Bird & Bird ATMD

Singapore

Analysis

Overview

Bird & Bird ATMD upholds its ‘Outstanding’ ranking with a strong intellectual property practice and expertise in the technology and telecommunications sector. Lorraine Tay and Alban Kang are key figures for IP. The firm is also active in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, energy and labour and employment. Marcus ChowSandra Seah and Beng Chai Tay are the main corporate partners at the firm. Jonathan Choo is a dispute resolution lawyer particularly active in international arbitration and Seow Hui Goh focuses on labour and employment.  

Client feedback 

The lawyers are dedicated and well versed with the subject matters. Sound and good advice to the client. – Capital markets 

Very responsive and attuned to our needs with great focus on delivering what we need by through innovative solutions and a great work ethic. – Corporate and M&A 

Professional, timely, responsive, excellent service. – Corporate and M&A 

The firm was consulted on a complex Licensing arrangement with one of our customers in the insurance sector. – Dispute resolution 

The partners from different teams worked well together to provide holistic advice on the same matter. They are approachable and give the sense that they are interested to assist with resolving the dispute, which is assuring for us as the client. – Dispute resolution 

Great responsiveness, level of engagement and depth of knowledge and experience in relevant areas. – Dispute resolution 

Excellent knowledge of the market and local copyright laws. – Intellectual property 

Bird & Bird ATMD is a reputable law firm whose services go beyond my expectations with client-oriented, impressive legal services. Its lawyers are highly competent and very accommodating and would always guide us through any legal discussion. With this, I am assured that they will deliver consistent and favourable results every time. They have proven themselves to be efficient in resolving whatever legal dispute or concern that I may have, as they bear in mind the solution that benefits their clients the most. Their sound practical advice provides a great sense of confidence in the way that we do business. – Labour and employment  

Prompt and practical advice, with a wide network of firms across Asia. – Labour and employment  

Expertise in Singapore employment law and practices. Very responsive and pragmatic in approach. – Labour and employment 

Very professional and forthcoming for advising strategic aspects and precisive analysis. – Oil and gas 

Solid understanding of venture financing market. Ability to advise on off/on market terms. – Private equity 

Marcus Chow 

Very knowledgeable and problem-solving. 

Lijun Chui 

She is very responsive to our needs and inspires confidence with her attention to the matter. She is pleasant to work with and has an amiable demeanour. Her advice strikes a practical balance of the considerations at play. She guided us in dealing and diffusing a dispute with a rather abrasive adverse party. 

Lijun Chui is very excellent in providing both legal and strategic analysis and advice and very forthcoming in close communication and attention for the matter. 

Jolie Giouw 

Jolie has delivered for us under challenging situations and knows instinctively the commercial outcomes that we want. Her ability to deliver on the timelines as a result of her comprehensive knowledge of the law is astounding. 

Seow Hui Goh  

Expertise, reliability, professionalism and commitment to clients are some of Ms Goh's positive attributes which I believe has earned her multiple recognition in the legal industry. Ms Goh is a woman of principle who also values integrity, honesty and responsibility which I believe made her stand out from the rest. Her responsiveness to our needs showcases how compassionate and competent she is and the value and effort she puts into her work. This gives me peace of mind knowing that our interests are always protected and the utmost priority. 

Very knowledgeable about Singapore's employment law and practices. Very responsive, pragmatic and solution-oriented in her approach. 

Shaun Lee 

Great level of relevant knowledge and insights and highly responsive. 

Pin Ping Oh 

Attentive, knowledgeable and clear in explaining. 

Sandra Seah 

Professional, positive, timely, excellent customer management, able to deploy correct and effective manpower for our purposes. 

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Successfully represented a major LNG company in Singapore and its former employee in defending wrongful dismissal and conspiracy claims brought by a former commodities trader 

Key clients 

Chemori Industries, MMI Asia, Shell Eastern TradingVulpes Investment Management 

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Acting for Merck KGaA on its multi-jurisdictional trademark and breach of co-existence agreement dispute with Merck & Co. The firm represents Merck KGAA in a suit commenced in 2018 in Singapore against four defendants of the Merck & Co group of companies on the grounds of trademark infringement, passing off and breach of contract. 

Key clients 

Amgen SingaporeCoalition Against PiracyFox Networks Group, Novartis, Smart Shooter  

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Representing RCMA Group, a diversified energy and commodities trading conglomerate, in various disputes including appeals before the Singapore Court of Appeal concerning a series of complex agreements and trades on the electricity futures market.  

Key clients 

Capella Singapore, Forfar Capital, Oracle Corporation SingaporeRCMA AsiaShell Eastern Trading  

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Tramore Global in its acquisition of the shares of Tee International from a substantial shareholder.  

Acted as Singapore counsel to SBI Offshore on its proposed acquisition of the Berlitz group of companies. 

Key clients 

Biofourmis, BNI, Gazelle CapitalNauticAWTSDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised Aedge Group on its IPO on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST to raise S$3.2 million 

Key clients 

Leader Environmental Technologies, Memiontec Holdings, Southern Alliance MiningViu InternationalY Ventures Group  

Energy

Work highlights 

Advised as Singapore counsel to SEEIT Asia, an affiliate of UK-listed SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust, in its acquisition of a portfolio of energy efficiency projects in Singapore 

Advising Total Eren on its acquisition of a significant interest in the Tarlac Solar Project and the Zambales Solar Project in the Philippines from Sindicatum Renewable Energy Holdings 

Key clients 

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Association of SingaporeLYS Energy GroupMacquarie Bank