IFLR 1000 (2017 Edition)
The rankings and editorials on Rajah & Tann Singapore released by IFLR 1000 are highlighted below:
Banking and finance - Tier 1
Restructuring and insolvency - Tier 1
Energy and infrastructure - Tier 2
M&A - Tier 2
Capital markets - Tier 2
Patrick Ang, Chia Kim Huat, Goh Kian Hwee, Lee Eng Beng, SC, Angela Lim, Lim Wee Hann, Ng Kim Beng, Danny Ong, Sim Chee Siong, Sim Kwan Kiat, Soh Lip San, Tan Chuan Thye, SC, Evelyn Wee
Rajah & Tann is a strong regional legal player with offices in China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar and associate offices in Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia and this puts the firm in competition with international firms in the region.
Clients praise the firm for its “superb knowledge and commercial sense in providing solutions, the partners are easily accessible, they are good value for money, provide high quality work and are responsive to client needs”.
In banking and project finance, most of the firm’s key work is confidential. Public mandates, include work for the mandated lead arrangers in relation to the S$1.76 billion facilities granted to the borrower UT Singapore Service to finance the acquisition of its business and assets of its parent.
In the capital markets, the firm acted for BNP Paribas, DBS Bank and Credit Suisse as the joint lead managers and underwriters, in relation to the renounceable underwritten rights issue of securities by the OUE Hospitality Trust.
In M&A, the firm advised China Merchants Property Development, in its merger with its controlling shareholder, China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings. Elsewhere, the firm acted for Abacus Pacific in the sale of its 66% shares in Jacks International to Creative Elite Holdings.
In restructuring and insolvency, the firm acted for the liquidators of DOT, after DOT's parent company, OW Bunker group went into liquidation. In a separate matter, the firm also assisted the liquidators of MF Global Singapore on the recovery of customers’ proprietary funds.