Singapore



asialaw Analysis

Aviation and shipping
JLex

Established in July 2019, JLex is headed by Joseph Tan and Joanna Poh specialising in commercial disputes with particular focus on shipping and international trade. The firm often receives instructions from foreign solicitors to act in Singapore litigation cases. Tan regularly acts as arbitrator in international arbitrations seated in Singapore and Hong Kong and speaks at various conferences involving maritime and international trade matters

Client feedback 

Commercially minded in their approach.” – Shipping 

They are very professional.” – Shipping

Joseph Tan 

Contactable, commercial-minded. 

Very detailed. 


Work highlights 

Acted for China Coal Solution (Singapore) in the Singapore Court of Appeal on a case to determine the extent of the doctrine of subject to contract’. 

Acted for SP PowerAssets in a claim against the owner of a jackup rig for damage to an undersea cable tunnel caused by the negligent mooring of the jackup rig 

Key clients 

Bary Commodities, Global Projects Services, Ishima, Orient Asia MaritimeUltro International  

Joseph Tan Jude Benny

Joseph Tan Jude Benny is one of the most experienced and dedicated shipping practices in Singapore. The firm handles complex high-profile matters in both wet and dry shipping including trade finance, cargo disputes, charterparties and bills of lading disputes, marine casualties, shipbuilding, marine insurance and ship finance. The firm also handles a fair number of restructuring and insolvency matters. Murali Pany, John Sze and Danny Chua are key members of the firm. 

Client feedback 

Provides a professional and dedicated service, full legal support throughout the partnership dissolution process. A good overseas legal partner. – Shipping 

Fast response even if the lawyers are busy. Direct and knows the subject very well, experienced, and their advice is always has a commercial impact and not just its legal position, which one of the most important points when making any legal decisions. – Shipping 

Proactive engagement. – Shipping 

Murali Pany 

Provided professional and dedicated legal support, showed creativity in finding solutions when required.” 

He always finds time even when he is swamped. He always approaches legal matters from the commercial side, which is very important in any legal case. He also thinks outside the box approach in which we find very creative. He is always very practical in his advice. His experience is very deep, so his direction often is suitable for the cases.” 

Excellent strategy and good advice.” 


Work highlights 

Acting for Ardours, a coal trading company, in a marine cargo insurance claim dispute with its cargo insurer, Tokio Marine Kiln. 

Advising FTI Consulting (Singapore), who are appointed as judicial managers for six shipowning companies which are also part of the Hing Leong Group on all legal matters relating to shipping 

Key clients 

AmBank, An Guang Shipping, Petroleo Brasileiro 

Niru & Co

Niru & Co is known for its shipping practice, active in both litigation and advisory work. The firm often deals with substantial ship collision cases as well as major oil pollution cases. Apart from shipping, the firm also advises on aviation matters including work injury claims, freight forwarders’ liability issues and so on. It has Malaysian associated office Suflan T H Liew & Partners 

Client feedback 

Efficiency and timely manner. – Dispute resolution 

Follow up summary of our discussions. Keep us posted with the developments. Provide meaningful advice on the approach, with our target objectives in mind. Act with our interest in mind. – Dispute resolution 

The firm was very meticulous towards details and possible loopholes. The firm was also able to communicate with clients in a way that is very detailed yet keeping their language  easy to understand. – Dispute resolution 

Niru and Co provides proactive and practical legal approaches to address legal issues and the matter in hand. Treating customers  friendly and respectfully. – Insurance 

Extremely committed, reliable and professional. – Shipping 

Positively details and meticulously organised. – Shipping 

Teck Huat Liew 

Very good communication skills. Unique ability to simplify complexed legal matters for us businessman to digest and decide upon. 

In-depth knowledge and responsive to our industry requirement. 

Niru Pillai 

Expert knowledge practical approaches positive relationship with the professionals. 

Alex Yeo 

Alex was very meticulous towards details and possible loopholes. He was also able to communicate with clients in a way that is very detailed yet keeping the language  easy to understand. 

Listens well, provides good advice, acts with our interest in mind, patient and reachable. 

Alex was very meticulous towards details and possible loopholes. He was also able to communicate with clients in a way that is very detailed yet keeping the language easy to understand. 


Work highlights 

Represented Swiss bank Banque Cantonale de Geneve in a claim against the defendant for breach of bailee’s duty and/or conversion of cargo that was shipped aboard the vessel Kronviken. 

Acted for the plaintiff Trans Asian Shipping Services in a claim against the defendant for negligence and breach of duty. 

Oon & Bazul

Oon & Bazul is active in banking and finance, dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency, beyond its long-standing forte in shippingIts lawyers have in-depth knowledge and an intimate understanding across various sectors including financial services, trusts and securities, insurance and oil and gas. In particular, the firm has extensive expertise handling matters related to trade finance, commodities, banking, commercial disputes as well as cross-border fraud. Key partners include Bazul Ashhab, Kelly Yap, Chi Yen Ting and Meiyen Tan. During the research period, its restructuring and insolvency team expanded by welcoming Keith Han as partner.  

Client feedback 

Extremely responsive, able to manage client expectations. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Good technical advice; good team; easy to work with; responsive. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Meiyen Tan 

Extremely responsive and helpful. 

Easy to work with, provides good advice and responsive. 


Work highlights 

Acting as lead counsel for the Singapore incorporated trading arm of a multinational conglomerate in the defence of a claim brought by Chinese ship owners over a dispute on the unauthorised issuance of bills of lading and changing of discharge ports 

Key clients 

Adidaya Energy Mandiri, Batavia Eximp & Contracting, Ocean Light Shipping, Red Sea Marine Services  

Banking and finance
Asia Practice

Asia Practice is corporate and finance focused firm with experience in the projects and shipping spaceThe firm’s clients include corporations as well as market participants and stakeholders. Chien Herr Lee is the main partner for corporate and M&A, while Jonathan Tan and Leon Low lead its banking and finance practice. 

Client feedback 

Professional in its approach, knowledge of the industry and ultimately getting the loan closed. – Banking and finance 

Provided very wise and reasonable advice. – Banking and finance 

Very quick to respond, very thorough advice and very professional. – Banking and finance 

Chien Herr Lee 

Super knowledgeable, wise advice, friendly and attentive, deep market experience and not calculative on fees.

Leon Low 

Very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile in answering any legal questions that I may have. 

Marc Teh 

Easy to communicate with and accepting of clients feedback from a business perspective. 


Work highlights 

Acting for a major construction and steel fabrication company listed in Singapore on the refinancing of its facilities involving a syndicate of subordinated creditors. 

CNPLaw

CNPLaw, formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners, is active in all major practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has experience in advising companies in the real estate and technology and telecommunication sectors, particularly active in blockchain and cryptocurrencyMin Li Tan, Pradeep Singh, Lisa Theng and Bill Jamieson are key contacts. During the research period, the firm hired Wee Siong Low as partner who brings a wide practice experience in banking and finance, corporate and capital markets

Client feedback

Professionalism. Strong domain knowledge. Willingness to go the extra mile. – Capital markets 

Dedication and Knowledge. – Corporate and M&A 

CNPLaw understood the business intent, concerns and implications and patiently worked through the assignments, ensuring that the legal documents represent the interests of the various stakeholders. Working alongside the auditor, this resulted in the successful sale and purchase of shares among the retiring shareholders despite constraints. As for the legal suite, CNPLaw was professional in its approach and strategic in its advice, resulting in successful mediation. – Corporate and M&A 

Good subject matter knowledge, practical advice provided between business needs and legal aspects. – Corporate and M&A 

Very proactive in following up. – Dispute resolution 

CNPLaw lawyers are kind and patient in listening out to their client's needs including mine. They are competent and skilful to suggest suitable options for our consideration. – Dispute resolution 

Problem-solving ability. Commercial acumen. Resourcefulness. Speed and dedication. – Investment funds 

Ken Chia 

Knowledgeable, Takes a practical stance on legal matters. 

Amit Dhume 

Responsiveness. Problem-solving ability. Commercial savvy. 

Kenn Lim 

Kenn sought to understand the intent, issues and implications. He was patient and readily available to respond to queries. In the few instances where necessary, he will consult his colleagues to ensure that all scenarios were covered. 

Min-Li Tan 

I had the opportunity to work with Min on a number of transactions. Min is always the first person that I call on to work on any transaction in or related to Singapore. She demonstrates a unique ability to understand the various industries for the transactions and the legal issues deeply and provides useful and thoughtful legal and market analysis and solutions.  Her values run deeper than the transaction itself. She provides strategic guidance and support and is always a cornerstone to the team working on a transaction. It takes a special person to stand out in the legal field and Min proves she's got that ability. 

Lisa Theng 

Highly professional and ethical. Very good in analysing and solving legal issues. 

Lisa is kind, knowledgeable, patient and skilful in asking thought-provoking questions that make us think and reflect, as well as guide us to discover the solutions in tricky issues. 

Proactive. Good in listening. 

Sincere and dedicated. 


Work highlights 

Advised Pison Investments on its invitation to senior unsecured creditors of the Hyflux group to offer their debt to Pison in a reverse Dutch auction.  

Key clients 

Hera Capital Partners, Lend Collective  

Drew & Napier

As one of Singapore’s Big Four law firms, Drew & Napier possesses a diverse roster of lawyers offering an extensive range of legal services in Singapore and across the region. The firm remains dispute resolution powerhouse with a deep bench of top advocates including Jimmy Yim and Cavinder BullDisputes and insolvency lawyer Siraj Omar, construction specialist Christopher Chong and elite tax practitioner Ong Sim Ho further reinforce the team. Other key names to note include Petrus Huang for capital markets, Chong Kin Lim for competition and technology, Steven Lo for corporate and M&ATony Yeo for IPand Sushil Nair and Blossom Hing for restructuring and insolvency

Client feedback 

Professional and meticulous. – Banking and finance 

The firm satisfactorily review and made various recommendations and amendments. The firm has done its requested works in an excellent and responsible manner. – Banking and finance  

Prompt, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. – Banking and finance  

Drew and Napier were able to understand rapidly our business and the issues at stake, develop together in a very professional manner our strategy and tactics to raise our claim in the competition case and defend ourselves in the counter claim. The firm did go in very detailed groundwork and analysis of all components of the case and evidence to define our position in both cases. – Competition/antitrust  

I have worked with Ron Cheng (corporate) and Rakesh Kirpanali (litigation) closely for the last year.   They are both very knowledgeable in their fields and able to give me the proper advice on both matters. They are very responsive and understands my needs and instructions. – Corporate and M&A  

The team was able to address the issues I wanted to be addressed as well as spot issues pertinent to my case that I had not considered. Their advice was succinct and clear. The team was extremely responsive and proactive and provided timely advice. – Corporate and M&A  

Very prompt reply, client-oriented, responsible and reliable. – Corporate and M&A  

The firm is indeed altogether outstanding; however, there are also individuals who are also outstanding by their own merit. – Corporate and M&A  

Technically sound and commercial. Advice is supported by sound legal basis. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive, knowledgeable, good quality of advice. – Dispute resolution 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the disputes group and the insolvency group is an outstanding practitioner. Blossom has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration matters. – Dispute resolution 

It helped us defend ourselves and is really hard working. The lawyers can answer our questions anytime. – Dispute resolution 

Professional and tenacious. Creative in generating results. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, responsive, high level of competence. – Dispute resolution 

Swift and apposite communications. On point advice. Strong positioning for client confidence. – Dispute resolution 

Integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on careful thoughts and views. – Dispute resolution 

Extremely competent, comprehensive and efficient. Advice is always well considered before being presented to the client, even when requested off-the-cuff. The team is focused, diligent and, more importantly, alive to commercial considerations. A joy to work with! – Dispute resolution 

Good advice on strategy on how to resolve the dispute. Very professional, responsive. – Dispute resolution 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy by Adam Maniam. – Dispute resolution 

It has a strong Asian team with good Knowledge of laws in Asia and especially in India and China. – Dispute resolution 

Personable, responsive, pragmatic, transparent, strategic. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, committed good resources, good advice. Strong leadership from leading counsel, on time, able to anticipate issues. Putting the client first. – Dispute resolution 

Professional conduct, knowledge, empathy, sincere honest advice. – Dispute resolution 

It has positive culture with good oral and written communication skillsThe lawyers are good listeners which encourage all to maintain positive outlook. – Dispute resolution 

Jimmy Yim SC and Christopher Chong are first class international arbitration practitioners and they are supported by strong teams. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are meticulous and preemptive in building the litigation case and explain your options clearly to you. – Intellectual property 

The lawyers are able to advise on different options to approach the dispute and try to settle it in the most appropriate manner. – Intellectual property 

The firm provides timely and good service as well as practical advice to suit our needs and is able to do so at a reasonable fee. – Intellectual property 

Very good at thinking outside the box, efficient, frank and clear advice, always has the client's goals in mind to meet the objective. – Intellectual property 

The law firm was able to advise and recommend proper and adequate structure for the execution of the fund. The law firm extend that advice outside their job scope, into matters such as tax and accounting standards. – Investment funds 

Responsive and well experienced in investment fund structures and set up, add value on related areas such as family trusts and family offices, local regulatory requirements. – Investment funds 

Ben managed the entire process in an expeditious and no-nonsense manner. His team's turnaround time was swift and prompt, understanding the urgency of the various timelines. Clear advice and counsel was provided which was helpful in protecting our company's interests in this deal. Fees were reasonable. – Private equity 

Legal strategy and strong implementation. – Real estate 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the firm is an outstanding lawyer with in-depth knowledge and experience and a very creative approach to problem-solving. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Legal advice is not only sound, but the firm seeks to find solutions when there are gaps amongst stakeholders. Willing to push for commercial and practical solutions. Committed and available for discussions when needed. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The partners are clear-headed and gave good advice which is essential to an international arbitration like this. On top of this, they are not arrogant like the previous ones which we have worked with. We decided to change law firms mid-way through the arbitration process. – Technology and telecommunications 

Ron Cheng 

Ron ably assisted several of my companies in their respective corporate matters, spanning shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, investments, employment and together with another litigation partner in the firm, some contentious matters. I, and my companies, rely on Ron's expertise and legal acumen, which he delivers with speed and precision. He is my corporate legal adviser of choice, and I am very pleased with our outcomes working together. He deserves the title of a leading individual in his field of expertise. 

Ron is extremely well versed and professional. He is able to provide meaningful and valuable insights into how we can plan and execute our funds more effectively. Ron's work is prompt and always deliver the work within the given timeline. 

Voon Jiet Chia 

Understands issues very quickly. Open to listening and considers all alternatives. Explains legal basis and offers sound advice. Able to build good rapport and we are confident he has our back. 

Benjamin Gaw 

Excellent comms with the client. Was cool and composed during the negotiation process with our counterpart. Managed his team well and meeting quick turnaround time and deadlines well. 

Jason Goh 

Responsive, and knowledgeable. 

Blossom Hing 

Blossom is a very experienced litigator, arbitration lawyer and arbitrator. She combines a strong work ethic with a highly approachable demeanour. She is a total team player and a pleasure to deal with. 

Blossom is an outstanding all-around lawyer. She is great in meetings and when negotiating with the other side. She is also a very capable advocate and has an excellent presence in the courtroom.” 

Petrus Huang 

Depth of experience, well versed with the regulatory environment. 

Rakesh Kirpalani 

Harding working. Very Smart. Excellent communication. 

Solid guy. Result-driven and thinks out of the box. 

Highly responsive, professional, effective and timely. 

Good option provided, proactive, and problem solver. 

Wilson Koh 

Brilliant client management, salient advice, swift communication, strong positioning. 

Meryl Koh 

Meryl has shown her integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views. 

Meryl is great at listening to your worries and giving you advice in accordance with your company's objectives. 

Meryl is very helpful and detailed in analyzing the situation to come up with the most suitable solution for the issue. She is able to calm and reassure the client about the situation to reduce the stressful situation. 

Man Er Kong 

Man Er is an excellent lawyer! Confident, intelligent and diligent, she is never fazed by anything thrown at her. She easily understands complex legal issues and is always on top of her game. A true joy to work with! 

Grace Lai 

All ongoing consultation, specifically capital market. 

Sok Hiang Lau 

Very professional and patient. 

Very responsive and promptly come up with problems solving. 

Siau Wen Lim 

She is experienced in intellectual property matters and is responsive. She offers practical advice to our legal questions. 

Shumin Lin 

Professional and responsive. Always meets the deadline. Good advice in strategy. 

Adam Maniam 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy. 

Sushil Nair 

Accessible, practical, creative and friendly. He establishes trust and respect quickly and listens to client's concerns carefully and offer commercial and sound advice. 

Mahesh Rai 

Deep understanding of Singapore law and appreciation of practical problems in multijurisdiction litigations. 

Strong Knowledge of Indian laws. 

Teng Sen Tan 

Teng Sen's response time is excellent. He is always available. His disposition is always pleasant and it is really easy to talk to him. Hdefinitely fits the description of a trusted advisor when you go to him with your legal problem. He could spot issues that I had not considered and gave clear and concise solutions. 

Benedict Teo 

Prompt and responsive, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. 

Kelvin Teo 

Accessible, positive, strategic, explains approach well. Communication is supportive and empathetic. 

Vincent Wong 

Feedback quick and understand client's needs and always target the deadline. 

Wendell Wong 

Excellent client management. Good legal knowledge. Well prepared for the court hearing. Able to anticipate and good counter management. Good listener. 

Listens to client. With his competent team fights for his client.” 

En Li Yap 

She appears to be young, but she is very sharp and bright. On top of understanding our business well quickly, she was always ahead of us in our questions which we are most impress with. Most importantly, she speaks and writes clearly and concisely. The shareholders and directors of the company felt that what she has done for us is much better than the previous firm. 

Tony Yeo 

Tony is truly an excellent lawyer. When he understands the issue, he comes up with creative solutions from his depth of knowledge in IP and general law. He is the person to go to when you have a high-value complex IP case. You know you are in safe hands with Tony. 

Jimmy Yim

Excellent Lawyer, very sharp in his assertion of the cases submitted and his recommendations. Because of Jimmy, our company won already two cases out of three and the 3rd one is still under review by the international court. Very pleasant person to talk to and also looking at costs at all times. 

Jimmy Yim has a great ability to understand esoteric concepts well very swiftly; that enables his advice to be relevant and applicable regardless of the permutations of the information and matter. His affable personality is a winner both off-court and on-court. 

He has an ability to quickly grasp complex issues. He has strategic plan for the case and it is effective with the positive outcome. 

Jimmy Yim SC is an exceptional senior counsel and leader. 


Work highlights 

Advising the informal steering committee of lenders to troubled oil trading company Hin Leong on the potential debt restructuring of Hin Leong. The matter is significant because of the size of the debt (Hin Leong owes approximately $3.85 billion to 23 banks) and also because it is alleged that Hin Leong did not disclose some $800 million in losses over several years.  

Key clients 

Bank of China, Citibank, DBS Bank, Mizuho Bank, Qatar National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank  

Duane Morris & Selvam

Duane Morris & Selvam provides a range of legal services to assist clients in banking and finance, capital marketscorporate and M&Aconstruction and dispute resolutionThe firm is regularly instructed by Korean, Chinese and Indian companies on various banking and regulatory matters. Key figures include Jamie Benson for capital markets, Leon Yee for corporate and M&A and Sarbjit Singh Chopra for dispute resolution. 


Work highlights 

Acted for Southeast Asia’s leading private lender to venture and growth-stage companies on a provision of term loan facility to a fintech startup

Harry Elias Partnership

Harry Elias Partnership has offices in Singapore, Malaysia and BruneiBuilt upon one of the most respected and influential litigation lawyers in the country, Harry Eliasthe firm has an established reputation for its dispute resolution and family and matrimonial expertiseIn 2019, the firm established banking and finance department with the strategic hire of Gerard Ng to grow and develop its practice in Asia. The firm is also notable for its construction, corporate and M&A and intellectual property practices. Philip Fong, Justin Chia, Brian Law and Claudia Teo are key contacts for dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property and corporate and M&A, respectively. The firm further bolstered its banking and finance practice by welcoming partners Pearl Lim and Wai Chong Chan in January 2021 from Withers Khattarwong.

Client feedback 

Very through arbitration research and excellent experience and know-how. – Dispute resolution  

Good advice, common sense approach and fast response time. – Dispute resolution  

Responses are swift. The firm has known us for many years and understands our directions too. – Intellectual property  

Francis Goh 

Explains and communicates extremely well. Is very structured in his way of thinking. 

Chau Yee Tan 

Sound advice, good overall strategy, good knowledge, good client management. 

Weiyi Tan 

She engages her clients and understands the needs and tailor to the requirements. 

Esther Wee 

She is prompt and understands our business well. 


Work highlights 

Advised Maybank Kim Eng Securities on its new securities clearing/settlement services. The new product is an add-on to its existing prime broking business catered to global hedge funds, family offices, and broker-dealers. 

QED Law Corporation

QED Law Corporation is a banking and finance focused boutique law firm. It handles a significant body of structured financing, real estate financing, acquisition financing, project financing as well as regulatory and advisory work. The firm is increasingly involved in the structuring of financing transactions particularly with cross-border elements, complex shareholding and asset-holding structuresSusan Kong, Marilyn Goh and Linda Cai are core members of the firm.  

Client feedback 

Hard-working, cooperative and swift. Awareness of the time zone difference. – Banking and finance 

The lawyers are very responsive, careful and business-oriented. – Corporate and M&A 

Annabelle Wang 

Annabelle is very professional. She definitely manages her time very good, which allows her to respond to our queries in time. It is very important for us as we are in a timezone which is -5 hours to Singapore. Her advice is always clear and thoughtful.” 


Work highlights 

All the deals submitted during the research period remain strictly confidential. However, the firm has been busy acting for clients in various term loan facility and refinancing matters. 

Rajah & Tann

Rajah & Tann is arguably the most visible among Singapore’s ‘Big Four’ law firms in the Southeast Asian market. It occupies the top tier across an array of practice areas and sectors with well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arenaThe firm has outstanding experience in complex and high-value cross-border matters, closely working with its R&T Asia network with specialised industry expertise. The firm has traditional strength in dispute resolution backed by the largest litigation practice in Singapore with seven senior counsels. Key names include Angela Lim for banking and finance, Kim Huat Chia for capital markets and corporate and M&AKala Anandarajah for competition, Francis Xavier and Andre Yeap for dispute resolution, Arnold Tan for investment funds, Patrick Ang and Eng Beng Lee for restructuring and insolvency, and Rajesh Sreenivasan for technology and telecommunications. The firm launched a new serviceRajah & Tann Technologies, aimed at complementing its legal services and providing clients with tech-enabled solutions including forensic services 

Client feedback 

Offers relevant and practical advice; responsive. – Banking and finance 

Responsiveness and ability to provide solutions. – Capital markets 

Knowledgeable (including practical knowledge and market practice)Very good and practical adviceThorough, prompt and amazing articulation and draftingPro-active, attention to details and great turn around time with senior-level involvement. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers very reasonable legal fees, good quality of work, and very responsive. Especially their leaders, Kala and Dominique, are very good lawyers. They take a very quick grasp of a case which is very efficient. Rajah & Tann has a strong ASEAN network which is very beneficial and convenient. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers practical and pragmatic advice and balances technical points of law with commercial realities. – Competition/antitrust 

Very client-orientated, very responsive and long-term relationships. I have known Shemane Chan and Avinash Pradhan for a long time. They also assist in Malaysia through CLO. – Construction 

Excellent team who are knowledgeable and hard working. Exceptional attention to detail and hard-working and friendly lawyers for whom nothing is too much trouble. – Construction 

Clear and concise adviceApproachable and available partners and associates. – Construction 

Save cost for SOP, prevent claim from workman abuse. – Construction 

Cost-effective. Practical solutions. Results-driven. Indisputable legal advice. – Corporate and M&A 

High commitment to the project, very timely submission of tasks, pro-active feedback on issues arising, solution-driven and good skills in negotiating. – Corporate and M&A 

The firm's legal team, led by Kah Wah Leong, is excellent in making sure this complex case incorporating foreign law, experts from multiple jurisdictions and novel claims are presented in Singapore as effectively as possible. – Dispute resolution 

Good network for Indonesia via their partner AHP. The client partner - Tan Chuan Thye if based in Singapore. He is responsive and provides helpful insight on litigation strategy. – Dispute resolution 

Always available to provide highly qualified answers to all kinds of different issues. – Dispute resolution 

Exceptionally knowledgeable. Quick response. commercially minded. – Insurance 

Our lead counsel and advisor Simon Goh is knowledgeable, experienced and also flexible and hands-on. – Insurance

Strong strategic advice. Extremely helpful on regulatory matters. – Insurance 

The R&T team were extremely responsive, professional, and provided timely and commercial advice that was practical, and easy to understand. – Insurance 

Rajah & Tann have the largest full-service ASEAN footprints, which is attractive to clients and law firms in the region who cannot match this footprint. – Intellectual property 

Experienced, helpful, expertise, available and flexible. – Investment funds 

Having depth and breadth of industry knowledge as well as being commercially minded. – Oil and gas 

Indepth legal analysis, good understanding of the industry nuances and can see through the white noises to the actual crux of the matter. – Oil and gas 

Good grasp of the matter in question, quick turnaround and quality legal drafting of court-related matters. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The legal counsels in this engagement were very knowledgeable in the various aspects of laws including, but not limited to, insolvency laws, shipping related laws and environmental laws. Given the urgency and speed of day-to-day developments, the legal counsels also had a very quick and prompt response time. They also exude confidence and gave stakeholders comfort in the challenging circumstances. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The restructuring was multi-geography, multi-lender, and R&T was able to coordinate and negotiate effectively, while working with their partner firms, in order to get the maximum recovery for the bank. – Restructuring and insolvency  

Kala Anandarajah 

She is very helpful, efficient, business-oriented and practical. Even it is nearly midnight, she still responds to us if it is urgent. She makes herself always available. Her explanation is very simple and straightforward and easy to understand. She quickly grasps complex cases and arranges everything in a short time frame. I always admire and envy her energy and passion. 

KnowledgeableProactive and prompt. Practical and solution-oriented. 

Shemane Chan 

Highly responsive, very attentive to detail, knows the subject matter well and was able to advise on innovative solutions when met with deadlock during negotiations. 

Beng Chye Chua 

Overall friendly and responsive to client needs and addressed to issues of concern. 

Clear minded and sharp in his analysis. Sound advice and strong technical knowledge of the related legislation. 

Simon Goh 

Easy to communicate. Knowledgeable. 

Simon is a very knowledgeable, experienced, practical and hands-on advisor. 

Extremely experienced and helpful, and guided us completely throughout a new process for us, and our mutual client. 

Kah Wah Leong 

Kah Wah excels at managing a complex team from multiple jurisdictions, incorporating client input, and making sure that the case presented in his jurisdiction is as tight and concise as possible. 

Danny Lim 

Attentiveness and witty. 

Wee Hann Lim 

Wee Hann is a client-oriented lawyer who finds solutions and does not just advise on the law.  Wee Hann is forward-thinking and sector focused on the key sectors within the region. 

Dominique Lombardi 

Positive and delightful attitude even in difficult and challenging times. Incredibly thorough and amazing attention to detail and across all facets of the deal. 

Jonathan Oon 

Jonathan is technically strong, yet commercially minded, which makes it easy to work with him. Even when the deal involves cross-border restructuring, Jonathan always made sure that timelines are kept and that documentation was done well. 

Avinash Pradhan 

Exceptional legal knowledge and hard working with a good strategic brain. Very clever and induces confidence. 

Terence Quek 

Terence is very friendly and approachable. He understands our situation fast and is able to offer practical solutions to the issues. 

Communication, resourceful, giving explanations, legal advice, solution-driven. 

Vikna Rajah 

He is well versed and able to articulate the strengths of the legal arguments of a case. 

Mr Vikna was very well versed in the tax laws and was able to put in perspective the strengths of the legal arguments. 

Vikna Rajah who lead the team is able to appreciate the complexity of the issue and able to come out with an out of the box solution. The matter is in the process of resolution in the shortest time. 

Lip San Soh 

Approachable and available. Able to explain complicated jargon to non legally trained members of my staff. 

Chuan Thye Tan 

Responsive, flexible on fees, helpful with dispute strategy. 

Elaine Tay 

Very hands on. Strategic thinker. Excellent written work - clear and comprehensive when advising and when drafting pleadings. 

Elizabeth Teo 

High willingness to provide information and is always available to discuss issues of different nature. Great preparedness to listen and take time out of her schedule. 

Kian Sing Toh 

Deep professorial legal knowledge and very experienced in the oil and gas industry. 

I would like to recommend both Toh Kian Sing and Nathaniel Lin. Nat is an upcoming lawyer who has both indepth legal knowledge and industry experience. 

Ying Shuang Wang 

Ying Shuang is very professional and very knowledgeable about the insurance sector in Singapore.  She is extremely responsive (which is very appreciated) and a pleasure to work with. 


Work highlights 

Acted for six banks including DBS Bank, Malayan BankingOversea-Chinese Banking Corporation among others in the restructuring of Ezion Group’s debtsThe debts of the Ezion Group will be restructured by a sale of the debt to a white knight for cash consideration, a debt for equity swap in stages as well as a scheme of arrangement.  

Acted for OUE Commercial REIT Management, DBS Trustee and RBC Investor Trust Services Singapore in relation to the grant of loan facilities in an aggregate principal amount of up to S$900 million. 

Key clients 

Bank of ChinaCoöperatieve RabobankEmirates NBD CapitalIndustrial and Commercial Bank of ChinaING BankMizuho Bank 

Shook Lin & Bok (Singapore)

Shook Lin & Bok works with an impressive roster of clients, including major banksmultinational corporations and private equity investors, on large transactions locally and across the regionThe firm is highly active in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency. It is also skilled in advising on real estate finance, particularly on the lender side. Key lawyers include Kai Zee Liew for banking and finance, Marilyn See for capital markets, David Chong for corporate and M&A, Sarjit Singh Gill and David Chan for dispute resolution and insolvency.  

Client feedback 

Friendly and understandable advice. Alternatives are always provided. – Banking and finance 

Very professional in their dealings and has in-depth knowledge of the deal. – Banking and finance 

The lawyers are approachable. Provide good legal advice and training for latest development in the market. – Banking and finance 

The team was extremely responsive and always available for discussions. They provided sound advice and took the lead when it came to negotiations. – Capital markets 

Professionalism and their knowledge. – Capital markets 

Easy to deal with Not calculating on time spend and very flexible in making changes. – Corporate and M&A 

Commercial and technically astute. Very client orientated. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsiveness, sound and commercial advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsive, clear and easy to understand explanation. – Corporate and M&A 

The lawyers serving us were excellent in advising us, helped us reach our target price range (Perry Yuen and his associates) and also pointed us in the right direction for tax planning which means going beyond their scope of work. Being flexible with time (working on nights and weekends) and all aspects of their professionalism was exemplary. – Corporate and M&A 

Precise, proactive, experienced and friendly. – Intellectual property

Giving us multiple options and solutions to issues that we were facing, pointed out any clauses that could be detrimental for the company in the long run even if it seemed in the near term - was always thinking for the company's benefit and ran through with us the best ways to negotiate on terms. – Investment funds

Sharp commercially minded strategic approach to negotiations. Incredible responsiveness to client needs and short turnaround time without compromising on attention to detail. – Private equity 

Friendly, efficient, makes it a point to thoroughly understand customer's requirements. – Real estate 

Responsive, quick turnaround, able to provide legal advice, willing to help. – Real estate 

Provide sound legal advice which was commercial and practical given the difficult circumstances. – Restructuring and insolvency

Mei Choo Chew 

Mei Choo is the reason why we chose this firm. She is sharp and experienced. She is able to take a difficult issue and dissect it, and offer working solutions to clients. 

Responsive, conveyancing, knowledgeable. 

Gwendolyn Gn 

Flexible Knowledgeable Accommodative on client's needs.” 

Dayne Ho 

Marries technical excellence with commercial nous. Sees the strategic sticking point, attacks it and often wins. A superb negotiator. 

Ying Ming Ho 

Responsiveness, sound and commercial advice.” 

Provides astute commercially minded feedback. Extremely responsive to client needs at any time of the day. Quick turnaround time without any compromise to attention to detail.” 

Dilshaad Lonj 

Very helpful and responsive and understood our concerns immediately and was willing to go the extra mile to find multiple solutions to the issues we were facing.” 

Stanley Lim 

Very professional and guided us well at each stage of the deal. Most willing to lend a helping hand when we encountered problems along the way.” 

Moses Lin 

Provide sound advice and very responsive.” 

Andrea Ng 

Responsive and positive.  Helpful and detailed explanation.” 

Eu Jin Pok 

He's always very calm and positive, explains things very well and easily understood by the layman.” 

Zhiming Tan 

Approachable, responsive. Able to give good legal advice for loan and security structuring.” 

Woon hum Tan 

His knowledge and ability to provide solutions.” 

Mae Shaan Teo 

Mae Shaan is very good at client relationship management and responsiveness to client queries and comments. She's pro-active in reaching out for regular casual catch-up and feedback sessions over coffee, to speak not just about the work that the firm does for us, but also the general market conditions, which I very much appreciate.” 

Perry Yuen 

Perry is excellent in his knowledge and advises beyond the current situation, and plans for the possible unforeseen. He is resourceful and generous with his ideas and time. Very experienced and great at what he does. One of the best, if not the best in his field of M&A work, that I have worked with.”


Work highlights 

Acted for a Singapore bank in an export credit agency-backed bridge financing for a road/transport infrastructure project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The transaction represents one of the pioneer financings for the client in a frontier jurisdiction in support of a Belt and Road initiative project. 

Key clients 

Mizuho Bank, Morgan Stanley Senior FundingSoftBank Group, United Overseas Bank 

Withers KhattarWong

Withers KhattarWong is regularly sought out by high profile private clients, banks for its expertise in financing, dispute resolution, tax and corporate matters. The firm’s funds practice is growing backed by its established tax advisory team. The managing partner Deborah Barker is a key figure. Other lawyers to note include Shashi Nathan for disputes, Jonathan Kok for IP and TMT, and Eric Roose for Tax.  


Work highlights 

Acted for United Overseas Bank and DBS Bank in the term loan facilities extended to Perpetual (Asia), the trustee of Boustead Industrial Fund, to partially finance its acquisition of 11 JTC industrial building assets 

Key clients 

CIMB Bank, Credit SuisseMalayan Banking, Oversea-Chinese Banking CorporationUOB Kay Hian Private 

Capital markets
Aquinas Law Alliance

Aquinas Law Alliance’s corporate finance practice covers a wide range of capital markets work. It is active in primary listings, de-listings, privatisations and secondary offerings. The firm also regularly advises on ongoing listing compliance and transfer listings. Kok Meng Lim and Aloysius Wee are key contacts at the firm. Highly praised Joshua Tan is another name to note.

Client feedback 

Its lawyers are very knowledgeable, gives good advice and achieve the best possible outcome for us always. – Capital markets 

Reliability and speed in turning around documentation, attention to detailCommercial spirit and deep legal expertise for investment rounds. Reasonable fees and practicality. – Corporate and M&A  

Joshua Tan, the partner of the firm is very proactive and engage us in a manner that we can easily understand some of the terms of our deal. He is always reachable and responds promptly. Our team learnt a lot from the conversations with him. – Corporate and M&A 

The partner Joshua is very dedicated, hands-on and his heart is at the right place. – Corporate and M&A  

Availability to the client and willing to go the extra mile to ensure completion without extra charges. – Corporate and M&A  

Young partners who understand the demands and expectations of millennial-led companies. – Corporate and M&A  

Attentive, sound understanding of the legal and commercial aspects for the work the firm provided. – Corporate and M&A  

The firm has been very responsive and knowledgeable on all fronts working with us as a new business. It has been dedicated to helping us get to results in difficult circumstances. It has been a one-stop-shop for everything we need to run our business. – Corporate and M&A  

Joshua and Titus go above and beyond to advice. Took pains to look at areas not in their job scope, and discovered problems that needed to be resolved.  Does not overcharge and not an hour counter. I literally had to suggest paying them more money. – Corporate and M&A  

Showed competence, ability to synthesise and balance legal and business requirements and considerations, good stakeholder management and exceeding amount of patience. Went above and beyond the call of duty. – Investment funds  

Very knowledgeable of the investment environment that we are operating in, and able to give good advice to cover our blind spots. – Investment funds 

The lawyers are knowledgeable, able to provide sound legal advice, and responded very quickly. They were also extremely good in handling counter-party lawyers. – Private equity

Aquinas is very responsive and often go above and beyond to ensure our objectives are met. The firm is also highly professional and knowledgeable in their fields. – Technology and telecommunications

Excellent communication and efficient work. Always on time and very cost-effective. – Technology and telecommunications 

Joshua Tan

Always there for our team and communicates extremely well. 

Approachable and highly responsive. Took time to go through the details and the various pros and cons. 

Practical advice and ability to move the suit onwards without requiring support from the in-house team. 

Responsive, knowledgeable and engaging. Not just there to point out risks, but a real business partner helping us find solutions. 

Happy to assist. Even though he is a partner and my work isn't high-level stuff, always gives me the time of the day, with no airs. 

Great communicator, strategic and balanced in approach and negotiations, synthesised legal and business needs and considerations, very patient, technically competent (in terms of legal knowledge), goes beyond the call of duty and makes the client feel valued. 

Very knowledgeable and proactive in making suggestions to move things forward. 

Joshua is very approachable and extremely knowledgeable in legal matters. He often goes above and beyond to share his experience and provide innovative solutions to tackle problems that we face. 

Efficiency, ease of communication and hard worker. 

Attitude and passion. Addressing client's needs. 

Reliable, excellent negotiation skills, persistent, entrepreneurial and commercial spirit, solution-oriented, innovative. 

Cephas Yee

He's excellent. knowledgeable and always achieve the best possible outcome for us. 


Work highlights 

Acted for the judicial manager of China Sky Chemical Fibre for its proposed transfer listing exercise. The team advised the client on the structuring of the transfer listing exercise and assisted the client with various SGX applications 

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. Marcus ChowSandra 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 

The lawyers are dedicated and well versed with the subject matters. Sound and good advice to the client. – Capital markets 

Very responsive and attuned to our needs with great focus on delivering what we need by through innovative solutions and a great work ethic. – Corporate and M&A 

Professional, timely, responsive, excellent service. – Corporate and M&A 

The firm was consulted on a complex Licensing arrangement with one of our customers in the insurance sector. – Dispute resolution 

The partners from different teams worked well together to provide holistic advice on the same matter. They are approachable and give the sense that they are interested to assist with resolving the dispute, which is assuring for us as the client. – Dispute resolution 

Great responsiveness, level of engagement and depth of knowledge and experience in relevant areas. – Dispute resolution 

Excellent knowledge of the market and local copyright laws. – Intellectual property 

Bird & Bird ATMD is a reputable law firm whose services go beyond my expectations with client-oriented, impressive legal services. Its lawyers are highly competent and very accommodating and would always guide us through any legal discussion. With this, I am assured that they will deliver consistent and favourable results every time. They have proven themselves to be efficient in resolving whatever legal dispute or concern that I may have, as they bear in mind the solution that benefits their clients the most. Their sound practical advice provides a great sense of confidence in the way that we do business. – Labour and employment  

Prompt and practical advice, with a wide network of firms across Asia. – Labour and employment  

Expertise in Singapore employment law and practices. Very responsive and pragmatic in approach. – Labour and employment 

Very professional and forthcoming for advising strategic aspects and precisive analysis. – Oil and gas 

Solid understanding of venture financing market. Ability to advise on off/on market terms. – Private equity 

Marcus Chow 

Very knowledgeable and problem-solving. 

Lijun Chui 

She is very responsive to our needs and inspires confidence with her attention to the matter. She is pleasant to work with and has an amiable demeanour. Her advice strikes a practical balance of the considerations at play. She guided us in dealing and diffusing a dispute with a rather abrasive adverse party. 

Lijun Chui is very excellent in providing both legal and strategic analysis and advice and very forthcoming in close communication and attention for the matter. 

Jolie Giouw 

Jolie has delivered for us under challenging situations and knows instinctively the commercial outcomes that we want. Her ability to deliver on the timelines as a result of her comprehensive knowledge of the law is astounding. 

Seow Hui Goh  

Expertise, reliability, professionalism and commitment to clients are some of Ms Goh's positive attributes which I believe has earned her multiple recognition in the legal industry. Ms Goh is a woman of principle who also values integrity, honesty and responsibility which I believe made her stand out from the rest. Her responsiveness to our needs showcases how compassionate and competent she is and the value and effort she puts into her work. This gives me peace of mind knowing that our interests are always protected and the utmost priority. 

Very knowledgeable about Singapore's employment law and practices. Very responsive, pragmatic and solution-oriented in her approach. 

Shaun Lee 

Great level of relevant knowledge and insights and highly responsive. 

Pin Ping Oh 

Attentive, knowledgeable and clear in explaining. 

Sandra Seah 

Professional, positive, timely, excellent customer management, able to deploy correct and effective manpower for our purposes. 


Work highlights 

Advised Aedge Group on its IPO on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST to raise S$3.2 million 

Key clients 

Leader Environmental Technologies, Memiontec Holdings, Southern Alliance MiningViu InternationalY Ventures Group  

CNPLaw

CNPLaw, formerly known as Colin Ng & Partners, is active in all major practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has experience in advising companies in the real estate and technology and telecommunication sectors, particularly active in blockchain and cryptocurrencyMin Li Tan, Pradeep Singh, Lisa Theng and Bill Jamieson are key contacts. During the research period, the firm hired Wee Siong Low as partner who brings a wide practice experience in banking and finance, corporate and capital markets

Client feedback

Professionalism. Strong domain knowledge. Willingness to go the extra mile. – Capital markets 

Dedication and Knowledge. – Corporate and M&A 

CNPLaw understood the business intent, concerns and implications and patiently worked through the assignments, ensuring that the legal documents represent the interests of the various stakeholders. Working alongside the auditor, this resulted in the successful sale and purchase of shares among the retiring shareholders despite constraints. As for the legal suite, CNPLaw was professional in its approach and strategic in its advice, resulting in successful mediation. – Corporate and M&A 

Good subject matter knowledge, practical advice provided between business needs and legal aspects. – Corporate and M&A 

Very proactive in following up. – Dispute resolution 

CNPLaw lawyers are kind and patient in listening out to their client's needs including mine. They are competent and skilful to suggest suitable options for our consideration. – Dispute resolution 

Problem-solving ability. Commercial acumen. Resourcefulness. Speed and dedication. – Investment funds 

Ken Chia 

Knowledgeable, Takes a practical stance on legal matters. 

Amit Dhume 

Responsiveness. Problem-solving ability. Commercial savvy. 

Kenn Lim 

Kenn sought to understand the intent, issues and implications. He was patient and readily available to respond to queries. In the few instances where necessary, he will consult his colleagues to ensure that all scenarios were covered. 

Min-Li Tan 

I had the opportunity to work with Min on a number of transactions. Min is always the first person that I call on to work on any transaction in or related to Singapore. She demonstrates a unique ability to understand the various industries for the transactions and the legal issues deeply and provides useful and thoughtful legal and market analysis and solutions.  Her values run deeper than the transaction itself. She provides strategic guidance and support and is always a cornerstone to the team working on a transaction. It takes a special person to stand out in the legal field and Min proves she's got that ability. 

Lisa Theng 

Highly professional and ethical. Very good in analysing and solving legal issues. 

Lisa is kind, knowledgeable, patient and skilful in asking thought-provoking questions that make us think and reflect, as well as guide us to discover the solutions in tricky issues. 

Proactive. Good in listening. 

Sincere and dedicated. 


Work highlights 

Advised Axington a company engaged in the provision of tax advisory and business consultancy services, in the divestment of its principal subsidiaries to the Hong Kong Tricor group, for consideration of Rmb69.7 million. 

Key clients 

Blumont Group, Channel Micron Holdings, International Press Softcom, Transit-Mixed Concrete  

Drew & Napier

As one of Singapore’s Big Four law firms, Drew & Napier possesses a diverse roster of lawyers offering an extensive range of legal services in Singapore and across the region. The firm remains dispute resolution powerhouse with a deep bench of top advocates including Jimmy Yim and Cavinder BullDisputes and insolvency lawyer Siraj Omar, construction specialist Christopher Chong and elite tax practitioner Ong Sim Ho further reinforce the team. Other key names to note include Petrus Huang for capital markets, Chong Kin Lim for competition and technology, Steven Lo for corporate and M&ATony Yeo for IPand Sushil Nair and Blossom Hing for restructuring and insolvency

Client feedback 

Professional and meticulous. – Banking and finance 

The firm satisfactorily review and made various recommendations and amendments. The firm has done its requested works in an excellent and responsible manner. – Banking and finance  

Prompt, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. – Banking and finance  

Drew and Napier were able to understand rapidly our business and the issues at stake, develop together in a very professional manner our strategy and tactics to raise our claim in the competition case and defend ourselves in the counter claim. The firm did go in very detailed groundwork and analysis of all components of the case and evidence to define our position in both cases. – Competition/antitrust  

I have worked with Ron Cheng (corporate) and Rakesh Kirpanali (litigation) closely for the last year.   They are both very knowledgeable in their fields and able to give me the proper advice on both matters. They are very responsive and understands my needs and instructions. – Corporate and M&A  

The team was able to address the issues I wanted to be addressed as well as spot issues pertinent to my case that I had not considered. Their advice was succinct and clear. The team was extremely responsive and proactive and provided timely advice. – Corporate and M&A  

Very prompt reply, client-oriented, responsible and reliable. – Corporate and M&A  

The firm is indeed altogether outstanding; however, there are also individuals who are also outstanding by their own merit. – Corporate and M&A  

Technically sound and commercial. Advice is supported by sound legal basis. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive, knowledgeable, good quality of advice. – Dispute resolution 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the disputes group and the insolvency group is an outstanding practitioner. Blossom has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration matters. – Dispute resolution 

It helped us defend ourselves and is really hard working. The lawyers can answer our questions anytime. – Dispute resolution 

Professional and tenacious. Creative in generating results. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, responsive, high level of competence. – Dispute resolution 

Swift and apposite communications. On point advice. Strong positioning for client confidence. – Dispute resolution 

Integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on careful thoughts and views. – Dispute resolution 

Extremely competent, comprehensive and efficient. Advice is always well considered before being presented to the client, even when requested off-the-cuff. The team is focused, diligent and, more importantly, alive to commercial considerations. A joy to work with! – Dispute resolution 

Good advice on strategy on how to resolve the dispute. Very professional, responsive. – Dispute resolution 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy by Adam Maniam. – Dispute resolution 

It has a strong Asian team with good Knowledge of laws in Asia and especially in India and China. – Dispute resolution 

Personable, responsive, pragmatic, transparent, strategic. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, committed good resources, good advice. Strong leadership from leading counsel, on time, able to anticipate issues. Putting the client first. – Dispute resolution 

Professional conduct, knowledge, empathy, sincere honest advice. – Dispute resolution 

It has positive culture with good oral and written communication skillsThe lawyers are good listeners which encourage all to maintain positive outlook. – Dispute resolution 

Jimmy Yim SC and Christopher Chong are first class international arbitration practitioners and they are supported by strong teams. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are meticulous and preemptive in building the litigation case and explain your options clearly to you. – Intellectual property 

The lawyers are able to advise on different options to approach the dispute and try to settle it in the most appropriate manner. – Intellectual property 

The firm provides timely and good service as well as practical advice to suit our needs and is able to do so at a reasonable fee. – Intellectual property 

Very good at thinking outside the box, efficient, frank and clear advice, always has the client's goals in mind to meet the objective. – Intellectual property 

The law firm was able to advise and recommend proper and adequate structure for the execution of the fund. The law firm extend that advice outside their job scope, into matters such as tax and accounting standards. – Investment funds 

Responsive and well experienced in investment fund structures and set up, add value on related areas such as family trusts and family offices, local regulatory requirements. – Investment funds 

Ben managed the entire process in an expeditious and no-nonsense manner. His team's turnaround time was swift and prompt, understanding the urgency of the various timelines. Clear advice and counsel was provided which was helpful in protecting our company's interests in this deal. Fees were reasonable. – Private equity 

Legal strategy and strong implementation. – Real estate 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the firm is an outstanding lawyer with in-depth knowledge and experience and a very creative approach to problem-solving. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Legal advice is not only sound, but the firm seeks to find solutions when there are gaps amongst stakeholders. Willing to push for commercial and practical solutions. Committed and available for discussions when needed. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The partners are clear-headed and gave good advice which is essential to an international arbitration like this. On top of this, they are not arrogant like the previous ones which we have worked with. We decided to change law firms mid-way through the arbitration process. – Technology and telecommunications 

Ron Cheng 

Ron ably assisted several of my companies in their respective corporate matters, spanning shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, investments, employment and together with another litigation partner in the firm, some contentious matters. I, and my companies, rely on Ron's expertise and legal acumen, which he delivers with speed and precision. He is my corporate legal adviser of choice, and I am very pleased with our outcomes working together. He deserves the title of a leading individual in his field of expertise. 

Ron is extremely well versed and professional. He is able to provide meaningful and valuable insights into how we can plan and execute our funds more effectively. Ron's work is prompt and always deliver the work within the given timeline. 

Voon Jiet Chia 

Understands issues very quickly. Open to listening and considers all alternatives. Explains legal basis and offers sound advice. Able to build good rapport and we are confident he has our back. 

Benjamin Gaw 

Excellent comms with the client. Was cool and composed during the negotiation process with our counterpart. Managed his team well and meeting quick turnaround time and deadlines well. 

Jason Goh 

Responsive, and knowledgeable. 

Blossom Hing 

Blossom is a very experienced litigator, arbitration lawyer and arbitrator. She combines a strong work ethic with a highly approachable demeanour. She is a total team player and a pleasure to deal with. 

Blossom is an outstanding all-around lawyer. She is great in meetings and when negotiating with the other side. She is also a very capable advocate and has an excellent presence in the courtroom.” 

Petrus Huang 

Depth of experience, well versed with the regulatory environment. 

Rakesh Kirpalani 

Harding working. Very Smart. Excellent communication. 

Solid guy. Result-driven and thinks out of the box. 

Highly responsive, professional, effective and timely. 

Good option provided, proactive, and problem solver. 

Wilson Koh 

Brilliant client management, salient advice, swift communication, strong positioning. 

Meryl Koh 

Meryl has shown her integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views. 

Meryl is great at listening to your worries and giving you advice in accordance with your company's objectives. 

Meryl is very helpful and detailed in analyzing the situation to come up with the most suitable solution for the issue. She is able to calm and reassure the client about the situation to reduce the stressful situation. 

Man Er Kong 

Man Er is an excellent lawyer! Confident, intelligent and diligent, she is never fazed by anything thrown at her. She easily understands complex legal issues and is always on top of her game. A true joy to work with! 

Grace Lai 

All ongoing consultation, specifically capital market. 

Sok Hiang Lau 

Very professional and patient. 

Very responsive and promptly come up with problems solving. 

Siau Wen Lim 

She is experienced in intellectual property matters and is responsive. She offers practical advice to our legal questions. 

Shumin Lin 

Professional and responsive. Always meets the deadline. Good advice in strategy. 

Adam Maniam 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy. 

Sushil Nair 

Accessible, practical, creative and friendly. He establishes trust and respect quickly and listens to client's concerns carefully and offer commercial and sound advice. 

Mahesh Rai 

Deep understanding of Singapore law and appreciation of practical problems in multijurisdiction litigations. 

Strong Knowledge of Indian laws. 

Teng Sen Tan 

Teng Sen's response time is excellent. He is always available. His disposition is always pleasant and it is really easy to talk to him. Hdefinitely fits the description of a trusted advisor when you go to him with your legal problem. He could spot issues that I had not considered and gave clear and concise solutions. 

Benedict Teo 

Prompt and responsive, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. 

Kelvin Teo 

Accessible, positive, strategic, explains approach well. Communication is supportive and empathetic. 

Vincent Wong 

Feedback quick and understand client's needs and always target the deadline. 

Wendell Wong 

Excellent client management. Good legal knowledge. Well prepared for the court hearing. Able to anticipate and good counter management. Good listener. 

Listens to client. With his competent team fights for his client.” 

En Li Yap 

She appears to be young, but she is very sharp and bright. On top of understanding our business well quickly, she was always ahead of us in our questions which we are most impress with. Most importantly, she speaks and writes clearly and concisely. The shareholders and directors of the company felt that what she has done for us is much better than the previous firm. 

Tony Yeo 

Tony is truly an excellent lawyer. When he understands the issue, he comes up with creative solutions from his depth of knowledge in IP and general law. He is the person to go to when you have a high-value complex IP case. You know you are in safe hands with Tony. 

Jimmy Yim

Excellent Lawyer, very sharp in his assertion of the cases submitted and his recommendations. Because of Jimmy, our company won already two cases out of three and the 3rd one is still under review by the international court. Very pleasant person to talk to and also looking at costs at all times. 

Jimmy Yim has a great ability to understand esoteric concepts well very swiftly; that enables his advice to be relevant and applicable regardless of the permutations of the information and matter. His affable personality is a winner both off-court and on-court. 

He has an ability to quickly grasp complex issues. He has strategic plan for the case and it is effective with the positive outcome. 

Jimmy Yim SC is an exceptional senior counsel and leader. 


Work highlights 

Acted for mainboard-listed property developer Tuan Sing Holdings in relation to the update of its S$900 million multicurrency MTN programme which was established in 2013. 

Key clients 

CSE Global, Guangzhou R&F PropertiesGuocoland, OCBC BankSarine Technologies  

Duane Morris & Selvam

Duane Morris & Selvam provides a range of legal services to assist clients in banking and finance, capital marketscorporate and M&Aconstruction and dispute resolutionThe firm is regularly instructed by Korean, Chinese and Indian companies on various banking and regulatory matters. Key figures include Jamie Benson for capital markets, Leon Yee for corporate and M&A and Sarbjit Singh Chopra for dispute resolution. 


Work highlights 

Acted as international legal counsel to Axis Capital, Edelweiss Financial Services, IIFL Securities and ICICI Securities in their role as the book running lead managers on the IPO in India and concurrent private placements outside India, including in the US (Rule 144A), of shares in ESAF Small Finance Bank. 

Key clients 

Axis Capital, Elara Capital (India)IIFL SecuritiesMotilal Oswal Investment AdvisorsUBS  

Construction 

Eng and Co

Eng and Co, PwC Legal’s member firm in Singaporeprovides corporate and commercial legal services to financial institutions, corporates, funds and private clients. Founding partner Rachel Eng, who has nearly 30 years of corporate experience, offers clients a one-stop service covering the capital markets, corporate and M&A, investment funds and labour and employment 


Work highlights 

Assisted Credit Bureau Asia and the vendors as Singapore legal adviser on its IPO on the Mainboard of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading 

Rajah & Tann

Rajah & Tann is arguably the most visible among Singapore’s ‘Big Four’ law firms in the Southeast Asian market. It occupies the top tier across an array of practice areas and sectors with well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arenaThe firm has outstanding experience in complex and high-value cross-border matters, closely working with its R&T Asia network with specialised industry expertise. The firm has traditional strength in dispute resolution backed by the largest litigation practice in Singapore with seven senior counsels. Key names include Angela Lim for banking and finance, Kim Huat Chia for capital markets and corporate and M&AKala Anandarajah for competition, Francis Xavier and Andre Yeap for dispute resolution, Arnold Tan for investment funds, Patrick Ang and Eng Beng Lee for restructuring and insolvency, and Rajesh Sreenivasan for technology and telecommunications. The firm launched a new serviceRajah & Tann Technologies, aimed at complementing its legal services and providing clients with tech-enabled solutions including forensic services 

Client feedback 

Offers relevant and practical advice; responsive. – Banking and finance 

Responsiveness and ability to provide solutions. – Capital markets 

Knowledgeable (including practical knowledge and market practice)Very good and practical adviceThorough, prompt and amazing articulation and draftingPro-active, attention to details and great turn around time with senior-level involvement. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers very reasonable legal fees, good quality of work, and very responsive. Especially their leaders, Kala and Dominique, are very good lawyers. They take a very quick grasp of a case which is very efficient. Rajah & Tann has a strong ASEAN network which is very beneficial and convenient. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers practical and pragmatic advice and balances technical points of law with commercial realities. – Competition/antitrust 

Very client-orientated, very responsive and long-term relationships. I have known Shemane Chan and Avinash Pradhan for a long time. They also assist in Malaysia through CLO. – Construction 

Excellent team who are knowledgeable and hard working. Exceptional attention to detail and hard-working and friendly lawyers for whom nothing is too much trouble. – Construction 

Clear and concise adviceApproachable and available partners and associates. – Construction 

Save cost for SOP, prevent claim from workman abuse. – Construction 

Cost-effective. Practical solutions. Results-driven. Indisputable legal advice. – Corporate and M&A 

High commitment to the project, very timely submission of tasks, pro-active feedback on issues arising, solution-driven and good skills in negotiating. – Corporate and M&A 

The firm's legal team, led by Kah Wah Leong, is excellent in making sure this complex case incorporating foreign law, experts from multiple jurisdictions and novel claims are presented in Singapore as effectively as possible. – Dispute resolution 

Good network for Indonesia via their partner AHP. The client partner - Tan Chuan Thye if based in Singapore. He is responsive and provides helpful insight on litigation strategy. – Dispute resolution 

Always available to provide highly qualified answers to all kinds of different issues. – Dispute resolution 

Exceptionally knowledgeable. Quick response. commercially minded. – Insurance 

Our lead counsel and advisor Simon Goh is knowledgeable, experienced and also flexible and hands-on. – Insurance

Strong strategic advice. Extremely helpful on regulatory matters. – Insurance 

The R&T team were extremely responsive, professional, and provided timely and commercial advice that was practical, and easy to understand. – Insurance 

Rajah & Tann have the largest full-service ASEAN footprints, which is attractive to clients and law firms in the region who cannot match this footprint. – Intellectual property 

Experienced, helpful, expertise, available and flexible. – Investment funds 

Having depth and breadth of industry knowledge as well as being commercially minded. – Oil and gas 

Indepth legal analysis, good understanding of the industry nuances and can see through the white noises to the actual crux of the matter. – Oil and gas 

Good grasp of the matter in question, quick turnaround and quality legal drafting of court-related matters. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The legal counsels in this engagement were very knowledgeable in the various aspects of laws including, but not limited to, insolvency laws, shipping related laws and environmental laws. Given the urgency and speed of day-to-day developments, the legal counsels also had a very quick and prompt response time. They also exude confidence and gave stakeholders comfort in the challenging circumstances. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The restructuring was multi-geography, multi-lender, and R&T was able to coordinate and negotiate effectively, while working with their partner firms, in order to get the maximum recovery for the bank. – Restructuring and insolvency  

Kala Anandarajah 

She is very helpful, efficient, business-oriented and practical. Even it is nearly midnight, she still responds to us if it is urgent. She makes herself always available. Her explanation is very simple and straightforward and easy to understand. She quickly grasps complex cases and arranges everything in a short time frame. I always admire and envy her energy and passion. 

KnowledgeableProactive and prompt. Practical and solution-oriented. 

Shemane Chan 

Highly responsive, very attentive to detail, knows the subject matter well and was able to advise on innovative solutions when met with deadlock during negotiations. 

Beng Chye Chua 

Overall friendly and responsive to client needs and addressed to issues of concern. 

Clear minded and sharp in his analysis. Sound advice and strong technical knowledge of the related legislation. 

Simon Goh 

Easy to communicate. Knowledgeable. 

Simon is a very knowledgeable, experienced, practical and hands-on advisor. 

Extremely experienced and helpful, and guided us completely throughout a new process for us, and our mutual client. 

Kah Wah Leong 

Kah Wah excels at managing a complex team from multiple jurisdictions, incorporating client input, and making sure that the case presented in his jurisdiction is as tight and concise as possible. 

Danny Lim 

Attentiveness and witty. 

Wee Hann Lim 

Wee Hann is a client-oriented lawyer who finds solutions and does not just advise on the law.  Wee Hann is forward-thinking and sector focused on the key sectors within the region. 

Dominique Lombardi 

Positive and delightful attitude even in difficult and challenging times. Incredibly thorough and amazing attention to detail and across all facets of the deal. 

Jonathan Oon 

Jonathan is technically strong, yet commercially minded, which makes it easy to work with him. Even when the deal involves cross-border restructuring, Jonathan always made sure that timelines are kept and that documentation was done well. 

Avinash Pradhan 

Exceptional legal knowledge and hard working with a good strategic brain. Very clever and induces confidence. 

Terence Quek 

Terence is very friendly and approachable. He understands our situation fast and is able to offer practical solutions to the issues. 

Communication, resourceful, giving explanations, legal advice, solution-driven. 

Vikna Rajah 

He is well versed and able to articulate the strengths of the legal arguments of a case. 

Mr Vikna was very well versed in the tax laws and was able to put in perspective the strengths of the legal arguments. 

Vikna Rajah who lead the team is able to appreciate the complexity of the issue and able to come out with an out of the box solution. The matter is in the process of resolution in the shortest time. 

Lip San Soh 

Approachable and available. Able to explain complicated jargon to non legally trained members of my staff. 

Chuan Thye Tan 

Responsive, flexible on fees, helpful with dispute strategy. 

Elaine Tay 

Very hands on. Strategic thinker. Excellent written work - clear and comprehensive when advising and when drafting pleadings. 

Elizabeth Teo 

High willingness to provide information and is always available to discuss issues of different nature. Great preparedness to listen and take time out of her schedule. 

Kian Sing Toh 

Deep professorial legal knowledge and very experienced in the oil and gas industry. 

I would like to recommend both Toh Kian Sing and Nathaniel Lin. Nat is an upcoming lawyer who has both indepth legal knowledge and industry experience. 

Ying Shuang Wang 

Ying Shuang is very professional and very knowledgeable about the insurance sector in Singapore.  She is extremely responsive (which is very appreciated) and a pleasure to work with. 


Work highlights 

Acted as counsel to SMRT Capital and SMRT Corporation in the update of the S$1.3 billion multicurrency guaranteed MTN programme, to provide for the issuance of notes as Green, Social or Sustainability Bonds in accordance with the SMRT Group Sustainability Bond Framework.  

Key clients 

Credit Suisse (Singapore), Hannover Ruck, Maybank Kim Eng SecuritiesMitsui Sumitomo InsuranceTML Holdings  

RHTLaw Asia

RHTLaw Asia has strong industry sector specialisms including consumer goods and services, real estate, and technology and telecommunications. The firm is sought after by internationally renowned brands, public and private companies, major financial institutions, innovators and high net-worth individuals. It is also well placed in handling cross-border mandates due to its network of offices across the region, including in China, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. ErwaBarre and Roderick Martin are key figures for corporate and capital markets, and dispute resolution, respectively.  

Client feedback 

The firm is very responsive, effective and provides alerts on pending matters, thereby facilitating our IP related activities. – Intellectual property 

Excellent customer service and strong fundamental knowledge on areas of concern. – Intellectual property 

Rizwi Wun 

Rizwi is not a 9-5 attorney. He considers and provides innovative approaches to problem-solving. 

Great communication skills.


Work highlights 

Advised on listing Legion Consortium on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The firm also helped the client with compliance and analysis on its business operation and structure.  

Key clients 

Matex International, Starnova 

Shook Lin & Bok (Singapore)

Shook Lin & Bok works with an impressive roster of clients, including major banksmultinational corporations and private equity investors, on large transactions locally and across the regionThe firm is highly active in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency. It is also skilled in advising on real estate finance, particularly on the lender side. Key lawyers include Kai Zee Liew for banking and finance, Marilyn See for capital markets, David Chong for corporate and M&A, Sarjit Singh Gill and David Chan for dispute resolution and insolvency.  

Client feedback 

Friendly and understandable advice. Alternatives are always provided. – Banking and finance 

Very professional in their dealings and has in-depth knowledge of the deal. – Banking and finance 

The lawyers are approachable. Provide good legal advice and training for latest development in the market. – Banking and finance 

The team was extremely responsive and always available for discussions. They provided sound advice and took the lead when it came to negotiations. – Capital markets 

Professionalism and their knowledge. – Capital markets 

Easy to deal with Not calculating on time spend and very flexible in making changes. – Corporate and M&A 

Commercial and technically astute. Very client orientated. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsiveness, sound and commercial advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsive, clear and easy to understand explanation. – Corporate and M&A 

The lawyers serving us were excellent in advising us, helped us reach our target price range (Perry Yuen and his associates) and also pointed us in the right direction for tax planning which means going beyond their scope of work. Being flexible with time (working on nights and weekends) and all aspects of their professionalism was exemplary. – Corporate and M&A 

Precise, proactive, experienced and friendly. – Intellectual property

Giving us multiple options and solutions to issues that we were facing, pointed out any clauses that could be detrimental for the company in the long run even if it seemed in the near term - was always thinking for the company's benefit and ran through with us the best ways to negotiate on terms. – Investment funds

Sharp commercially minded strategic approach to negotiations. Incredible responsiveness to client needs and short turnaround time without compromising on attention to detail. – Private equity 

Friendly, efficient, makes it a point to thoroughly understand customer's requirements. – Real estate 

Responsive, quick turnaround, able to provide legal advice, willing to help. – Real estate 

Provide sound legal advice which was commercial and practical given the difficult circumstances. – Restructuring and insolvency

Mei Choo Chew 

Mei Choo is the reason why we chose this firm. She is sharp and experienced. She is able to take a difficult issue and dissect it, and offer working solutions to clients. 

Responsive, conveyancing, knowledgeable. 

Gwendolyn Gn 

Flexible Knowledgeable Accommodative on client's needs.” 

Dayne Ho 

Marries technical excellence with commercial nous. Sees the strategic sticking point, attacks it and often wins. A superb negotiator. 

Ying Ming Ho 

Responsiveness, sound and commercial advice.” 

Provides astute commercially minded feedback. Extremely responsive to client needs at any time of the day. Quick turnaround time without any compromise to attention to detail.” 

Dilshaad Lonj 

Very helpful and responsive and understood our concerns immediately and was willing to go the extra mile to find multiple solutions to the issues we were facing.” 

Stanley Lim 

Very professional and guided us well at each stage of the deal. Most willing to lend a helping hand when we encountered problems along the way.” 

Moses Lin 

Provide sound advice and very responsive.” 

Andrea Ng 

Responsive and positive.  Helpful and detailed explanation.” 

Eu Jin Pok 

He's always very calm and positive, explains things very well and easily understood by the layman.” 

Zhiming Tan 

Approachable, responsive. Able to give good legal advice for loan and security structuring.” 

Woon hum Tan 

His knowledge and ability to provide solutions.” 

Mae Shaan Teo 

Mae Shaan is very good at client relationship management and responsiveness to client queries and comments. She's pro-active in reaching out for regular casual catch-up and feedback sessions over coffee, to speak not just about the work that the firm does for us, but also the general market conditions, which I very much appreciate.” 

Perry Yuen 

Perry is excellent in his knowledge and advises beyond the current situation, and plans for the possible unforeseen. He is resourceful and generous with his ideas and time. Very experienced and great at what he does. One of the best, if not the best in his field of M&A work, that I have worked with.”


Work highlights 

Acted as legal advisers advising on Singapore laws in relation to Compass Venture's initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange 

Acting for CTR Holdings in relation to its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong 

Key clients 

Aztech Global, CTR Holdings, DBS Bank, Perpetual (Asia)Prestige BiopharmaThe Bank of New York Mellon 

TSMP Law Corporation

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. 


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 

Competition/antitrust
Drew & Napier

As one of Singapore’s Big Four law firms, Drew & Napier possesses a diverse roster of lawyers offering an extensive range of legal services in Singapore and across the region. The firm remains dispute resolution powerhouse with a deep bench of top advocates including Jimmy Yim and Cavinder BullDisputes and insolvency lawyer Siraj Omar, construction specialist Christopher Chong and elite tax practitioner Ong Sim Ho further reinforce the team. Other key names to note include Petrus Huang for capital markets, Chong Kin Lim for competition and technology, Steven Lo for corporate and M&ATony Yeo for IPand Sushil Nair and Blossom Hing for restructuring and insolvency

Client feedback 

Professional and meticulous. – Banking and finance 

The firm satisfactorily review and made various recommendations and amendments. The firm has done its requested works in an excellent and responsible manner. – Banking and finance  

Prompt, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. – Banking and finance  

Drew and Napier were able to understand rapidly our business and the issues at stake, develop together in a very professional manner our strategy and tactics to raise our claim in the competition case and defend ourselves in the counter claim. The firm did go in very detailed groundwork and analysis of all components of the case and evidence to define our position in both cases. – Competition/antitrust  

I have worked with Ron Cheng (corporate) and Rakesh Kirpanali (litigation) closely for the last year.   They are both very knowledgeable in their fields and able to give me the proper advice on both matters. They are very responsive and understands my needs and instructions. – Corporate and M&A  

The team was able to address the issues I wanted to be addressed as well as spot issues pertinent to my case that I had not considered. Their advice was succinct and clear. The team was extremely responsive and proactive and provided timely advice. – Corporate and M&A  

Very prompt reply, client-oriented, responsible and reliable. – Corporate and M&A  

The firm is indeed altogether outstanding; however, there are also individuals who are also outstanding by their own merit. – Corporate and M&A  

Technically sound and commercial. Advice is supported by sound legal basis. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive, knowledgeable, good quality of advice. – Dispute resolution 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the disputes group and the insolvency group is an outstanding practitioner. Blossom has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration matters. – Dispute resolution 

It helped us defend ourselves and is really hard working. The lawyers can answer our questions anytime. – Dispute resolution 

Professional and tenacious. Creative in generating results. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, responsive, high level of competence. – Dispute resolution 

Swift and apposite communications. On point advice. Strong positioning for client confidence. – Dispute resolution 

Integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on careful thoughts and views. – Dispute resolution 

Extremely competent, comprehensive and efficient. Advice is always well considered before being presented to the client, even when requested off-the-cuff. The team is focused, diligent and, more importantly, alive to commercial considerations. A joy to work with! – Dispute resolution 

Good advice on strategy on how to resolve the dispute. Very professional, responsive. – Dispute resolution 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy by Adam Maniam. – Dispute resolution 

It has a strong Asian team with good Knowledge of laws in Asia and especially in India and China. – Dispute resolution 

Personable, responsive, pragmatic, transparent, strategic. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, committed good resources, good advice. Strong leadership from leading counsel, on time, able to anticipate issues. Putting the client first. – Dispute resolution 

Professional conduct, knowledge, empathy, sincere honest advice. – Dispute resolution 

It has positive culture with good oral and written communication skillsThe lawyers are good listeners which encourage all to maintain positive outlook. – Dispute resolution 

Jimmy Yim SC and Christopher Chong are first class international arbitration practitioners and they are supported by strong teams. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are meticulous and preemptive in building the litigation case and explain your options clearly to you. – Intellectual property 

The lawyers are able to advise on different options to approach the dispute and try to settle it in the most appropriate manner. – Intellectual property 

The firm provides timely and good service as well as practical advice to suit our needs and is able to do so at a reasonable fee. – Intellectual property 

Very good at thinking outside the box, efficient, frank and clear advice, always has the client's goals in mind to meet the objective. – Intellectual property 

The law firm was able to advise and recommend proper and adequate structure for the execution of the fund. The law firm extend that advice outside their job scope, into matters such as tax and accounting standards. – Investment funds 

Responsive and well experienced in investment fund structures and set up, add value on related areas such as family trusts and family offices, local regulatory requirements. – Investment funds 

Ben managed the entire process in an expeditious and no-nonsense manner. His team's turnaround time was swift and prompt, understanding the urgency of the various timelines. Clear advice and counsel was provided which was helpful in protecting our company's interests in this deal. Fees were reasonable. – Private equity 

Legal strategy and strong implementation. – Real estate 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the firm is an outstanding lawyer with in-depth knowledge and experience and a very creative approach to problem-solving. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Legal advice is not only sound, but the firm seeks to find solutions when there are gaps amongst stakeholders. Willing to push for commercial and practical solutions. Committed and available for discussions when needed. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The partners are clear-headed and gave good advice which is essential to an international arbitration like this. On top of this, they are not arrogant like the previous ones which we have worked with. We decided to change law firms mid-way through the arbitration process. – Technology and telecommunications 

Ron Cheng 

Ron ably assisted several of my companies in their respective corporate matters, spanning shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, investments, employment and together with another litigation partner in the firm, some contentious matters. I, and my companies, rely on Ron's expertise and legal acumen, which he delivers with speed and precision. He is my corporate legal adviser of choice, and I am very pleased with our outcomes working together. He deserves the title of a leading individual in his field of expertise. 

Ron is extremely well versed and professional. He is able to provide meaningful and valuable insights into how we can plan and execute our funds more effectively. Ron's work is prompt and always deliver the work within the given timeline. 

Voon Jiet Chia 

Understands issues very quickly. Open to listening and considers all alternatives. Explains legal basis and offers sound advice. Able to build good rapport and we are confident he has our back. 

Benjamin Gaw 

Excellent comms with the client. Was cool and composed during the negotiation process with our counterpart. Managed his team well and meeting quick turnaround time and deadlines well. 

Jason Goh 

Responsive, and knowledgeable. 

Blossom Hing 

Blossom is a very experienced litigator, arbitration lawyer and arbitrator. She combines a strong work ethic with a highly approachable demeanour. She is a total team player and a pleasure to deal with. 

Blossom is an outstanding all-around lawyer. She is great in meetings and when negotiating with the other side. She is also a very capable advocate and has an excellent presence in the courtroom.” 

Petrus Huang 

Depth of experience, well versed with the regulatory environment. 

Rakesh Kirpalani 

Harding working. Very Smart. Excellent communication. 

Solid guy. Result-driven and thinks out of the box. 

Highly responsive, professional, effective and timely. 

Good option provided, proactive, and problem solver. 

Wilson Koh 

Brilliant client management, salient advice, swift communication, strong positioning. 

Meryl Koh 

Meryl has shown her integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views. 

Meryl is great at listening to your worries and giving you advice in accordance with your company's objectives. 

Meryl is very helpful and detailed in analyzing the situation to come up with the most suitable solution for the issue. She is able to calm and reassure the client about the situation to reduce the stressful situation. 

Man Er Kong 

Man Er is an excellent lawyer! Confident, intelligent and diligent, she is never fazed by anything thrown at her. She easily understands complex legal issues and is always on top of her game. A true joy to work with! 

Grace Lai 

All ongoing consultation, specifically capital market. 

Sok Hiang Lau 

Very professional and patient. 

Very responsive and promptly come up with problems solving. 

Siau Wen Lim 

She is experienced in intellectual property matters and is responsive. She offers practical advice to our legal questions. 

Shumin Lin 

Professional and responsive. Always meets the deadline. Good advice in strategy. 

Adam Maniam 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy. 

Sushil Nair 

Accessible, practical, creative and friendly. He establishes trust and respect quickly and listens to client's concerns carefully and offer commercial and sound advice. 

Mahesh Rai 

Deep understanding of Singapore law and appreciation of practical problems in multijurisdiction litigations. 

Strong Knowledge of Indian laws. 

Teng Sen Tan 

Teng Sen's response time is excellent. He is always available. His disposition is always pleasant and it is really easy to talk to him. Hdefinitely fits the description of a trusted advisor when you go to him with your legal problem. He could spot issues that I had not considered and gave clear and concise solutions. 

Benedict Teo 

Prompt and responsive, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. 

Kelvin Teo 

Accessible, positive, strategic, explains approach well. Communication is supportive and empathetic. 

Vincent Wong 

Feedback quick and understand client's needs and always target the deadline. 

Wendell Wong 

Excellent client management. Good legal knowledge. Well prepared for the court hearing. Able to anticipate and good counter management. Good listener. 

Listens to client. With his competent team fights for his client.” 

En Li Yap 

She appears to be young, but she is very sharp and bright. On top of understanding our business well quickly, she was always ahead of us in our questions which we are most impress with. Most importantly, she speaks and writes clearly and concisely. The shareholders and directors of the company felt that what she has done for us is much better than the previous firm. 

Tony Yeo 

Tony is truly an excellent lawyer. When he understands the issue, he comes up with creative solutions from his depth of knowledge in IP and general law. He is the person to go to when you have a high-value complex IP case. You know you are in safe hands with Tony. 

Jimmy Yim

Excellent Lawyer, very sharp in his assertion of the cases submitted and his recommendations. Because of Jimmy, our company won already two cases out of three and the 3rd one is still under review by the international court. Very pleasant person to talk to and also looking at costs at all times. 

Jimmy Yim has a great ability to understand esoteric concepts well very swiftly; that enables his advice to be relevant and applicable regardless of the permutations of the information and matter. His affable personality is a winner both off-court and on-court. 

He has an ability to quickly grasp complex issues. He has strategic plan for the case and it is effective with the positive outcome. 

Jimmy Yim SC is an exceptional senior counsel and leader. 


Work highlights 

Acting for Refinitiv in the filing to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore for the proposed acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group of Refinitiv Holdings 

Rajah & Tann

Rajah & Tann is arguably the most visible among Singapore’s ‘Big Four’ law firms in the Southeast Asian market. It occupies the top tier across an array of practice areas and sectors with well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arenaThe firm has outstanding experience in complex and high-value cross-border matters, closely working with its R&T Asia network with specialised industry expertise. The firm has traditional strength in dispute resolution backed by the largest litigation practice in Singapore with seven senior counsels. Key names include Angela Lim for banking and finance, Kim Huat Chia for capital markets and corporate and M&AKala Anandarajah for competition, Francis Xavier and Andre Yeap for dispute resolution, Arnold Tan for investment funds, Patrick Ang and Eng Beng Lee for restructuring and insolvency, and Rajesh Sreenivasan for technology and telecommunications. The firm launched a new serviceRajah & Tann Technologies, aimed at complementing its legal services and providing clients with tech-enabled solutions including forensic services 

Client feedback 

Offers relevant and practical advice; responsive. – Banking and finance 

Responsiveness and ability to provide solutions. – Capital markets 

Knowledgeable (including practical knowledge and market practice)Very good and practical adviceThorough, prompt and amazing articulation and draftingPro-active, attention to details and great turn around time with senior-level involvement. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers very reasonable legal fees, good quality of work, and very responsive. Especially their leaders, Kala and Dominique, are very good lawyers. They take a very quick grasp of a case which is very efficient. Rajah & Tann has a strong ASEAN network which is very beneficial and convenient. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers practical and pragmatic advice and balances technical points of law with commercial realities. – Competition/antitrust 

Very client-orientated, very responsive and long-term relationships. I have known Shemane Chan and Avinash Pradhan for a long time. They also assist in Malaysia through CLO. – Construction 

Excellent team who are knowledgeable and hard working. Exceptional attention to detail and hard-working and friendly lawyers for whom nothing is too much trouble. – Construction 

Clear and concise adviceApproachable and available partners and associates. – Construction 

Save cost for SOP, prevent claim from workman abuse. – Construction 

Cost-effective. Practical solutions. Results-driven. Indisputable legal advice. – Corporate and M&A 

High commitment to the project, very timely submission of tasks, pro-active feedback on issues arising, solution-driven and good skills in negotiating. – Corporate and M&A 

The firm's legal team, led by Kah Wah Leong, is excellent in making sure this complex case incorporating foreign law, experts from multiple jurisdictions and novel claims are presented in Singapore as effectively as possible. – Dispute resolution 

Good network for Indonesia via their partner AHP. The client partner - Tan Chuan Thye if based in Singapore. He is responsive and provides helpful insight on litigation strategy. – Dispute resolution 

Always available to provide highly qualified answers to all kinds of different issues. – Dispute resolution 

Exceptionally knowledgeable. Quick response. commercially minded. – Insurance 

Our lead counsel and advisor Simon Goh is knowledgeable, experienced and also flexible and hands-on. – Insurance

Strong strategic advice. Extremely helpful on regulatory matters. – Insurance 

The R&T team were extremely responsive, professional, and provided timely and commercial advice that was practical, and easy to understand. – Insurance 

Rajah & Tann have the largest full-service ASEAN footprints, which is attractive to clients and law firms in the region who cannot match this footprint. – Intellectual property 

Experienced, helpful, expertise, available and flexible. – Investment funds 

Having depth and breadth of industry knowledge as well as being commercially minded. – Oil and gas 

Indepth legal analysis, good understanding of the industry nuances and can see through the white noises to the actual crux of the matter. – Oil and gas 

Good grasp of the matter in question, quick turnaround and quality legal drafting of court-related matters. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The legal counsels in this engagement were very knowledgeable in the various aspects of laws including, but not limited to, insolvency laws, shipping related laws and environmental laws. Given the urgency and speed of day-to-day developments, the legal counsels also had a very quick and prompt response time. They also exude confidence and gave stakeholders comfort in the challenging circumstances. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The restructuring was multi-geography, multi-lender, and R&T was able to coordinate and negotiate effectively, while working with their partner firms, in order to get the maximum recovery for the bank. – Restructuring and insolvency  

Kala Anandarajah 

She is very helpful, efficient, business-oriented and practical. Even it is nearly midnight, she still responds to us if it is urgent. She makes herself always available. Her explanation is very simple and straightforward and easy to understand. She quickly grasps complex cases and arranges everything in a short time frame. I always admire and envy her energy and passion. 

KnowledgeableProactive and prompt. Practical and solution-oriented. 

Shemane Chan 

Highly responsive, very attentive to detail, knows the subject matter well and was able to advise on innovative solutions when met with deadlock during negotiations. 

Beng Chye Chua 

Overall friendly and responsive to client needs and addressed to issues of concern. 

Clear minded and sharp in his analysis. Sound advice and strong technical knowledge of the related legislation. 

Simon Goh 

Easy to communicate. Knowledgeable. 

Simon is a very knowledgeable, experienced, practical and hands-on advisor. 

Extremely experienced and helpful, and guided us completely throughout a new process for us, and our mutual client. 

Kah Wah Leong 

Kah Wah excels at managing a complex team from multiple jurisdictions, incorporating client input, and making sure that the case presented in his jurisdiction is as tight and concise as possible. 

Danny Lim 

Attentiveness and witty. 

Wee Hann Lim 

Wee Hann is a client-oriented lawyer who finds solutions and does not just advise on the law.  Wee Hann is forward-thinking and sector focused on the key sectors within the region. 

Dominique Lombardi 

Positive and delightful attitude even in difficult and challenging times. Incredibly thorough and amazing attention to detail and across all facets of the deal. 

Jonathan Oon 

Jonathan is technically strong, yet commercially minded, which makes it easy to work with him. Even when the deal involves cross-border restructuring, Jonathan always made sure that timelines are kept and that documentation was done well. 

Avinash Pradhan 

Exceptional legal knowledge and hard working with a good strategic brain. Very clever and induces confidence. 

Terence Quek 

Terence is very friendly and approachable. He understands our situation fast and is able to offer practical solutions to the issues. 

Communication, resourceful, giving explanations, legal advice, solution-driven. 

Vikna Rajah 

He is well versed and able to articulate the strengths of the legal arguments of a case. 

Mr Vikna was very well versed in the tax laws and was able to put in perspective the strengths of the legal arguments. 

Vikna Rajah who lead the team is able to appreciate the complexity of the issue and able to come out with an out of the box solution. The matter is in the process of resolution in the shortest time. 

Lip San Soh 

Approachable and available. Able to explain complicated jargon to non legally trained members of my staff. 

Chuan Thye Tan 

Responsive, flexible on fees, helpful with dispute strategy. 

Elaine Tay 

Very hands on. Strategic thinker. Excellent written work - clear and comprehensive when advising and when drafting pleadings. 

Elizabeth Teo 

High willingness to provide information and is always available to discuss issues of different nature. Great preparedness to listen and take time out of her schedule. 

Kian Sing Toh 

Deep professorial legal knowledge and very experienced in the oil and gas industry. 

I would like to recommend both Toh Kian Sing and Nathaniel Lin. Nat is an upcoming lawyer who has both indepth legal knowledge and industry experience. 

Ying Shuang Wang 

Ying Shuang is very professional and very knowledgeable about the insurance sector in Singapore.  She is extremely responsive (which is very appreciated) and a pleasure to work with. 


Work highlights 

Handled the Toh Thye San Farm (TTS) appeal before the Competition Appeal Board (CAB) against the infringement decision issued by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) against the client and other fresh chicken distributors for their alleged participation in agreements to fix prices and to not compete for customers. The CCCS imposed overall financial penalties of close to S$27 million, the highest penalty imposed to date. In an unprecedented first, in January 2021, the CAB published its decision partially allowing the appeal on liability and found that TTS did not participate in the agreement to not compete for customers. As a result, the financial penalty imposed by TTS was reduced by close to 70%. This decision is the first-ever instance of an appellant succeeding on an issue of liability and also covered several critical issues relating to procedural fairness, burden and standard of proof, reliability of leniency statements and applicability of CCCS guidelinesThe CAB also made several critical comments on the CCCS’ investigation process, which may prompt a change or tightening of the investigation process in the future. 

Key clients 

JapfaSingapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (Institute) 

WongPartnership (Singapore)

A formidable market leader in the full gamut of corporate and finance mattersWongPartnership comprises over 300 lawyers in eight global citiesIt offers extensive experience in handling high-stakes structured finance, M&A, funds, private equity, project finance and syndicated loansThe firm also has plentiful expertise on big-ticket domestic and cross-border disputes involving corporate, construction, insolvency and regulatory mattersKey lawyers include Susan Wong for banking and finance, Ameera Ashraf for competition, Christopher Chuah for construction, Andrew Ang and Wai King Ng for corporate and M&A and private equity, Alvin Yeo for dispute resolution, and Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara for restructuring and insolvency. Besides, Chung Nian LamKah Keong Low, Jenny Tsin and Dorothy Marie Ng are regarded for their work in IP, investment funds, employment and real estate, respectively.  

Client feedback 

The lawyers are extremely detailed in their review and they go over and above their duty to protect their client's interest. – Capital markets 

It provides us an explicit timeline on the submission and adjudication proceedings. – Construction 

WongP's Corporate M&A team led by managing partner Ng Wai King provides first-class commercial and solutions-focused advice and service and is a true M&A. – Corporate and M&A 

Knowledge, experience, strategising. – Dispute resolution  

Very professional,  great legal knowledge great service  great responsiveness. – Dispute resolution  

Top-notch work and very responsive. Our firm feels very safe in their hands and we trust only them. – Dispute resolution  

A highly reputable legal firm with good resources to handle my case. My principal lawyer and his supporting team of colleagues were very professional in their dealings throughout the case. Overall performance is satisfactory. – Dispute resolution 

Excellent knowledge base, timely and efficient responses. Practical business advice. – Intellectual property  

The depth of knowledge and professionalism of WongPartnership is unsurpassed, it may have peers but they do not have betters. It is an exceptional firm at the top of their game. It is highly responsive, cognizant of client needs and consistently deliver high-quality advice that major business decisions and entities can rely on. We have had the pleasure of working with the firm for many years now, relying on their services to meet the needs of our major clients in Singapore. – Intellectual property  

Its professionalism, in-depth knowledge and case studies from other clients. – Labour and employment  

Very responsive, very practical and very attentive to the clients' needs. – Labour and employment  

Very detail, specific and yet attentive and professional. Outstanding. – Oil and gas  

The firm and the lawyers are prompt, resourceful, and commercial. It is also good at finding out about industry practices and that helps with our internal benchmarking. – Regulatory  

Client-focused. Detailed and comprehensive advice. – Regulatory 

Broad-based ability to tap into different departments of the firm for a comprehensive response. – Regulatory 

Top-notch technical expertise from associate to partner. Highly commercial and responsive. No other Singapore law firm can put together a team that can take on work of this complexity and scale. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Depth of experience, skilled and commercial partners and team, responsive. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Elaine Chan 

She has a receptive mind and she is a receptive listener. She even welcomes inputs. This makes the quality of her advice and that of her firm's more useful and practical.  

Qi-Yang Chang 

He is always able to provide very practical and proven recommendations for HR/employment-related matters. Very professional and responsive.  

Josephine Choo 

She has vast experiences of construction dispute and legal knowledge. She is able to analyse the cause of the dispute and mitigates it to the Client's advantage.  

Sean Yu Chou 

Great listener, very calm, great strategic thinking.  

Melanie Ho 

Very strategic and professional. Thinks outside the box.  

Swee Yen Koh 

She is a Partner of the Firm. She is excellent and understanding and strategising. She is very commercially minded in all her dealings, with her client's needs in her focus. 

Chung Nian Lam 

Chung Nian provides the most practical business-oriented advise and does it seamlessly.  

Chung Nian Lam is a household name in Singaporean legal services, the depth of his knowledge of local IP law is unrivalled he can always be relied upon to give clear, concise advice that cuts to the root of the problem and assists clients in achieving their goals or making informed decision to go a different route. He is highly professional, yet personable. His team reflects the same qualities. We have had extensive relations with his firm for many years and always received nothing but top quality advice.  

Wendy Lin 

Brilliant legal mind; Excellent, smooth and persuasive advocate; Unparalleled ability to absorb complex facts and law to put forward the best possible case for a client; Impeccable client service. The complete package.  

Smitha Menon 

Smitha's advocacy is excellent, she is energised and engaged. She is a confident performer and she knows her stuff.  

Continuing as the leading light in restructuring in her generation, Smitha has gone from strength to strength. More than client-oriented, Smitha goes the extra mile in offering highly commercial, technically brilliant as well as extremely timely advice. Marries superb advocacy with brilliant negotiating skills. Has built the best restructuring team in Singapore. The associates are brilliant because of her training. 

Rosabel Ng 

Rosabel is extremely sharp in her review of the documents and she ensures that her client's interests are always protected.  

Detailed and meticulous. Able to provide comprehensive legal advice and solutions to issues.  

Wai King Ng 

Wai King is one of the best Corporate M&A lawyers in Singapore and rightly recognised in the market for his pedigree. He is extremely sharp, sensible and solutions-focused. Despite being managing partner of WongP, Wai King is always available and hands-on to help his clients on complex negotiations and structuring issues.  

Manoj Sandrasegara 

Very experienced. Responsive and commercial. Very sound legal mind.  

Shangwei Tang 

Presented his case well in the high court with good logic. Very professional. Able to rebuff opposing lawyer argument well.  

Jenny Tsin 

Maintains well communication with clients and professionals alike, responsive, practical, easy to work with. 

Vivien Yui 

Vivien bedside manner is unparalleled. Her commercial acumen from years in capital markets work also uniquely places her amongst the top regulatory and compliance lawyers. She is our conscience at times, which tells you how much trust we have in her judgement and advice. 


Work highlights 

Advising Pacific International Lines on the multi-jurisdictional merger control related issues and filings arising from the proposed transaction with Heliconia Capital Management 

Key clients 

Keppel Corporation, LOGOS China Investments, SembWaste, Uber Technologies Singapore  

Construction
Drew & Napier

As one of Singapore’s Big Four law firms, Drew & Napier possesses a diverse roster of lawyers offering an extensive range of legal services in Singapore and across the region. The firm remains dispute resolution powerhouse with a deep bench of top advocates including Jimmy Yim and Cavinder BullDisputes and insolvency lawyer Siraj Omar, construction specialist Christopher Chong and elite tax practitioner Ong Sim Ho further reinforce the team. Other key names to note include Petrus Huang for capital markets, Chong Kin Lim for competition and technology, Steven Lo for corporate and M&ATony Yeo for IPand Sushil Nair and Blossom Hing for restructuring and insolvency

Client feedback 

Professional and meticulous. – Banking and finance 

The firm satisfactorily review and made various recommendations and amendments. The firm has done its requested works in an excellent and responsible manner. – Banking and finance  

Prompt, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. – Banking and finance  

Drew and Napier were able to understand rapidly our business and the issues at stake, develop together in a very professional manner our strategy and tactics to raise our claim in the competition case and defend ourselves in the counter claim. The firm did go in very detailed groundwork and analysis of all components of the case and evidence to define our position in both cases. – Competition/antitrust  

I have worked with Ron Cheng (corporate) and Rakesh Kirpanali (litigation) closely for the last year.   They are both very knowledgeable in their fields and able to give me the proper advice on both matters. They are very responsive and understands my needs and instructions. – Corporate and M&A  

The team was able to address the issues I wanted to be addressed as well as spot issues pertinent to my case that I had not considered. Their advice was succinct and clear. The team was extremely responsive and proactive and provided timely advice. – Corporate and M&A  

Very prompt reply, client-oriented, responsible and reliable. – Corporate and M&A  

The firm is indeed altogether outstanding; however, there are also individuals who are also outstanding by their own merit. – Corporate and M&A  

Technically sound and commercial. Advice is supported by sound legal basis. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive, knowledgeable, good quality of advice. – Dispute resolution 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the disputes group and the insolvency group is an outstanding practitioner. Blossom has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration matters. – Dispute resolution 

It helped us defend ourselves and is really hard working. The lawyers can answer our questions anytime. – Dispute resolution 

Professional and tenacious. Creative in generating results. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, responsive, high level of competence. – Dispute resolution 

Swift and apposite communications. On point advice. Strong positioning for client confidence. – Dispute resolution 

Integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on careful thoughts and views. – Dispute resolution 

Extremely competent, comprehensive and efficient. Advice is always well considered before being presented to the client, even when requested off-the-cuff. The team is focused, diligent and, more importantly, alive to commercial considerations. A joy to work with! – Dispute resolution 

Good advice on strategy on how to resolve the dispute. Very professional, responsive. – Dispute resolution 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy by Adam Maniam. – Dispute resolution 

It has a strong Asian team with good Knowledge of laws in Asia and especially in India and China. – Dispute resolution 

Personable, responsive, pragmatic, transparent, strategic. – Dispute resolution 

Professional, committed good resources, good advice. Strong leadership from leading counsel, on time, able to anticipate issues. Putting the client first. – Dispute resolution 

Professional conduct, knowledge, empathy, sincere honest advice. – Dispute resolution 

It has positive culture with good oral and written communication skillsThe lawyers are good listeners which encourage all to maintain positive outlook. – Dispute resolution 

Jimmy Yim SC and Christopher Chong are first class international arbitration practitioners and they are supported by strong teams. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are meticulous and preemptive in building the litigation case and explain your options clearly to you. – Intellectual property 

The lawyers are able to advise on different options to approach the dispute and try to settle it in the most appropriate manner. – Intellectual property 

The firm provides timely and good service as well as practical advice to suit our needs and is able to do so at a reasonable fee. – Intellectual property 

Very good at thinking outside the box, efficient, frank and clear advice, always has the client's goals in mind to meet the objective. – Intellectual property 

The law firm was able to advise and recommend proper and adequate structure for the execution of the fund. The law firm extend that advice outside their job scope, into matters such as tax and accounting standards. – Investment funds 

Responsive and well experienced in investment fund structures and set up, add value on related areas such as family trusts and family offices, local regulatory requirements. – Investment funds 

Ben managed the entire process in an expeditious and no-nonsense manner. His team's turnaround time was swift and prompt, understanding the urgency of the various timelines. Clear advice and counsel was provided which was helpful in protecting our company's interests in this deal. Fees were reasonable. – Private equity 

Legal strategy and strong implementation. – Real estate 

Blossom Hing, a partner in the firm is an outstanding lawyer with in-depth knowledge and experience and a very creative approach to problem-solving. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Legal advice is not only sound, but the firm seeks to find solutions when there are gaps amongst stakeholders. Willing to push for commercial and practical solutions. Committed and available for discussions when needed. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The partners are clear-headed and gave good advice which is essential to an international arbitration like this. On top of this, they are not arrogant like the previous ones which we have worked with. We decided to change law firms mid-way through the arbitration process. – Technology and telecommunications 

Ron Cheng 

Ron ably assisted several of my companies in their respective corporate matters, spanning shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, investments, employment and together with another litigation partner in the firm, some contentious matters. I, and my companies, rely on Ron's expertise and legal acumen, which he delivers with speed and precision. He is my corporate legal adviser of choice, and I am very pleased with our outcomes working together. He deserves the title of a leading individual in his field of expertise. 

Ron is extremely well versed and professional. He is able to provide meaningful and valuable insights into how we can plan and execute our funds more effectively. Ron's work is prompt and always deliver the work within the given timeline. 

Voon Jiet Chia 

Understands issues very quickly. Open to listening and considers all alternatives. Explains legal basis and offers sound advice. Able to build good rapport and we are confident he has our back. 

Benjamin Gaw 

Excellent comms with the client. Was cool and composed during the negotiation process with our counterpart. Managed his team well and meeting quick turnaround time and deadlines well. 

Jason Goh 

Responsive, and knowledgeable. 

Blossom Hing 

Blossom is a very experienced litigator, arbitration lawyer and arbitrator. She combines a strong work ethic with a highly approachable demeanour. She is a total team player and a pleasure to deal with. 

Blossom is an outstanding all-around lawyer. She is great in meetings and when negotiating with the other side. She is also a very capable advocate and has an excellent presence in the courtroom.” 

Petrus Huang 

Depth of experience, well versed with the regulatory environment. 

Rakesh Kirpalani 

Harding working. Very Smart. Excellent communication. 

Solid guy. Result-driven and thinks out of the box. 

Highly responsive, professional, effective and timely. 

Good option provided, proactive, and problem solver. 

Wilson Koh 

Brilliant client management, salient advice, swift communication, strong positioning. 

Meryl Koh 

Meryl has shown her integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views. 

Meryl is great at listening to your worries and giving you advice in accordance with your company's objectives. 

Meryl is very helpful and detailed in analyzing the situation to come up with the most suitable solution for the issue. She is able to calm and reassure the client about the situation to reduce the stressful situation. 

Man Er Kong 

Man Er is an excellent lawyer! Confident, intelligent and diligent, she is never fazed by anything thrown at her. She easily understands complex legal issues and is always on top of her game. A true joy to work with! 

Grace Lai 

All ongoing consultation, specifically capital market. 

Sok Hiang Lau 

Very professional and patient. 

Very responsive and promptly come up with problems solving. 

Siau Wen Lim 

She is experienced in intellectual property matters and is responsive. She offers practical advice to our legal questions. 

Shumin Lin 

Professional and responsive. Always meets the deadline. Good advice in strategy. 

Adam Maniam 

Mastery of the law, tactics and service to the client. First-rate advocacy. 

Sushil Nair 

Accessible, practical, creative and friendly. He establishes trust and respect quickly and listens to client's concerns carefully and offer commercial and sound advice. 

Mahesh Rai 

Deep understanding of Singapore law and appreciation of practical problems in multijurisdiction litigations. 

Strong Knowledge of Indian laws. 

Teng Sen Tan 

Teng Sen's response time is excellent. He is always available. His disposition is always pleasant and it is really easy to talk to him. Hdefinitely fits the description of a trusted advisor when you go to him with your legal problem. He could spot issues that I had not considered and gave clear and concise solutions. 

Benedict Teo 

Prompt and responsive, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable. 

Kelvin Teo 

Accessible, positive, strategic, explains approach well. Communication is supportive and empathetic. 

Vincent Wong 

Feedback quick and understand client's needs and always target the deadline. 

Wendell Wong 

Excellent client management. Good legal knowledge. Well prepared for the court hearing. Able to anticipate and good counter management. Good listener. 

Listens to client. With his competent team fights for his client.” 

En Li Yap 

She appears to be young, but she is very sharp and bright. On top of understanding our business well quickly, she was always ahead of us in our questions which we are most impress with. Most importantly, she speaks and writes clearly and concisely. The shareholders and directors of the company felt that what she has done for us is much better than the previous firm. 

Tony Yeo 

Tony is truly an excellent lawyer. When he understands the issue, he comes up with creative solutions from his depth of knowledge in IP and general law. He is the person to go to when you have a high-value complex IP case. You know you are in safe hands with Tony. 

Jimmy Yim

Excellent Lawyer, very sharp in his assertion of the cases submitted and his recommendations. Because of Jimmy, our company won already two cases out of three and the 3rd one is still under review by the international court. Very pleasant person to talk to and also looking at costs at all times. 

Jimmy Yim has a great ability to understand esoteric concepts well very swiftly; that enables his advice to be relevant and applicable regardless of the permutations of the information and matter. His affable personality is a winner both off-court and on-court. 

He has an ability to quickly grasp complex issues. He has strategic plan for the case and it is effective with the positive outcome. 

Jimmy Yim SC is an exceptional senior counsel and leader. 


Work highlights 

Represented in the first ICSID claim brought against the State of Kuwait brought by an Italian-Spanish consortium under Kuwait’s bilateral treaties with the Italian Republic and the Kingdom of Spain. The dispute relates to a billion-dollar infrastructure project in Kuwait City.  

Key clients 

Amara Hotel PropertiesChina Machine New Energy CorporationDaelim IndustrialHyundai Engineering & Construction  

Harry Elias Partnership

Harry Elias Partnership has offices in Singapore, Malaysia and BruneiBuilt upon one of the most respected and influential litigation lawyers in the country, Harry Eliasthe firm has an established reputation for its dispute resolution and family and matrimonial expertiseIn 2019, the firm established banking and finance department with the strategic hire of Gerard Ng to grow and develop its practice in Asia. The firm is also notable for its construction, corporate and M&A and intellectual property practices. Philip Fong, Justin Chia, Brian Law and Claudia Teo are key contacts for dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property and corporate and M&A, respectively. The firm further bolstered its banking and finance practice by welcoming partners Pearl Lim and Wai Chong Chan in January 2021 from Withers Khattarwong.

Client feedback 

Very through arbitration research and excellent experience and know-how. – Dispute resolution  

Good advice, common sense approach and fast response time. – Dispute resolution  

Responses are swift. The firm has known us for many years and understands our directions too. – Intellectual property  

Francis Goh 

Explains and communicates extremely well. Is very structured in his way of thinking. 

Chau Yee Tan 

Sound advice, good overall strategy, good knowledge, good client management. 

Weiyi Tan 

She engages her clients and understands the needs and tailor to the requirements. 

Esther Wee 

She is prompt and understands our business well. 


Work highlights 

Continues to act as the claims specialist to project manager Surbana Jurong Consultants and superintending officer and employer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, for the Tuas Terminal Port Project 1, which is part of the upcoming Tuas Mega Port project. The project is of national strategic importance to Singapore and the first of its kind in Singapore for decades 

Key clients 

Ministry of Health Holdings, Public Utilities Board, Rich-Link Construction, SMRT Trains, Wee Hur Holdings  

LIMN Law Corporation

Established in 2018, LIMN Law Corporation has its niche in construction with particular strength in dispute resolutionKey partner John Lim is an experienced litigator with specialisms in construction and engineering and infrastructure projects such as mass rapid transit projects, hotels, specialised warehouses and residential developments. Lim also has front-end drafting capability. The firm’s clientele includes established local owners, developers, contractors and consultants as well as award-winning interior design firms. 

Client feedback 

The law firm is extremely dedicated to ensuring that my case is handled well. – Construction 

John Lim 

John Lim is dedicated and committed to ensuring that the client's needs are met. 


Work highlights 

Acting for a builder in a claim against the owner over outstanding payment for construction work in respect of a proposed reconstruction project.  

Instructed by one of the defendants is a multi-party high court suit involving six defendants in a multi-million dollar claim by the management corporation of an industrial flatted factory. 

Rajah & Tann

Rajah & Tann is arguably the most visible among Singapore’s ‘Big Four’ law firms in the Southeast Asian market. It occupies the top tier across an array of practice areas and sectors with well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arenaThe firm has outstanding experience in complex and high-value cross-border matters, closely working with its R&T Asia network with specialised industry expertise. The firm has traditional strength in dispute resolution backed by the largest litigation practice in Singapore with seven senior counsels. Key names include Angela Lim for banking and finance, Kim Huat Chia for capital markets and corporate and M&AKala Anandarajah for competition, Francis Xavier and Andre Yeap for dispute resolution, Arnold Tan for investment funds, Patrick Ang and Eng Beng Lee for restructuring and insolvency, and Rajesh Sreenivasan for technology and telecommunications. The firm launched a new serviceRajah & Tann Technologies, aimed at complementing its legal services and providing clients with tech-enabled solutions including forensic services 

Client feedback 

Offers relevant and practical advice; responsive. – Banking and finance 

Responsiveness and ability to provide solutions. – Capital markets 

Knowledgeable (including practical knowledge and market practice)Very good and practical adviceThorough, prompt and amazing articulation and draftingPro-active, attention to details and great turn around time with senior-level involvement. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers very reasonable legal fees, good quality of work, and very responsive. Especially their leaders, Kala and Dominique, are very good lawyers. They take a very quick grasp of a case which is very efficient. Rajah & Tann has a strong ASEAN network which is very beneficial and convenient. – Competition/antitrust 

It offers practical and pragmatic advice and balances technical points of law with commercial realities. – Competition/antitrust 

Very client-orientated, very responsive and long-term relationships. I have known Shemane Chan and Avinash Pradhan for a long time. They also assist in Malaysia through CLO. – Construction 

Excellent team who are knowledgeable and hard working. Exceptional attention to detail and hard-working and friendly lawyers for whom nothing is too much trouble. – Construction 

Clear and concise adviceApproachable and available partners and associates. – Construction 

Save cost for SOP, prevent claim from workman abuse. – Construction 

Cost-effective. Practical solutions. Results-driven. Indisputable legal advice. – Corporate and M&A 

High commitment to the project, very timely submission of tasks, pro-active feedback on issues arising, solution-driven and good skills in negotiating. – Corporate and M&A 

The firm's legal team, led by Kah Wah Leong, is excellent in making sure this complex case incorporating foreign law, experts from multiple jurisdictions and novel claims are presented in Singapore as effectively as possible. – Dispute resolution 

Good network for Indonesia via their partner AHP. The client partner - Tan Chuan Thye if based in Singapore. He is responsive and provides helpful insight on litigation strategy. – Dispute resolution 

Always available to provide highly qualified answers to all kinds of different issues. – Dispute resolution 

Exceptionally knowledgeable. Quick response. commercially minded. – Insurance 

Our lead counsel and advisor Simon Goh is knowledgeable, experienced and also flexible and hands-on. – Insurance

Strong strategic advice. Extremely helpful on regulatory matters. – Insurance 

The R&T team were extremely responsive, professional, and provided timely and commercial advice that was practical, and easy to understand. – Insurance 

Rajah & Tann have the largest full-service ASEAN footprints, which is attractive to clients and law firms in the region who cannot match this footprint. – Intellectual property 

Experienced, helpful, expertise, available and flexible. – Investment funds 

Having depth and breadth of industry knowledge as well as being commercially minded. – Oil and gas 

Indepth legal analysis, good understanding of the industry nuances and can see through the white noises to the actual crux of the matter. – Oil and gas 

Good grasp of the matter in question, quick turnaround and quality legal drafting of court-related matters. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The legal counsels in this engagement were very knowledgeable in the various aspects of laws including, but not limited to, insolvency laws, shipping related laws and environmental laws. Given the urgency and speed of day-to-day developments, the legal counsels also had a very quick and prompt response time. They also exude confidence and gave stakeholders comfort in the challenging circumstances. – Restructuring and insolvency 

The restructuring was multi-geography, multi-lender, and R&T was able to coordinate and negotiate effectively, while working with their partner firms, in order to get the maximum recovery for the bank. – Restructuring and insolvency  

Kala Anandarajah 

She is very helpful, efficient, business-oriented and practical. Even it is nearly midnight, she still responds to us if it is urgent. She makes herself always available. Her explanation is very simple and straightforward and easy to understand. She quickly grasps complex cases and arranges everything in a short time frame. I always admire and envy her energy and passion. 

KnowledgeableProactive and prompt. Practical and solution-oriented. 

Shemane Chan 

Highly responsive, very attentive to detail, knows the subject matter well and was able to advise on innovative solutions when met with deadlock during negotiations. 

Beng Chye Chua 

Overall friendly and responsive to client needs and addressed to issues of concern. 

Clear minded and sharp in his analysis. Sound advice and strong technical knowledge of the related legislation. 

Simon Goh 

Easy to communicate. Knowledgeable. 

Simon is a very knowledgeable, experienced, practical and hands-on advisor. 

Extremely experienced and helpful, and guided us completely throughout a new process for us, and our mutual client. 

Kah Wah Leong 

Kah Wah excels at managing a complex team from multiple jurisdictions, incorporating client input, and making sure that the case presented in his jurisdiction is as tight and concise as possible. 

Danny Lim 

Attentiveness and witty. 

Wee Hann Lim 

Wee Hann is a client-oriented lawyer who finds solutions and does not just advise on the law.  Wee Hann is forward-thinking and sector focused on the key sectors within the region. 

Dominique Lombardi 

Positive and delightful attitude even in difficult and challenging times. Incredibly thorough and amazing attention to detail and across all facets of the deal. 

Jonathan Oon 

Jonathan is technically strong, yet commercially minded, which makes it easy to work with him. Even when the deal involves cross-border restructuring, Jonathan always made sure that timelines are kept and that documentation was done well. 

Avinash Pradhan 

Exceptional legal knowledge and hard working with a good strategic brain. Very clever and induces confidence. 

Terence Quek 

Terence is very friendly and approachable. He understands our situation fast and is able to offer practical solutions to the issues. 

Communication, resourceful, giving explanations, legal advice, solution-driven. 

Vikna Rajah 

He is well versed and able to articulate the strengths of the legal arguments of a case. 

Mr Vikna was very well versed in the tax laws and was able to put in perspective the strengths of the legal arguments. 

Vikna Rajah who lead the team is able to appreciate the complexity of the issue and able to come out with an out of the box solution. The matter is in the process of resolution in the shortest time. 

Lip San Soh 

Approachable and available. Able to explain complicated jargon to non legally trained members of my staff. 

Chuan Thye Tan 

Responsive, flexible on fees, helpful with dispute strategy. 

Elaine Tay 

Very hands on. Strategic thinker. Excellent written work - clear and comprehensive when advising and when drafting pleadings. 

Elizabeth Teo 

High willingness to provide information and is always available to discuss issues of different nature. Great preparedness to listen and take time out of her schedule. 

Kian Sing Toh 

Deep professorial legal knowledge and very experienced in the oil and gas industry. 

I would like to recommend both Toh Kian Sing and Nathaniel Lin. Nat is an upcoming lawyer who has both indepth legal knowledge and industry experience. 

Ying Shuang