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Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
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Projects and energy: local firms Tier 1

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP has an impressive mix of Singapore and international expertise that is frequently applied to local and regional projects and energy transactions. The firm consistently impresses in oil and gas, conventional power and renewables. Tan Joo Thye and Jonathan Guwe are key partners.

Key clients

PT Pertamina (Persero)

China Huadian Engineering

Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining

Sinohydro Corporation

Real estate: local firms Tier 1

Jointly 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.

Key clients

RBC Investor Services

Oxley Holdings Limited

CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited

Infinity Mall Trust

Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd.

Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 2

The competition practice at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, which is jointly headed by Gerald Singham and Ajinderpal Singh, is best known for its involvement in leading cartel investigations, having recently represented Tong Huat Group, one of 13 fresh chicken suppliers that were investigated by CCCS for price fixing activities. Singham assists with all aspects of competition law including handling investigations, merger assessments and notifications and regulatory compliance. Singh has extensive experience of international cartel investigations, particularly representing multinational companies with a presence in the US, Europe and Japan.

Key clients

Panasonic Corporation

Tong Huat Group

Singapore Poultry Hub Pte. Ltd.

Far East Hospitality Management (S) Pte. Ltd. (in respect of the hotel industry)

Banking and finance: local firms Tier 2

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. 

Key clients

Sim Lian Treasure

FEC Skypark

Florence Development

Hotel Properties

Construction: Local firms Tier 2

Jointly 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.

Key clients

Boustead Projects Ltd

China Huadian Engineering Co., Ltd

CS Bored Pile Systems Pte Ltd

Iljin Electric Co., Ltd Singapore Branch

Kimly Construction Pte Ltd

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP lawyers have appeared in a series of major cases before the Court of Appeal, including challenges or defences to an arbitration award, a particular forte of Philip Jeyaretnam SC. The firm is also a market leader in medical malpractice and negligence thanks to the presence of Siang Pheng Lek and his team. The firm is also making an impression in construction and engineering litigation, cyber breaches, and real estate disputes. Audrey Chiang, Paul Wong and Edric Pan are also notable names.


‘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.’

Key clients

PNG Sustainable Development Program

Bachmeer Capital

Defu Furniture

PSK Asia

SMRT Corporation

Insurance: local firms Tier 2

Dentons 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.

Key clients

NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited

Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is very active in patent litigation, particularly in the field of pharmaceutical and electromechanical inventions; its team is currently representing Bristol–Myers Squibb in a patent infringement case against Novartis under the patent linkage regime implemented through the US-Singapore FTA. On the non-contentious side, the practice assists local and international clients with acquiring and protecting trade marks, patents, designs and copyright, as well as with the commercialisation of IP rights through licensing and franchising. Ai Ming Lee is experienced in patent disputes concerning semiconductors, telecoms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology issues. Woon-Chooi Yew, Gilbert Leong,Catherine Lee, Chai Chong Low are other key partners.


‘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. ‘


Key clients

Bavaria N.V.

Boby Footwear

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Co.

H.Lundbeck A/S

Integrated Health Information Systems

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP's core areas of expertise range from employee benefits and schemes to internal restructuring, merger and downsizing exercises. Its team also advises on template employment contracts and on remuneration and termination issues. Key figures include Edric Pan, I-An Lim and Rodney Leong.

Key clients

PSK Asia Inc Ltd

Datumstruct (CFS) Pte Ltd


Private wealth: local firms Tier 2

Dentons 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.

Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 2

At Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Ajinderpal Singh is the key contact for restructuring and insolvency work; he has a strong track record advising judicial managers, liquidators and receivers, as well as handling the preparation of schemes of arrangements between companies and their creditors. On the contentious front, Herman Jeremiah has acted in receiverships, judicial management and schemes of arrangement. Litigation partners Maw Shen Foo and Siang Pheng Lek jointly head the department with Jeremiah.

Key clients

Caterpillar Financial Services Asia


CRRC Group


Global Maritime Group AS

Hong Leong Finance Limited

Shipping: local firms Tier 2

Dentons 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.

Key clients

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 2

Dentons 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.

Key clients



TMT: local firms Tier 2

Core 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.

Key clients

Ocean Protocol Foundation

Patsystems Pte Ltd

VELIC Project

S11 Dormitories

Sentinel Chain

Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 3

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP has an impressive market share of SGX-listing engagements, both for issuers and for managers, underwriters and placement agents. The firm primarily operates in the small to mid-cap space and has an outstanding position in the initial coin offering (ICO) segment. Moreover, the team is active in bond offerings and bond restructurings, along with advising corporate trustees in REIT offerings. Nicholas Chong is focused on REIT issuances, DCM and structured products. Kenneth Oh is noted for IPOs and reverse-takeovers involving Singapore, China, Taiwan and Indonesia companies. Valerie Ong leads the capital markets practice.


‘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.’

Key clients

Perpetual (Asia)

Keppel-KBS US REIT Management

RBC Investor Services Trust Singapore

Pacific Radiance

Nickel Mines



Mapletree Logistics Trust Management

Blue Ocean Resources

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 3

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP has continued to make a mark in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional deals for Singapore-based and multinational clients. It also remains a leading name in corporate real estate transactions. The firm is also making an impression in healthcare, technology and consumer products deals; it has made particular headway in fintech and blockchain thanks to the efforts of Kenneth OhNg Eng Leng leads the M&A practice and S Sivanesan heads the corporate group, which includes senior figure Valerie Ong.

Key clients

RBC Investor Services

Yinson Eden

Tolaram Africa


Bank of China

International arbitration Tier 3

Dentons 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 TehAjinderpal 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.’

Key clients

ARV Offshore

Plaza Ventures

Investment funds: foreign firms Tier 3

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP's investment funds practice is led by I-An Lim. It attracts a steady stream of work assisting asset management companies, private equity investors and start-ups with setting up local and offshore funds and the preparation and negotiation of investment documents.

Key clients

J O Hambro Capital Management Limited

Investment funds: local firms Tier 3

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 havery good knowledge of the local regulatory environment with the bench strength and the high quality of a large international firm.’ 

Key clients

J O Hambro Capital Management Limited

Energy: foreign firms Tier 4

Dentons 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.

Key clients

PT Pertamina (Persero)

China Huadian Engineering


Pavillion Energy

Projects: foreign firms Tier 4

Dentons 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.

Key clients

PT Pertamina (Persero)

Pavillion Energy

PNG Sustainable Development Programme



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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Competition and antitrust
Intellectual property and technology
Life sciences
Litigation and dispute resolution
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Real estate
Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy
Trade, WTO and customs
Trusts, estates and wealth preservation
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Maureen Ann  photo Ms Maureen Ann
Mr Vyasa Arunachalam  photo Mr Vyasa Arunachalam
Ms Audrey Chiang  photo Ms Audrey Chiang
Mr Christopher Chong  photo Mr Christopher Chong
Mr Nicholas Chong  photo Mr Nicholas Chong
Mr Maw Shen Foo  photo Mr Maw Shen Foo
 Jonathan Guwe photo Jonathan Guwe
Ms Marian Ho  photo Ms Marian Ho
Mr Li Chuan Hsu  photo Mr Li Chuan Hsu
Mr Herman Jeremiah  photo Mr Herman Jeremiah
Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC  photo Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC
 Kunal Kapoor photo Kunal Kapoor
Mr Rodney Keong  photo Mr Rodney Keong
Mr Kia Jeng Koh  photo Mr Kia Jeng Koh
Ms Josephine Koh  photo Ms Josephine Koh
Mr Liat Yeang Lee  photo Mr Liat Yeang Lee
Ms Catherine Lee  photo Ms Catherine Lee
Ms Ai Ming Lee  photo Ms Ai Ming Lee
Mr Siang Pheng Lek  photo Mr Siang Pheng Lek
Mr Gilbert Leong  photo Mr Gilbert Leong
Ms Pat Lynn Leong  photo Ms Pat Lynn Leong
Mr Edmund Leow  photo Mr Edmund Leow
Ms Vanessa Lim  photo Ms Vanessa Lim
Ms Melanie Lim  photo Ms Melanie Lim
Mr I-An Lim  photo Mr I-An Lim
Mr Tien Wah Ling  photo Mr Tien Wah Ling
Mr Kia Meng Loh  photo Mr Kia Meng Loh
Ms Jacqueline Loke  photo Ms Jacqueline Loke
Mr Chai Chong Low  photo Mr Chai Chong Low
Mr Eng Leng Ng  photo Mr Eng Leng Ng
Ms Janice Ngeow  photo Ms Janice Ngeow
Mr Kenneth Oh photo Mr Kenneth Oh Senior Partner
Ms Valerie Ong  photo Ms Valerie Ong
Mr Edric Pan  photo Mr Edric Pan
Mr Melvin See  photo Mr Melvin See
Ms Jia Xian Seow  photo Ms Jia Xian Seow
Ms Doreen Sim  photo Ms Doreen Sim
Mr Ajinderpal Singh  photo Mr Ajinderpal Singh
Mr Kirindeep Singh  photo Mr Kirindeep Singh
Mr Gerald Singham  photo Mr Gerald Singham
Mr S Sivanesan  photo Mr S Sivanesan
Mr Joo Thye Tan  photo Mr Joo Thye Tan
Ms Woon Ee Tang  photo Ms Woon Ee Tang
Mr Lawrence Teh  photo Mr Lawrence Teh
Mr Paul Wong  photo Mr Paul Wong
Ms Woon Chooi Yew  photo Ms Woon Chooi Yew
Number of lawyers : 200
Mandarin and various Chinese dialects
Asia 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
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
International Fiscal Association
London Court of International Arbitration
Society of Construction Law
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)