Practice Areas

We are a full-service corporate practice. Our business groups are constantly evolving and growing in line with developments in law, business and technology. Our lawyers and consultants are qualified in Singapore, India and England and Wales. Our internationally connected lawyers give us the ability to tap expertise from other jurisdictions.

  • Banking, Finance and Securities.
  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.
  • Corporate Support Services.
  • Employment.
  • Funds and Asset Management.
  • Reorganisation and Restructuring.
  • Intellectual Property.
  • Real Estate and Conveyancing.
  • Tax and Trusts.
  • Transnational Work.
  • Indian Desk.

Banking, Finance and Securities

Our Banking and Finance lawyers are involved in credit transactions, syndicated loans and security-side transactions. We also advise on derivatives related financial products. Our work includes:

  • Banking regulation and compliance.
  • Consumer banking.
  • Derivatives
  • Issuing and underwriting.
  • Lending and security.
  • Licensing.
  • Private banking.
  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Structured and trade finance.

Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

For debt and equity issues, our lawyers have experience acting for both issuers and sponsors. Our lawyers have advised both sponsors and issuers on initial public offerings on both the Main Board and the Catalist Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange and global depository receipts for listing on NASDAQ as well as issue of convertible bonds and convertible securities by listed companies debt issue. We provide legal expertise to venture capital organisations. Our work, apart from initial public offerings includes:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.
  • Pre and post-IPO investments.
  • Post-listing compliance.
  • Share buybacks, interested party transactions and capital reduction.
  • Venture capital

Corporate Support Services

We provide incorporation and business registration services including advice on regulatory and compliance matters. We also provide corporate secretarial services to corporate entities

Employment

Our practice deals with employment law, employment contracts, transfers of undertakings, reorganization of business and retrenchment including:
•employment and work passes

Funds and Asset Management

Our lawyers have assisted with the establishment of both listed and non-listed funds including:
•private investment funds
•discretionary and non-discretionary asset management

Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency

We have extensive experience with international corporate restructuring and insolvency matters like bankruptcy, liquidation, schemes or arrangement and workouts. We also conduct special investigative audit for clients.

Intellectual Property

We currently provide trademark registration services.

Real Estate and Conveyancing

We provide advise on all aspects of property law issues including government-owned land and handle conveyancing and leasing matters. Real estate transactions relate to:

  • Sale and purchase of residential and commercial property.
  • Leasing of residential and commercial property.
  • Mortgage and re-financing.
  • Securitisation

Tax and Trusts

The tax practice deals with income tax, goods and services tax, property tax, stamp duty, customs and excise duty and other impositions. We also advise clients on managing trusts and wills. The practice includes advising on:

  • Structuring of trusts.
  • Wills.
  • Asset protection and succession.

Transnational Work

We are able to draw upon the knowledge of our foreign associates with whom we have formed a close working relationship over the years. The network of our foreign associates includes legal, tax and finance specialists. This enables us to assist our clients in matters relating to cross-border work.

Non-Resident Indian Services

Our Non-Resident Indians services unit is part of the India desk. We advise on a wide spectrum of matters involving our NRI clients residing in Singapore and abroad. Typically, we are involved in transactional and advisory work in the areas of business set-up, accounts services, investments, joint ventures, real estate, assets under management and taxation and we work with our Indian legal, tax and financial associates to provide India-related services.