. Daniel Yong has joined Withers KhattarWong LLP.
The employment team at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC 'thinks strategically and delivers concise and practical advice' on the full spectrum of employment law matters, often with a cross-border element. The practice is also 'knowledgeable of current developments in the law and enforcement trends', in particular regulatory issues arising from the Employment Act and Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices. The team also act as counsel to employers in contentious cases concerning wrongful termination, personal data protection and whistle-blowing. On the non-contentious side, the practice assists clients with day-to-day employment issues, including drafting and reviewing restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, disciplinary guidelines and termination agreements. Daniel Chia, Wai Ming Yap, Wendy Tan and associate Yanguang Ker, who is a 'rising star in the realm of investigations', comprise the 'outstanding team'.
‘The team provides legally sound and commercially viable advice to, among many other clients, American corporations and individuals experiencing disputes. They achieve very quick turnaround without compromising on quality and accuracy. Most importantly, the team is respected by the Singapore courts, as well as peers in the legal industry.’
‘Daniel Chia is the main partner on the team. He gives quick, accurate and sound legal advice. He is also adept at developing strategy and coordinating teams of lawyers in multi-pronged disputes. Most importantly, he is a pleasure to work with. The Singapore courts hold him in high regard.’
Plantronix Inc Yes
William Morris Endeavour Entertainment
Colgate – Pamolive
Milken Family Foundation / Milken Institute
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC expanded its restructuring and insolvency offering with the addition of Guan Feng Chen, former co-head of the Asia banking and restructuring practice at White & Case Pte. Ltd., in November 2018. In addition to advising on complex cross-border financings and private corporate debt restructurings, Chen also has a strong reputation in Indonesia, particularly for Indonesian financing and debt restructurings. Bernard Lui focuses on corporate finance and debt restructurings.
Goldilocks Investment Co. Ltd.
Ezion Holdings Ltd No
Marco Polo Marine Ltd.
ASL Marine Holdings Ltd.
Shipping: local firms Tier 2
Best known for its strong track record in international trade, maritime and commodities disputes, Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC represents shipowners, charterers, trading houses and P&I Clubs, among others, in high-value litigation before the Singapore courts and international arbitration forums. On the transactional side, key partner Wendy Tan also advises on supply chain agreements, oil and gas transactions, ship sales and purchases, and employment and insolvency issues.
Sinfeng Marine Services Pte Ltd
Viking & Offshore Marine Limited
ASL Marine Holdings Ltd.
First Ship Lease Trust, FSL Trust Management
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC significantly reinforced its team with the hire of prominent player Guan Feng Chen from White & Case Pte. Ltd.; Chen has an excellent record in Indonesia and restructuring-related financings, including debtor-in-possession financings. General banking, corporate finance, acquisition and leveraged finance and pre-IPO financings are also part of the wider team's practice. The team is working closely with a range of banks, credit funds and borrowers. Wai Ming Yap and Sin Teck Lim are also key names in the group.
‘Guan Feng Chen’s dedication to his clients is second to none. He is always available and a proven deal closer who will see a deal from start to finish. He possesses vast knowledge and experience in cross-border financing and restructuring, particularly in the Indonesian market.’
‘Guan Feng Chen has the perfect combination of legal expertise and commercial acumen. With him as my advisor, I know I am with a safe and trusted pair of hands.’
ABN AMRO Bank
United Overseas Bank
PT. Trans Corpora
PT. Rajawali Corpora
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC provides 'international expertise as well as Singapore law advice' to a broad client base ranging from global financial institutions and private equity houses to sovereign wealth funds. The practice has expanded its capabilities with the arrival of 'excellent funds lawyer' Joel Seow from Sidley Austin LLP; he is 'knowledgeable and savvy in negotiations', with expertise in private equity funds, venture capital and real estate. He also advises on non-traditional private investment fund setups, including fund platform structures and hybrid funds. Edward Bennett is 'very experienced and dependable'. Daniel Yong joined Withers KhattarWong LLP in September 2019.
‘The team is extremely engaging, resourceful and efficient. The team is expert in its practice.’
‘The team is able to provide international expertise as well as Singapore law advice in relation to funds.’
‘Joel Seow is an excellent funds lawyer, responsive, reliable, knowledgeable and savvy in negotiations. He offers practical and sensible solutions and makes sure quality work is delivered time and again. Covers the big picture and the small details – definitely a team you want on your side.’
‘Edward Bennett is extremely engaging, very experienced and dependable- always ensuring that the client gets the best quality work.’
Everstone Capital Partners
Tikehau Investment Management Asia Pte. Ltd.
B Capital Group
Yamawa Asset Management Pte. Ltd.
HBM Healthcare Investments
Asian Development Bank
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC has a high-level mix of contentious work ranging from fraud, white-collar crime, investigations and asset tracing to joint venture and shareholder disputes. The team is a growing force in cases involving PRC entities and Hong Kong corporates, and is noted for its record in energy, trade and commodities, insurance and maritime. Wendy Tan and Daniel Chia are the key partners.
‘Daniel Chia is the standout lawyer in Singapore for white-collar matters. His strategic vision and on-the-ground advocacy are equally strong, and he is responsive and a delight to work with.’
‘The commercial litigation team headed by Daniel Chia is commercially-orientated and effective.’
‘Daniel Chia is a shrewd litigator. He is a nimble cross-examiner and a quick-thinker. My experience is that many Singapore litigators can go through the motions but Daniel goes the extra mile. He fights hard for clients.’
Goldilocks Investment Company
Oil Brokerage International
Sinfeng Marine Services
Chimbusco International Petroleum (Singapore)
International arbitration Tier 4
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC has maintained a strong flow of arbitration engagements, notably in the shipping, oil and gas, insurance and construction cases. Daniel Chia and Wendy Tan are the key partners. Construction specialist Kelvin Aw has joined CMS Holborn Asia.
Alliance Offshore Drilling
Viking & Offshore Marine