As a global center for commerce, transportation and finance situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore has been ranked by the World Bank as the "Easiest Place to do Business" for nine consecutive years. It was also voted the world's top meeting city and Asia's top convention city since 2002. Singapore has a highly developed market economy, world class infrastructure and an efficient government. Singapore's economy now thrives on trade, financial services, petrochemicals, electronics and pharmaceuticals and continues to rapidly evolve in response to the fast changing global business environment.
Lex Mundi in Singapore
Lex Mundi provides coverage for Singapore through its member firm, Rajah & Tann LLP, one of the largest full service law firms in Singapore. The firm has more than 300 lawyers who provide advice in a wide variety of specialist practice areas. The main areas of work of the firm are in Banking and Finance, Competition and Antitrust and Trade, Energy and Resources, General Corporate Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring and Insolvency, Capital Markets, Employment and Benefits, Fraud, Asset Recovery and Investigation, International Arbitration, Real Estate along with Shipping and International Trade. The firm services its clients across SE Asia through the Rajah & Tann Asia network, which brings together some 550 lawyers in nine countries in around the region.
Representative Experience in Singapore:
- Acted for SATS Ltd. (“SATS”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Singapore Food Industries Pte. Ltd. (“SFI”) in managing a confidential request for advice vis-à-vis the CCS and obtaining a successful response in the formation of a joint venture with BRF GmbH, a subsidiary of BRF S.A.
- Acted for Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited in acquisition of shares in Nera Telecommunications Limited pursuant to a privatization and delisting scheme of arrangement
- Sale of Lehman Brothers’ franchise in the Asia Pacific region, including Singapore, to Nomura Holdings Inc. for approximately 225 million USD. The sale comprised the fixed assets of Lehman Brothers’ franchise and the migration of approximately 3,000 employees in multiple locations across the Asia Pacific region. Counsel to the seller and KPMG.
- Acted for Commerzbank Singapore against APS - Shenyin Wanguo in Court of Appeal with respect to defending claim relating to Malaysia’s Foreign Exchange Control Regulations.