Managing Partner: Bazul Ashhab
Number of partners: 12 Number of lawyers: 45
Languages: Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tamil
Founded in 2002, Oon & Bazul is one of Singapore’s fastest growing law firms as recognised by Asian Legal Business. The firm is a large leading commercial practice and its lawyers are known for their ability to deliver high quality work as well as their commitment to helping clients achieve success.
Outside of Singapore, the firm’s Asian Expertise starts with its Malaysian associate firm, TS Oon & Partners in Kuala Lumpur, with whom the firm works closely on matters in Malaysia and involving Malaysian law. Apart from Malaysia, the firm’s strategy is to work with the best lawyers throughout Asia without exclusive tie ups, to ensure that the firm can always engage the most suitable professionals in the required practice area regardless of which firms they come from. Apart from English, the firm’s lawyers are also fluent in several languages including Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Tamil, Japanese and Korean so as to bridge language and cultural barriers in major non-English speaking Asian countries.
The firm has a sterling international law practice dealing with matters across continents which has led the firm’s lawyers to be particularly adept at coordinating matters involving multiple jurisdictions. The firm has also developed an extensive informal network of law firms whom it has worked with over the years. The firm’s clientele includes sovereign states, Fortune Global 500 corporations, large multinational corporations, financial institutions and high net worth individuals.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Strong reputation with financial institutions in Singapore, particularly with merchant and trade banks - expertise in trade and asset finance in shipping and international trade is highly regarded.
Frequently instructed by law firms from China and Hong Kong SAR to represent their clients in contentious and non-contentious matters where Singapore law is involved. Corporate Extensive experience advising SMEs, MNCs, public listed companies and financial institutions in Singapore and across jurisdictions.
Capabilities in the debt and equity markets, and have represented issuers, issue managers, underwriters and/or placement agents, sponsors and financial advisors.
Mergers & Acquisitions
In-depth experience in both public and private mergers & acquisitions covering both domestic and cross border transactions across a broad range of industries.
Handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters across various industries.
Fraud & Asset Recovery
Ability to provide clients with immediate assistance as soon as a fraud is discovered - highly experienced in obtaining urgent protective injunctions and freezing orders to prevent a fraudster from dissipating monies or assets.
Handle a range of major arbitrations in cities around the world including London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Advise the world’s largest trading houses on all aspects of international trade and are familiar with the trade of all kinds of commodities from petroleum and petrochemicals, to grain and legumes to metals.
Extensive experience advising South Korean companies in their outbound business to Singapore, Southeast Asia, India, Central Asia and Mongolia; also able to advise foreign companies who have businesses in South Korea, or who are interested to expand to Singapore.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Experience in handling even the most complex disputes involving multiple parties, several languages, dozens of issues and thousands of documents; also regularly instructed to assist in obtaining injunctive reliefs, as well as in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards.
Private Wealth & Family Office
Represent ultra high net worth individuals and families spanning across Asia, particularly in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar.
Restructuring & Insolvency
Advise clients on debt restructuring and other rehabilitative measures available for entities facing financial distress to enable maximum