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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Corporate/M&A: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Highly rated M&A practice with a deep bench of well-regarded lawyers handling headline mandates in Singapore and across South-East Asia. Caters to leading clients from a broad range of sectors, such as technology, real estate, healthcare, hospitality and financial services, on transactions. Regularly handles big-ticket joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and privatisations, as well as private equity deals. Corporate team includes sub-teams for handling real estate, competition, tax and IP to tackle the full range of issues arising in M&A transactions.

Strengths

One client reports: "They always give great cogent and commercial advice, and they know what risks are there."

One source describes the team as "experienced practitioners, with broad and deep cross-industry expertise, responsiveness and sensitivity to our organisational needs."

Work highlights

Assisted CapitaLand Mall Trust Management with its proposed SGD8.27 billion merger with CapitaLand Commercial Trust.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Lim is acclaimed for his capability in assisting international and domestic corporates, as well as private equity funds, with complex commercial transactions. He is further knowledgeable in advising clients on corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues.

Christopher Koh regularly advises domestic as well as international corporates on cross-border transactions. He is further experienced in assisting financial institutions and private equity funds with commercial transactions and corporate compliance issues.

Hailed as "an excellent lawyer" by a market commentator, Lee Kim Shin is reputed for his talents in M&A, joint ventures and private equity. He is noted for his representation of Singapore-listed companies in particular.

Lim Mei is lauded by clients as a "go-to lawyer for large and complex transactions involving Singaporean companies," and is described as "a master of innovative ideas." She possesses extensive experience in M&A, including in the real estate sector.

Prawiro Widjaja is well reputed for his proficiency with M&A and private equity deals, as well as corporate restructuring. Noted for his expertise in Indonesia, he is described by a source as a "very good and sharp" lawyer.

Richard Young is appreciated in the market for his capabilities in cross-border M&A and joint ventures in addition to providing general corporate advisory. A market commentator says that "he has a huge following with listed companies and is a very safe pair of hands."

Song Su-min is known for assisting domestic and international clients with complex commercial transactions. She is particularly active in the private equity space, including on deals in the healthcare sector.

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Overview

Our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice is one of the leading practices in its field. We are consistently involved in the most challenging, complex and high profile transactions in Singapore and around the region, and we are one of the most recognised M&A practices in Singapore.

We advise on and act in a broad range of local and regional transactions, including joint ventures, share and business acquisitions and disposals, corporate reorganisations, privatisations and mergers, leveraged buyouts, schemes of reconstruction and amalgamation, capital restructuring, and private equity investments. Where necessary, we draw on the expertise of our Firm’s other market-leading practices to provide our clients with specialist advice.

Our clients include investment and commercial banks, private equity firms, private firms, listed companies, multinational corporations, government-linked entities and sovereign wealth funds.

Members

Chin, Christian (Head of Department)

Lim, Mei (Head of Department)

Budi Prasetiyo, Aris

Chen, Lee Won

Chiam, Tao Koon

Chitran, Sharmini

Chong, Zhuo Chen

Choo, Yi Ming

Chung, Lauren

Foo, Michele

Fum, Michelle

Goh, Penny

Ho, Julian

Huang, Xuhua

J. Marseille, Oene

Ko, Xiaozheng

Lee, Kee Yeng

Lee, Kim Shin

Lim, Andrew M

Lim, Chong Ying

Lim, Teong Sit

Low, Hilary

Oh, Hsiu Hau

Quek, Mark

Seow, Steven

Song, Su-min

Tan, Su May

Teoh, Sze Min

Wee, Sharon

Widjaja, Prawiro

Wong, Yi Jia

Young, Richard

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Corporate/M&A: Domestic Department

Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Department location

One Marina Boulevard

#28-00

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018989

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Singapore

Corporate/M&A: Domestic


Andrew M Lim
Band 1
Christopher Koh
Band 3
Kim Shin Lee
Eminent Practitioners
Prawiro Widjaja
Band 2
Richard Young
Band 3