Ms Josephine Koh > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Regional Practice Group - China Practice.

Position

Josephine Koh is a consultant in Dentons Rodyk and the firm’s ASEAN Clients & Markets officer.

Josephine has close to 30 years of corporate experience, including 20 years of navigating and working in China, both as in-house counsel and private practitioner. Josephine has led and managed countless cross-border transactions, many of which involve extensive negotiations with parties in different jurisdictions, due diligence, as well as the structuring and advisory work to manage and close transactions. Her practice areas include corporate transactional work relating to mergers and acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures and many other foreign direct investment projects in various jurisdictions. Apart from transactions involving Chinese interests and businesses, Josephine also manages foreign and local investments into the South-east Asia regions.

As a senior lawyer with common law training and who has also spent more than a decade operating in the civil law jurisdiction, Josephine is efficient and confident as an important conduit for many multinational investments into and out of Singapore and also the region. Having served clients in countless cross-border transactions, Josephine is acutely aware of the often conflicting interests and variances in cultures and business mind-sets in such transactions.

Josephine participates actively as speaker in the seminars and conferences over the years held by various legal seminars as well as the trade industries and committees in Singapore, Malaysia, China, and India.

Josephine is proficient in English and Mandarin, and she is skilled in drafting, translating and negotiating both English and Chinese legal contracts and documents for clients.

Career

Consultant – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2020 – present)
Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2016 – 2020)
Consultant – Dentons Rodyk (2014 – 2016)
Partner and Chief Representative – Dentons Rodyk (2002 – 2014)
Partner and Chief Representative – HelenYeo & Partners (1998 – 2002)
General Counsel – Kerry Properties Ltd (1996 – 1998)
Legal Assistant – Rajah & Tann (1994 – 1996)
Deputy Public Prosecutor – The Attorney-General’s Chambers (1991 – 1994)

Languages

English, Mandarin

Education

LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1990