Practice Areas - Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

Partner Kaylee KWOK
Founder - Senior Consultant Rajan MENON
Senior Partner TAN Chong Huat
Senior Partner Roderick Edward MARTIN SC
Consultant Amita DUTT
Partner Nandakumar RENGANATHAN
Partner Sandra HAN
Partner Nizam ISMAIL
Partner Gerard NG
Partner Eugene QUAH
Partner Vernon VOON

Our Banking & Finance practice is recognised as an eminent banking and finance practice in Singapore. Our client centric lawyers and practitioners have experience advising domestic and international banks, financial institutions and corporations.

We handle a wide variety of domestic and international loan financing, and act for financiers, borrowers and security providers. The team also advises on derivatives transactions and banking and financial regulations and compliance issues.

Serving both local and international clientele, our practice is consistently appointed by the largest financial institutions operating in the region. We also regularly act for many of the leading corporations in Singapore and the region.

Banking Industry Services

  • Regulatory compliance and Governance
  • Data protection
  • Employment and HR
  • Real Estate
  • IT/commercial contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate Secretarial Services

Banking & Finance

  • General banking transactions and facilities
  • Derivatives transactions
  • Standard form banking documentation
  • Acquisition finance
  • Asset and asset-backed financing
  • Bilateral, club and syndicated loans
  • Loan restructurings and refinancing
  • Project development and financing
  • Property finance
  • Trade and commodity finance

Banking Litigation

  • Financial Disputes resolution
  • Enforcement and loan recovery
  • Corporate insolvency

Insurance

  • Advising on various insurance products and related documentation
  • Advising insurers and re-insurers on compliance and regulatory issues

Islamic Finance

Our expertise is wide ranging, and covers both regional and domestic transactions. Our team has in their past experiences successfully advised on a number of Islamic financial structures, real estate, project financings, bonds and sukuks, developing new Islamic financial products, and ensuring the structures or deals meet Islamic regulatory requirements. We offer invaluable Islamic structures in bringing together conventional banks, Islamic banks and other financiers with investors that require funding to be provided on a Shariah compliant basis. Here are some examples:
 
Islamic Banking & Financing 
  • Murabaha Structure 
  • Commodity Murabaha Arrangement  
  • Simple Ijara Lease
  • Ijara wa iqtina
  • Diminishing Musharaka
  • Istisna’ Financing Structure 
  • Spot Murabaha
  • Cross border Islamic banking and finance advisory work
Islamic Capital Market / Funds Structures
  • Cross border Islamic Fund initiatives
  • Sukuk based on various structures 
  • Islamic Money Market Instruments 
  • Islamic Foreign Investments 
  • Islamic Real Estate Investments Trusts
  • Islamic Funds Transactions 
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital- Mudharabah & Musharakah
  • Islamic Profit Rate Swap (
  • Cross border Islamic Capital Market / Fund Structures advisory work 
Takaful             
  • Islamic insurance products development (cross border advisory work)

Private Banking

  • Bespoke financing for high-net-worth individuals
  • Advising on personal wealth structures, locally and globally

Regulatory Compliance

  • Legal and financial services regulatory compliance solutions
  • Consultation, policy-making and best practice advisory
  • Pre-inspection strategic preparation, post-inspection remediation program
  • Islamic finance compliance
  • Crisis management

 

At the requests of our clients, we have seconded our lawyers to financial institutions to assist our clients on their internal legal support needs and hence are familiar with the day to day legal matters of a financial institution.