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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

A heavyweight banking practice with 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. 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, particularly relating to restructuring and insolvency. The team recently represented the noteholders in relation to the USD950 million restructuring and insolvency of Berau Capital Resources and Berau Coal Energy. The firm has an alliance with local Indonesian law firm Soemadipradja & Taher. Prawiro Widjaja is a key point of contact.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Lee enjoys a strong reputation for work on investigations, and "provides insightful advice and offers numerous solutions to any issue," according to one client, who adds: "Aaron is highly respected and dependable for good-quality and quick advice."

Adrian Ang maintains his recognition as a fintech and regulatory expert, and "knows the monetary authority like the back of his hand," according to one client, who goes on to say that "he is a first-class lawyer: he's sharp, commercial and understands client objectives."

Aloysius Ng is a practitioner who has built a reputation for expertise in the market, and attracts praise from a client for "his ability to give cutting-edge and value-added insights throughout the negotiation process." The same source adds: "We get the comfort that our lawyer is really working for our benefit."

Kok Chee Wai maintains a powerful reputation in the market and is seen as one of the "heavyweights in the industry" by a client. Another calls him "absolutely reliable," and a third terms him "a very experienced counsel in banking and finance and one of the best in the industry."

Francis Mok remains one of the most distinguished figures in the market. Renowned as an adviser on regulatory changes, a client names him as "the first person I call if I need regulatory advice," going on to add that he is "one of the most commercially-minded and knowledgeable lawyers that I have worked with."

Karen Tiah is positioned at the forefront of the regulatory banking and finance market. "Karen works tirelessly," a client says, adding that she is one of the "leading practitioners in the industry, and her depth of experience really shows."

Mark Hudspeth is a senior figure in the market and co-leads the banking and finance practice. He enjoys a strong reputation, and a market source considers him someone who when faced with a complex transaction can "get it through."

Lim Wei Ting is active and experienced, and his activity on major financing mandates attracts praise from clients, who say: "If we have any questions we always go back to him," adding: "He is not afraid of taking on the difficult points of the client." Another calls him "balanced in his views, sharp and mindful of the negotiation dynamics and someone we can trust to get the work done."

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Overview

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.


Members

Hudspeth, Mark (Head of Department)

Kok, Chee Wai (Head of Department)

Ang, Adrian

Ang, Daselin

Chin, Margaret

Choo, Jonathan

Goh, Ping Ying

Ho, Desmond

Koh, Jerry

Lee, Aaron

Lim, Teong Sit

Lim, Wei Ting

Ng, Jafe

Ong, Kangxin

Or, Harold

Sim, Julie

Soh, Yin Chuin

Tang, Ellis

Tiah, Karen

Wee, Lyn

Yeo, Wico

Zheng, Michelle

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

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Banking & Finance

Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Location

One Marina Boulevard

#28-00

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018989

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Singapore

Banking & Finance: Domestic


Aloysius Ng
Band 4
Chee Wai Kok
Band 1
Mark Hudspeth
Band 1
Wei Ting Lim
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Regulatory


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