IFLR 1000 (2019)
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
Angela Lim (Highly regarded) - Banking, Energy and infrastructure, Project finance
Chia Kim Huat (Highly regarded) - Capital Markets
Chua Beng Chye (Rising star) - Restructuring and insolvency
Danny Lim (Notable practitioner) - Capital markets : Equity, M&A
Danny Ong (Highly regarded) - Restructuring and insolvency
Evelyn Wee (Highly regarded) - Capital markets and M&A
Ho Mei Shi* (Rising star) - Banking and finance
Hoon Chi Tern* (Rising star) - Capital markets, M&A
Howard Cheam* (Notable Practitioner) - Capital markets : Debt, Capital markets : Equity, M&A
Lawrence Tan (Notable practitioner) - M&A
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, Capital markets:Debt
Patrick Ang (Market leader) - Restructuring and insolvency
Regina Liew* (Highly regarded) - Banking and finance
Sandy Foo (Highly regarded) - Banking, Energy and infrastructure, M&A, Project development, Project finance
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
Tan Mui Hui* (Notable Practitioner) - Capital markets : Debt, Capital markets : Equity, M&A
Rajah & Tann is best known for its restructuring and insolvency practice as well as its strong regional network.
The firm’s banking and finance team most notably worked on real estate and property finance recently.
In the capital markets the firm advised Sea, one of Singapore’s leading start-ups, on its IPO and listing on the NYSE.
In the M&A space, a deal highlight saw the team act for GIC on the acquisition of Global Logistics Property (GLP).
The scope of the firm’s regional strength is apparent in its multiple cross-border project development deals, namely in Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. The firm is involved in the One Bangkok commercial property development advising One Bangkok Holdings.
The firm’s restructuring and insolvency team is one of the largest in the region. The team was involved in a high-profile deal advising the judicial managers of Swiber Holdings and Swiber Offshore Construction. Another key deal saw the firm acting for major banks like DBS, UOB, and HSBC on the restructuring of the Ezra Group.
Key clients include DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, CIMB Bank, PT Bumi Resources, Credit Suisse, and Neste Singapore.
"Rajah & Tann's joint English and Singapore law capability has been extremely efficient and helpful. We greatly appreciate the quick response and savvy commercial minds of the banking and regulatory partners." – Banking and finance
"The partners who dealt with us are hands on, and supervise their associates. Their strong Asia network is also very useful." - M&A
"Extensive industry sector knowledge. Deep legal expertise. Strong reputation." – Restructuring and insolvency
Lee Eng Beng
"Deep technical expertise and a strong reputation."
"His extremely commercial advice helps us navigate newer and less certain structures. Having had cross-continental and jurisdictional outlook allows him to give reliable and balanced analyses."
"Speed, responsiveness and clarity of advice. Definitely understands/caters for clients' needs on a technical/commercial basis."
Cheng Yoke Ping
"Has extensive cross-border experience and excellent country knowledge for Indonesia; has also dealt with Vietnam transactions."