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6 Ranked Lawyers

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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.

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What the team is known for

WongPartnership's highly esteemed capital markets practice houses dedicated equity and debt expertise. Advises issuers and underwriters on notable IPOs and secondary listings on the Singapore Exchange, including in the transportation 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 convertible bonds, securitisation and other structured finance. OCBC, Temasek and Wave Life Sciences are among its key clients.

Foreign desks

The office is known for its impressive Thailand desk and extensive connections in the Thai market. The team regularly advises on IPOs and fundraising mandates for Thai technology companies. WongPartnership advised Sri Trang Gloves on its secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange. Gail Ong is a key contact.

Notable practitioners

Hui Choon Yuen is frequently active assisting clients with MTN programmes, bond issuances and multicurrency debt issuances. A client indicates that "he gives outstanding advice and sharing of market perspectives, and uses simple and effective language that doesn't invite unnecessary challenges." An interviewee adds: "He is always reflective and thorough, giving concise and practical advice."

Gail Ong is well reputed across the market for her equity capital markets skills, often advising on share transactions and rights issues, while she also holds notable expertise within the Thai market. "She gives very well-rounded advice and is very commercial." notes a client.

Long Chee Shan has 20 years of experience in the equity capital markets space, particularly REITs. He often assists corporates and financiers with IPOs and private placements.

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. A client describes her as "very practical and knowledgeable," while another source says: "She is a very good and solid Singapore capital markets lawyer."

Trevor Chuan earns recognition for his DCM expertise, advising on MTN programme establishment and multicurrency debt issuances. A source considers "his greatest strength to be his ability to apply his legal skills with a deep knowledge of financial statements." Another interviewee says: "He provides practical advice and excellent support when timelines are tight."

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Gail S Ong
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Foreign expert for Thailand
Capital Markets: Domestic

Choon Yuen Hui
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Choon Yuen Hui
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Band 1
Gail S Ong
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Gail S Ong
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Band 2
Chee Shan Long
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Chee Shan Long
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Band 3
Karen Yeoh
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Karen Yeoh
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Band 3
Trevor Chuan
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Trevor Chuan
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Band 4

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Choon Yuen Hui

Head of Department

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Gail S Ong

Head of Department

James Choo

Jen Vern Loh

Rachel Eng

Head of Department

Trevor Chuan

Yuh Huey Khoo