TSMP Law Corporation

Singapore

Analysis

Overview

TSMP Law Corporation is especially well known for its work in corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm also specialises in corporate real estate financingin particular, in land acquisition financing and land development financingThe firm not only acts for various major corporations and financial institutions but also is frequently sought out by different regulatory bodiesSenior counsel Shen Yi Thio, corporate lawyer Stefanie Yuen Thioconstruction 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.  

Client feedback

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  

Derek Loh 

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. 

Rachel Tang 

Efficient. Prompt. Good problem solver. Friendly. 

Shen Yi Thio 

Responsiveness and clarity of advice. 

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

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 

Key clients 

Digi International, Hansfort InvestmentReal Estate Analytics, TuitiongeniusXtremax

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

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. 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

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. 

Key clients 

Avery Strategic Investments, ERC UnicampusIBM Singapore, Nissan MotorQuerenciaVibrant Group  

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Advising JP Morgan as one of the top 15 creditors (in value), being owed $46 million, in the Hin Leong insolvencyIt 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.  

Key clients 

Agritrade InternationalAlmaStone, Esprit, Hontop Energy (Singapore)Parkway Holdings  

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

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. 

Key clients 

Credit SuisseDelivery Hero, Investcorp, Milbank, YTL Power International 

Capital markets

Work highlights 

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.  

Key clients 

Halcyon Agri Corporation, Impact Investment Exchange, mm2 Asia, OCBCOUE 

Construction

Work highlights 

Continues to Defend CSYA against claims of fraud, conspiracy, collusionnegligence 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. 

Key clients 

Blu World, Boustead Projects E&C, Hafary, Hyundai Engineering & Construction