IFLR 1000 (2018)

The newly ranked lawyers will be marked with asterisk.

Banking and finance  Tier 1
Capital markets  Tier 2
Project development  Tier 2
M&A  Tier 2
Restructuring and insolvency  Tier 1

Leading Lawyers: 
Angela Lim (Highly regarded) - Energy and infrastructure, Banking and Project finance

Chia Kim Huat (Highly regarded) - Capital Markets
Chua Beng Chye* (Rising star) - Restructuring and insolvency
Danny Lim* (Notable practitioner)
Danny Ong (Highly regarded) - Restructuring and insolvency
Evelyn Wee (Highly regarded) - Capital markets and M&A
Lawrence Tan* (Notable practitioner)
Lee Eng Beng, SC (Highly regarded) - Restructuring and insolvency
Lim Wee Hann (Highly regarded) - M&A
Mark Cheng* (Rising star) - Restructuring and insolvency
Ng Kim Beng (Highly regarded) - Project development 
Ng Sey Ming* (Highly regarded) - Banking and Capital markets: Debt
Patrick Ang (Market leader) - Restructuring and insolvency
Sandy Foo* (Highly regarded) - Energy and infrastructure, Project development, Banking, Project finance and M&A
Sim Chee Siong (Highly regarded) - Project development
Sim Kwan Kiat (Highly regarded) - Restructuring and insolvency
Soh Lip San (Highly regarded) - Project development
Tan Chuan Thye, SC (Highly regarded) - Restructuring and insolvency

Rajah & Tann has been expanding its footprint in the South-East Asia region aggressively with the most recent tie up being with C&G Law, a local Philippines law firm, in January 2017. The restructuring and insolvency department has a dedicated shipping team which adds capacity in relation to oil and gas restructuring and insolvency matters. The firm also has a dedicated team focused on the fintech sector in ASEAN.

In the capital markets, the firm acted for Top Glove Corporation on the company’s $1.38 billion secondary listing on the SGX.

In M&A, the firm advised OSIM International on its privatisation exercise which was one of the largest by a SGX-ST listed company.

In the restructuring and insolvency space, the firm advised the Port of Singapore Authority on the $5.37 billion debt default by Hanjin Shipping, the South Korean shipping container giant.

The firm made a number of significant staffing changes during the research period. Most significant is the appointment of the reputable capital markets and M&A specialist Sandy Foo from Drew & Napier. Additionally, the firm scooped up another capital markets partner Favian Tan from WongPartnership as well as a team of five real estate partners from Dentons Rodyk & Davidson, namely Norman Ho, Ching Chou, Cindy Quek, Shijie Tan, and Gazalle Mok. 

Key clients include DBS Bank, BNP Paribas, Sinochem International, Citibank, GIC, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC.

Client feedback

“Excellent professional staff quality and services, strong track record and highly experienced, well resourced. Strong Indonesian practice.” – M&A

“Excellent quality of professional staff and service. Strong track record, experience and local network. Good breadth of legal disciplines and services. Well-resourced with capacity to handle the work load. The firm has a strong Indonesian practice.” – Capital markets

“Rajah & Tann’s local restructuring and insolvency practice is on top of everyone else…Excellent law firm with a good depth of lawyers to assist on restructuring.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Cheng Yoke Ping
“Yoke Ping is extremely sharp and possesses a keen sense of analysis. She has great commercial acumen.”

Lawrence Tan
“He is highly meticulous and thorough in his work.”

“Excellent technical knowledge, quality of work, diligence and personality.”

“Highly competent and thorough in his work as well as reliable.”