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In its inaugural list, Asian Legal Business presents thenext generation of the country’s lawyers who have demonstrated great potential in the industry, while earning wide acclaim from their clients in the process. The list is in alphabetical order and some lawyers have been profiled.

 

JOLYN ANG, 31
corporate associate, Gunderson Dettmer

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Jolyn Ang is one of the earlier members of Gunderson Dettmer’s Singapore office and a core team member of the firm’s venture capital and growth equity practice in Asia. She has handled negotiations on more than 200 Asia-focused investments made by the world’s top venture and growth equity funds such as Tiger Global, Dragoneer, Greenoaks, Lightspeed Ventures India, Prosus, Asia Partners, Ribbit Capital, Cathay Innovation and Insignia Ventures.

Ang has also garnered a strong reputation for representing some of Asia’s most promising startups. Her key company clients include SaaS Labs, named as one of North America’s fastest-growing tech companies in the Deloitte 2022 Technology Fast 500 list, Aplikasi Super, Pinhome, Kargo, Rainforest and Pickup Coffee. Notable company-side representations include Aplikasi Super on their $70 million Series C financing and SaaS Labs on their $42 million Series B financing.

Steven Wongsoredjo, CEO of Aplikasi Super, says “Jolyn has my highest recommendation for her work ethic and quality – she is always working at the fastest pace.” Rajive Keshup, Investment Director at Cathay Innovation, says “Investing in this climate is an incredibly tough business but having dependable counsel is a complete game changer. I’ve been working with Jolyn for over two years and her mastery of legal frameworks has enabled us to remain incredibly founder friendly while ensuring we have complete protections in place around legal downside risk. In SEA we exclusively work with Gunderson and that’s largely due to Jolyn being an integral part of that team. We very much consider her an extension of ours.”

Among her accomplishments, Ang is the youngest attorney to be appointed as adjunct faculty at the Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business, where she teaches a course on negotiating early-stage financings. She is also a mentor with the Insignia Ventures Academy and the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

 

CHIA HUAI YUAN, 34
partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

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Chia Huai Yuan, a partner in Dentons Rodyk & Davidson’s litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration practice groups, has been with his firm for six of his nine-year-old legal career. He is also the firm’s business development lead for Vietnam and Thailand.

Chia is a familiar name in Asian Legal Business as he was recognised as one of Asia’s Super 50 Disputes Lawyers in April 2022.

He was made partner in his firm at just 32 years of age in January 2021. Chia’s star is not just noticeable at his firm, as he was appointed as Justices’ Law Clerk (JLC) of the Supreme Court of Singapore, working under the direct charge of the Chief Justice of Singapore, prior to entering private practice.

While serving as a JLC, Huai Yuan held an appointment in the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law as a Teaching Fellow, teaching Company Law. The module also contained a component on insolvency, which Chia has considerable experience within his own work. He has also worked as a deputy public prosecutor and state counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

His clients, who include leading multinational companies and private clients, have nothing but positive feedback about working with him.

A legal counsel from an institutional client had this to say, “Mr. Chia is an excellent attorney who is highly knowledgeable, professional, and ethical. We have used Mr. Chia on a number of complex commercial litigations involving millions of dollars at issue. For each of these matters, Mr. Chia has always shown his subject matter expertise and has provided excellent legal analysis and strategy recommendations. For these reasons, and more, Mr. Chia and the team of associates he leads are our go-to attorneys for our matters out of Singapore.”

Chia likewise has a good standing amongst practising lawyers, with one of them saying that he “devotes extraordinary efforts and is thorough at work” and has an “exceptionally brilliant legal mind who impresses with clarity of thought in the arguments presented”.

 

GRACE CHONG, 35
of counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

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Grace Chong is head of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s financial regulatory practice in Singapore, where she leads a team of three regulatory associates. She has ‘hit the ground running’ since joining the firm in January 2022 and she has already made a significant impact: Gib-son Dunn’s financial regulatory practice was awarded “Law Firm of the Year” at the recent Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2022.

Grace has extensive experience in a full range of complex financial regulatory, data privacy, licensing, regulatory investigations, environmental, social and governance (ESG) implementation and technology transactions. She is a certified cybersecurity GIAC GLEG, IAPP CIPP/A/E and IAPP CIPM professional. Her talents have not gone unnoticed: Grace was awarded Privacy and Data Protection Lawyer of the Year by Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards 2021.

She has a unique ability to bring our clients hands-on, industry experience. She is former in-house counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), who regularly interacts with key regulators, is closely involved in regional regulatory reform initiatives and has led discussions with regulators on behalf of the financial services industry. Further, she is a board member of ACCESS Blockchain Association and is currently leading ACCESS to draft consult responses for digital assets and a Code of Best Practices for Advertising Guidelines on behalf of the digital assets industry.

Grace also sits on the Board of the Women in Payments group and leads the ESG Working Group in AIMA. She is also a member of the Women in Practice and AML Committees of the Law Society of Singapore and has drafted regulations in relation to client due diligence for digital asset companies and innovative product offerings.

In terms of client work, she previously advised a global financial institution in relation to its role in acting as a key market participant to support the blockchain-based payment system governed by Diem Association in multiple jurisdictions. Besides general asset management licensing and a portfolio of banking and trade finance regulatory work, she is also well-known in the fintech space for her regulatory licensing expertise, in particular in relation to digital assets and financial derivatives.

Grace has advised several leading fintech companies and other firms to obtain licenses and on their launch of products and services in Asia. She also assists several gaming and tech companies on regulatory, gambling regulations, and other TMT advice in Asia.

 

DAVID FONG, 32
director, Davinder Singh Chambers

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David Fong is a director in Davinder Singh Chambers’ dispute resolution practice. His primary areas of focus are inter-national arbitration and arbitration-related litigation, as well as civil and commercial litigation.

He has handled a large number of complex and high-value disputes involving numerous jurisdictions and a variety of sectors including commercial, construction, projects and infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources and mining disputes.

Clients describe Fong as a “first-class litigator”, a “formidable lawyer” and a “strategic thinker and counselor” and note that he is “easy to deal with”, that he possesses a “clear and precise understanding of Singapore and cross-border investments” and that he is “approachable, accessible and responsive”.

Executive Chairman Davinder Singh S.C. describes Fong as “a key individual within the firm for complex international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation matters” and states that he is “highly intelligent, writes very well and is well placed to tackle difficult and novel issues and arguments.”

Chief Executive Officer Jaikanth Shankar states that Fong is “among the best of his generation in his areas of focus namely international commercial arbitration and arbitration-related litigation”, and describes him as “extremely intelligent and a talented and hardworking advocate who is popular with clients and instructing solicitors alike.”

 

HON YONG SHENG, 33
senior associate, Withers KhattarWong

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Hon Yong Sheng is a senior associate in Withers KhattarWong’s private wealth and tax practice.

Dual qualified in Singapore and England and

Wales, Hon focuses his practice on being a trusted and “to-go-to” advisor to ultra-high net worth family principals, their family members, officers and professional advisors. His main areas of practice include trust, estate planning, family governance, non-profit organisations, immigration planning and all areas of Singapore taxation. This includes assisting clients on the establishment or restructuring of their family trusts, drafting of wills and lasting powers of attorney for the individuals and the establishment of their family offices and private trust companies and also advising on the tax and regulatory considerations of establishing such structures. The latter would include assisting the clients with developing efficient investment holding structures and applying for the relevant Singapore Section 13 income tax incentives for such structures.

Hon is consistently involved with some of the most high-profile and significant matters in the private wealth, tax and family office space. Many of his clients are listed on various Forbes rich lists. He regularly contributes to thought leadership articles and participates in industry forums and dialogue sessions.

He is recommended by a client as “one of those rare lawyers who is able to explain complex tax and legal issues with great clarity”, “being extremely responsive and reliable” with “strong technical capabilities and excellent attitude” and “provides technically very sound advice and has done exceptional work”. “Yong Sheng provides responsive, thorough legal and tax advice. He quickly understands our goals and concerns [and] converts his technical knowledge into practical options, identifies risks and helps us solve complex issues” and “has been an invaluable partner through our family office’s wealth management and philanthropy restructuring”, said another client.

 

JEREMIAH HUANG, 34
director, Icon Law (ZICO Singapore)

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Jeremiah Huang is a Director with Icon Law, the Singapore member firm of the ASEAN-wide ZICO Law network (part of which is currently being integrated into KPMG). He was instrumental – together with Soh Chun Bin – in the setting up of the firm.

Huang is a proven executor of equity capital markets projects, mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions. Besides IPOs such as that of Grand Venture Technology Limited (SGX) and Kwan Yong Holdings Limited (HKEX), he has been involved in a long list of notable deals. Most recently, he acted for SGX-listed Hyphens Pharma and its digital healthtech unit DocMed Technology in its Series A round which Metro (the retail giant) participated in, and for leading data centre builder, ACME Associates in its joint venture with EPC giant, Italthai Engineer-ing (part of Thai conglomerate, Italthai). Clients rave about his work, and he has received various industry recognitions.

“Technically sound, commercial and responsive, I can depend on him for solutions at all hours” said Zack Quek, Group General Counsel of NinjaVan.

Jeremiah’s work keeps him busy outside the office too. He sits on the Law Society of Singapore’s Corporate Practice Committee and International Relations Committee, and is the legal advisor to Australian Alumni Singapore, the national umbrella organisation for the 200,000 Singaporean or Singapore-based graduates of Australian universities (whose patrons include the Australian High Commission and the former President of Singapore, His Excellency Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam).

 

 

MERYL KOH, 39
director, Drew & Napier

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Meryl Koh is a litigator and a director in both the dispute resolution and intellectual property (IP) departments of Drew & Napier.

She is dual-qualified in Australia and Singapore. With 14 years of legal practice, Koh has built a reputation for being particularly well-versed in corporate commercial disputes involving shareholders, IP, digital media, video games, entertainment and technology disputes as well as defamation.

Her expertise leads her to act in many complex local and cross-border litigations and arbitrations involving infringement of patents, trademarks and copyright, passing off, breaches of confidential information, oppression, breach of director’s duties, defamation and employment.

Many of her clients include high-net-worth individuals, public personalities, listed companies as well as renowned international and household names in the media, entertainment, video games, sports, F&B, technology, agriculture, resources, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

She has acted for well-known brands including TWG Tea Company and Super Sea Cable Networks, and is currently representing notable local and international names like Riot Games and Riot Games Services, renowned local chef and food doyenne Violet Oon and her family, VV Technology, and lab-grown diamonds manufacturer IIa Technologies.

The results of her work have led to record payouts. She represented an ultra-high-net-worth individual in an action concerning defamation, malicious falsehood and disputes involving shareholdings in an Indonesian-listed company worth over $1 billion. The action resulted in an unprecedented award of damages for malicious falsehood and defamation of over S$130 million ($96 million) in total.

Davinder Singh SC, former CEO of Drew & Napier, describes her as “simply first rate.”

“She makes it a point to acquire complete mastery of the case, including the evidence, arguments and the law, no matter how complex the matter is. That and her boundless energy and enthusiasm point to a very bright future for her in advocacy,” he says.

 

PARAS LALWANI, 39
director, Drew & Napier

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Paras is a director in Drew & Napier’s dispute resolution practice. He is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, a certified Attorney of the State of New York and an arbitrator on the panels/lists of the SIAC, HKIAC and THAC.

His practice areas cover international arbitration, commercial litigation, and corporate investigations across a variety of sectors, including digital assets, energy, banking and finance. Paras has extensive experience in handling high value, cross border and complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, and regularly appears before the Singapore Courts and arbitral tribunals.

Paras recently acted for the world’s leading gaming and gaming peripherals company, Razer, in a dispute in the Singapore High Court against its sub-contractor, Capgemini Singapore. The dispute is related to a significant data breach caused by the disabling of a security feature in the IT system managed by Capgemini.

“Paras assisted us on a complex matter recently. We found Paras to be intelligent, sophisticated and overall an excellent lawyer. Paras is innovative yet practical, and gave us sound, strategic advice which proved to be invaluable,” says Mark Chee, senior vice-president of legal and compliance for Resorts World Sentosa Pte Ltd.

He describes the depth and quality of the legal analysis that Paras provided to them as “first rate.”

“We have no hesitation in recommending Paras to others, he is definitely one to look out for in the Singapore legal sector,” Chee adds.

Another client, Koh Lee Hwee, executive director at Aspial Corporation Ltd, remembers him working through the night until early morning to file an affidavit on their behalf.

“Even through the night, Paras had an eye for details, analysed the situation perfectly and provided us with a practical and clear strategy. His confidence gave us assurance. His unwavering energy and dedication made a difficult process not only bearable, but interesting,” she said. “He is an exceptionally astute lawyer wise beyond his years.”

 

ALEXANDER LEE, 39
director, Drew & Napier

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Alexander Lee is a commercial disputes specialist with over 13 years of experience in a broad range of matters spanning banking and financial services, insolvency and restructuring, and director and shareholder agreements.

He is a seasoned litigator and regularly appears in the Singapore courts, including in landmark High Court and Court of Appeal cases concerning directors’ duties and insolvency.

Lee also has expertise with cross-border litigation and has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations, with a focus on energy and infrastructure disputes.

He has advised and acted for leading banks such as OCBC and UBS on various investigations, enforcement and regulatory matters. He has also acted in high-value arbitration and litigation for state-owned entities including PT Pertamina Persero and subsidiaries of CRRC.

Lee has particular interest in venture capital and start-up work, and frequently advises clients in the fintech, life sciences and e-mobility spaces on investment, shareholder and employment disputes.

He regularly writes on various topics and has co-authored the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act Compendium published by LexisNexis, which is the first in-depth commentary on the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018.

The General Counsel of a venture capital firm says, “Alexander is pragmatic, commercially savvy and solution-oriented.”

“Alexander is one of the most dedicated and efficient lawyers I have worked with. He can be counted on to keep a cool head in any situation,” says another client, the General Counsel of an Indonesian conglomerate. “I recommend Alexander and believe that he is a valuable asset to any client.”

 

YUANKAI LIN, 37
partner, RPC Premier Law

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Lin is a partner at RPC Premier Law, a joint law venture between the UK-headquartered RPC and Singapore law practice, Premier Law. Lin joined the firm in 2020 as the youngest Partner in the RPC network at the age of 34.

This recognition came about as in spite of his young age, Lin has managed to build a very international practice and has acted in disputes involving a wide range of jurisdictions including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, China, Russia, South Korea, Bangladesh, India, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Frequently acting for clients in complex and high-stakes cross-border litigations and arbitrations, he has appeared before all levels of the Singapore courts and in arbitrations administered by numerous arbitral institutions.

Specialising in commercial and technology disputes – and international arbitration – he acts for clients across sectors including telecommunications and media, technology, retail, entertainment and sport, life sciences, healthcare and aviation. In recent years, his practice areas have expanded to include matters involving cybersecurity, blockchain technology and crypto assets.

Lin’s clients were unwavering in their support for his capabilities.

One client referred to Lin as “a consummate lawyer” with “a sharp mind and a commitment to his client’s best interests.”

“I can wholeheartedly vouch for his competence, professionalism, dedication and determination” said another client, who particularly appreciated Lin’s constant availability and responsiveness throughout the case, which allowed them to make sound and informed decisions at every stage.

A client who managed some of the “most high-priority, critical and sensitive disputes” in the organization mentioned, “There was simply no question who I wanted on my team for this”.

Lin’s colleagues had similar praise for him. “Highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike, Yuankai has an extremely bright future and definitely one to watch in the regional market” said Antony Sassi, Managing Partner, RPC Asia.

 

PER LINDBERG, 37
of counsel, Morrison Foerster

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Per Lindberg plays a leading role in Morrison Foerster’s thriving Singapore energy and infrastructure practice, advising developers, investors and lenders on all aspects of energy and infrastructure deals, including project development, financing and acquisitions and divestments.

Promoted to counsel within a year of joining the firm, Lindberg has helped the Singapore energy and infrastructure practice achieve five new legal directory leading practice rankings in just 3 years.

A true industry specialist, Lindberg has advised on many of the region’s first-of-their-kind and high-profile energy and infrastructure projects and is at the frontline of new industry practices advising on renewables, renewable energy certificates and hydrogen projects. While Lindberg has advised on energy and infrastructure projects across Asia, and around the globe, he is widely regarded as one of the go-to lawyers for complex Bangladesh energy projects and is one of the few lawyers in Singapore with experience advising on international project financing in the power sector in Cambodia.

Only in the last 3 years, Lindberg has played a leading role in closing 15 renewable energy project financings and has advised on matters in the mining, rail, LNG regasification, submarine telecommunication, hydrogen and electric vehicle sectors.

One client comments, “Per is a tremendously passionate, supportive, and brilliant projects and financing lawyer…His memory for prior negotiations and discussions and deals is shocking as he can quickly recall precedents or avenues we’ve pursued or considered pursuing previously…”.

Another client comments, “[Per] can…identify and analyze risks and issues quickly…He is also always approach-able and a great person to work with.”. Another client comments: “Per provides commercially sensible and effective legal advice, a skill (believe it or not) only possessed by few in the industry…”

 

RENU MENON, 37
co-head of banking and finance, Drew & Napier

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Renu Menon is a director in Drew & Napier’s corporate and finance practice and co-head of banking and finance.

With 14 years of experience in Singapore and Australia, she has lent her expertise to advise and assist leading individuals, corporates, lenders and borrowers on a range of domestic and cross-border disputes, corporate and commercial transactions and security arrangements.

In her current capacity, Menon advises on a range of financing matters including on domestic and cross-border bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition and project financing, debt restructuring and debt capital markets. She also advises on regulatory and stock exchange-related work, mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate matters.

For her, some notable work includes acting for statutory boards, investors and borrowers in complex and significant restructuring matters in Singapore.

Menon has acted for Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company on the Singapore law aspects of its issuance of international green bonds guaranteed by GuarantCo, and the subsequent tender offer and consent solicitation exercise in respect of, and refinancing of, the outstanding bonds.

She also advised a major investor, as Singapore counsel, in the $2.5 billion acquisition (by way of primary and secondary purchases) of Series I preference shares in Flipkart amounting to an approximately 20 percent stake in Flip-kart, which valued Flipkart at $11.6 billion, and on the subsequent disposal of the investment in connection with the acquisition by Walmart Inc (through its subsidiary, Walmart International Holdings Inc) of an approximately 77 percent stake in Flipkart, which valued Flipkart at $20.8 billion.

Clients and colleagues alike have high praise for Menon, with clients describing her as “professional and highly competent yet amicable and personable in her interaction”, “dedicated to her work”, and having “solid knowledge of the subject matter and superb attention to the deadlines”.

“Renu is a rising star in the finance and restructuring fields, and has a true talent for the profession,” says Sushil Nair, Deputy CEO of Drew & Napier. “She is actively involved in significant transactions and is a core member of the team.”

 

ALLISTER TAN, 38
director, Drew & Napier

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Allister Tan is a director in Drew & Napier’s dispute resolution department. His practice areas span insurance, as well as corporate and commercial disputes.

In his 14 years of practice, some of his legal work has drawn the attention of the press.

One recent instance was when he successfully acted for the owners of a luxury hotel in Phuket in a claim against its insurers for business interruption losses suffered as a result of the mandated closure of the hotel due to closure orders issued by the Thai authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is an important and significant case as it is one of the first few cases in Singapore where the courts have had the opportunity to consider insurance coverage issues arising from COVID-19-related business interruption claims, which has become an important issue in many countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tan has acted for insures, reinsurers, brokers and policyholders in a wide range of insurance-related disputes across all insurance lines, and his experience in such matters and stellar work have enabled him to help build and grow the insurance disputes practice of the firm.

Many of his cases involve big corporations and claims in the millions. But he counts among his proudest achievements, cases with humanitarian value. This includes securing a significant reduction of a custodial sentence for a widow and single mother of three who had been charged with 15 counts of forgery when he acted as a CLAS-appointed advocate.

He also serves as the honorary secretary of Dementia Singapore.

Anthony Koh, a client and CEO of ISOTeam, describes him as possessing “a brilliant legal mind” and to be “an extremely persuasive advocate”.

Another client, Chin Hwee Siang, Head of Trade Credit Claims and Recovery of Incomlend, describes him as “not only an excellent legal advisor but also a savvy negotiator with a good understanding of both our commercial as well as insurance requirements.”

“I was hugely impressed by the quality of your work and the diligence with which you performed it. In over 40 years of practice, I have rarely observed an associate with such talent and commitment” says Jonathan Wood, Chair of The Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

 

BRANDON TEE, 35
managing director, BTPLaw

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Brandon Tee is the founder and managing director of BTPLaw. His practice spans across investment funds, single family office, M&A, financial services regulatory advisory, equity capital markets, as well as cryptocurrency & blockchain advisory.

Tee is notable as one of the youngest lawyers in Singapore to set up his own law firm and achieve considerable success in a fairly short span of time.

At the age of 31, he left WongPartnership to single-handedly establish the corporate law practice of WMH Law Corporation in June 2019. Due to the exponential growth of his practice, he decided to spin off from WMH Law Corporation at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to set up BTPLaw, which was formally established in December 2020. With greater control over the direction of the firm and the management of the practice, the practice grew at a faster rate.

Tee has built a solid reputation in the investment funds industry, having been involved in the formation of no less than 140 of the 600+ Singapore variable capital companies (VCC) since January 2020. Today, he is widely recognised within the funds industry to be a leading expert on the VCC. One of the notable VCCs that Tee assisted with establishing and which received press coverage was the SBI Sygnum Azimut – Digital Asset Opportunity Fund VCC, which was a joint venture between SBI Ventures, Sygnum and Azimut.

At the ALB SEA Awards 2021, Tee was nominated as a finalist for the category of SEA Young Lawyer of the Year. At the ALB SEA Awards 2022, BTPLaw was nominated as a Finalist in the category of SEA Private Equity & Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year. It was also nominated as a Finalist in the category of SEA Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year, as well as Singapore Law Firm of the Year.

Deep Singh, the CEO and Founder of AsiaLinq Investments, is a client with high praise for Tee. “Brandon is more than just a legal professional – he is a trusted advisor. With his legal experience, coupled with VC investing track record, and being a business owner himself, he can guide his clients through more than just legal advice,” he says. Albert Ee, the CEO and Director of Pilgrim Partners Asia, echoed this, commenting that Brandon is “young and dynamic and knowledgeable with fast around time, yet meticulous and reliable”.

 

TONG JUNMING, 39
partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

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Tong Junming is a partner in the corporate practice of Dentons Rodyk & Davidson. He has been with the firm for most of his 11-year legal career.

His career achievements include advising real estate investment trusts (REITs) on initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate acquisitions and disposals, retail and convertible bond issues, updates of, and drawdowns under, medium-term note and debt issuance programmes, bank financing transactions and ISDA documentation.

A notable example would include the time he acted for RBC Investor Services Trust Singapore Limited, as trustee, in the IPO of Lendlease Global Commercial REIT, and in connection with the IPO, the S$99.3 million and 285-million-euro unsecured term loan facilities granted to the REIT. The listing of Lendlease Global Commercial REIT raised gross proceeds of approximately S$1,027.8 million.

Tong has also lent his expertise towards advising issuers, arrangers, dealers and agents in the establishment and updates of, and drawdowns under, medium-term note programmes, multicurrency trust certificates issuance programmes and certificates of deposit programmes. He has advised big names such as The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on a number of different transactions.

Tong has been described by Ng Eng Leng, senior partner and the deputy head of Dentons Rodyk and Davidson’s corporate practice, as “grounded, pleasant, personable, respectful, intelligent and overall a delight to work with.”

He has been recognized in the industry for being a notable practitioner in capital markets, as well as financial and corporate law.

 

HONG CHEONG WONG, 37
of counsel, Morrison Foerster

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Hong Cheong Wong is of counsel in the finance and projects group of Morrison Foerster. He has been based in Singapore since 2019, having previously worked at international law firms in London and Hong Kong. Wong regularly advises private equity sponsors, corporations, financial advisers, and private credit providers on complex cross-border financing transactions, specialising in acquisition and leveraged finance, and fund level financings.

Wong’s practice has a pan-Asia focus, in particular South-East Asia and Greater China. Since joining Morrison Foerster, Wong “has proven his ability to negotiate and lead complex high-stakes transactions,” says Yemi Tépé, Singapore-based Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster’s Global Finance and Projects Group. Clients describe Wong as “a terrific attorney” and “incredibly reliable… particularly when pressures are intense”, whose advice is “thoughtful, creative and tailored”, and who is “effectively bilingual” on transactions with English and Mandarin-speaking counterparties.

Wong is active in the Asian legal and wider finance community. He is currently serving as a member of the Fund Finance Association’s Diversity in Fund Finance (Asia) initiative, which is focused on promoting education, opportunity, action, and affinity in the fund finance industry in Asia and was a speaker at an Asia Pacific Loan Market Association seminar on sustainability linked loans.

 

 

 

 

 

THE LIST

ALB SINGAPORE RISING STARS 2022

LAW FIRMS

JOLYN ANG
Gunderson Dettmer

CHRISTOPHER H. BLOCH
Squire Patton Boggs

CHIA HUAI YUAN
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

VICTOR CHIEW
Prolegis / Herbert Smith Freehills

ALEXIUS CHONG
Sidley Austin

GRACE CHONG
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

CHOOI JING YEN
Eugene Thuraisingam

DAVID FONG
Davinder Singh Chambers

HO SHU MIN
Sidley Austin

HON YONG SHENG
Withers KhattarWong

JEREMIAH HUANG
Icon Law (ZICO Singapore)

JAMES JORDAN
HFW

KELVIN KOH
TSMP Law Corporation

MERYL KOH
Drew & Napier

JUSTIN KWEK
JWS Asia Law Corporation

PARAS LALWANI
Drew & Napier

ALEXANDER LEE
Drew & Napier

KYLE LEE
WongPartnership

SHAUN LEE
Bird & Bird ATMD

YUANKAI LIN
RPC Premier Law

 

PER LINDBERG
Morrison Foerster

LOW JIN LIANG
PKWA Law Practice

RENU MENON
Drew & Napier

ZU HAO PEH
Eng and Co.

AVINASH PRADHAN
Rajah & Tann Singapore

SHEETAL SANDHU
Virtus Law (A member of the Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance)

TABITHA SAW
White & Case

DAVID JAMES SMAIL
DLA Piper

ALLISTER TAN
Drew & Napier

TAN MUI HUI
Rajah & Tann Singapore

VINCENT TAN
JurisAsia

WEI MING TAN
CMS Holborn Asia

BRANDON TEE
BTPLaw

KEITH TNEE
Tan Kok Quan Partnership

TONG JUNMING
Dentons Rodyk and Davidson

KHUSHAAL VED
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

SHU-EN WEE
Cooley

SUANG WIJAYA
Eugene Thuraisingam

HONG CHEONG WONG
Morrison Foerster

 

IN-HOUSE

MINGTSE CHEN-OUW
Meta

RYAN CHUNG
Klook

ALEX LIAM
YTL PowerSeraya

EUNICE LIM
Leica Microsystems

SUMATI UPPAL
The LEGO Group

 

 

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