20 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – NOVEMBER 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM COVER STORY 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 coliving space. He also acted for Munichbased 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 Seraphina 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. Seraphina’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 Huang Yanting is a highly accomplished legal professional with an outstanding 12-year corporate and finance law record. He is dualqualified 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 groundLAW FIRM 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