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Asian Legal Business releases its second annual ranking of the emerging legal talents in Singapore. The list includes lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional potential and received praise from their clients. The list is arranged alphabetically, and some lawyers have been featured in profiles.

 

Shobna Chandran
39, managing director, Shobna Chandran

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Shobna Chandran’s eponymous company commenced operations in October 2023. She has an exceptional academic record and was a Justices Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and the Court of Appeal bench until 2008. During her 15-year career, Chandran has worked with at least three senior counsels.

On the arbitration front, Chandran has spent her entire career in international arbitration, having handled arbitration matters worth billions of dollars. She is a current fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and has worked on cases involving telecommunications and pharmaceuticals to solar and renewable energy. Shareholder disputes and banking and finance-related disputes are also within her speciality. The jurisdictions under which her cases have fallen include Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, the United States and Africa.

In addition to international arbitration, Chandran has also been involved in cutting-edge international law briefs, including boundary disputes, law of the sea matters, and advising clients on investment treaty claims against Asian states, a relatively new area of law in Singapore and the region.

She relishes her role as a barrister and has taken on and argued cases in various areas of law, including civil and commercial, equity and trust, banking and finance, restitution, choice of law, arbitration, insolvency, and even criminal appeals.

Some of Chandran’s notable cases include representing a listed Indian company in a dispute arising from a joint venture agreement worth over $800 million. She also successfully represented a Thai conglomerate in a dispute against an Australian-listed company for breaches of representations and warranties under a sale and purchase agreement. Another notable transaction involved a major French pharmaceutical company in a dispute with its Indonesian partner under a distributorship agreement. Damages claimed were in excess of $100 million, which were successfully dismissed.

Chandran has received numerous accolades for her work, including as one of the top lawyers under 40 by Singapore Business Review in 2017 and commended as Litigation Star by Benchmark Asia Pacific in 2023.

 

Kenneth Cheow
39, managing director, Atlas Asia Law Corporation

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Kenneth Cheow is the managing director of Atlas Asia Law Corporation, the Singapore law firm member of the EY global network.

Cheow’s specialises in mergers and acquisitions and corporate matters, and his extensive experience includes advising on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, such as share and asset acquisitions and divestments, corporate reorganisations, and entity rationalisation exercises, as well as private equity investments.

In recent years, Cheow has worked on several large-scale corporate reorganisation and transformation projects for multinational groups and publicly listed corporations in various sectors, including construction, industrials, marine and offshore, media and advertising, chemicals, technology, and payment services. His track record is a testament to his in-depth expertise and ability to handle high-stakes and complex transactions.

Cheow’s clients highly appreciate his work. One general counsel praises Cheow as “an effective and efficient counsel on both commercial and regulatory matters” and that “his advice has always been direct, timely and with foresight, placing us advantageously in our deals.”

Another client mentions that “his exceptional diligence, professional acumen, and commitment to our interests were instrument” to their transactions.

 

Jessica Chow
36, associate director, PKWA Law

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Jessica Chow 36, associate director, PKWA Law Jessica Chow is an associate director at PKWA Law, specialising in divorce cases.

Chow is highly experienced in handling contested and uncontested divorces, including matters such as children’s custody, division of matrimonial assets, and maintenance. Her proficiency in dealing with HDB-related matters is particularly noteworthy, making her a highly sought-after lawyer in cases involving couples with HDB properties.

She is not only an expert in the legal aspects of divorce cases, but also a skilled mediator and negotiator. She is an Accredited Mediator and Collaborative Family Practitioner.

Her expertise extends to a wide range of family law cases, including complex divorce and division of matrimonial assets for high-net-worth individuals. Her work also extends to addressing HDB and CPF issues in divorce cases, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and complex deeds of separation that span different jurisdictions. Recognised for her compassionate yet strategic demeanour, she de-escalates tensions and guides clients toward amicable solutions.

Chow’s compassionate yet strategic approach has earned her recognition among her clients and peers. Lim Chong Boon, the head of family law at PKWA Law, states, “Chow combines legal expertise with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients, making her an invaluable asset to our family law team. She is excellent and experienced in clarifying legal matters with direct, clear, and easily understandable explanations for clients in distress.”

 

Chua Shang Chai
39, partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

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Chua Shang Chai is an experienced lawyer with over 13 years of legal practice. A senior partner at his firm praised him for having “excellent knowledge of pertinent real estate laws and regulations, especially those relating to land titles and collective or en-bloc sales.” Additionally, the senior partner commends Shang as “extremely dedicated to the practice of law and spares no effort in delivering quality legal services in a timely fashion.”

Shang’s confident and amicable personality “helps him to connect very well with clients. He manifests good leadership qualities and is willing to guide the younger lawyers.”

Shang has been involved in several notable transactions, such as acting for Oxley Holdings in their sale of Chevron House for S$1.025 billion by way of sale of Oxley Holdings’ 100 percent share interest, subject to conditions, in Oxley Beryl, the company which owns Chevron House. He was also involved in a joint acquisition of a residential executive condominium for developers Qingjian Group and Santarli Construction. This leasehold site drew nine bids, a record high, with a top bid of S$266 million.

Shang acted for Coliwoo PP, a subsidiary of LHN, in the acquisition of Pasir Panjang Inn for S$30 million, which will be turned from a small hotel into a co-living space. He also acted for Munich-based private-owned real estate family office, AM Alpha, in the purchase of Robison 112, a 14-storey freehold office building in Singapore’s central business district, for nearly S$269.7 million.

Moreover, Shang represented the purchaser Solitaire Cecil, a joint venture managed by TE Capital Partners and LaSalle Investment Management, in the acquisition of the PIL Building along Cecil Street in Singapore.

One of Shang’s significant clients is developer EL Developments, which he represented in the acquisition of the Slim Barracks Rise Parcel A site from URA for S$320.1 million. The client will now redevelop the site into a mixed-use development with more than 260 residential units expected to be built.

 

Seraphina Ho
33, director, Drew & Napier

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Ho is an accomplished director at Drew & Napier, specialising in mergers and acquisitions with a decade of legal experience. She has an extensive portfolio that includes advising public and private enterprises, such as multinational corporations, public-listed companies, and private equity funds. Her expertise extends to general corporate law, employment law, and corporate governance issues.

Ho’s notable achievements include advising Evercore Asia (Singapore), as an independent financial adviser in a landmark acquisition valued at approximately S$16 billion, which received esteemed awards at the Asia Legal Business SE Asia Legal Awards 2018. She also played a key role in advising StarHub on its joint venture with a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, which formed one of Asia’s largest cybersecurity companies.

Her strategic acumen has earned her acclaim in the legal community, being listed as a recommended lawyer in the Corporate M&A category by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2021 and acknowledged as a Next Generation Partner in 2022 and 2023. She was also included in Singapore Business Review’s list of Singapore’s 30 most influential lawyers under 40 in 2023, solidifying her reputation as a prominent legal expert.

Ho’s dedication is underscored by her diverse clientele, including industry giants like United Engineers, StarHub, Evercore Asia (Singapore), RHB Bank, Chevron Singapore, and Bulten Holding AB. Her strategic counsel continues to shape the corporate landscape, making her an invaluable asset at Drew & Napier.

 

Huang Yanting
36, of counsel, corporate & finance, Drew & Napier

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Huang Yanting is a highly accomplished legal professional with an outstanding 12-year corporate and finance law record. He is dual-qualified to practice law in Singapore and China. As an of counsel at Drew & Napier, he specialises in diverse practice areas, including capital markets, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and blockchain and cryptocurrency. He has extensive in navigating the complexities of corporate finance, cross-border investments, and regulatory compliance across Singapore and the Greater China region.

He has made significant contributions to the industry, leading groundbreaking deals and advising high-profile clients. He was instrumental in Haidilao International’s remarkable $964 million IPO on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He has also played a crucial role in advising Coin-base, a leading blockchain firm, in its significant transactions with a Swiss foundation, demonstrating his deep understanding of the blockchain and cryptocurrency landscapes.

Huang has facilitated the establishment of Beryllus Capital, a global joint venture involving Focus Financial Partners and Hinduja Group. His dedication to the education technology sector is evident in his work with Huohua Siwei (also known as Spark Education), a market-leading K-12 online education company. He oversaw their expansion into Singapore, reflecting his forward-thinking approach to the education sector.

Recognised as a key member of the Greater China Desk at Drew & Napier, Huang is at the forefront of innovation in corporate law. He ensures that his clients receive cutting-edge and practical legal solutions.

 

Srruthi Ilankathir
30, director, Davinder Singh Chambers

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Srruthi Ilankathir, 30, is a director at Davinder Singh Chambers’s dispute resolution practice. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2017.

Srruthi specialises in complex and high value commercial litigation and arbitration, including shareholder, contract, insolvency, construction, tax, employment, shipping and intellectual property disputes and claims in breach of duties, fraud and conspiracy.

She appears regularly before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal as both solicitor on record and instructed counsel.

Executive Chairman, Davinder Singh SC, describes Srruthi as a “highly intelligent, dedicated and very focused lawyer [who] is extremely hardworking, has a very good eye for detail and can be trusted to carefully review voluminous documents to identify critical points” and says that she is a “pleasure to work with”.

CEO, Jaikanth Shankar, describes Srruthi as someone who “reads the room extremely well”, is “on top of the facts” and who prepares “excellent written submissions and briefs”.

Srruthi has also received many accolades from clients, including that she is a “highly efficient professional with eye for detail”, “exceptional legal professional” with a “profound understanding of arbitration laws”, “remarkable ability to craft persuasive arguments”, “strategize”, and “advocate persuasively” and has a “drive to deliver the best outcomes [that] is impressive and highly commendable”.

 

Lee Kee Min
39, partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

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After graduating from the National University of Singapore in 2008, Lee spent 14 years in legal practice.

During his career, he was involved in several significant transactions, including acting as Singapore counsel to China Development Bank and Bank of China in a $751 million syndicated loan facility for the refinancing of existing debt substitution and term loan facilities under the China Minmetals Corporation’s group of companies, a China-based metals and minerals group.

He also acted as counsel to DBS Bank in a S$300 million multi-currency sustainability-linked loan to CapitaL-and Group. The five-year term loan and revolving credit facility was, at the time of grant, the first and largest sustainability-linked loan in Asia’s real estate sector.

Additionally, Lee represented the borrower in the grant of credit facilities to THSC Investments, to part-finance the take-private acquisition of all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in Tat Hong through the voluntary conditional cash offer.

DBS Bank describes Lee as “responsible and makes time for clients, regardless of the time of the day. He offers not only legal advice and solutions but colours it with a practical perspective in order to effectively implement them.”

“Lee Kee Min has an excellent grounding in banking and finance law and is passionate about his chosen area of practice. Clients love him for his responsiveness and ability to translate complex concepts into easily digestible nuggets of information for them. His practical and commercial approach has facilitated the smooth closure of myriad transactions,” says a senior partner at his firm.

 

Mark Lee
32, associate, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

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Mark Lee is an international arbitration lawyer at Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee. He handles complex, high-value international disputes, focusing on the region’s large-scale infrastructure and renewable energy disputes. He acts as counsel in arbitrations and provides advice on contentious issues and dispute avoidance.

Lee has a background in construction and was involved in two highly complex construction litigations in the Singapore Court of Appeal at an early stage of his career. He is currently advising two of the largest offshore wind projects in North Asia through their construction phase, and is also acting as counsel in an ICC arbitration arising from the construction of a water desalination plant in the Middle East.

In addition, Lee also handles high-value cross-border commercial disputes. He recently represented the buyer consortium in an M&A dispute involving the acquisition of shares worth over $ 1.5 billion. Another case he handled involved one of the world’s largest IT service providers in a $50 million dispute against a major international bank. Currently, he is representing a major fintech company in defending a GBP 12 million ($14.8 million) claim.

Clients describe Lee as “possibly the most prominent lawyer amongst his peers”, and praised him for being “commercially agile and fluent” and his ability to deal with legal challenges “directly, succinctly and with the knowledge and confidence of a lawyer twice his age”. They also appreciate his ability to “very quickly identify the key issues and deal with them methodically”, providing “sound legal advice that strikes a fine balance of addressing commercial and legal risks and considerations”.

Lee is known for his intelligence, commercial astuteness, and ability to deal with multi-jurisdictional sensitivities within his firm. His partners say he “brings not only legal ability and specialist construction expertise but a strategic understanding of arbitration which cannot be taught”. They also note that he has a “significant role to play in attracting high-value instructions” and has “found real strength in building client trust and confidence”.

 

Jaime Lye
30, director, Meritus Law

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Jaime Lye is a litigator and a director in Meritus Law’s dispute resolution practice. She was made partner before the age of 30, which marked her as a notable rising star in the competitive field.

Lye’s areas of expertise include commercial litigation and international arbitration, and she has been involved in numerous complex and high-value disputes across various sectors, such as commercial transactions, construction, infrastructure, energy, and banking and finance.

In a recent case, Lye secured an urgent ex-parte Mareva injunction against an individual worth over $6.6 million. She also played a significant role in securing a substantial final award for a major petroleum company based in Malaysia from the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), in a case that will be the first arbitral award to be enforced in Timor-Leste under the New York Convention.

Clients and colleagues laud Lye as an “excellent lawyer” who is “armed with strong commercial awareness and sound strategy”. A legal counsel from an institutional client notes that Lye “leaves no stone unturned in her quest to serve her clients to the best of her abilities.”

“Having worked with lawyers from both the public and private sectors, it was very apparent to me early on that Jaime was a cut above her peers,” says Alfred Lim, managing director of Meritus Law. “In delivering her work, Jaime has consistently punched above her weight and has handled cases that are usually dealt with by more senior practitioners,” he adds.

 

Renu Menon
39, co-head, banking & finance, director, corporate & finance, Drew & Napier

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Renu Menon, a distinguished legal professional with over 15 years of experience. She is currently the co-head of banking and finance and a director in the corporate and finance department at Drew & Napier. Throughout her career, Menon has demonstrated exceptional achievements, which propelled her to a leadership position within the firm.

As a deputy head of banking and finance in 2019, Menon has made her mark as a trailblazer in the field just six years after joining Drew & Napier as a senior associate. She was recognised for her expertise and was promoted to equity and appointed co-head of banking and finance in 2022, demonstrating her strategic acumen and leadership prowess.

Menon’s notable accomplishments extend beyond her corporate roles. She played a pivotal role in developing and launching the Pro Bono National Indigenous Arts Registration Service for indigenous art centres in Australia, earning her the Arts Law Centre of Australia Pro Bono Award in 2013.

In her practice, Menon stands out for one-of-a-kind, first-in-market mandates and has been instrumental in various financing matters, including complex debt restructuring, debt capital markets, green financing, and secured financing transactions. She recently advised on one of the largest debt offerings in the U.S. for Pfizer, and her other prominent clients include Tuan Sing Holdings, Metro, and United Overseas Bank.

 

Charlene Nah
33, associate director, PKWA Law

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Charlene Nah is an associate director in the family law practice group at PKWA Law. She has been recognised as a Family Law Rising Star for two consecutive years (2022 and 2023) by Doyles Guide to Leading Singapore Family and Divorce Lawyers.

Nah recently won a high-profile case featured extensively in The Straits Times, headlined “Man went all out to ‘hide’ over $3m from the ex-wife.”In this complex litigation, Nah represented the ex-wife and successfully recovered over $3 million in matrimonial assets that were concealed by the ex-husband.

She has been dedicated exclusively to family law since her admission to the Bar. Nah holds specialised accreditations, including being a Singapore Mediation Centre Accredited Mediator and Collaborative Family Practitioner. Her proficiency extends beyond divorces, encompassing trust advisory work, wills, probate, and succession planning.

Nah’s areas of expertise span complex and high net worth contested ancillary matters hearings, maintenance summons trials, applications for financial relief, variation of court orders, division of matrimonial assets for high-net-worth clients, children custody issues, maintenance for spouses and children, High Court Appeals, and collaborative family practice mediations.

Lim Chong Boon, head of family law and dispute resolution practice groups at PKWA Law, says, “Charlene Nah is an extremely competent and sound family lawyer. She has an impressive track record of victories and positive settlements, solidifying her position as an exceptional family and divorce lawyer.”

 

Imran Rahim
35, partner, Eldan Law

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Imran Rahim is one of the youngest lawyers in Singapore entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the corporate restructuring and insolvency practice group for a law firm of Eldan Law’s size and standing.

Rahim is a founding member and chairman of a society called PEGUAM, along with other lawyers, paralegals, in-house counsel and civil servants. The idea behind the society is to bring together Muslim legal professionals and provide opportunities for them to network. Another purpose of the society is to aggregate resources and collective expertise to help members with discounted or pro bono legal assistance.

He has successfully represented liquidators appointed over PFP Holdings, the Singapore subsidiary of an international group of insurance companies, in a dispute with four international banks and a high net-worth individual over the payment of monies out of the assets of the wound-up company.

Rahim has represented Siva Ship-ping Singapore Pte Ltd in a complex claim commenced by its former parent company. He has also success-fully obtained interlocutory judgment for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a high-profile defamation suit in the High Court. Another big case involving Imran has him advising Tuan Syed Salem Albukhary in respect of defamation proceedings that were commenced against him and which were heard by the Malaysian Federal Court of Appeal.

Hubert Chang, Partner, Argile Partners said “Imran (Rahim) is an exceptionally articulate, experienced and knowledgeable lawyer that belies his age. I have lost count of the number of occasions Imran’s ability to “read a room” and quick thinking helped salvage seemingly impossible situations. Highly recommended”.

 

Jaspreet Singh Sachdev
32, director, Davinder Singh Chambers

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Jaspreet Singh Sachdev, 32, is a director at Davinder Singh Chambers. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2017.

Jaspreet has worked with Davinder Singh SC on a number of matters, including a high-profile oppression action in the High Court which involved novel points.

In another case which was publicised, Jaspreet was second chair to Davinder Singh SC. The team successfully defended a deputy public prosecutor in a disciplinary case.

He was also second chair to Davinder Singh SC in the team which successfully defended a very senior accountant in a disciplinary case.

Executive Chairman, Davinder Singh SC, commends Jaspreet’s “ability to assimilate complex issues, his reading of situations, including of witnesses under cross-examination, and his ability to hone in on the things that matter make him an invaluable resource and a pleasure to work with” and says that “clients appreciate the fact that Jaspreet is very adept at strategizing and is always on top of the case and the facts”.

CEO, Jaikanth Shankar, describes Jaspreet as “an extremely intelligent lawyer who has a bright future ahead of him”, as someone who “offers practical and commercial solutions to difficult issues” and as a “very personable lawyer”.

Jaspreet has received many accolades from clients, including that he “gets along well with the client’s team”, “is a very committed lawyer with deep knowledge of the law” and it is “an enjoyable experience working together with him”. Benchmark Litigation 2022 has also described him as being “very clear in his strategy and communication” and “also very creative to offer alternate views and solutions”.

 

Bryan Tan
37, director, PK Wong & Nair

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Bryan Tan has gained recognition as a future star for his exceptional commercial and transactional work. His clients have described him as “responsive” and “technically strong”. Since 2015, he has been an advocacy trainer with the Law Society of Singapore. In 2020, he was made a director of the firm, becoming one of the youngest among his peers to achieve this.

Currently, Tan is the lead counsel for Three Fins, an affiliate of BitMEX, in a $3.4 million claim by former Chief Executive Officer Alex Hoptner for alleged wrongful termination that has been widely reported and is still ongoing. BitMEX is a prominent cryptocurrency exchange and derivative trading platform and is considered by the cryptocurrency community as one of the best cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. The case is ongoing and has been widely reported.

“(Tan) is responsive and has a solid commercial and strategic mindset. He does not over-lawyer his advice, sticking to the key points that matter to us as a business. In addition, his strategic analysis is very on point, being aware of all potential outcomes when advising on the next steps. His client manner is excellent, always engaging and understanding what our business goals are,” says Peter Wilkinson, head of legal at BitMEX.

Tan has also worked on other notable cases, including his representation of Antanium Resources in the company’s proposed scheme of arrangement, where he played a key role in obtaining the court’s sanction. He has also represented Galderma Laboratories and Galderma, in Galderma’s suit against Medinter U.S., and others. Additionally, he acted for Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in [2023] SGCA(I) 7, where the Court of Appeal allowed its claim under a Letter of Indemnity, which was issued by a beneficiary in lieu of original bills of lading.

 

Nicholas Tan
37, partner, Chua & Partners

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Nicholas Tan is one of the co-founders at Chua & Partners, a boutique firm that specialises in dispute resolution, focusing on international arbitration.

He is an expert in dispute resolution and was recognised as one of Asia’s Super 50 Disputes Lawyers by Asian Legal Business.

Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a minor in management. He is qualified as both an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and an attorney and counsellor at law (non-practicing) in New York.

He has been involved in several large deals, including representing a former director of a company in liquidation claims exceeding S$350 million for alleged breaches of fiduciary, contractual and/or statutory duties. He has worked with a number of large corporations and groups, including Intel Products Vietnam and the DrGL group of companies.

One client praises him, saying, “Nicholas is patient and understands the case and the client; he gives me the hard facts without palliation… He was truly immersed during my case preparation and was able to promptly remind me of the needed; I did not have to chase him.”

Another client notes: “I am thoroughly impressed by Nicholas’ exceptional legal knowledge, impeccable analytical skills, and profound familiarity with the construction industry. Not only does he possess a strong command of Singaporean law, but he also demonstrates an extraordinary ability to swiftly grasp foreign legal systems, particularly those of France and Qatar.”

 

Tan Jin Wei
33, director, Drew & Napier

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Tan Jin Wei is a director in Drew & Napier’s corporate/M&A team. He is qualified to practice in Singapore, and England and Wales, and specialises in public and private M&A, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, and capital markets transactions. He has worked on deals across various sectors and is recognised for handling complex cross-border transactions involving multiple workstreams and stakeholders.

Some of Tan’s notable achievements include advising on the REIT merger that led to the formation of Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust; Temasek’s privatisation of SMRT Corporation; the joint venture between StarHub and Temasek to form Ensign InfoSecurity; and Standard Chartered Private Equity’s pre-conditional general offer for Tat Hong. He has also provided legal advise on the sale of IBS Software by Blackstone to Apax Partners, Dymon Asia’s general offer for Penguin International, and the sale of a medical specialist group to a healthcare platform owned by SeaTown Holdings.

His clients praise Tan and describe him as “a mark above the rest”, having “exemplary skills, expertise, and dedication” and “an ability to think critically”, allowing him to “deliver timely, accurate and actionable legal advice” with “poise and confidence”. Clients have also shared that it is “truly enjoyable and easy to work with him”.

“Jin Wei is highly responsive and attentive” and “excels at anticipating transaction and clients’ needs in advance and is always several steps ahead” says Steven Lo, head of M&A at Drew & Napier. “His good nature and patience put clients at ease … His tenacity to deliver under immense pressure over an extended period and ability to marry the legal and commercial aspects of a deal seamlessly by providing creative yet practical and effective solutions make him stand out from the rest.”

 

Priscilla Wang
34, director, Drew & Napier

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Priscilla Wang is a highly skilled legal professional with 10 years of experience. As a director at Drew & Napier, she is renowned for her prowess in M&A, corporate regulatory and compliance, employment and environmental, social and governance. Wang has an impressive track record, and has spearheaded transformative legal initiatives.

One of her significant achievements was acting as lead transaction counsel in advising an independently managed subsidiary of a Singapore sovereign wealth fund in its $200 million equity investment. This strategic move was part of the restructuring involving a significant debt portfolio, navigating complex consensual workouts and arrangements.

Wang’s expertise extends to landmark cases, including the S$331.4 million acquisition of Innovalues, which was recognised as the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association PE Deal of the Year 2017. She also played a pivotal role in the $2.5 billion worldwide restructuring of Pacific Andes Resources Development, which is a testament to her financial acumen.

In her role, Wang has advised prestigious clients such as Tuan Sing Holdings, TIH, SK ecoplant, and China Fishery Group. Her strategic counsel has facilitated transformative mergers, acquisitions, and investments, establishing her as a visionary leader in corporate law.

 

Ronald Wong Jian Jie
35, director, Covenant Chambers

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Ronald Wong started his legal career at one of the Big Four firms, where he focused on commercial litigation and arbitration.

Wong has had several successful highlights in his career, including representing an investment fund manager and a global bank in a claim against a foreign guarantor under a cross-border syndicated loan agreement.

He also successfully defended a fraud claim in misrepresentation, breach of contract and conspiracy involving a share option on behalf of a regulated fund management company and managing partner.

Moreover, Wong represented claimants in an SIAC arbitration involving breach of warranties and non-compete covenants arising from an acquisition of majority shareholding in a company, and successfully obtained emergency interim injunctive relief.

He has won several awards, including Top Pro Bono Volunteer 2020, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme--Law Society Pro Bono Services, and the Asia Business Law Journal 2019, A-List Singapore’s Top 100 Lawyers. He was also privileged to be awarded the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Overseas Attachment Scholarship, during which he was a Secondee with South Square Chambers.

One of Wong’s clients says: “I would like to commend Mr Ronald Wong and his team at Covenant Chambers for the excellent work and service that they have provided to my firm. Ronald and the team are immensely experienced, and they always advise, guide and explain to us in such a way that layman like us can comprehend easily. In addition, they are extremely responsive and always get back to our queries way before the targeted timeline.”

 

 

THE LIST

ALB SINGAPORE RISING STARS

LAW FIRM

Ami Brett
HFW

Bong Yuho
AEI Legal

Shobna Chandran
Shobna Chandran

Kenneth Cheow
Atlas Asia Law

Jeremiah Chew
Norton Rose Fulbright

Shi Jin Chia
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Sharon Chong
RHTLaw Asia

Jessica Chow
PKWA Law

Matthew Chow
Mayer Brown

Chua Shang Chai
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Danna Er
Eldan Law
(in association with international law firm DWF)

Seraphina Ho
Drew & Napier

Hoon Chi Tern
Rajah & Tann Singapore

Huang Yanting
Drew & Napier

Srruthi Ilankathir
Davinder Singh Chambers

George Kho
Ashurst ADTLaw

Min Kim
Milbank

Chuan Wei Kong
Latham & Watkins

Chrystle Kuek
Morgan Lewis Stamford

Kwok Tat Wai
Marks & Clerk

Hariz Lee
Joseph Tan Jude Benny

Lee Kee Min
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Mark Lee
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Per Lindberg
Morrison Foerster

Daniel Lindsey
Sidley Austin

Jaime Lye
Meritus Law

Lynn Ariele Soh
Eng and Co

Renu Menon
Drew & Napier

Tom Morrison
Kennedys Law

Charlene Nah
PKWA Law

Sam Ng
CMS Holborn Asia

Ong Pei Ching
TSMP Law Corporation

Kylie Peh
WongPartnership

Ivan Qiu
Morgan Lewis Stamford

Imran Rahim
Eldan Law
(in association with international law firm DWF)

Vanathi Ray
Providence Law Asia

Jaspreet Sachdev
Davinder Singh Chambers

Siraj Shaik Aziz
Silvester Legal

Jae Hee Suh
Allen & Overy

Bryan Tan
PK Wong & Nair

En Lai Tan
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Nicholas Tan
Chua & Partners

Tan Jin Wei
Drew & Napier

Samantha Tan
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Shashwat Tewary
Sidley Austin

Priscilla Wang
Drew & Napier

Esther Wee
Harry Elias Partnership

Hong Cheong Wong
Morrison Foerster

Ronald Wong Jian Jie
Covenant Chambers

Rosaline Yusman
Milbank

IN-HOUSE

Nicholas Seng
Meta Platforms
(formerly known as Facebook)

Tay Quan Quan
Concentrate Manufacturing (Singapore)
(a member of PepsiCo Group)

 

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