Bird & Bird ATMD




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. This year it moves up in the energy table, and debuts in the construction and private equity categories. Marcus Chow, Sandra 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 

“Extremely pragmatic and commercial, excellent attention to detail, but does not belabour legal points unnecessarily.” – Aviation

“Commercially sound while providing solid legal advice and willing to go the extra mile.” – Aviation

“Responsive, practical and commercial-oriented.” – Capital markets

“Proactive and responsible.” – Capital markets

“Responsive with the ability to anticipate and identify potential issues. Has the ability to propose solutions.” – Capital markets

“Fast and logical responses.” – Competition/antitrust

“Highly responsive and can devise value-adding solutions to commercial issues.” – Corporate and M&A

“The firm's legal documents are sophisticated and can capture most legal issues that we need to mitigate or prevent. When there is an issue, they are quick to provide solutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Staff are timely, dedicated, professional, responsive and client-oriented.” – Corporate and M&A

“Prompt and completed the work within the schedule.” – Corporate and M&A

“Professional and efficient.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very professional, work effectively within time frame.” – Corporate and M&A

“It has comprehensive in-depth knowledge of the energy industry and thus is in position to provide good advice” – Energy

“The partner is helpful and turnaround time is quick. Great service.” – Intellectual property

“They are very responsive and the team has demonstrated in past projects their ability to deliver commercially sensible legal advice at very competitive fee quotes.” – Intellectual property

“Responsive, understands our business and our needs.” – Privacy and data protection

“Fast, reliable and a trusted partner.” – Private equity

“Completed the task promptly.” – Regulatory

Chua Lijun

“Receptive, fast responses and good knowledge of the relevant law and good understanding of the issues.”

Goh Seow Hui

“We value her professionalism, compassion for clients and humility.”

“Seow Hui did an outstanding job of understanding the client's needs. She advised me what was best for the client. She handled the case so swiftly to settle it amicably and moved on. I am impressed by her professionalism to take ownership after [another] lawyer left the firm. She took the responsibility of closing it. I am pleased with her customer service and compassion.”

Jeremy Tan

“Responsive, great attention to detail, he is client and results oriented.”

Jolie Giouw

“Highly responsive, she identifies the key issues quickly and comes out with solutions. We have always been impressed.”

“Excellent service-oriented mindset, has strong commercial acumen and able to advise well on the law.”

“Responsive and experienced. Able to provide prompt and quality advice and solutions.”

Lawrence Wong

“Communicates well to solve all the requirements requested by the SGX in Singapore.”

Leo Fattorini

“Leo is responsive, accessible and user-friendly. With counterparts he comes across very well without compromising our position.”

Leo is responsive, accessible and user-friendly.”

“He has industry-wide knowledge of the Asian region, and is commercially savvy when it comes to negotiating with external parties.”

“Fast turnaround time and knowledgeable.”

Marcus Chow

“Marcus is knowledgeable in early-stage transactions and he is always available to the team to provide an opinion.”

“He is very smart and has extensive knowledge in venture capital investment as well as M&A.”

“Listens to what the client wants, and provides accurate suggestions and solutions.”

“Responsive, responsible and is able to communicate effectively with people of all levels.”

“Very commercial and good understanding of the client's needs.”

“Responsive, has ability to propose innovative solutions, and has good client relationship management.”

“Provides in-depth knowledge and advice to the board, resolving issues with advance steps taken.”

“Marcus was very responsive and can be depended on to deliver sound pragmatic advice, even outside of regular office hours. He is also quick to understand the commercial issues at hand, and propose solutions to address these issues.”

Sandrea Seah

“Very helpful and exhibits very good in-depth industrial knowledge. Gives very sound advice.”

“Professional, good listener, understands issues quickly and timely in responses.”

Private equity

Work highlights

Acted for Woowa Brothers’ SAFE investment into a Malaysian e-commerce company.

Advised AIZEN Asia Pacific on its Series B investment round.

Key clients

Altair ASEAN Fund, PI Opportunities Fund, United Overseas Bank, Vulcan Capital Singapore Management

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Representing a marketing solutions company, its Singapore subsidiary and its director in defending a High Court suit brought by an ex-contractor alleging multiple complex claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy.

Advising a multinational payments company in an employee investigation following whistle-blower allegations.

Representing an international school located in Singapore in an unfair dismissal claim by former faculty staff.

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

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Acting for HungryPanda SG in a trademark infringement action brought by Foodpanda.

Represented Novartis Singapore in a patent infringement action brought by Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson.

Assisting Monster Energy Company in all of its trademark disputes including various trademark oppositions in the Singapore Trade Marks Registry.

Key clients

Banyan Tree Holdings, Coalition Against Piracy, Fanco Fan Marketing, Fox Networks Group, Kao Corporation, Novartis, Smart Shooter

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Acted for a global software supplier in a dispute with its customer, including delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Representing Retrospect Investment, Permenpronic Technologies and its main shareholder in a series of Singapore court proceedings involving minority oppression and conspiracy and issues relating to buy-out of client’s shares.

Acting for Voltas in multiple Singapore court proceedings against various sub-contractors arising out of multiple government infrastructural projects.

Represented Greenbay Marine in an action involving breach of confidence and breach of contract.

Key clients

ICOP Construction, Oracle Corporation Singapore, Roche Singapore

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Ingram Micro on its $7.2 billion acquisition by Platinum Equity.

Acted for KludeIn I Acquisition Corporation on its merger with Near Intelligence Holdings.

Assisted Group Holdings’ cash and stock acquisition of Altonomy.

Key clients

90 Seconds, CurrencyFair, EV Growth, LYS Energy Solutions, Treis Asia

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised SenseTime Group on its $700 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Acted for Viu International on its proposed listing in the US.

Representing Hyphen Group on its proposed listing via an acquisition by special purpose acquisition company, Provident Acquisition Corporation.

Key clients

JEP Holdings, LS 2 Holdings, Starburst Holdings, United Global, United Overseas Bank


Work highlights 

Assisted the Building and Construction Authority on a template energy performance contract to accelerate the adoption of energy conservation measures for the Green Building Council.

Advising the energy regulator, Energy Market Authority of Singapore, in the implementation of Singapore's first utility-scale energy storage system.

Appointed as legal counsel to the Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association of Singapore to help Singapore in its decarbonisation efforts and move towards a greener environment.

Key clients

Energy Market Company, FE Energy Efficiency, LYS Energy Group, SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust