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Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Real estate: local firms Tier 1Jointly led by Liat Yeang Lee, Maureen Ann and Pat Lynn Leong, the real estate team at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is active on a big-ticket acquisitions and sales, project developments, commercial leasing, fund-build-and-lease arrangements and real estate finance. Recent mandates include acting for a joint venture between Lian Beng Group and Apricot Capital on its acquisition of Sembawang Shopping Centre, and Park Mall on the lease negotiation for UBS in setting up a campus-style office in Singapore. Melanie Lim advises developers on the negotiation and documentation of transactions in the areas of acquisition, finance, development and sale of property.
RBC Investor Services
Oxley Holdings Limited
CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited
Infinity Mall Trust
Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd.
Tong Huat Group
Singapore Poultry Hub Pte. Ltd.
Far East Hospitality Management (S) Pte. Ltd. (in respect of the hotel industry)
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP has healthy traditions in real estate finance, which has provided a platform for its leading current position in sustainability-linked loans and collective sales projects. Project and infrastructure finance is also an important element of the practice. Doreen Sim and Tan Joo Thye are rated for general corporate lending, real estate finance and project finance. Janice Ngeow is another key name to note.
Sim Lian Treasure
Construction: Local firms Tier 2Jointly headed by Philip Jeyaretnam, SC and Paul Wong, the construction practice at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is known for its strong advocacy on behalf of leading developers and multinational construction firms, including China Huadian Engineering and SMRT Corporation. It advises on a range of engineering and construction matters, including roads, rail systems, residential and commercial developments in addition to major international construction projects. Kirindeep Singh acts for owners, developers, consultants, and contractors in construction and engineering disputes under standard form and bespoke contracts.
Boustead Projects Ltd
China Huadian Engineering Co., Ltd
CS Bored Pile Systems Pte Ltd
Iljin Electric Co., Ltd Singapore Branch
Kimly Construction Pte Ltd
‘The disputes practice has great strength in depth. The team includes very talented young lawyers. Probably its key characteristic is an understanding of how business works, so the team’s legal scholarship is grounded in commercial reality. This makes for persuasive advocacy in court and arbitration.’
‘I know that the firm’s medical defence practice is highly regarded as the leading team in town.’
‘Philip Jeyaretnam SC is head and shoulders above the rest. None have Philip’s energy or ability.’
‘Philip Jeyaretnam SC is at the top of the field and at the top of his game. His practical approach, deep knowledge of the law and mastery of procedure combined in strategy and tactics gets great results.’
PNG Sustainable Development Program
Insurance: local firms Tier 2Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP primarily advises clients in the construction, aviation, marine, medical and public service sectors on contentious insurance matters. Edric Pan has a varied caseload, representing clients in relation to insured losses, business interruption, professional negligence, property damage, personal injury and aviation disaster claims. Christopher Chong is noted for his niche specialism in the medical indemnity insurance space.
‘The team is friendly and approachable and always revert in a timely manner.’
‘The team values the relationship with the client and is always able and ready to offer a hand whether it is legal advice, training sessions and sharing its experience and insight.‘
NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited
‘Can recommend Dentons to other Japanese potential client because they can understand a Japanese way of thinking, and we are satisfied with their response speed and careful work. They also have listened to our thoughts patiently in order to understand our demand accurately. ‘
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Co.
Integrated Health Information Systems
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
PSK Asia Inc Ltd
Datumstruct (CFS) Pte Ltd
Private wealth: local firms Tier 2Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP's trusts, estates and wealth preservation practice leverages expertise across its network of international offices to advise high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, trust companies and private banks on legal, tax and financial planning, administration of complex estates and trust-related litigation. Practice head Edmund Leow has significant experience in personal tax, tax land trust and estate planning matters. Jia Xian Seow and Kia Meng Loh are also of note for tax-efficient structuring and litigation, respectively.
Caterpillar Financial Services Asia
Global Maritime Group AS
Hong Leong Finance Limited
Shipping: local firms Tier 2Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP's shipping team, which is led by Lawrence Teh and Janice Ngeow, handles a wide range of matters ranging from ship arrest, cargo claims, ship registration, ship financing and restructuring to international trade and commodities.
Navios Maritime Partners L.P.
Jacobus Johannes Roomans and Mariah Binte Mahat
Global Maritime Group AS and the ex-directors of Marine Contracting
Vinmar Overseas (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Tax: local firms Tier 2Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP remains noted for cross-border tax planning, transfer pricing and tax disputes, and has gained further recognition for tax structuring on a number of major transactions. The immensely experienced and respected Edmund Leow SC brings enormous gravitas to the practice.
TMT: local firms Tier 2Core areas for Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP's TMT practice include handling procurement and services contracts, M&A transactions in the technology sector and data privacy matters. Gilbert Leong is experienced in commercial agreements, manufacturing arrangements, software development, licensing, as well as in the areas of cloud computing and e-commerce. Woon Chooi Yew specialises in personal data protection and privacy issues, while Kenneth Oh's primary practice is in corporate finance, M&A and early/ late stage private equity.
Ocean Protocol Foundation
Patsystems Pte Ltd
‘It has excellent knowledge and understanding of the market. It has great experience and depth of resources.’
‘Nicholas Chong has considerable experience and an understanding of the commercial requirements of many transactions.’
Keppel-KBS US REIT Management
RBC Investor Services Trust Singapore
Mapletree Logistics Trust Management
Blue Ocean Resources
RBC Investor Services
Bank of China
International arbitration Tier 3Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP has an outstanding record in construction, maritime and aviation disputes. It is also noted for its court review capabilities, including the defence and challenge of arbitration awards, and its experience in other arbitral centres such as Seoul, London and Hong Kong. With strong advocacy credentials thanks to the presence of Philip Jeyaretnam SC and others, the team also features shipping and trade expert Lawrence Teh, Ajinderpal Singh and Herman Jeremiah.
‘Lawrence Teh is very professional and smart in using various legal techniques. He is also an experienced arbitrator having good knowledge of procedure.’
J O Hambro Capital Management Limited
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP combines 'very good knowledge of the local regulatory environment with the bench strength of a large international firm'. The team assists local and foreign fund managers, private equity investors, venture capital funds, SMEs and start-ups on the establishment of local and offshore funds, unit trusts and private equity and venture capital funds. I-An Lim, S Sivanesan and Vyasa Arunachalam are the key figures.
‘Denton Rodyk has very good knowledge of the local regulatory environment with the bench strength and the high quality of a large international firm.’
J O Hambro Capital Management Limited
Energy: foreign firms Tier 4Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is part of a world leading oil and gas firm and the Singapore office is at the forefront of oil and gas projects, especially LNG regasification and LNG bunkering in Asia Pacific. The team is especially active in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Singapore, Myanmar and China. The group advises a range of international and regional oil majors and a large number of commodity traders. Renewables are also a key part of the practice. Kunal Kapoor is a recognised specialist in LNG projects and commodity trading. Tan Joo Thye is hugely experienced in big ticket projects and investments.
PT Pertamina (Persero)
China Huadian Engineering
Projects: foreign firms Tier 4Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is recognised for oil and gas projects, including LNG import and regasification engagements, along with a number of headline power projects. It advises a range of international and regional oil companies, along with a number of big-name traders and others. Tan Joo Thye and oil and gas and LNG specialist Kunal Kapoor have an impressive record in the region.
PT Pertamina (Persero)
PNG Sustainable Development Programme
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP > Firm Profile
Trusted since 1861, Dentons Rodyk is one of Singapore’s largest and oldest law firms with a team of around 200 lawyers offering clients a full suite of legal services necessary to do business locally and globally. The firm regularly represents a diverse clientele across a broad spectrum of industries: corporate, banking and finance, intellectual property and technology, litigation and dispute resolution (including arbitration), and real estate.
The firm prides itself on providing the highest quality advice to its clients while maintaining strong working relationships with key public-sector agencies and leading organisations in the private sector.
Dentons Rodyk’s combination with global law firm Dentons created the dominant global law firm in the Pacific Rim. With more than 85 offices in the region and more than 8,000 lawyers serving 64 countries, the firm offers clients the benefit of quality experience in and of the communities in which they want to do business or resolve a dispute – from Canada and the United States, across Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa, and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
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|Competition and antitrust|
|Intellectual property and technology|
|Litigation and dispute resolution|
|Mergers and acquisitions|
|Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy|
|Trade, WTO and customs|
|Trusts, estates and wealth preservation|
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|Mr Kenneth Oh||Senior Partner||View Profile|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 200
LanguagesEnglish Japanese Malay Mandarin and various Chinese dialects Tamil
MembershipsAsia Pacific Loan Market Association Pacific Rim Advisory Council SICC Singapore International Chamber of Commerce ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA) Asian Patent Attorneys Association Chartered Insitute of Arbitrators INSOL Inter-Pacific Bar Association International Fiscal Association London Court of International Arbitration Society of Construction Law Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
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- Private wealth: local firms
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- TMT: local firms
- Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms
- Corporate and M&A: local firms
- International arbitration
- Investment funds: foreign firms
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- Energy: foreign firms
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