Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Singapore

Analysis

Overview

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson is one of Singapore’s largest full-service firms, stacked with notable partners who are experts in their fields. The firm has stellar banking, construction, disputes, competition and technology and telecommunications practices. Partners to note include banking specialist Doreen Sim, M&A partner Eng Leng Ng, intellectual property specialists Ai Ming Lee and I-An Lim, projects expert Joo Thye Tan, disputes specialist Lawrence Teh and senior counsel Edmund Leow. Last year, at the beginning of 2021, its former managing director Philip Jeyaretnam was appointed the Supreme Court Judicial Commissioner. Antitrust specialist Nicole Teo left for an in-house role at Shell, while capital markets partners Zhi Hao Loy and Eunice Yao left for firms Persistence and Hamilton Locke, respectively. The construction group welcomed partner Reuben Peter from Allen & Gledhill and partner Weilin Chua departed for Citi as its associate GC. Corporate specialist Tony Toh joined the team from Venture Corporation. Disputes partner Chia Ming Lee left for Ascendant Law, while R&I specialist Debby Lim arrived from BlackOak.

Client feedback

Jen Wei Loh

“She is very quick on her feet and well experienced in dealing with counterparties.”

Dispute resolution

Work highlights

Successfully represented PNG Sustainable Development Program by having the plaintiff’s claim struck out in relation to payment of its long-term fund for control over the client’s assets of $1.65 billion.

Key clients

Bulat Utemuratov, Engine Holdings Asia, HEA Water Engineering

Investment funds

Work highlights

Acting for lead investor OT Management in connection with its $15m investment, through its affiliated entity, OT Asia Fintech Fund I, in Karbon United.

Key clients

APS Asset Management, BNP Paribas Trust Services, City Developments, DBS Trustee, Leo Technology Fund VCC, Signum Capital VCC, Vertex Venture Management

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights

Advising Perpetual Asia, the trustee for the holders of the Perpetual Securities in the restructuring of Hyflux.

Key clients

Grant Thornton Singapore, JK Medora & Co, Kovan Treasure, L&M Foundation Specialist, Pacific Radiance, Sky Smart Ventures, UHP Holdings

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Acted for Webtoon Entertainment on its $30 million acquisition of a 10% equity stake in the share capital of Tap Future Information Corporation, which is the sole shareholder of Singapore-incorporated company, Singapore New Reading Technology.

Key clients

DB&B Holdings, Educrest, Frasers Property, Keppel Corporation, Maersk Tankers, Mobile Telesystems Public JSC, Qanvast, SK Global Entertainment, Think & Learn Private

Capital markets

Work highlights

Acted for Prometheus as the issuer of security tokens on the security token trading platform operated by ICHX Tech and on its investment of the proceeds into the trust, Mapletree Europe Income Trust.

Key clients

Boustead Projects, Digo Corporation, HSBC Institutional Trust Services, Pacific Radiance

Competition/antitrust

Work highlights

Advised Denka Chemical Holdings Asia on competition laws, in particular on its vertical relationships with its distributors, on preparing an internal competition compliance manual, and conducting a competition compliance training session.

Key clients

Gojek Singapore, Singapore Poultry Hub, Tech Data Corporation, Tolaram Group

Construction

Work highlights

Defending Jurong Primewide in a suit filed by plaintiff Crescendas Bionics, which is claiming loss and damages against the client arising from delays to the construction of the project at Biopolis, as well as disputed various contractual provisions.

Key clients

Comfort Management, Kovan Treasure, Luxury Green Development, Panamericana