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Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

Singapore Office

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Senior Partners: Lawrence Quahe, Christopher Woo, Michael Palmer
Number of partners: 14 (directors) 7 (associate directors)
Number of lawyers: 1 (consultant) 5 (senior associates) 11 (associates)
Languages:English, Mandarin

Firm Overview:
QWP is a multi-disciplinary law practice led by a team of experienced lawyers with varying specialist expertise, capable of handling complex modern-day legal disputes and corporate transactions. Combined with the quality, breadth and depth of the firm’s legal expertise, QWP is able to serve and secure the trust of a broad range of client groups, including private high net-worth family offices, multi-national corporations, private equity funds and other institutional clients. With offices in the key financial centres of Singapore and Hong Kong, QWP’s presence in North Asia and connectivity within ASEAN puts the firm in a unique position to support cross-border investment or business activities as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking, Finance & Security
Clubs & Societies
Corporate & Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Divorce & Family Matters
Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering
Insolvency & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Landlord & Tenant
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Property & Real Estate
Start-up / Venture Capital Practice
Wills, Trusts & Probate

Banking, Finance & Security:
The banking, finance and security team regularly handles financing work relating to acquisitions, term loans and also asset-based financing. The team serves a wide array of corporate and high net-worth clients and across a variety of businesses and jurisdictions. The team’s work ranges from high-value cross-jurisdictional secured financing transactions with international or established financial institutions to loans between corporate entities. The firm’s lawyers have also advised and acted in various aircraft-financing transactions with international financial institutions.
Contact: Yeo Khung Chye
Tel: +65 6622 0380
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
The corporate/mergers and acquisitions team handles a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters that a business entity may encounter throughout its life cycle, from initial establishment work such as incorporation, regulatory advice and employment issues to supporting a company on its operational and growth plans including capital fund-raising, joint ventures, franchise and other commercial arrangements. The team also assist with corporate restructuring exercises such as capital reductions and amalgamations. They also have a vast experience in handling both local and international M&A transactions across a broad spectrum of industries, and are able to structure and execute complex high value transactions that are traditionally the domain of larger firms.
Contact: Kenneth Leong
Tel: +65 6622 0228
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering:
The firm’s dedicated infrastructure, construction and engineering practice has been involved in a number of significant energy and infrastructure projects in Singapore and the region. With in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal and commercial issues that can arise in the life of any project, the firm’s clients value its expertise and capabilities in advising on tender and contract documentation and strategic advice on procurement, project risk management and dispute avoidance. The specialist team also represents clients in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and has acted in some of the most complex and high-value disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the region.
Contact: Yeo Boon Tat
Tel: +65 6622 0204
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
The intellectual property team assists, acts for and advises a diverse range of clients including multinational corporations on intellectual property matters. With expertise in a broad spectrum of industries ranging from sports to food and beverage, lifestyle to entertainment and many more, the team is equipped to meet clients’ IP needs. In addition to advising and assisting clients with IP registrations and litigation matters, the team also manages IP portfolios around the world dealing with a myriad range of issues and challenges. The team’s associates around the world give clients access to a network of trusted advisors able to provide legal services at the highest level in the most time and cost-efficient manner. The team consists of lawyers with litigation, corporate and commercial backgrounds, ably assisted by experienced senior legal executives including a former patent examiner.
Contact: Christopher Woo
Tel: +65 6622 0383
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s litigation department is led by three leading dispute practitioners with decades of combined litigation experience, and is supported by a team of skilled Associate Directors and Associates. It handles cases across a broad spectrum of areas, both internationally and in Singapore. Its areas of practice include complex commercial disputes, banking and securities disputes, shareholder disputes and oppression actions, insolvency and restructuring litigation, high value debt recovery, probate litigation, defamation actions and employment disputes. The lawyers have litigated complex and multi-jurisdictional matters before the highest levels of the Singapore Courts as well as international tribunals that come under the auspices and rules of various arbitral centres. These include the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, UNCITRAL, the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association.
Contact: Michael Palmer
Tel: +65 6622 0356
Email: [email protected]