Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Firm Profile

Dentons Rodyk
80 RAFFLES PLACE
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1
SINGAPORE 048624
Singapore

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms Tier 1

The energy team at Dentons Rodyk supports global clients with a broad range of experience in areas such as solar, hydropower, coal and waste-to-energy technology. The team regularly drafts EPC contracts and power purchase agreements in addition to project financing and restructuring arrangements. Co-head Kunal Kapoor covers project development and finance matters with a focus on oil and gas projects, while other co-head Jonathan Guwe works on energy-related projects spanning South East Asia. Joo Thye Tan focuses on the energy, mining and infrastructure areas, advising on M&A and direct investment.

Practice head(s):

Kunal Kapoor; Jonathan Guwe

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Samko Timber Limited

Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd

Solar United Network Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Samko Timber Limited on the development of a biomass wood pellet production line and an adjacent solar power plant.
  • Advised Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd in relation to its procurement of rooftop solar facilities on its premises.
  • Advised Solar United Network Pte Ltd on the acquisition of multiple rooftop solar projects in Indonesia.

Singapore > Real estate: local firms Tier 1

Dentons Rodyk has one of the largest teams in the market, principally operating in the corporate real estate segment. It advises a range of institutional funds, developers, landlords and other entities in high-value deals. Industrial and logistics transactions have been at the heart of the practice in recent years, with further growth in office and retail deals after declines during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The team advised Pacific Eagle Real Estate, the Singapore-based real estate investor and developer, on its S$868m collective purchase of the Tanglin Shopping Centre. Pat Lynn LeongMelanie Lim and Liat Yeang Lee co-head the real estate team, which includes Maureen Ann, who heads the land rights and leasing practice.

Practice head(s):

Pat Lynn Leong; Melanie Lim; Liat Yeang Lee

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Melanie Lim renders practical legal advice with commercial sense. She always makes time and communicates effectively with her clients and her team so as to resolve issues instantly.’

Key clients

KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners

A subsidiary of Nuveen Real Estate, APCF Megatrends Singapore

Wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Eagle Real Estate

Consortium of CEL Development , SingHaiyi Group and Ultra Infinity

A wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Group Pte. Ltd., Tanglin R.E. Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Wywy Development Pte. Ltd

ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited

Fraxtor Capital

Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd

CES Capital Holdings Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised on the Singapore real estate aspects of the successful cross-border bid by private equity firm KKR and fund manager Global Infrastructure Partners to acquire data centre operator, CyrusOne.
  • Acted for Nuveen Real Estate on its investment and joint venture with JP Morgan Global Alternatives to acquire a Grade A office building, One George Street.
  • Acted for a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Eagle Real Estate, a Singapore-based real estate investor and developer, in its collective purchase of the commercial development known as Tanglin Shopping Centre at the purchase price of S$868m.

Singapore > Start-up and venture capital – Foreign firms Tier 1

With experience advising across the life-cycle of companies, Dentons Rodyk’s clients include founders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, accelerators and incubators, as well as venture capital funds and private equity investors. The firm is particularly active assisting venture-backed entities with a presence in Singapore and across the region at all stages of investments. S Sivanesan has broad domestic and cross-border expertise, handling start-up related work in Singapore, Southeast Asia, India, China, Japan, Europe, Australia and the US. He co-leads the practice with Sunil Rai, who focuses on corporate advisory, M&A, share and asset transactions, and joint ventures; and Valmiki Nair, who boasts a multidisciplinary track record in the start-up space, including venture capital, venture technology, M&A and private equity matters.

Key clients

Onstar Express Pte. Ltd.

Cloudphysician

Ohmyhome Pte Ltd

NIUM

Think & Learn Private Limited

Inshorts

Mensa Brands

GrocerApp International Pte. Ltd.

Rokt Pte Ltd

Tigerhall Pte Ltd

SeaTown Private Capital Master Fund, Pavilion Capital Fund Holdings Pte. Ltd. and EDB Investments Pte Ltd

Leo Capital

SpaceAge Labs

Olive Tree Capital

TiffinLabs Group Pte. Ltd. (“Tiffinlabs”)

Qanvast Pte. Ltd. (“Qanvast”)

Work highlights

  • Advised on the Singapore law aspects of the transaction where India’s digital learning pioneer Byju’s acquired professional training and higher education platform Great Learning.
  • Acted as Singapore legal advisers to Onstar Express Pte. Ltd. in their Series B equity fundraising exercise and secondary sales involving an aggregate investment consideration.
  • Acting for NIUM in its Series D fundraising round of over US$200m, making NIUM the first B2B payments unicorn from Southeast Asia.

Singapore > Start-up and venture capital – Local firms Tier 1

Representing start-up founders and investors across a range of legal field, Dentons Rodyk’s advice runs the gamut from assisting in the incorporation of entities, drafting and reviewing term sheets and investment agreements, to preparing employee share option plans and exits via IPO or trade sale. Co-leading the team are corporate governance and venture capital expert S Sivanesan; Sunil Rai, who acts for technology companies in corporate and fundraising transactions in Singapore and the region; and Valmiki Nair, whose experience includes advising venture capital funds, start-ups and companies on investment deals.

Key clients

Onstar Express Pte. Ltd.

Cloudphysician

Ohmyhome Pte Ltd

NIUM

Think & Learn Private Limited

Inshorts

Mensa Brands

GrocerApp International Pte. Ltd.

Rokt Pte Ltd

Tigerhall Pte Ltd

SeaTown Private Capital Master Fund, Pavilion Capital Fund Holdings Pte. Ltd. and EDB Investments Pte Ltd

Leo Capital

SpaceAge Labs

Olive Tree Capital

TiffinLabs Group Pte. Ltd. (“Tiffinlabs”)

Qanvast Pte. Ltd. (“Qanvast”)

Work highlights

  • Advised Think & Learn Private Limited on the Singapore law aspects of the transaction where India’s digital learning pioneer Byju’s acquired professional training and higher education platform Great Learning for $600m.
  • Acted as Singapore legal advisers to Onstar Express Pte. Ltd. in their Series B equity fundraising exercise and secondary sales involving an aggregate investment consideration of approximately up to US$170m.
  • Acting for NIUM, Southeast Asia’s hottest global enterprise payments platform, in its Series D fundraising round of over US$200m, making NIUM the first B2B payments unicorn from Southeast Asia.

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk has strong local and regional capabilities, including advising clients involved in CCCS investigations and regional compliance matters. It also has extensive regulatory and sector knowledge. Gerald Singham leads the competition team, while Ajinderpal Singh specialises in cartel and price-fixing investigations. Mohamad Rizuan Bin Pathie is further noted for his experience in investigations by the CCCS and merger notifications.

Practice head(s):

Gerald Singham; Ajinderpal Singh

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Denka Chemical Holdings Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Singapore Poultry Hub Pte. Ltd.

Tolaram Group

GOJEK Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Tech Data Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Singapore Poultry Hub on the implementation of its commitments arising from the CCCS’s approval of its joint venture.
  • Advised Denka Chemical Holdings Asia Pacific on competition law matters including issues relating to distributorship agreements as well as compliance issues.
  • Advised GOJEK Singapore on the competition law frameworks in selected ASEAN jurisdictions.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms Tier 2

The banking and finance practice at Dentons Rodyk is best known for its capabilities in real estate finance, where it attracts both borrower and lender-side mandates. Doreen Sim, who is a reference in this field, manages the department which offers additional expertise in the energy and natural resources sectors. Typical mandates range from project, structured and leveraged finance to debt restructuring, syndicated lending and Islamic finance. Joo Thye Tan acts for financial institutions and corporates in financing deals in the trade, commodity, infrastructure, real estate and energy spaces. Dawn Tong‘s practice covers banking and financial regulatory requirements, as well as all aspects of loan and debt transactions.

Practice head(s):

Doreen Sim

Other key lawyers:

Joo Thye Tan; Jonathan Guwe; Dawn Tong

Key clients

OCBC

CIMB

UOB

DBS

CLSA Capital Partners Ltd

HSBC

Maybank

Singapore American School

THSC Investments Pte. Ltd.

Starcrest Capital Partners

Citibank, N.A., Singapore Branch

Hotel Properties Limited

Work highlights

  • Dentons Rodyk acted for UOB, DBS, SMBC, HSBC, Bank of China, Hong Leong Finance, Maybank and CNPC and a syndicate of lenders in the syndicated financing to Jurong Port Universal Terminal Pte. Ltd. to finance the acquisition of Universal Terminal together with the storage tanks, plant, machinery, equipment and jetty facilities thereon.
  • Our ultimate client is the Lending Ark, the Asian structured finance arm of top investment bank CLSA/CITIC. The matter was unique and ground-breaking because it involved Clients using a Singapore variable capital company (VCC) as the investment entity to finance an Indonesian finance company (“FI”). The sub-fund was created in an existing VCC.|
  • Dentons Rodyk acted as lead counsel to OCBC and CIMB and a syndicate of lenders in the financing to the First Real Estate Investment Trust to restructure its existing loans secured on various Singapore and Indonesian hospitals/medical facilities. |

Singapore > Construction: Local firms Tier 2

Kia Jeng Koh and Kirindeep Singh jointly helm the department at Dentons Rodyk; both have extensive experience supporting clients with domestic construction matters, as well as projects in the wider Asia Pacific region. Contractual issues, including those concerning FIDIC forms, are a particular area of proficiency for the team. Contentious work is another cornerstone of the practice, with both co-chairs regularly representing clients in domestic courts of all levels, as well as handling international arbitrations. Paul Wong typically leads on the front-end and advisory work.

Practice head(s):

Kirindeep Singh; Kia Jeng Koh

Other key lawyers:

Paul Wong; Reuben Peter

Testimonials

‘Some solutions require a multi-disciplinary approach and cross-border advice. The firm is capable of providing just that and we are assured of good support.’

‘We always approach Kirindeep Singh (Kirin), not just for construction disputes or security of payment matters but also when it involves other disciplines and specialisations. Kirin is dedicated and can simplify complex issues.’

‘The team achieves results by working diligently together with counsels who are well equipped to handle the legal issues and manage these well.’

‘They are emphatic and yet objective in their approach.’

Key clients

Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd

Ser Kim Koi

Ong Tze Boon

Kovan Treasures Pte Ltd

Comfort Management Pte Ltd

Panamericana Pte Ltd

Luxury Green Development Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for a Management Contractor in court proceedings concerning the development of a project in Biopolis.
  • Acting for the owner in court proceedings concerning the development of three Good Class Bungalows. We are acting in an appeal before the Court of Appeal which arose out of a 85-day trial before the High Court.
  • Acting for the son of a former President of Singapore and a famed architect, in connection with a shareholder dispute concerning a top architectural firm in Singapore.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 2

Practice head Siang Pheng Lek leads the ‘devoted and passionate’ dispute resolution team at Dentons Rodyk. Drawing on its cross-border capabilities, clients are provided with a seamless experience across a range of dispute types, including financial, corporate, shareholder and post-M&A disputes, as well as a number of fraud cases. Lawrence Teh is recommended for his ability to ‘handle the most complex matters’ in all areas of commercial law, particularly arbitration and mediation. Loh Jen Wei regularly acts as lead counsel in the handling of all transport and trade-related matters, whilst the expertise of Ajinderpal Singh covers shareholder disputes, insolvency and banking litigation. Huai Yuan Chia and the recently promoted Edric Pan are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Siang Pheng Lek

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Deep practice and subject matter knowledge with a client oriented practice that thrives on results.’

‘Lawrence Teh is an exceptional litigator. Very experienced and super client friendly. A master tactician and able to handle the most complex matters. Equally good in court proceedings, arbitration and mediation. The opposition should never under estimate Lawrence.’

‘Jen Wei Loh is very good at managing the team and putting together the various inputs of all the members of the team in a coherent and clear manner.’

‘The Denton’s litigators learn the business quickly and are effective at driving solutions that are in alignment with the company’s goals and mission. They staff are able to bring whatever resources are needed to be effective.’

‘Edric Pan is an experienced litigator who commands respect from opposing counsel and the court along with a wealth of knowledge of Singapore law.’

‘The team is able to find out more out of their usual area of practice. They are willing to listen to you to find out and know more before they give any advice.’

‘Devoted, passionate, warm.’

‘They were responsive, well resourced and provided succinct advice.’

Key clients

PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (“PNGSDP”)

UniCredit Bank AG, Singapore Branch

Enemalta P.L.C.

Bulat Utemuratov and various associated companies

Engine Holdings Asia Pte Ltd

HEA Water Engineering Pte Ltd

Ong Tze Boon

Boustead Singapore Limited

Work highlights

  • Dentons Rodyk successfully struck out the Plaintiffs’ claim for, inter alia, payment of approximately US$1.65 billion (currently) before the High Court (General Division).
  • Dentons Rodyk acted for UniCredit Bank AG, Singapore branch, who extended a USD 85miliion secured lending trade finance facility to Hin Leong Trading (Pte) Ltd Singapore (“HLT”).
  • Dentons Rodyk advised and represented Enemalta P.L.C., a very prestigious client because of its ultimate ownership by the state of Malta and its position as the leading energy provider and developer of the national electricity network in Malta.

Singapore > Insurance: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk has a strong association with the insurance sector, particularly in the disputes field. It handles claims defence work across multiple disciplines, including the recent spate of business interruption claims linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the team has further expertise in regulatory and compliance matters linked to transactions and market authorisations. Edric Pan  is noted for claims defence work, including D&O, business interruption and professional negligence claims. Christopher Chong is another senior figure with an extensive record in personal injury and professional indemnity claims, and Jacqueline Loke is a key figure for regulatory and compliance matters, including in M&A and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Edric Pan; Christopher Chong; Jacqueline Loke

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is able to find out more out of their usual area of practice. They are willing to listen to you to find out and know more before they give any advice. Their knowledge is diverse, thus able to understand the situation fast and well.’

‘Huai Yuan Chia is a very detailed and proactive lawyer. He is able to give good and all rounded advice as well as clear and concise. He is also very empathetic and does not just look matters in terms of money.’

 

Key clients

MS First Capital

QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Lockton Companies (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Chubb

Liberty Insurance

AIG

Sompo Insurance

NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for MS First Capital and its insured, Certis Cisco, in defence of a claim relating to major damage to overhead fibre and CCTV cabling in the basement loading-bay area of Marina Bay Sands.
  • Acted for a doctor in a highly publicised defamation suit, where he was alleged to be preying on patients. On appeal, the firm successfully obtained an injunction against the tortfeasor with damages to be assessed.

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk has a well developed intellectual property practice, noted for its experience in healthcare and life sciences, fintech, insurtech, manufacturing and hospitality. The firm has made a particular impression in the digital space, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Building on its strong IP platform, the firm has gained further traction in copyright matters under Singapore’s new regime and and is making headway in registered designs. Catherine Lee  and contentious specialist Gilbert Leong  lead the practice with senior consultant Ai Ming Lee  bringing extensive experience in the area, notably in patent infringement cases. Maw Jiun Foo adds further expertise in transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Lee; Gilbert Leong

Other key lawyers:

Ai Ming Lee; Maw Jiun Foo

Key clients

Towa Corporation

NexPlanar Corporation / Wah Lee Tech (Singapore) Pte Ltd N

REC Solar Pte Ltd

H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck)

Swinkels Family Brewers N.V. (f.k.a. Bavaria N.V.0

Shenzhen Meixixi Catering Management Co. Ltd

Cryoviva Singapore Pte Ltd

Singapore’s Pavilion Capital, Seatown Holdings International and EDBI

Work highlights

  • Advised Towa Corporation in a patent infringement suit and succeeded on both the claim for infringement and on the defence against the counterclaim for revocation.
  • Acted for REC Solar in filing a patent infringement suit in China successfully where the China Patent Office upheld the validity of REC’s patent.
  • Advised Pavillion Capital, Seatown Holdings International and EDBI in their investment in Cityneon in relation to IP due diligence aspects of the transaction.

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk draws on its extensive local and international resources, particularly in the contentious field, to act for clients in numerous employment matters. The firm acts on a wide range of employment disputes, from termination proceedings to data theft cases and non-compete clause matters. The employment team is equally adept in advisory and transactional issues, including employee transfer engagements. Edric Pan and Mark Seah are senior litigators with deep specialisation in employment cases, while I-An Lim and Ray Chiang are key figures on the non-contentious side.

Practice head(s):

Edric Pan; I-An Lim; Ray Chiang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We engaged Mark Seah to represent us in a legal dispute that went to mediation. Mark is highly knowledgeable, professional and very client service-focused. He listened and learned about our business and then skilfully guided us to a swift settlement. He was excellent and we highly recommend him.’

‘The team is very approachable while maintaining professionalism. They are open to opinion and knowledge-sharing in areas they are not familiar with. They listen and are not in hurry to voice their opinions or cut us off in the midst of our talking. We feel respected and at ease. Throughout the case they were handling, they were prompt in updating us of the progress. For cases that they think is “hard but to crack”, they will tell us the alternative way to get things done amicably without incurring huge cost . They have ethics and professionalism.’

‘Mr Huai Yuan Chia – we are very impressed with his professionalism, knowledge and very assuring way of delivering solution. He is prompt to replying to us regardless of what time it is. His charges are are fair and transparent, and his services worth every cent that we have paid; in fact his contributions go beyond what we have paid for. He would go the extra mile to make sure we understand our rights and what we should do or should not do. For a person if his calibre, we are very impressed that he handles small company like ours as if we were a big client. We feel very honoured and privileged.’

 

Key clients

GOJEK Singapore Pte. Ltd.

PSK Asia Inc. Ltd.

Datumstruct (CFS) Pte. Ltd.

WeWork

INEOS Styrolution APAC Pte Ltd

Commerzbank

Unicredit AG

Abbott Laboratories

Cityneon Holdings Limited

OSI Electronics

PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited

Work highlights

  • Successfully resisted the challenge to a judgment obtained in March 2020 against a former director of PNG Sustainable Development Program and others.

Singapore > Private wealth and family law – local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk works intensively in family office establishments in Singapore, drawing on its regional connections and that of its international offices. The Singapore team also has a strong emphasis on dispute resolution involving private wealth and family office cases. The global firm has a major focus on private wealth issues and the Singapore office now represents a multitude of wealthy families, along with private banks, trustees and asset managers. The hugely experienced Edmund Leow SC is a leader in private wealth matters, including personal tax, trusts and estate planning work, while Kia Meng Loh has a disputes background and has extensive experience in trusts, estates and wealth planning. In July 2022, the team added Emily Low, a lateral hire from Atlas Asia Law Corporation; Low specialises in family office and investment fund structures.

Practice head(s):

Edmund Leow SC; Kia Meng Loh

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Key capabilities are in areas of tax and blockchain technology related legal matters. Blockchain technology being easily accessible around the world poses unique cross border challenges. Dentons has offices around the globe thereby making addressing cross border legal matters convenient. Communications and knowledge transfer pertaining to the concerned legal matters between different offices was accurate and reliable. Everyone working at Dentons are professional and they communicate keeping the client first.’

‘Edmund Leow is immensely reliable when it comes to tax matters. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field. He is able to understand the unique challenges blockchain technology creates and he is able to address them and provide invaluable advice and strategy in this area.’

‘Dentons assisted us for a matter – they were responsive, well resourced and provided succinct advice.’

‘Kia Meng Loh deserves special mention for his responsiveness and very practical advice premised on his strong knowledge of trusts law as well as vast experience dealing with similar disputes, as well as wide legal industry contacts. I appreciated his counsel and guidance in coming up with amicable solutions for all.’

Key clients

Prime Asia Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Prime Asia Asset Management on various legal issues regarding its business, such as regulatory licences, compliance, fund structures and its regional expansion.
  • Advised a client on a case regarding trust administration, specifically, on the issue of discharge of trustees.
  • Advised an individual on the pending criminal proceedings in Italy where the Italian prosecutors sought mutual assistance from Singapore’s police to freeze all assets in the client’s bank accounts.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk has a solid local and regional profile in restructuring and insolvency matters. The firm has a strong standing in both restructuring and insolvency matters and represents a mixture of creditors, debtors, liquidators and other stakeholders. It continues to demonstrate its capabilities in bond and bank debt restructurings. Ajinderpal Singh and Kia Jeng Koh are co-heads of the department, and Debby LimSiang Pheng Lek and Herman Jeremiah are also experienced figures.

Practice head(s):

Ajinderpal Singh; Kia Jeng Koh

Testimonials

‘Very good and experienced in insolvency and restructuring. Practical advice even in complicated situations’

‘Debby Lim is an excellent lawyer, willing to spend the extra time on issues to come up with practical solution.’

 

Key clients

Perpetual (Asia) Limited

Pacific Radiance Ltd

Kovan Treasures Pte Ltd

UHP Holdings Pte Ltd

Sky Smart Venture Ltd

Grant Thornton Singapore Pte Ltd

JK Medora & Co LLP

L&M Foundation Specialist Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for Perpetual (Asia) Limited, the trustee for the holders of the Perpetual Securities, in connection with the restructuring of Hyflux.
  • Acted for Pacific Radiance in the consensual sale agreement entered into with secured lenders and an affiliate of ENAV Offshore Mexico for the transfer of 33 secured vessels as part of a debt restructuring plan.
  • Advised Kovan Treasures on the restructuring and insolvency of Rich-Link Construction relating to the Stars of Kovan Project.

Singapore > Shipping: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk‘s well-rounded shipping practice is at the forefront of shipping litigation and arbitration, debt restructuring and insolvency work, and corporate support matters. The firm has historically been closely aligned with financial institutions and shipowners, and has earned greater connections to marine insurers in recent years. It is also working closely with venture capital investors looking into LNG assets. The large and multi-talented team is working more intensively in ESG and decarbonisation issues with a range of clients. Lawrence Teh is a leading name in shipping litigation and arbitration, as is Loh Jen Wei. Finance partner Janice Ngeow provides further expertise in ship finance and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Lawrence Teh; Loh Jen Wei; Janice Ngeow

Key clients

Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd

Navios Maritime Partners L.P.

Skaugen

Vinmar Overseas (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Pacific Radiance Ltd

Hong Leong Finance Limited

Stigma Shipholding Ltd

Enemalta

IMSK SE, IMSPL Pte Ltd, ImskMan AS.

IberiaBank Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for Pacific Radiance in the consensual sale agreement entered into with secured lenders and an affiliate of ENAV Offshore Mexico for the transfer of 33 secured vessels as part of a debt restructuring plan.
  • Advised on a $105m syndicated credit facility comprising of two sub-facilities which are used for multiple purposes including repayment of existing loans and for capital expenditure of certain group entities.
  • Acted for Enemalta in connection with damage to an interconnector linking Malta to Sicily caused by the vessel Di Matteo resulting in a nationwide power shortage in Malta.

Singapore > Tax: local firms Tier 2

Edmund Leow is the go-to name in Dentons Rodyk’s tax practice and his wide ranging experience covers corporate and individual tax, goods and services tax and stamp duty issues related to IRAS. The firm handles domestic and international tax matters for private clients and corporates, as well as being a seasoned actor in tax disputes, tax reporting and transparency issues.

Practice head(s):

Edmund Leow SC

Testimonials

‘Denton’s strengths are its highly experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who are able to provide sound tax advice not only for Singapore matters but also a growing number of countries in South-east Asia.’

‘Under the present leadership of the firm, Denton lawyers stand out in terms of their strong focus on building long-term client relationships.’

Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 2

Dentons Rodyk provides comprehensive TMT legal services from both the customer and vendor’s perspectives on matters such as procurement, service contracts, M&A, data privacy and disputes. The team also acts for healthcare institutions and retail organisations in the preparation of tender documentation. Gilbert Leong serves as trusted counsel to regulators in Singapore and co-heads the practice with Elaine Lew, who focuses on IP protection, prosecution and enforcement. Catherine Lee is experienced in commercial contractual work, while Maw Jiun Foo handles data protection and cyber security matters.

Practice head(s):

Gilbert Leong; Elaine Lew

Other key lawyers:

Catherine Lee; Maw Jiun Foo

Key clients

Trident Match Pte. Ltd.

NUInternational Singapore Pte Ltd

Assurance Technology Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Trident Match Pte. Ltd. in a negotiation on asset purchase and collaboration agreement with a target company where there are complex cross-border issues.
  • Advised NUInternational Singapore Pte Ltd on a data breach involving a ransomware attack on the client’s servers.
  • Advised Assurance Technology Pte Ltd in a claim for breach of contract and damages in relation to the alleged unavailability of our client’s clinic management platform.

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 3

Sponsors, issuers, underwriters and shareholders recurrently turn to Dentons Rodyk for legal support in relation to the full spectrum of equity and debt capital markets transactions. Domestic and cross-border public offerings of equity, including IPOs and secondary offerings, are a key area of activity for the outfit, which is also an ‘experienced and reputable firm in the real estate and REITs industry‘. DCM work also features on the workload, which is further populated by convertible, exchangeable and asset backed debt securities, standalone debt issues and medium term note programmes. Senior partner Nicholas Chong has comprehensive knowledge of REITs, DCM and structured products. He jointly oversees the team with Valerie Ong, whose experience covers bond issues and medium term notes programmes. Li Chuan Hsu is the key individual focusing on ECM work, where he acts as issuer and underwriter’s counsel.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Besides being an experienced and reputable firm in the real estate and REITs industry, Dentons stands out for its ability to provide pragmatic solutions which are not overly legalistic and theoretical. This helps in quicker resolution of issues, better management of clients’ and third parties relations.’

‘Nicholas Chong has been excellent in providing quality advice, taking into consideration past and commercial considerations as well as longer term implications.’

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 3

Dentons Rodyk forms part of a network present in over 80 countries globally and caters to a mixture of healthcare, technology, consumer product, financial institution and real estate players. The practice, which is closely aligned with the firm’s Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar offices, is co-headed by Eng Leng Ng  and Marian Ho; the former is private and public takeover, privatisation, M&A and joint venture expert while the latter hones her focus on corporate finance, M&A and private equity affairs.

Practice head(s):

S Sivanesan; Eng Leng Ng; Marian Ho

Other key lawyers:

Li Chuan Hsu; Sunil Rai; Valmiki Nair

Key clients

WEBTOON Entertainment Inc

Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company

SK Global Entertainment, Inc.

Qanvast

Ripple Labs Inc.

Frasers Property Limited

Keppel Corporation Limited

Confidential client

SeaTown Private Capital Master Fund, Pavilion Capital Fund Holdings Pte. Ltd. and EDB Investments Pte Ltd

Think & Learn Private Limited

Educrest Sdn Bhd

Maersk Tankers A/S

Validus Investment Holdings Pte Ltd

DB&B Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised on the Singapore law aspects of the this transaction where India’s digital learning pioneer Byju’s acquired professional training and higher education platform Great Learning for US$600 million, accelerating an acquisition spree to expand globally.
  • Acting for Agathese Pte. Ltd. (as vendor) and Keppel Land (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (as covenantor) (both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Keppel Corporation Limited), in the divestment of 100% stake in the entity which holds Keppel Bay Tower to the Singapore Exchange-listed Keppel REIT, based on an agreed property value of S$657.2 million.
  • Acting for FPL in divesting its entire stake in Beijing Fraser Suites Real Estate Management for a consideration of RMB1.605 billion by advising on structure, organising dataroom for due diligence, drafting term sheets, coordinating with BVI counsel, and subsequently Chinese counsel.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms Tier 3

Jointly led by Jonathan Guwe and Kunal Kapoor, Dentons Rodyk‘s energy team often advises on landmark ventures across the energy sector, buoyed by its expertise in project development and financing work. The practice, which is well-versed in finance, M&A and LNG matters, is also experienced acting for various parties in energy-sector disputes. Joo Thye Tan focuses on mining and infrastructure issues.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Guwe; Kunal Kapoor

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are available when the client requires them, and function as one unit. They have offices in all jurisdictions where we have transactions and disputes. They are extremely knowledgeable on energy, and energy transition matters and have advised us on oil & gas, LNG and hydrogen, onshore and offshore wind, and carbon storage and trading.’

‘Kunal Kapoor is an intelligent stand-out partner whom we work with on a host of international energy transactions and projects. Kunal is an excellent lawyer, leader and draftsman with a very collaborative style of negotiation, which ensures that complicated deals get across the line on time. He manages to distill complex problems in an easy to understand manner for the lay man, and we value that as clients. We see him both as a valued advisor and a business partner who is extremely involved to safeguard our best interests.’

Key clients

BP Singapore

Total

Trafigura

Interasia Energy

H-Energy

Pertamina

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 3

The full service Dentons Rodyk practice provides broad experience across commercial disputes arising from various sectors and practice areas. Herman Jeremiah’s expertise includes SIAC, ICC and LCIA arbitrations, shareholder and joint venture disputes, financial disputes and trade disputes in CISG contracts, acting for private entities as well as various Asian state-owned enterprises. He co-leads the team with Lawrence Teh, who acts as arbitrator in international disputes under the rules of a range of international arbitration institutions and ad hoc arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Herman Jeremiah; Lawrence Teh

Other key lawyers:

Rodney Keong; Krindeep Singh

Testimonials

‘The Dentons team for construction disputes led by Kirindeep Singh is quite pragmatic, hard-working, and sincere. They have excellent knowledge of construction law and par excellence.’

‘Krindeep Singh’s knowledge of construction law and engineering is excellent. I have seen his advocacy in one of the dispute boards and find him equivalent to any good construction KC.’

‘The international arbitration team in Dentons Rodyk & Davidson is one of the best that my team and I have worked with. The partners whom we dealt with – Herman Jeremiah and Rodney Keong – are responsive, collaborative and have been flexible in terms of their billings. This was much appreciated by the client.

‘Their lawyering skills are top notch, and Herman Jeremiah was brilliant in keeping our team and the client informed of his strategy at all times. Rodney Keong is also a very good lawyer to have on the same side – his team’s work has always been extremely well-researched, sound and commercially savvy.’

‘Herman Jeremiah was responsive to us and to the client, very patient, committed. It was easy for the client to place his confidence in Mr Jeremiah.’

‘Rodney Keong is always a pleasure to work with; he is not just great with the legal issues but also commercially very savvy. His advice and strategies are always intelligent, sound and backed with solid research. He also leads a fantastic team of very good juniors.’

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms Tier 3

Dentons Rodyk is noted for its expertise in private equity and venture capital funds, along with REITs and mutual funds. It has extensive experience in the establishment and redomiciliation of funds under Singapore’s VCC regime, and has further developed its experience in cryptocurrency and blockchain-related funds, representing a range of asset managers and institutional investors. I-An Lim is the lead partner in the team and S Sivanesan is also recognised for venture capital funds.

Practice head(s):

I-An Lim; S Sivanesan

Key clients

J O Hambro Capital Management Limited

OT Management LLC

Leo Technology Fund VCC

Signum Capital VCC

City Developments Limited

BNP Paribas Trust Services Singapore Limited

APS Asset Management Pte Ltd

DBS Trustee Limited

Vertex Venture Management Pte.

Work highlights

  • Reviewed the offering documents/information memorandum for the J O Hambro Funds, restricted schemes domiciled in Ireland and the UK.
  • Acted for lead investor OT Management in connection with its $15m investment in Karbon United.
  • Advised Signum Capital Management on the review of offering documents and setting up the VCC and various sub-funds.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms Tier 3

Dentons Rodyk has extensive experience in project finance, project development, commercial contracts for energy commodities. The team regularly represent lenders, sponsors, developers, institutional investors and contractors in cross-border financing. Joo Thye Tan focuses on the energy, mining and infrastructure areas and co-heads the practice with Kunal Kapoor who specialises in project development and finance matters. Jonathan Guwe works on cross-border energy projects spanning South and South East Asia.

Practice head(s):

Joo Thye Tan; Kunal Kapoor

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The projects and infrastructure team has partners and associates of diverse backgrounds, prominently led by Kunal Kapoor. They are available when the client requires them, and function as one unit. They have offices in all jurisdictions where we have transactions and disputes. They are extremely knowledgeable on energy, and energy transition matters and have advised us on oil & gas, LNG and hydrogen, solar, onshore and offshore wind, and carbon storage and trading.’

‘Kunal Kapoor is a stand-out partner whom we work with on international energy transactions. Kunal Kapoor is an excellent lawyer, leader and draftsman with a very collaborative style of negotiation, which ensures that complicated deals get across the line on time. He manages to distill complex problems in an easy-to-understand manner for the lay man, and we value that as clients. We see him both as a valued advisor and a business partner who is extremely involved to safeguard our best interests. He has advised us on broad spectrum on energy projects involving project development, finance, M&A and commercial contracts.’

Key clients

BP Singapore

Total

Trafigura

Interasia Energy

H-Energy

Pertamina

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 4

Dentons Rodyk forms a piece of one of the largest global firms, present in over 200 locations throughout more than 80 countries. The practice is especially accomplished within the the healthcare, technology, consumer product, financial institution and corporate real estate fields, operating across a variety of M&A, venture capital and private equity deals. Eng Leng Ng  co-leads the team jointly with Marian Ho and S Sivanesan.

Practice head(s):

Eng Leng Ng; Marian Ho; S Sivanesan

Other key lawyers:

Li Chuan Hsu; Sunil Rai; Valmiki Nair

Key clients

WEBTOON Entertainment Inc

Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company

SK Global Entertainment, Inc.

Qanvast

Ripple Labs Inc.

Frasers Property Limited

Keppel Corporation Limited

Confidential client

SeaTown Private Capital Master Fund, Pavilion Capital Fund Holdings Pte. Ltd. and EDB Investments Pte Ltd

Think & Learn Private Limited

Educrest Sdn Bhd

Maersk Tankers A/S

Validus Investment Holdings Pte Ltd

DB&B Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised on the Singapore law aspects of a transaction where India’s digital learning pioneer Byju’s acquired professional training and higher education platform Great Learning for US$600 million, accelerating an acquisition spree to expand globally.
  • Acting for Agathese Pte. Ltd. (as vendor) and Keppel Land (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (as covenantor) (both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Keppel Corporation Limited), in the divestment of 100% stake in the entity which holds Keppel Bay Tower to the Singapore Exchange-listed Keppel REIT, based on an agreed property value of S$657.2 million.
  • Acting for FPL in divesting its entire stake in Beijing Fraser Suites Real Estate Management for a consideration of RMB1.605 billion by advising on structure, organising dataroom for due diligence, drafting term sheets, coordinating with BVI counsel, and subsequently Chinese counsel.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Global player Dentons has arbitration lawyers across many of the markets it is active in across Asia, including in its firm-wide centre of gravity in China. In Singapore, Herman Jeremiah and Lawrence Teh are key names, while notable names in the firm’s mainland Chinese offices include Tao Li in Beijing and Summit Chen in Shanghai, while Keith Brandt leads a Hong Kong group that also includes Robert Rhoda and Richard Keady. The firm’s combination with Link Legal in India makes it the first foreign firm with a direct presence in India.

Myanmar > Foreign desks

Noted for its ‘strong cross-border capabilities’, Dentons Myanmar Limited advises domestic and multinational clients across the technology, insurance, mining and aviation sectors on the application of Myanmar laws and international sanctions on business models and operations. Ling Yi Quek, who has ‘impressive knowledge of the ASEAN markets’, regularly advises on due diligence, reviews corporate structures and notifies clients on changes in regulations. Quek is supported by Yangon-based associate Hnin Htet Htet Naing.

Practice head(s):

Ling Yi Quek

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has broad expertise and depth of resources.’

‘The team has experts and specialists in every sector, and very strong cross-border capabilities.’

‘Ling Yi Quek has impressive knowledge of the ASEAN markets and is familiar with Myanmar regulations and structuring cross-border transactions.’

‘Ling Yi Quek is highly effective in communicating with clients and delivering effective solutions. She is able to advice on compliance, risks identification and mitigation solutions.’

‘Dentons unique standing point is a diverse team of professionals consisting of local lawyers and international specialists from all fields. Multiple language capability is also a plus point.’

‘The team covers all industries and sectors, has young energetic and innovative young team members, as well as experienced senior members.’

‘Ling Yi Quek is a very trustable, thorough and responsive legal adviser. She is always hands-on with ongoing projects and detailed-oriented on cross-regional work covering South East Asian countries.’

‘Ling Yi Quek is tri-lingual with the ability to speak Chinese, Malay, and English, and her communication and responsiveness make us feel that all our legal matters are being taken care of.’

Key clients

UMW Corporation

AXA France Vie SA

BASF Myanmar Limited

China Unicom (Mya) Operations Company Limited

Marks and Spencer PLC

Master Builders Solutions Myanmar Limited

Amazon.com, Inc.

Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Ltd

Yunnan Construction and Investment Holdings Co Ltd

WSP Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Advising on the scope and mode of operations in Myanmar and conducting a due diligence report for Amazon.
  • Advising Marks and Spencer PLC on Myanmar laws regulations relating to e-commerce.
  • Advising AXA on insurance and re-insurance laws and regulations in Myanmar

Dentons Rodyk is one of Singapore’s Big Five law firms, with a team of around 200 lawyers offering clients a full suite of legal services necessary to do business locally and globally. With over 160 years of establishment, consistently ranked highly in leading publications, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality advice to our clients while maintaining strong working relationships with key public sector agencies and leading organisations in the private sector. Our combination with global law firm Dentons, makes us part of the world’s largest law firm with 20,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries.

Designed to be different, Dentons Rodyk can help you grow, protect, operate and finance your business. Our polycentric and purpose-driven approach, together with our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and ESG, ensures we challenge the status quo to stay focused on what matters most to you.

The first global pan-ASEAN law firm, Dentons ASEAN has an established history in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Singapore and will continue to grow our presence through combinations with exceptional local firms across the ASEAN region and help clients navigate change wherever they are located.

In the new dynamic decade, clients continue to be confronted with complex scenarios and want to work with a purpose-driven law firm that has the experience and confidence to help them thrive at wherever they are located. Through our combinations with firms that are leaders in their respective communities and local markets, along with the partner firms in Dentons’ Nextlaw Referral Network, Dentons is ideally positioned to support our clients everywhere in ASEAN and around the globe.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Doreen Simdoreen.sim@dentons.com
Capital markets Valerie Ongvalerie.ong@dentons.com
Competition and antitrust Gerald Singhamgerald.singham@dentons.com
Construction Kirindeep Singhkirindeep.singh@dentons.com
Corporate S Sivanesansivanesan.s@dentons.com
Employment Lim I-Ani-an.lim@dentons.com
Energy Kunal Kapoorkunal.kapoor@dentons.com
Insurance Edric Panedric.pan@dentons.com
Intellectual property and technology Gilbert Leonggilbert.leong@dentons.com
Life sciences S Sivanesansivanesan.s@dentons.com
Litigation and dispute resolution Lek Siang Phengsiangpheng.lek@dentons.com
Mergers and acquisitions Ng Eng Lengengleng.ng@dentons.com
Private equity Lim I-Ani-an.lim@dentons.com
Real estate Leong Pat Lynnpatlynn.leong@dentons.com
Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy Koh Kia Jengkiajeng.koh@dentons.com
Tax Edmund Leowedmund.leow@dentons.com
Trusts, estates and wealth preservation Edmund Leowedmund.leow@dentons.com
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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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Focus on Allyship

In further recognition of the shared imperative and important role to be played by those in the majority group where they live and work and the need to take active steps to include those from underrepresented groups who may feel excluded or isolated, we made 2020 Dentons’ Year of the Ally and have maintained a Focus on Allyship as a core part of our inclusion, diversity and equity strategy into 2021-22 and beyond.

We actively encourage allyship across the Firm to empower people to act together to create change through:

  • creating and delivering relevant training webinars with supporting materials.
  • conceptualizing and promoting interactive internal campaigns built around allyship themes
  • facilitating cross-region resource-sharing.

Women’s Advancement / Dentons Women

Dentons has made a commitment and set as its objective to ensure that the Firm is a place where all women, regardless of role or position: are full and equal participants in the life and business of the Firm; are empowered to freely pursue their career ambitions and realize their full potential at the Firm; and play an integral role and have an equitable part in building and benefitting from relationships with our clients.

The Dentons Women chapter in Singapore shares the network’s mission to foster an environment that attracts, develops and inspires women business leaders and to build networks with our clients and the communities in which we work. We are proud of the many women leaders in our firm, past and present, and have drawn on their experiences to inspire and support the female talent we have.

Aside from tea sessions and webinars to provide a platform for our ladies to connect and learn from one another, we also have a mentorship programme to support our young female lawyers as they embark on their legal careers.

Community Collaboration

As part of our 160th anniversary in 2021, we raised more than $120,000 for the Singapore Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund. In 2022, we launched a philanthropy and non-profit practice to help clients with charitable intentions to achieve their objectives. We also demonstrate our commitment to education by hosting an annual thought leadership event, the Dentons Rodyk Dialogue, which is held in partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) and brings together thought leaders to share ideas and views affecting Asia’s legal, business, cultural and economic landscape.

The Big Inclusion Project

To enable our colleagues to take ownership of the equity, inclusion and diversity agenda and to make change where needed, in 2019-20 we strengthened our direct engagement of our people in driving us forward with our Big Inclusion Project, designed to accelerate the inclusion agenda and leverage the power of our people to build relevant inclusion and diversity solutions at Dentons.


Dentons Rodyk is one of Singapore’s Big Five law firms, with a team of around 200 lawyers offering clients a full suite of legal services necessary to do business locally and globally. With over 160 years of establishment, consistently ranked highly in leading publications, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality advice to our clients while maintaining strong working relationships with key public sector agencies and leading organisations in the private sector. Our combination with global law firm Dentons, makes us part of the world’s largest law firm with 20,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries.

Designed to be different, Dentons Rodyk can help you grow, protect, operate and finance your business. Our polycentric and purpose-driven approach, together with our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and ESG, ensures we challenge the status quo to stay focused on what matters most to you.

Dentons’ polycentric nature provides clients with a competitive advantage. The tension between globalization and cultural identity can best be mitigated by lawyers who both understand these challenges and are themselves in and of the communities in which the deal needs to be done or the dispute resolved. We have more people in more places than any other law firm in the world and we strive to serve clients better. Organized in 24 business sectors, Dentons lawyers and professionals apply a deep working knowledge of the challenges and changes your industry faces and have the ability to connect you to lawyers and professionals who have honed their skills in 40 practices and 384 sub-practices to offer incisive legal counsel and practical business solutions.

As the first global pan-ASEAN law firm, Dentons ASEAN has an established history in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Singapore and we will continue to grow our presence through combinations with exceptional local firms across the ASEAN region and help clients navigate change wherever they are located. The law firms in the ASEAN region are highly ranked in dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate, IP, M&A and real estate.

In the new dynamic decade, clients continue to be confronted with complex scenarios and want to work with a purpose-driven law firm that has the experience and confidence to help them thrive wherever they are located. Through our combinations with firms that are leaders in their respective communities and local markets, along with the partner firms in Dentons’ Nextlaw Referral Network, Dentons is ideally positioned to support our clients everywhere in ASEAN and around the globe.


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COMPANY/FIRM: Te Runanga O Toa Rangatira Inc (Ngati Toa)

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CLIENT: Bridget Morris, GM HSE and People & Performance

COMPANY/FIRM: George Weston Foods

TESTIMONIAL: “I find the value I get from the advice is high as it’s done succinctly and efficiently and is always of a pragmatic nature, and shows a clear understanding of our business. Best lawyers I’ve worked with who really understand our needs and the current business climate/environment.”


CLIENT: David Tikao, former Executive Director, Whai Rawa

COMPANY/FIRM: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

TESTIMONIAL: “Our Dentons legal team have accessed global advice where necessary to give a more thorough legal delivery. They are happy to converse with our internal legal team (and external overseas lawyers in other jurisdictions) where necessary – which is hugely appreciated. Dentons lawyers are more than lawyers. They are a formidable partnership and critical to our business success.”


CLIENT: Miki Szikszai, Chief Executive

COMPANY/FIRM: Snapper

TESTIMONIAL: “We get excellent, pragmatic advice which is targeted at our level of maturity and competence by Dentons partners who clearly have mastery of their domain.”


CLIENT: Anonymous

COMPANY/FIRM: Anonymous

TESTIMONIAL: “The advice provided is prompt and exactly what we are after. I like that there is acknowledgement that my in-house team has legal experience so doesn’t need general legal advice, we are usually after clarification of a specific point, and our needs are met in this regard. The advice provided is in a format that we can circulate to the business, and this adds to the credibility of our internal team whilst also giving the business confidence that our external providers know our business well.”

Dentons Rodyk kicks off 2023 with the introduction of next generation leaders

Singapore’s Big Five law firm Dentons Rodyk unveiled its new Executive Committee and also announced the admission of two outstanding young individuals into the senior partnership of the firm, with effect from 1 January 2023.

Court of Appeal releases written grounds for upholding decision in US$1.48b environment related claim

The Singapore Court of Appeal on 2 December 2022, issued its written grounds for upholding the High Court (General Division)’s decision in Ok Tedi Fly River Development Foundation Ltd and others v Ok Tedi Mining Ltd and others [2021] SGHC 205. The appeal was successfully resisted by the Dentons Rodyk team led by Mark Seah, Co-Head of the Litigation Practice and comprised Andrea Gan, Martin See, Alexander Choo and Philip Teh. TSMP Law Corporation’s Mr Adrian Tan and Dr Tang Hang Wu acted for the Appellants.

Mr. Phuc Le rejoined Dentons LuatViet to strengthen its offshore legal services

Dentons LuatViet is delighted to welcome back Mr. Phuc Le to join our firm as a Special Counsel. He will primarily provide legal services to our clients in the US and Moscow.

Singapore Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk Boosts Corporate Practice with Two Senior Lawyer Hires

Singapore, 1 July 2022 – Singapore’s Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk are today announcing the arrival of senior corporate lawyers Evelyn Ang and Emily Low. Together with six other lawyers, they join Dentons Rodyk from Big Four accounting firm EY’s Singapore law practice, Atlas Asia Law Corporation (AALC). The news follows Dentons' recently launched combination with leading Vietnamese law firm LuatViet, as the Firm pursues its goal of being the leading pan-ASEAN law firm.

Dentons launches combination with LuatViet in Vietnam

Dentons has launched its previously announced combination with leading Vietnamese law firm, LuatViet, which has more than 40 legal professionals serving clients from offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Former Deputy Director of Attorney-General’s Chambers Navin Naidu joins Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk

Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Attorney-General’s Chambers’ former Deputy Director Navin Naidu to the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice.

How Singapore’s Big Five law firm Dentons Rodyk is embracing the future of work and ditching its traditional office for good

Visions for the future of work have never been bolder. The COVID-19 pandemic changed notions on how many felt a work environment should be. The world was rushed into accelerating technology adoption, increasing digital connectivity and embracing virtual collaboration. As we usher in a new and dynamic decade, Dentons Rodyk envisions the future of work by ditching its traditional office for good and introducing a permanent hybrid work model.

Dentons secures final victory for ICT on European patent infringement case against ESSITY

Global law firm Dentons is pleased to announce that the Paris Court of Appeal, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe and the Barcelona Provincial Court have all issued final decisions dismissing Essity’s claims of patent infringement in regards to Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti’s (ICT) three ply toilet paper. With Dentons’ counsel, ICT successfully demonstrated beyond a doubt that its branded and private label products are produced based on its own proprietary process, and patented under European patent 2 353 859. 

Dentons has been advising Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti S.p.A since 2016. Based in Lucca, ICT is a leader in the category of high quality tissue paper products for domestic use, and has subsidiaries in Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Poland.

The Paris decision, which is the most recent, ends a long-running patent infringement litigation with Essity and affirms ICT can continue to produce and distribute absorbent paper based on its own proprietary technology. The three courts in France, Germany, and Spain have confirmed ICT’s argument that it is using its own novel technology, also patented. Essity’s claims of infringement were based on a patent originally filed by Georgia Pacific, and subsequently becoming Essity’s.

Dentons partner David Masson served as lead partner and represented ICT in France. Dentons partner Dr. Constantin Rehaag represented ICT in Germany, and PwC partner Alejandra Matas Brancós represented the client in Spain, with the support of Dentons partner Juan Ignacio Alonso.

David Masson, lead lawyer on the case, commented: “It has been very interesting to understand ICT’s own technology and work closely with different teams, including ICT’s R&D department, which has been part of all strategic and technical decisions throughout the case”.

Constantin Rehaag, who represented the client in the German court hearings and coordinated the work with the client’s patent attorneys, said: “This is an outstanding success of a great team formed by the client, who provided us with invaluable technological insight, the team of patent attorneys and, finally, by the Dentons teams in France, Spain and Germany.”

The patent litigation began in 2016 when Essity sued ICT in France, Germany and Spain for the alleged infringement of its patent related to the technical solution for the bonding of three layers of tissue for paper products such as high quality, soft and bulky, toilet paper.

In France, Essity claimed that ICT had breached the French part of its European patent 1 081 284 and that the toilet paper marketed as Foxy Soie Plus, and also certain other private labels produced by ICT France, had infringed on their patent. Essity demanded that all production operations be halted. The rolls of toilet paper were carefully analyzed and there were no findings of infringement. The two French courts - in first instance and appeal - rejected the claims and ordered Essity to pay compensation for the legal fees to ICT Italy and ICT France.

In Germany, the case was first taken to the Mannheim District Court, which is well reputed in patent matters. The lawsuit mainly focused on the complex questions regarding the construing of the claims of Essity’s patent. The court ruled in favour of ICT, and Essity filed an appeal. In August 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe also ruled that the German subsidiary of ICT did not infringe the German part of the patent 1 081 284.

In Spain, after a first decision in favor of Essity in the lower court, the Barcelona Provincial Court clearly stated in a written appeal that ICT’s products - and in particular, Foxy Seda, Foxy Bouquet, certain three-ply private label products - did not infringe the Spanish part of the patent 1 081 284.

About ICT

Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) was founded in 1976 in Italy, in the Lucca province, to operate in the tissue sector, producing high quality paper exclusively from virgin fibre. The first production facility was opened in 1978 in Piano della Rocca, Lucca, and over the years new plants and facilities have been set up in Piano della Rocca, Diecimo and Piano di Coreglia. The Foxy brand, one of the leading brands in the European market, was launched in 1982. ICT is an example of excellence in the paper industry, in full harmony with the tradition of the Lucca region, where the most important Italian papermaking hub is located, on a par with those of Green Bay (USA) and Fuji (Japan). In Lucca in particular, great expertise has been nurtured in the field of paper for household use, and the city is in fact known as the world tissue capital. Today, ICT SpA boasts an annual production capacity of about 160,000 tonnes.

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Dentons advises Snam on US$10.1 billion consortium investment in ADNOC Gas Pipelines

Global law firm Dentons advised Italian-based multinational energy infrastructure operator Snam in relation to its agreement, in consortium with several international investment funds, to purchase a 49 percent share of ADNOC Gas Pipelines from The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). ADNOC Gas Pipelines is valued at approximately US$20.7 billion (US$10.1 billion for 49%).

The transaction is one of the most important in the global energy infrastructure sector, as well as Snam’s first acquisition outside Europe.  ADNOC Gas Pipelines holds the tariff-based rights for the 38 pipelines that connect ADNOC’s upstream activities to Abu Dhabi’s consumption points and the export and interconnection terminals to neighboring Emirates.

The transaction was financed by a pool of international banks for approximately $8 billion, plus an equity contribution from each of the consortium members.  In addition to Snam, the other consortium members included Global Infrastructure Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, GIC, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and NH Investment & Securities.

Dentons acted with a cross-border team from Italy and UAE, coordinated by partner Sara Biglieri in Milan.  Partners Luca Pocobelli (Rome) and Mhairi Main Garcia (Dubai), counsel Claudio Segna (Milan), senior associate Craig Hughson (Abu Dhabi) and associate Stephanie Hawes (Dubai) advised on corporate and M&A aspects. Partners Alessandro Fosco Fagotto (Milan) and Stephen Knight (Abu Dhabi), counsel Franco Gialloreti, senior associate Tommaso Zanirato and junior associate Giulia Caselli Maldonado (all Milan) advised on financing aspects. Partner Michele Carpagnano (Rome) and associate Giulia Giordano (Rome) advised on the competition and antitrust aspects.

Snam’s internal legal team was led by General Counsel, Marco Reggiani - assisted by Michela Schizzi, Senior Vice President Regulated Assets Legal Affairs - and included senior legal counsels Rosanna Pallotta and Claudia Jolanda Fanelli.  The legal aspects related to the financing were handled, together with Marco Reggiani, by Gloria Bertini, Head of Finance and Capital Market Legal Affairs and Roberta Di Mauro, legal counsel.


Dentons advises Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund

The EU Malaria Fund was initiated by the kENUP Foundation, a not-for-profit organization promoting research-based innovation with public and societal benefit. The fund is managed by the IBB Group. The target volume of the fund amounts to €280 million, with a first closing of €70 million on June 3, 2020.A Dentons team from Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich provided comprehensive advice to IBB Group on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund. This included the development of the legal and tax conception of the fund, regulatory advice, corporate law support on the setup of the fund, and the negotiation of the financing agreements with the EIB, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other investors.Berlin-based partner Dirk-Reiner Voss and Frankfurt-based partner Arne Klüwer jointly led the Dentons team, with support from partners Stephan Busch, Matthias Santelmann and senior associates Holger Hölkemeier and Bernd Düsterbeck in Berlin; counsel Verena Etzel and Oda Elmoutaouakil in Frankfurt; partner Axel Schlieter in Dusseldorf, and partner Richard Fagerer in Munich.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises on ACS Group’s €500 million NEU-CP Program

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has advised Spanish-based multinational construction group, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A. (ACS), on the renewal of its €500 million Negotiable European Commercial Paper (NEU-CP) Program. The NEU-CP program is registered with the Central Bank of France, with the involvement of BNP Paribas, BRED Banque Populaire, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Bank N.V. and Natixis, as dealers for the Notes.Headquartered in Madrid, the ACS Group is a worldwide leader in construction and services. It is currently the only non-financial issuer with a NEU-CP Program registered with the Central Bank of France.Dentons’ Capital Markets group in Madrid advised ACS on all aspects of the transaction. Partner Ignacio Corujo led and coordinated the transaction with the support of junior associate Ana Artola.Ignacio Corujo joined Dentons in January this year to establish and lead the Capital Markets group in Spain. In addition to this most recent deal for ACS, he has closed several high-value debt capital markets deals since his move, including most notably, Grupo Cajamar’s €1 billion issuance of mortgage bonds, as well as Sacyr’s renewal of its €500 million EMTN Program.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com 

Dentons advises UniCredit on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked financing for Gunvor Gro

Global law firm Dentons has advised UniCredit Bank AG as Mandated Lead Arranger, (Sustainability) Coordinator, Bookrunner, Facility Agent and Security Agent as well as the lenders on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked borrowing base facility agreement with Gunvor Group. Gunvor Group will use the funds to cover the working capital requirements of its Ingolstadt refinery.The innovative financing model is tied to the borrower's achievement of predetermined ESG key performance indicators (Sustainability KPIs) and provides for a sustainability discount or premium in case the company overachieves or underperforms the predefined targets. An independent sustainability auditor will report on the performance of the Sustainability KPIs on an annual basis. The ESG-based scoring of certain key performance indicators provides a unique way for borrowers and lenders to communicate their commitment to sustainability and incentivizes sustainable corporate measures.Participating banks included DZ Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International, Erste Group Bank, Commerzbank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, CA Indosuez (Switzerland), Bank of China and First Abu Dhabi Bank.Gunvor Group is one of the world’s largest independent commodities trading houses by turnover, creating logistics solutions that safely and efficiently move physical energy from where it is sourced and stored to where it is demanded. With strategic investments in industrial infrastructure – refineries, pipelines, storage and terminals – Gunvor Group further generates sustainable value across the global supply chain for its customers. UniCredit is one of the pioneers in sustainable loans in the German market.Düsseldorf finance partner Dr. Axel Schlieter fully advised the bank on the drafting and negotiation of the loan agreement. The Dentons team further comprised Julia Heitmann (senior associate, Banking and Finance, Düsseldorf) and Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, Banking and Finance, Frankfurt). Axel Schlieter is a core member of Dentons’ Sustainable Finance group in Europe and is regularly involved around the topics of issuance of green bonds and on sustainable financing.Advisors to UniCredit: Dentons (Düsseldorf): Dr. Axel Schlieter, (lead partner), Julia Heitmann (senior associate, both banking and finance, Düsseldorf), Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, banking and finance, Frankfurt am Main)UniCredit inhouse lawyers: Carina Engelhardt, Alexander Strigin, Christian HentrichAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises Qair on refinancing of the acquisition of Rzepin and Linowo wind farms in Poland

Dentons’ Banking and Finance practice team advised Qair SAS, Qair International and Qair Polska Sp.z o.o. in connection with the refinancing of two wind farms under operation, Rzepin (58 MW) and Linowo (48 MW). The financing institutions are BNP Paribas and EBRD.The two wind farms are part of Qair’s larger portfolio of almost 200 MW of renewable energy sources, which also includes 93 MW of new capacity from three wind farms – Udanin (50 MW), Parzeczew (9 MW) and Września (9 MW) – and 25 MW of solar photovoltaic.The project was supervised by Mateusz Toczyski, Head of the Europe and Co-Head of the Global Banking and Finance practice, and led by Tomasz Zwoliński, counsel, with assistance from lawyers Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska, Katarzyna Mazur, Katarzyna Kaptur and Jakub Walawski. Supporting the Warsaw team were counsel Surbhi Malhotra-Trenkel in Munich and partners Jean-Marc Allix and Olivier Genevois, and associates Djésia Meziani, Philippine de Fouchier and Hugo Casasnovas in Paris. Dentons’ London team consisting of partner Matthew Sapte and associate Annreika Ray advised on the hedging documentation.“We are very pleased and honored to have had this opportunity to assist Qair in yet another wind power project the company has undertaken in Poland,” said Mateusz Toczyski.“We would like to congratulate Qair on this financing and to wish every success with further developments and investments in Poland and elsewhere in the world,” added Tomasz Zwoliński.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises Sev.en Energy on aacquisition of US-based Blackhawk Mining

Dentons has advised international energy group Sev.en Energy on its strategic acquisition of US-based metallurgical coal producer Blackhawk Mining, LLC. C. The transaction comes on the heels of Sev.en Energy’s acquisition of a 17% ownership interest in Corsa Coal in May 2020, further reinforcing its access to the metallurgical coal mining industry in the US market.Blackhawk Mining is one of the largest metallurgical coal producers in the US. With annual production capacity of seven to eight million tonnes of metallurgical coal among its five underground and open pit mining complexes in West Virginia and Kentucky, Blackhawk Mining is an important supplier of metallurgical coal both locally and internationally. It also owns three thermal coal mine complexes producing three to four million tonnes per annum. In 2019, Blackhawk Mining had $1bn revenues and $120m EBITDA. Commenting on the acquisition, Dentons partner Petr Zákoucký, said: “Having worked for Sev.en Energy for many years, I am inspired by their sustained dynamism, and by this bold strategic move, even during these difficult market conditions. We were delighted to have opportunity to play our role in this success.” Alan Svoboda, Executive Director of Sev.en Energy who leads the Group’s international expansion added: “Once again, the Dentons team exceeded our expectations and delivered the transaction within a tight time frame of less than a month, nailing both the complexity of the deal and challenges created by the current worldwide pandemic. What was really outstanding was the dedication and flexibility that the entire team showed.” Dentons’ cross-border team was composed of partners Petr Zákoucký (Prague, Energy/M&A), Ilan Katz (New York, M&A), Lee Smith (New York, Finance), Christopher Van Bever (Lexington, Mining) and John Rhine (Evansville, Mining) Robert E. Richards (Chicago, Insolvency), Managing Associate Gregory DiBella (New York, M&A) and Associate Barbora Obračajová (Prague, Energy). Alvarez & Marsal advised Sev.en Energy on financial due diligence and Weir on technical due diligence. About Sev.en EnergySev.en Energy owns significant coal and energy production assets in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA. It is the largest private operator of coalmines and conventional power plants in the Czech Republic, and employs more than 3,500 people. In 2019, Sev.en Energy acquired additional power generation assets from Swiss energy group Alpiq and a 50% stake in the multinational energy company – InterGen N.V., which is one of the leading independent power generators with gas-fired power plants in the UK and coal-fired power plants and coal mines in Australia. When pro-forma aggregated with the financial results of InterGen and Alpiq CZ, Sev.en Energy group combined revenues in 2019 were EUR 1,4 billion and EBITDA of EUR 319 million. About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons supports German subsidiaries of the Recylex Group in restructuring

Global law firm Dentons is assisting Weser-Metall GmbH and Harz-Metall GmbH, both subsidiaries of the French-German Recylex Group, with their restructuring through ‘self-administration’ proceedings. In addition, Dentons restructuring lawyers Andreas Ziegenhagen and Dirk Schoene and their team are advising the German management of the Recylex Group within the scope of its self-administration.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic decline in metal prices, the German subsidiaries of Recylex have each applied for protective shield proceedings under German insolvency law. The aim of the protective shield is to allow the companies to continue their individual restructuring measures and to return to economic stability after the pandemic - if necessary, in a new shareholder structure.Weser-Metall produces about 100,000 tons of lead per year at its headquarters in Nordenham (Lower Saxony), making it the third largest lead smelter and the second largest lead recycler in Europe. Harz-Metall has its headquarters in Oker in the Harz Mountains and is one of the leading European recycling companies for lead and zinc contaminated waste.The Recylex group has a total of eleven operating units and two administrative sites in France and Germany. In addition to the companies supported by Dentons, two other companies in the group, Norzinco GmbH and PPM Pure Metals GmbH, have also submitted applications for protective shield, whilethree other German subsidiaries requested self-administration under creditor protection. The Group's French companies are not affected.Andreas Ziegenhagen, Head of the Europe and German Restructuring practice, said: "With the filing for protective shield proceedings, we are making use of the most restructuring-friendly court proceedings in the interest of all stakeholders of the companies”.Advisor to Harz Metall / Weser Metall / German management of Recylex:Dentons (Berlin): Andreas Ziegenhagen (Partner, Restructuring, Berlin/Frankfurt), Dirk Schoene (Partner), Dr. Jan Seelinger (Counsel), Dr. Benjamin Kurzberg (Counsel), Judith Schmid (Senior Associate), Dr. Jakob Pickartz (Senior Associate), all Restructuring and InsolvencyAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com