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About

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Our Banking & Finance Practice is recognised as a leading banking and finance practice in Singapore, operating across the full spectrum of financing transactions ranging from straightforward bilateral facilities to the most complicated transactions. The breadth, depth and size of our practice, together with our multi-disciplinary approach to transactions, allow us to work on many of the highly complex, cutting-edge and significant transactions in leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financing, real estate financing, infrastructure project financing, asset financing, ship and aircraft leasing, tax structured financing, Islamic financing, cross-border financing and other highly structured financing in the region.

Serving both local and international clientele, our practice is consistently appointed by the largest financial institutions operating in the region. We also regularly act for many of the largest corporations in Singapore and the region in their financing exercises.

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Banking & Finance: Regulatory - Singapore
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What the team is known for

Allen & Gledhill's heavyweight banking practice contains a deep bench of market-leading lawyers whose wide-ranging expertise spans acquisition financing, leveraged financing, syndicated loans, and project and real estate financing. Frequently advises on major refinancings across a range of industries. Especially well known for its work with major banks, private and listed companies, and private equity houses, including OCBC and UOB. Also represents major corporate borrowers ranging from regional property developers to multinational companies active in the energy and TMT sectors. Houses a talented regulatory team providing high-calibre advice to both domestic and international clients, including on financial regulatory compliance and disputes.

Foreign desks

The firm's Singapore department is often active on financial transactions in the Indonesian market, including in relation to restructuring and insolvency. Allen & Gledhill advised the REIT manager of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust on its receipt of SGD80 million loan facilities. Prawiro Widjaja is a key point of contact.

Notable practitioners

Francis Mok remains one of the most distinguished figures in the market, renowned as an adviser on regulatory changes. An interviewee says: "He is very cognisant of cross-border issues and implications that are relevant in Singapore's regulatory context, in particular MAS notices and regulations. His wide-ranging expertise and brilliant mind allow him to provide a wide lens on the industry position on various topics and current issues, as well as to propose practical solutions."

Mark Hudspeth is a senior figure in the market and co-leads the banking and finance practice. He advises on a variety of term and revolving loans, often acting for large banking syndicates.

Kok Chee Wai maintains a powerful reputation in the market, with strong expertise in project and real estate finance. An interviewee comments that he is "very familiar with financing and projects, and very versatile and willing to accommodate."

Karen Tiah is positioned at the forefront of the regulatory banking and finance market. She has a wide range of expertise, including in relation to financial technology.

Adrian Ang maintains his recognition as a fintech and regulatory expert. According to an interviewee, "he takes the time to understand our business model and provides well thought-through commercial solutions to regulatory issues that we may face."

Lim Wei Ting is well placed to advise leading banks and corporates on a range of high-value financings, particularly in relation to real estate. A client reports that "he has a brilliant and sharp legal mind, with an astute understanding of commercial considerations. He is a go-to lawyer for significant and complex transactions."

Aaron Lee enjoys a strong reputation for work on investigations. One interviewee says that "he has an astute grasp of the issues and an ability to provide quick and practical solutions."

Aloysius Ng is well versed in advising banks and borrowers on loan facilities, with particular expertise on SORA issues. He has recently advised on term and revolving loans, including sustainability-linked facilities.

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Chee Wai Kok
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Chee Wai Kok
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Mark Hudspeth
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Mark Hudspeth
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Wei Ting Lim
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Wei Ting Lim
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Aloysius Ng
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Aloysius Ng
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Francis Mok
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Karen Tiah
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Karen Tiah
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Adrian Ang
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Adrian Ang
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Aaron Lee
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Aaron Lee
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Aaron Lee

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Chee Wai Kok

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Daselin Ang

Desmond Ho

Ellis Tang

Jafe Ng

Jonathan Choo

Julie Sim

Kangxin Ong

Lyn Wee

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Mark Hudspeth

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Michelle Zheng

Ping Ying Goh

Teong Sit Lim

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