In these fast-paced and interconnected times, traditional boundaries haven’t just been redrawn, they have been completely removed. While Singapore is our base, our business is global with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region.
With the expansion of our offices into Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, and in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur through partner firms, we are well placed to serve the needs of our international clients.
This is the first time the Singapore Court of Appeal has issued a decision on a jurisdictional challenge concerning an investor-state arbitration. This decision is an unprecedented triumph for investors in Macau (and Hong Kong), who may potentially rely on its favourable outcome in order to take advantage of the benefits and protections accorded under the 130 other bilateral investment treaties to which the PRC is a party.
WongPartnership advised SMRT Corporation Ltd. ("SMRT") in the proposed S$1.2 billion acquisition by Belford Investments Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited ("Temasek"), of all the issued ordinary shares in SMRT (other than those already held by Temasek) via a scheme of arrangement. Having been listed since 2000, SMRT is the largest rail operator in Singapore. The proposed privatisation comes on the heels of the announcement by SMRT of its proposed transition to the new rail financing framework announced by SMRT and the Land Transport Authority of Singapore on 15 July 2016, and values SMRT at S$2.56 billion.
WongPartnership is proud to have achieved recognition at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, 2016. The firm was awarded "Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year", "Asset and Corporate Finance Deal of the Year" on the Financing for STAT ChipPac, "Deal of the Year" and "M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)" for Avago Technologies' Acquisition of Broadcom.
WongPartnership LLP (UEN: T08LL0003B) is a limited liability law partnership registered in Singapore under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Chapter 163A).