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WongPartnership LLP

Capital Markets: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Highly esteemed capital markets practice with dedicated equity and debt expertise. Advises issuers and underwriters on notable IPOs and secondary listings on the Singapore Exchange, including in the logistics and life sciences sectors. Involved in several high-profile REIT listings and also offers experience acting as international counsel on listings elsewhere in the region, including Thailand. Extensive experience on the full range of debt capital markets mandates, from plain vanilla bonds, MTN and multicurrency debt programmes to securitisation and other structured finance.

Strengths

"They are experienced and competent, yet also practical in their advice," appreciates a client.

One interviewee describes the team as "co-operative and good to work with," whilst another source says that "they are very helpful and assist us with resolving issues."

Work highlights

Acted for DBS Bank and Citigroup Global Markets Singapore on the IPO of Lendlease Global Commercial REIT on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading.

Notable practitioners

Long Chee Shan has 20 years of experience in the equity capital markets space. He often assists corporates and financiers with IPOs, renounceable rights issues and REIT deals.

Hui Choon Yuen is reputed for his talents and longstanding experience in debt capital markets. He is frequently active assisting clients with MTN programmes, bond issuances and multicurrency debt issuances.

Sources note that Gail Ong "brings a combination of international and Singapore capital markets experience to provide practical advice." She is well reputed across the market for her equity capital markets skills, in particular with the involvement of US law, whilst she also holds notable expertise within the Thai market.

Karen Yeoh is well respected for her experience in equity capital markets matters in Singapore. She represents prominent underwriters and issuers in IPOs and other rights issuances, including in the healthcare and real estate sectors.

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Overview

Our Capital Markets Practice advises issuers and underwriters on public and private placements, including primary and secondary listings on the Singapore Exchange and elsewhere. Our expertise spans across both debt and equity fund raisings.

We have been involved in many IPOs on the Singapore Exchange, including IPOs of REITs and Business Trusts. Our advice is also regularly sought on primary and secondary listings on the Singapore Exchange for companies that are already listed on their home exchange. We assist our listed clients on rights issues, private placements and the issuance of convertible securities in addition to advising them on their continuing listing requirements in relation to matters such as capitalisation issues, the adoption of employee share schemes and privatisations. We also act as international counsel for issuers in South East Asia, including in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Our Firm is also a leading player in debt capital market transactions, including issuances of retail structured notes, bonds cum warrants, plain vanilla bonds, and convertible and exchangeable bonds, issuances and listing of structured warrants on the SGX-ST.

We are also a leading player in securitisations and other structured financing transactions in Singapore, including rated and unrated commercial mortgage-backed securitisations, on-and off-balance sheet residential receivables-backed securitisations as well as insurance-linked securities.

Members

Hui, Choon Yuen (Head of Department)

Ong, Gail S (Head of Department)

Choo, James

Chuan, Trevor

Khoo, Yuh Huey

Loh, Jen Vern

Capital Markets: Domestic Department

WongPartnership LLP

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Department location

12 Marina Boulevard Level 28 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3

12 Marina Boulevard Level 28

Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018982

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Singapore

Capital Markets: Domestic


Chee Shan Long
Band 3
Choon Yuen Hui
Band 2