Ms Jacqueline Loke > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Corporate Practice Group, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance, Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital.

Position

Jacqueline Loke is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Corporate practice. Her areas of practice include corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, unit trust and asset management, regulatory matters and corporate governance.

Jacqueline has extensive experience in compliance issues and regularly provides regulatory advice to various organisations in the public and private sectors. She advises clients on regulatory compliance, particularly on regulations in the financial industry – Securities and Futures Act, Financial Advisers Act, Insurance Act and requirements and guidelines issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She has also advised on the establishment of the scripless trading system implemented by the then Stock Exchange of Singapore Limited, and the Public Utilities Board on the choice and implementation of the regulatory regime for the establishment of district cooling systems in Singapore, and provided advice to the regulatory authorities on aspects of regulation in the electricity and gas industries in Singapore. She has also advised the Energy Market Authority on the drafting and implementation of the Gas Codes.

Her experience in corporate governance includes advising on compliance with statutory duties and obligations, best practices codes and guidelines. She has advised corporate clients generally in all aspects of their business, including commercial agreements, employment issues and management obligations. She has acted for listed companies on compliance with listing requirements and corporate governance.

Jacqueline has acted for medical institutions and individuals in relation to regulatory matters, joint ventures, investment and shareholder agreements.

In relation to collective investment schemes and asset management, she has advised on Singapore unit trust schemes encompassing single, feeder, umbrella, capital guaranteed, capital protected structures as well as offshore funds, advising both manager and trustee. She was also adviser to the investment arm of Yayasan Mendaki in the establishment of the first Islamic unit trust scheme in Singapore, followed by a second, both promoted by Mendaki Holdings Pte Ltd.

Jacqueline advises corporations, investment bankers, underwriters and placement agents on corporate finance & securities law and on the raising of finance through the issue of securities. She has advised on compliance with the listing rules of the Singapore Stock Exchange and the Takeover Code, and acted for the first listing of a Singapore-incorporated company on the Australian Stock Exchange and related cross border legal and regulatory issues.

Jacqueline is well versed in M&As and joint ventures where she has acted for vendors, acquirors and financiers across a wide spectrum of industries including the insurance, financial, manufacturing, real estate and technology industries.

Jacqueline has given talks and written papers on licensing requirements for fund managers, establishment and offerings of collective investment schemes and other securities in Singapore, and the regulatory aspects of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), securities regulations in Singapore and other regulatory and compliance matters.

Career

Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (1989 – present)

Languages

English, Mandarin

Education

LLB (Hons) University of Buckingham, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Insurance: local firms

Dentons Rodyk has a broad insurance practice that spans claims involving professional malpractice, property, personal injury, directors and officers liability and aviation. In addition to the claims work, lawyers are also called upon for their regulatory expertise in insurance industry corporate transactions, including M&A and capital markets deals. Jointly leading the team are Edric Pan, a veteran of claims defence work for the firm’s high-profile insurer clients; Christopher Chong, who heads the personal injury practice; and Jacqueline Loke, a regulatory expert who supports insurance-industry transactions. Deputy managing partner of the firm Siang Pheng Lek, is a specialist in defending medical-related claims.