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Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Co-Chairmen and Senior Partners: Christina Ong and Penny Goh
Managing Partner: Lee Kim Shin
Deputy Managing Partner: Jerry Koh
Number of partners: 147
Number of lawyers in Singapore: 370+
Number of lawyers in regional network: 450+
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Malay, Mandarin, Myanmar, Tamil

Firm Overview:
Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service law firm which provides legal services to a wide range of clients. Established in 1902, the firm is consistently ranked as a market leader in Singapore for every major practice area, having been involved in numerous challenging, complex, cutting-edge and significant deals. The firm’s partners are specialists in their areas of practice and many are widely recognised as leading legal experts by clients and peers.

Allen & Gledhill is renowned for delivering exceptional legal services in Singapore and South-east Asia. Its reputation for high-quality advice is regularly affirmed by its strong rankings in leading publications, and by the various awards and accolades it has received from independent commentators and clients. The firm is consistently ranked band one in the highest number of practice areas, and is one of the firms with the highest number of lawyers recognised as leading individuals. Over the years, it has also been named ‘Regional Firm of the Year’ and ‘Singapore Firm of the Year’ by many prominent legal awards.

Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore and South-east Asia comprising over 450 lawyers in the region, Allen & Gledhill, together with its associate firm in Malaysia and an office in Myanmar, is well-placed to advise clients on their business interests in Singapore and beyond, particularly on matters involving South-east Asia and the Asian region.

Its associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, located in Kuala Lumpur, is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm. Rahmat Lim & Partners is one of the fastest growing law firms in Malaysia. Its team of approximately 70 local lawyers is well-positioned to provide an invaluable combination of Malaysian law and practice, local insight of the Malaysian environment and context, as well as international best practices.

The firm’s Myanmar office is based in Yangon. It is a fully licensed law firm which provides Myanmar legal advice, and issues Myanmar legal opinions. Both Myanmar and foreign qualified lawyers are familiar with the business environment, laws, regulations and practices of Myanmar to provide value-added advice and service to clients across key industry sectors.

Furthermore, Allen & Gledhill has strong working relationships with leading law firms worldwide and serves both local and international clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions in South-east Asia, China, India, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the United States of America. This experience allows the firm to take on an effective lead counsel or project manager role in cross-border transactions.


Kuala Lumpur: Rahmat Lim & Partners
Tel: +603 2299 3888
Fax: +603 2287 1278
Email: [email protected]

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance
Full spectrum of financing transactions from straightforward bilateral facilities to complex transactions.

Capital Markets:
Entire range of debt, equity and equity-linked products.

China Practice:
Active in China-related matters across practice areas.

Competition & Antitrust:
All aspects of competition law including international cartels and leniency strategies, merger control and crossborder antitrust advice.

Construction & Engineering:
Large-scale, high-end and complex contentious and non-contentious building and infrastructure projects.

Corporate & Commercial:
Wide spectrum of domestic and cross-border transactions across industries.

Corporate Real Estate:
Development of real estate transaction structures and products in Singapore and Asia.

Regulatory & Compliance:
Advisory and consultancy services on corporate and financial regulatory, governance and compliance work.

Corporate Services:
Advisory services relating to new business setup and corporate secretarial services for compliance with Singapore’s companies legislation.

All aspects of employment, industrial relations and work-health safety matters, and cross-border employment arrangments.

Energy, Infrastructure & Projects:
Advisory services project concession, procurement and construction, financing, plant operations and maintenance.

Active in all areas of the FinTech ecosystem including advising on equity crowdfunding platforms, P2P platforms and online payment systems.

Intellectual Property (IP):
Contentious and non-contentious IP matters as well as portfolio management and coordination of IP.

International Arbitration:
Complex international disputes in infrastructure, energy, cross-border investments, trade and transport.

Investment Funds:
Retail and private investment funds, licensing of fund management companies, and industry-related regulatory compliance issues.

Islamic Finance:
Advising and structuring Islamic finance products and solutions.

Representation in all levels of trial and appellate litigation, as well as before specialised and administrative tribunals.

Maritime & Aviation:
Contentious and non-contentious maritime and aviation work including international trade and transport and all aspects of financing.

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A):
Regularly involved in a broad range of complex and challenging local and cross-border M&A transactions.

Public Policy:
Legal and public policy matters, ranging from strategic thinking to participating in regulatory changes, and overall government affairs management.

Private Equity:
Advisory services from fund formation to investments, acquisition finance, portfolio management and exits.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs):
Capital market and financing arrangements in the REITs and business trust space.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Business rescue, insolvency and restructuring.

Tax advisory, structuring and planning as well as tax dispute resolution.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT):
TMT transactions including large-scale outsourcing projects with international scope.

White-Collar & Investigations:
Representation in civil and criminal cases.

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