Aquinas Law Alliance

Singapore

Analysis

Overview

Aquinas Law Alliance’s corporate finance practice covers a wide range of capital markets work. It is active in primary listings, de-listings, privatisations and secondary offerings. The firm also regularly advises on ongoing listing compliance and transfer listings. Kok Meng Lim and Aloysius Wee are key contacts at the firm. Highly praised Joshua Tan is another name to note.

Client feedback 

Its lawyers are very knowledgeable, gives good advice and achieve the best possible outcome for us always. – Capital markets 

Reliability and speed in turning around documentation, attention to detailCommercial spirit and deep legal expertise for investment rounds. Reasonable fees and practicality. – Corporate and M&A  

Joshua Tan, the partner of the firm is very proactive and engage us in a manner that we can easily understand some of the terms of our deal. He is always reachable and responds promptly. Our team learnt a lot from the conversations with him. – Corporate and M&A 

The partner Joshua is very dedicated, hands-on and his heart is at the right place. – Corporate and M&A  

Availability to the client and willing to go the extra mile to ensure completion without extra charges. – Corporate and M&A  

Young partners who understand the demands and expectations of millennial-led companies. – Corporate and M&A  

Attentive, sound understanding of the legal and commercial aspects for the work the firm provided. – Corporate and M&A  

The firm has been very responsive and knowledgeable on all fronts working with us as a new business. It has been dedicated to helping us get to results in difficult circumstances. It has been a one-stop-shop for everything we need to run our business. – Corporate and M&A  

Joshua and Titus go above and beyond to advice. Took pains to look at areas not in their job scope, and discovered problems that needed to be resolved.  Does not overcharge and not an hour counter. I literally had to suggest paying them more money. – Corporate and M&A  

Showed competence, ability to synthesise and balance legal and business requirements and considerations, good stakeholder management and exceeding amount of patience. Went above and beyond the call of duty. – Investment funds  

Very knowledgeable of the investment environment that we are operating in, and able to give good advice to cover our blind spots. – Investment funds 

The lawyers are knowledgeable, able to provide sound legal advice, and responded very quickly. They were also extremely good in handling counter-party lawyers. – Private equity

Aquinas is very responsive and often go above and beyond to ensure our objectives are met. The firm is also highly professional and knowledgeable in their fields. – Technology and telecommunications

Excellent communication and efficient work. Always on time and very cost-effective. – Technology and telecommunications 

Joshua Tan

Always there for our team and communicates extremely well. 

Approachable and highly responsive. Took time to go through the details and the various pros and cons. 

Practical advice and ability to move the suit onwards without requiring support from the in-house team. 

Responsive, knowledgeable and engaging. Not just there to point out risks, but a real business partner helping us find solutions. 

Happy to assist. Even though he is a partner and my work isn't high-level stuff, always gives me the time of the day, with no airs. 

Great communicator, strategic and balanced in approach and negotiations, synthesised legal and business needs and considerations, very patient, technically competent (in terms of legal knowledge), goes beyond the call of duty and makes the client feel valued. 

Very knowledgeable and proactive in making suggestions to move things forward. 

Joshua is very approachable and extremely knowledgeable in legal matters. He often goes above and beyond to share his experience and provide innovative solutions to tackle problems that we face. 

Efficiency, ease of communication and hard worker. 

Attitude and passion. Addressing client's needs. 

Reliable, excellent negotiation skills, persistent, entrepreneurial and commercial spirit, solution-oriented, innovative. 

Cephas Yee

He's excellent. knowledgeable and always achieve the best possible outcome for us. 

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Acted for the judicial manager of China Sky Chemical Fibre for its proposed transfer listing exercise. The team advised the client on the structuring of the transfer listing exercise and assisted the client with various SGX applications