TSMP Law Corporation is especially well known for its work in corporate and M&A and dispute resolution. The firm also specialises in corporate real estate financing, in particular, in land acquisition financing and land development financing. The firm not only acts for various major corporations and financial institutions but also is frequently sought out by different regulatory bodies. Senior counsel Shen Yi Thio, corporate lawyer Stefanie Yuen Thio, construction specialists Melvin Chan and Derek Loh and labour expert Ian Lim are key figures at the firm. Jennifer Chia and Adrian Tan are other names to note for banking and finance and IP, respectively.
“Excellent staff, experience, attention to the matter and competence in its services.” – Construction
“The managing partners and staff are very professional and giving very sound advice on areas to facilitate and address our needs and concerns.” – Construction
“Prompt flexible knowledgeable personable.” – Corporate and M&A
“Responsiveness and quality of advice.” – Dispute resolution
“Very knowledgeable and prompt in assisting in our legal needs. Gives good advice and suggestions and clear explanation to address our needs.”
“Derek is a great personality and is really smart and applies these commercially exceedingly well.”
“Efficient. Prompt. Good problem solver. Friendly.”
Shen Yi Thio
“Responsiveness and clarity of advice.”
Advised the Marsh & McLennan group of companies (MMC) on Singapore employment and labour laws and regulations arising from its acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) – including on the integration issues involved with the consequent large scale employee transfers and rightsizing.
Digi International, Hansfort Investment, Real Estate Analytics, Tuitiongenius, Xtremax
Acting for The Wave Studio, an interdisciplinary artist, creative designer and creator of materials for businesses worldwide, in a copyright infringement claim against the defendants.
Successfully acted for an electricity generator in Singapore and its electricity retailing arm in pursuing S$32 million liquidated damages from their customers, two Singapore subsidiaries of Japanese materials manufacturer Denka, in relation to the termination of an electricity contract.
Avery Strategic Investments, ERC Unicampus, IBM Singapore, Nissan Motor, Querencia, Vibrant Group
Advising JP Morgan as one of the top 15 creditors (in value), being owed $46 million, in the Hin Leong insolvency. It also advises JP Morgan on its rights specific to each of the different types of insolvency proceedings ongoing, the judicial managers’ queries and developments in the judicial management/recovery and restructuring process, and also advising on its credit insurance coverage and exposure.
Agritrade International, AlmaStone, Esprit, Hontop Energy (Singapore), Parkway Holdings
Acted for the shareholders of home-grown insurer Singapore Life in its merger with Aviva Singapore in Singapore’s largest insurance deal, with a combined business valued at S$3.2 billion. This first-of-its-kind merger in Singapore combined a large traditional insurer with a nimble modern digital insurer, representing a big boost to the local fintech and insurtech landscape.
Credit Suisse, Delivery Hero, Investcorp, Milbank, YTL Power International
Acted for Credit Suisse (Singapore), the financial advisor to Temasek Holdings, in the S$2.1 billion recapitalisations of Sembcorp Marine through a rights issue, and the demerger of Sembcorp Industries and Sembcorp Marine.
Halcyon Agri Corporation, Impact Investment Exchange, mm2 Asia, OCBC, OUE
Continues to Defend CSYA against claims of fraud, conspiracy, collusion, negligence and alleged failure to supervise the contractor, leading to 700 claimed defects in three two-storey detached houses. This is one of the longest high court trials ever in Singapore.
Acting for the Euro Assets Holding, the owner of a Boon Tat Street conservation shophouse, in a S$2 million compensation claim against the architect, engineer and contractor for damages related to addition and alteration works on the said shophouse.
Blu World, Boustead Projects E&C, Hafary, Hyundai Engineering & Construction