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Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

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Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms

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‘.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Wai Ming YapMorgan Lewis Stamford LLC

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 LuiVanessa Ng joined the firm from Fortis Law CorporationDaniel Yong has joined Withers KhattarWong LLP.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms

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.