IFLR 1000 (2020) 

Banking and finance - Tier 1
Capital markets: Debt - Tier 2
Capital markets: Equity - Tier 2
M&A - Tier 2
Project development - Tier 1
Restructuring and insolvency - Tier 1

Leading Lawyers:
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, 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 (Highly regarded) - 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
Raelene Pereira* (Rising star) - 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 : Deb, Capital markets : Equity, M&A

Rajah & Tann in Singapore is a consistent performer across the financial and corporate space and excels in project and restructuring work.

The banking team acts for domestic and international banks, financial institutions, and corporates on a wide variety of instruments and cross border transactions. During the research period the firm acted for an array of stakeholders such as lenders, arrangers, and financiers on several real estate finance, project finance, acquisition finance, Islamic finance and structured finance transactions. A highlight mandate saw the firm act for the lender on the world’s largest Islamic bilateral hotel financing deal and Singapore’s first Islamic real estate financing in the core central business district.

In capital markets work the firm has experience in acting for issuers, issue managers, underwriters, and originators on deals from across the spectrum of capital markets transactions. A recent highlight saw the firm advise on the issue of the first catastrophe bond in Singapore.

In M&A the firm took on both buy and sell-side roles in acquisitions and advised on mergers. Recent highlights include acting for sell-side in the award-winning, high profile acquisition of Global Logistics Properties and acting on the first merger between two real estate investment trusts in Singapore.

In the projects space a noteworthy mandate saw the firm advising the developer on the largest private sector property development initiative undertaken in Thailand.

The firm’s restructuring team was the first dedicated restructuring and insolvency practice group in Singapore and remains the largest of such dedicated practice groups in the jurisdiction. The team has acted for a wide range of clients, including lenders and creditors (both secured and unsecured), debtors, and liquidators, judicial managers, receivers, scheme managers and independent financial advisors. The firm notably acted on the debt restructuring of Nam Cheong - one of the largest debt restructuring exercises in the oil and gas industry locally.

Staffing changes saw the appointments of new partners Eugene Lee from Prolegis to the capital markets and M&A teams, and Loh Chun Kiat from WongPartnership to the M&A team.

Recent Deal Data highlights

  • ESR-REIT / Viva Industrial Trust merger
  • Hong Leong Asia S$202.3 million rights issue
  • Koufu Group SGX IPO
  • Nam Cheong $1.35 billion debt restructuring
  • Nesta Investment Holdings $11.87 billion acquisition of Global Logistics Properties
  • One Bangkok
  • SIT multi-energy microgrid

Client feedback

“The counsels are precise and meticulous in the approach and offer comprehensive, prompt and strategic M&A and banking/finance advice.” - Banking

“Shemane Chan was thorough in drafting, providing for all possibilities in the first cut, and determined and dogged in the negotiations that ensued.” - Project development

Shemane Chan
“Thorough in providing the first cut of the draft. Determined and dogged in the ensuing negotiations. Always flexible to accommodate calls and discussions with clients. “

Lee Xin Mei
“She is perfect for our company needs and requirements. We could not have breezed through the past challenging transactions without her help.”