Ms Doreen Sim > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1

Work Department

Finance Practice Group, Corporate Banking, Enterprise Banking, Private Banking, Project Finance, Real Estate Finance, Trade & Commodity Finance.


Doreen Sim is a senior partner in our Finance Practice Group. She is also Head of the Banking and Finance practice. She specialises in general banking, finance and security transactions. She has extensive experience in a wide range of loan and other debt related transactions (both domestic and cross border) including bilateral, club and syndicated loans, property financing and acquisition and asset financing. Her clients include local and foreign banks, large corporates, real estate investment trusts and funds.

Doreen has led in major project finance, onshore and offshore financing, profit participation security transactions and securitisations. Doreen has also advised on banking, insolvency and other financial laws and regulations and has been involved in debt restructurings.

Doreen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree from Girton College, Cambridge in 1988 and has been practising banking law since her call to the Singapore Bar in 1990. She has been named as a Leading Lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific since 2009 and in Chambers Global since 2009. She has been a Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance in Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2007.

Doreen has been cited in Chambers Asia as “a highly respected name in this sphere, with particularly noteworthy experience in property financing” and who is regarded as “commercially aware, sensible and reasonable” by market sources. She has been highlighted in Chambers Global as a “true-blue banking lawyer with an active general banking practice who is adept at handling a wide range of banking and finance matters, including bilateral and syndicated loans and asset financing. She is particularly well known for property financing.” Doreen has been mentioned in Asialaw Profiles as being respected for her “commercial approach” and commended by clients for her exceptional drafting and negotiation skills.


Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2003 – present)
Lee & Lee, 1992 – 2003
Allen & Gledhill, 1990 – 1992


English, Mandarin


BA Hons (Law) Girton College, Cambridge, 1988

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms

The group at Dentons Rodyk is active in the energy, natural resources and real estate sectors, where it provides a full-service to borrowers and lenders in relation to financing. Areas of expertise include syndicated lending, asset, project, structured and leveraged finance, as well as Islamic financial structures and financial restructuring issues. The department is led by Doreen Sim, a banking and finance generalist. The Islamic finance offering is led by Zhulkarnain Rahim, who has experience in Shariah-compliant restructurings. Wanqing Loke is an expert in project finance and often advises on cross-border deals.