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What the team is known for

Allen & Overy's lawyers in Singapore are widely regarded for an excellent cross-border practice, which includes handling a broad range of big-ticket DCM transactions. Particular expertise in advising on global and Euro MTN programmes, as well as large sukuk issuances and convertible bonds. Also offers notable ECM expertise, assisting clients with IPOs and listings in Singapore and elsewhere in South-East Asia. Singapore team frequently works in tandem with other offices on regional and international deals, especially in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and India. Acts for a range of underwriters, issuers and trustees. Key clients include PTT, State Bank of India and Garuda Indonesia.

Foreign desks

Allen & Overy has a strong track record in the Indian DCM market, acting for an impressive list of Indian and international banking clients. Offers expertise in green and convertible bond issuances, and in the high-yield space. Remains attuned to the Indian legal market, with notable experience advising on masala bonds. Also handles a selection of notable qualified institutional placements for the lead managers. The team advised Adani International Container Terminal on its USD300 million senior secured bond issuance. Pallavi Gopinath Aney is a key contact.

Allen & Overy partners with Ginting & Reksodiputro in Jakarta to provide a leading capital markets service in Indonesia. Assists clients with a range of bond issuances, as well as IPOs. The team advised Garuda Indonesia on a consent solicitation exercise for the restructuring of its outstanding sukuk. Felipe Duque is a key contact.

The firm is also regularly involved in Malaysian capital markets deals from its Singapore office. It advises leading Malaysian and international corporates on debt issuances, including Shari'a-compliant deals. The lawyers represented financial institutions, including CIMB Investment Bank, on the USD800 million and USD500 million sustainability sukuk issuances by Malaysia's government. Aloysius Tan is a key contact.

The team in Singapore often assists clients with IPOs and debt issuances in the Philippine legal market. Its team advised AREIT on its USD253 million IPO offering on the Philippine Stock Exchange. Alexander Stathopoulos is a key contact.

Notable practitioners

Lock Yin Mei has a market-leading capital markets legal practice, which encompasses a wide range of topics including IPOs, private placements, bond issuances and REITs. One source describes her as "a very approachable, intelligent and reliable partner for Singapore matters," while another attests that "she is very familiar with the regulators."

Aloysius Tan is qualified to advise on Singaporean, Hong Kong and English law, and handles a broad range of DCM deals, including sukuk. "He is a great legal partner for us," says a client.

Pallavi Gopinath Aney is experienced in advising issuers and underwriters on both debt and equity offerings, with particular expertise in India-related deals. A client says: "She's absolutely fantastic and one of the best lawyers I've dealt with in these matters; she is highly experienced, has good connections with regulators and the banking community and is very commercially savvy."

Felipe Duque is experienced in debt capital markets transactions, with particular activity in the Indonesian and Vietnamese markets. "He works collaboratively with banks and issuers to achieve successful outcomes on transactions across sovereign, investment-grade and high-yield issuances," notes a source.

Alexander Stathopoulos advises clients on a broad spectrum of international debt and equity capital markets transactions including IPOs, exchangeable bond issuances and MTN programmes. A client attests: "He is very proactive in ensuring that the diligence is always 100% on point. He knows how to escalate issues on time to the banks and he comes with a solution and a view as to how we resolve issues." He often handles matters in the Philippines.

Tim Beech is particularly well regarded for advising trustees on debt issuances across the region, including in the Philippines. An interviewee summarises: "He is our go-to person for bespoke, complex or unusual situations, as well as usual capital markets work. He offers a perfect combination of technical legal knowledge and business savviness."

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Alexander Stathopoulos
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Foreign expert for Philippines
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Felipe Duque
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Foreign expert for Indonesia
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Pallavi Gopinath Aney
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Foreign expert for India
Capital Markets: Domestic

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Yin Mei Lock
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Aloysius Tan
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Capital Markets: International

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Pallavi Gopinath Aney
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Alexander Stathopoulos
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Felipe Duque
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Aloysius Tan
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Tim Beech
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