CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
Successfully represented the architect in the landmark decision of MCST Plan No 3322 v Mer Vue Developments Pte Ltd & Ors  2 SLR 793, in which the High Court decided for the first time that the architect can rely on the independent contractor defence. The decision was recently upheld by the Court of Appeal.
BANKING & FINANCE
Acted as Singapore counsel in a £500 million acquisition financing facilities taken by a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore for its purchase of a 79 ha business park in Reading, United Kingdom.
Partner in charge: Jennifer Chia
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY
Representing United Overseas Bank, a secured creditor on issues arising out of the insolvency of the Swiber Group.
Partner in charge: Thio Shen Yi, SC/Chua Choon King
Representing the Samwoh Group Companies in a rare minority oppression action where the minority shareholder sought an order to buy out the majority. The Companies successfully argued that the order should not be allowed.
Partner in charge: Thio Shen Yi, SC
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Acting for Credit Suisse, the financial adviser to the Offeror in Temasek Holdings’ Smodule.2 billion privatisation bid for SMRT Corporation Ltd.
Partner in charge: Stefanie Yuen Thio
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Acted for logistics and property development company, LOGOS SE Asia (being part of the Australia-based LOGOS Group) in its joint venture with Yang Kee Logistics in the acquisition, development and management of a US0 million logistics facility (total GFA of up to 66,000 sqm) in Tuas South, Singapore.
Partner in charge: Stefanie Yuen Thio/Jennifer Chia
SHIP FINANCE & CORPORATE SHIPPING
US5 million borrowing by Miclyn Express Offshore secured by a fleet of about 100 vessels flagged across 5 different jurisdictions - Lead shipping counsel for DBS Bank Ltd. The vessels also served to secure S0 million senior secured guaranteed bonds issued in connection with the delisting of Miclyn Express Offshore Limited from the Australia stock exchange.
Partner in charge: Chua Choon King
The luxury property market still has buyers who wish to invest for the longer term, noted Ms Jennifer Chia, executive director and head of corporate real estate at TSMP Law Corporation.
— 30 Aug 2016 —