Singapore is a key international financial and trade hub in Asia and globally. With its sophisticated infrastructure, services and knowledge-based economy, Singapore serves as a gateway for international businesses to expand their operations into other developed and emerging markets in ASEAN and the South Asia region. With a history of more than 30 years in Singapore, White & Case provides advice to local and multinational corporations, financial institutions, governments and state-owned enterprises to help them achieve their regional and global ambitions.
We operate in Singapore through White & Case Pte. Ltd., which holds one of the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licenses granted in the country, enabling us to advise on both international law and Singapore law (in permitted areas).
Our Singapore practice is active in a broad range of banking and asset finance, capital markets, corporate, international arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and project development and finance matters, in local, regional and international jurisdictions.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
"They're efficient, professional and understanding of the client's needs. They translate 'law speak' for us."
"Their work is absolutely top-notch," a source says; "they're good at providing balance between legal and commercial advice."
"They are excellent - very much on board with our project and always ready to respond."
"They have market knowledge, experience and commercial understanding. An excellent team."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
"Their legal advice is sound and practical, and they find solutions for problems we're stuck on."
"Responsive, they go the extra mile for clients."
"Their turnaround time is absolutely excellent."
"I would recommend them to anyone."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
EMAS CHIYODA Subsea joint venture, 2015
We represented Japanese engineering group Chiyoda Corporation on the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with Ezra's Subsea Services business, EMAS AMC, a leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation contractor, to create EMAS CHIYODA Subsea Limited. We also represented Chiyoda Corporation in an agreement between Chiyoda, Ezra Holdings Limited and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), in relation to NYK’s proposed strategic investment in EMAS CHIYODA Subsea Limited.
Redwood Group Asia, 2016
We represented Redwood Group Asia on its merger with e-Shang Cayman Ltd (a logistics developer sponsored by Warburg Pincus and APG) to create 'e-Shang Redwood', one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in Asia (Singapore, China, Japan and South Korea).
Brenntag AG, 2015
White & Case represented Brenntag AG, the global market leader in chemical distribution headquartered in Germany, on its acquisition of the TAT Group, the Singapore-based distributor for industrial chemicals. The TAT Group has a strong market position and reputation as well as high coverage in South East Asia, Hong Kong and South Korea.
Jasmine Infrastructure Fund IPO, 2016
We represented Jasmine International Public Company Limited in connection with the THB 55 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of investment units of Jasmine Broadband Internet Infrastructure Fund (JASIF) and listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), which included an international offering in reliance on Regulation S and Rule 144A. JASIF is Thailand’s second telecommunications infrastructure fund to be established under Thailand’s infrastructure fund regime with Jasmine International PCL as its sponsor. The deal was named the “Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium)” at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2016.
Financings for the acquisition of PT Carrefour Indonesia and PT Indonusa Telemedia, 2014
We represented the lenders of a US$1.275 billion senior secured financing provided to various retail, entertainment and media subsidiaries of Indonesian conglomerate, CT Corpora. The deal was named “Loan of the Year” at the IFR Asia Awards 2014.
PLP Project, 2014
We represented PacificLight Power Pte Ltd on the S$1 billion (approximately US$850 million) refinancing of the term and credit facilities for its 800 MW gas-fired IPP on Jurong Island, Singapore. We previously represented the Borrower (then known as GMR Energy (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.) on the S$1 billion greenfield financing of the power plant, which was named "2011 APAC Merchant Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance. We also represented GMR Infrastructure Ltd. on its acquisition of the Borrower from InterGen N.V and subsequent sales of a 70 percent stake to FPM Power and a 30 percent stake to Petronas Power Sdn. Bhd, the current shareholders in the Borrower. The project reached commercial operation in February 2014, with the refinancing reaching financial close at the end 2014.
US$1.4 billion oil refinery, 2015
We represented an Asian contractor in a US$1.4 billion International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration concerning a dispute with a state petroleum company arising from the refurbishment and expansion of an oil refinery and pipelines.
Rescission of SPA, ongoing
We represented a multinational corporation in a S$500 million ICC arbitration, seated in Singapore, involving claims for the rescission of an SPA for the acquisition of a landmark asset.
Advisory and reporting services on international trade, ongoing
We are providing advisory and reporting services to sovereign clients, trade associations and multinational corporations regarding international trade developments, regulatory issues and the impact of trade agreements in relation to ASEAN-member and other Asian countries. Our services are provided to clients from a cross-section of industry sectors including automotive, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, manufacturing and steel, among others. to clients from a cross-section of industry sectors including automotive, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, manufacturing and steel, among others.