Clifford Chance Singapore provides international (and, where we are authorised, local) legal advice to regional and international clients working across south and south east Asia, including Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The firm, which was established in 1981, offers both international and Singapore law advice in most areas of commercial law including banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, investment management, regulatory, and international litigation and arbitration across a range of financial and industry sectors, such as energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, banking, and natural resources.
Over the years, Clifford Chance has drawn on the experience of its highly-skilled people in Singapore and the extensive resources of its global network to advise on many of south east Asia's groundbreaking transactions, and that tradition continues today.
A one-stop shop for international and Singapore law capability, we practice a wide range of international and Singapore law.
In 2008, the Singapore Government awarded one of only six new Qualifying Foreign Law Practice licences to Clifford Chance, as part of its plans to liberalise the legal sector.
We practice a wide range of international and Singapore law.
In 2012, together with Cavenagh Law LLP, we were granted a Formal Law Alliance allowing Clifford Chance Asia to become the first top tier, integrated law practice in Singapore.
A centre for India-related work
With many of Asia's financial institutions choosing Singapore as their centre for India-related work, in 2008 we established a dedicated team in the Singapore office to focus primarily on international law aspects of capital markets transactions in the Indian market.
The team offers a combination of experience and understanding of Indian companies, securities and capital markets, together with international standards of technical and execution expertise.
Clients can also access the firm's wider knowledge in India-related M&A, finance and dispute resolution through the team.
Recent client assignments
Among our recent award-winning transactions, we have acted as international counsel to the lenders on a US$ 800 million financing for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (BUMA) in Indonesia; acted as international counsel on the Bumi Armada IPO on the Malaysian stock exchange, which at the time was the largest IPO year-to-date; acted as international counsel to the lenders on the 3960MW Sasan UMPP coal fired power plant in Madhya Pradesh, India; advised TT International, a Singapore-based multinational company listed on the Singapore Exchange (with operations in 80 countries) on its US$680 million restructuring; acted as international counsel to Nagarjuna Oil Corporate Limited (NOCL) on the investment of up to US$130 million by Trafigura Pte Ltd into NOCL’s oil refinery being constructed in Tamil Nadu, India; and advised Tata Capital on the establishment of a series of Singapore-domiciled India-inbound private equity funds including the Tata Capital Growth Fund, Tata Opportunities Fund and the Tata HBM Healthcare Fund.
Legal areas in Singapore:
- Asset finance
- Banking and finance
- Debt and equity capital markets
- Derivatives and structured products
- International arbitration and dispute resolution
- Investment management
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity
- Projects, energy and infrastructure
- Restructuring and insolvency