Ms Maureen Ann > Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
80 RAFFLES PLACE
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1
SINGAPORE 048624
Singapore
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Work Department

Real Estate Practice Group, Corporate Real Estate & REITS, Leases (Commercial & Industrial), Leases (Long Term & Custom Built), Planning & Land Use.

Position

Maureen Ann is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Corporate Real Estate practice and heads the commercial leasing practice in the firm.

Maureen has in depth familiarity with the issues that concern landlords and tenants and is an expert at navigating the available options and exploring any creative alternatives to achieve intentions where the situation requires it. Her land leasing work includes transactions relating to JTC land, SLA land and HDB land and she is adept at navigating the rights portfolio and land requirements and policies of these government agencies on land matters.

Maureen’s land rights and land leasing portfolio focuses on work involving arrangements ranging from the structuring of land holdings, build-and-leaseback or purchase-and-leaseback arrangements, easements, wayleaves, contractual licenses and other land rights issues, long-term leases, subleases and specialty commercial or industrial leases such as cineplexes, family entertainment centers, social clubs, places of worship, factories, logistics, warehouses and hypermarts, and she prepares and negotiates contracts for these arrangements. Her clients include the major developers in Singapore, multi-national land users having operations in Singapore, and international fund managers investing in real estate in Singapore under creative asset holding strategies.

Maureen’s commercial leasing portfolio includes acting for landlords of numerous grade A office buildings, industrial projects (including industrial plants on Jurong Island), commercial retail developments, as well as for landlords of sub-urban commercial (office and retail) buildings. Maureen is highly experienced in negotiating anchor leases and special use leases. Her tenant advisory work also boasts a spread of work that she has done for significant space users, anchor tenants, global retail chains and multi-national corporates looking to ensure their corporate policies and guidelines on real estate holding and leasing are captured.

Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers has cited Maureen as a leading individual in real estate in its Asia edition every year to date since 2009.

Career

Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP), 2002 – present
HelenYeo & Partners, 1998 – 2002
Rajah & Tann, 1992 – 1998
Palakrishnan & Partners, 1991 – 1992
Manjit Darshan & Partners, 1991

Languages

English, Mandarin

Education

LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1990

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Real estate: local firms

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.