TSMP Law Corporation




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. This year the firm climbs up a notch in the rankings for competition, IP and private equity. 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 is another name to note for banking and finance. 

Client feedback 

Professional, efficient, highly conversant and familiar with the bank's requirements.Banking and finance 

Familiarity and expertise.Banking and finance 

They are very responsive, and always meet the tight timelines.Banking and finance 

TSMP has been on our bank’s panel of advising lawyers for close to 10 years, and over the years has built up a good work relation with us for daily legal work on bilateral loan and security documents, registration of charges, structuring of facilities, etc.Banking and finance 

Solid advice, highly diligent and reliable.Corporate and M&A 

Cost-efficient, client-focused and on time.Corporate and M&A 

They are experienced, well-connected and well-versed in the capital markets. In addition, they have adequate resources to ensure the work can be completed on a timely basis.Corporate and M&A 

Can-do attitude with very business-friendly advice. Was able to respond well to tight timelines and stressful negotiations. Valued attributes include thinking out of the box, innovative ideas with the commercial end in mind.Corporate and M&A 

Capable, positive and timely.Dispute resolution 

Attention to detail, responsive and creative approach.Dispute resolution 

Very responsive and able to work under tight timeline.Real estate 

Practical and solutions-oriented.Real estate 

Provided concise and to-the-point advice on investment structure, conducted legal due diligence of the Singapore entity, reviewed transaction documents and advised on the relevant financial and investment regulations. TSMP timely reviewed and analysed the legal risks involved in the deal by leveraging deep insight and expertise in the industry.Real estate 

Melvin Chan

Keen listener with expert problem-solving skills. 

Jennifer Chia 

She is experienced, to the point and responsive. Relieved to work with a lawyer of high-level quality. 

Very responsive and enthusiastic. 

Practical and solutions-oriented. 

“Highly professional, helpful, approachable and knowledgeable. 

She is responsive, knowledgeable and able to come out with solutions to help my organisation. 

Very responsive, flexible and friendly. She gives us creative solutions. 

Over the years Jennifer has developed very good day-to-day work relations with our officers in the documentation department. She has rendered us much-valued guidance in drafting and structuring of our loan and security documents. 

“Very practical advice which we appreciate, she has unique insights into labour regulations.”

Kelvin Koh 

“He is analytical, practical, strong in legal knowledge and able to explain complex issues simply. 

Derek Loh 

Strong capabilities and communications. 

Stefanie Yuen Thio

Excellent communications and duty of care. 

She is very communicative and explains the pro and cons and recommendations in a clear manner. She gives business-friendly legal advice. 

Excellent client management and understands client concerns; proposes good solutions for dealing with risks. 

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Advised Teho International and Teho Water & Envirotec on its claims against its former managing director. 

Represented Intertek Group in its dispute over a non-compete obligation against the former head of its cargo operations department. 

Key clients 

Accor, BCD Travel, DHL, IBM, Kraft Heinz, Samsonite, Seagate. 

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Acted for Swappoint in a trademark opposition matter against BlockTower over the mark “Gamma Point. 

Assisted Hansfort Investment in relation to its copyright infringement dispute with Compass, a royalty collection organisation. 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Acted for Singapore-listed Vibrant in a suit commenced in the Singapore High Court against the defendants for fraud and negligence in relation to the company’s acquisition of an Australia-listed corporation. 

Represented the owners of 12 shop units in the Macpherson Mall against the mall’s developer, LVND Investments.  

Key clients 

Deloitte, Disney, Emerson, Facebook, IBM, KPMG, Twitter.

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Advised KPMG on claims of audit negligence during the restructuring of Hyflux.

Acting for AlmaStone Opportunities in the restructuring of Antanium Resources. 

Engaged by the judicial managers in the liquidation of Nan Chiau Maritime. 

Key clients 

AFC Merchant Bank, Bank of America, DBS, OUE, Perennial Real Estate Holdings. 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Acted for Halcyon Agri Corporation on its potential mandatory general offer by China Rubber Investment Group Company. 

Assisted DBS Bank as the financial institution in respect of the proposed mandatory general offer for all the issued and paid up ordinary shares in the share capital of Chip Eng Seng Corporation. 

Advised Axington on its reverse takeover of Serial System’s computer peripherals business. 

Key clients 

Datapulse, Logos Group, mm2 Asia, Morgan Stanley Asia. 

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Acted for YTL PowerSeraya on the financing for its acquisition of the Tuaspring power station from Hyflux 

Assisted DBS Bank and OCBC as lenders for the acquisition of 52 Lime Street via the purchase of shares of the property-owning special purpose vehicle. 

Key clients 

DBS Bank, INEOS Styrolution APAC, Mizuho Bank, OCBC, Oxley Holdings, UOB.


Work highlights 

Successfully defended its clients against claims of fraud, conspiracy, negligence, breach of the contractual obligations and breach of duty as an architect in the construction of three good class bungalows. 

Represented Thye Chuan Engineering Construction in relation to an insurance dispute arising out of contractors’ all risk insurance policy. 

Key clients 

GS Engineering & Construction, Hyundai E&C, Menard Geosystems, Soletanche Bachy, YTL Cement, YTL Power.