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Allen & Gledhill LLP


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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.

Foreign desks

The firm possesses Indonesian expertise within its Singapore office and has a strategic alliance with local firm Soemadipradja & Taher. It is well placed to advise Indonesian companies on corporate investments, including in the technology sector. The team assisted The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company with the USD31.5 million acquisition and transfer of capital of QBE General Insurance Indonesia. Prawiro Widjaja is a key contact.

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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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.


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



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Allen & Gledhill LLP


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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.


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

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