WongPartnership wins Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year and M&A Deals of the Year at 2020 ALB SEA Law Awards

26 Oct 2020

Singapore, 26 October 2020 – We are delighted to announce that WongPartnership has been recognised as the Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) South East Asia Law Awards 2020.

Our Firm was also awarded the M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) for our involvement in Ascott REIT’s Merger with Ascendas Hospitality Trust as well as M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) for our involvement in China Telecommunications – Udenna’s Joint Venture deal.

Said our Chairman & Senior Partner, Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, “We are very honoured to win these Awards. It is a testament to both the depth and breadth of the legal expertise within the firm. We would not have got here without the contributions of our clients, business partners and our extremely talented lawyers. To them, a massive thank you.”

ALB SE Asia Law Awards pays tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams across the Southeast Asia region. Winners have been shortlisted by extensive review by the ALB editorial and research teams before being reviewed and selected by an independent judging panel.

Lawyers involved:

Ascott REIT’s Merger with Ascendas Hospitality Trust

WongPartnership acted for Ascendas Hospitality Trust.

Corporate / Mergers & Acquisition:
Ng Wai King, Managing Partner
Andrew Ang, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions Practice
Audrey Chng, Partner
Lydia Ong, Partner
Chua Si Ya, Associate
Ling Pei Lih, Associate
Daryl Tan, Associate
Claire Yuen, Associate

Antitrust & Competition / Financial Services Regulatory:
Chan Jia Hui, Partner

Corporate Real Estate:
Monica Yip, Head of Corporate Group
Jerry Tan, Partner
Lavinya Arun Velu, Associate

Debt Capital Markets:
Trevor Chuan, Partner
Wu Wei, Associate

Energy, Projects & Construction:
Linda Low, Partner
Damien Xing, Associate

China Telecommunications – Udenna’s Joint Venture

Miao Miao, China Practice Partner and Kong Yin, Legal Consultant acted as Singapore counsel to China Telecommunications in relation to incorporation of their investment vehicle in Singapore and further investment into the third telecommunication service provider in Philippines.

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About WongPartnership

Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is an award-winning law firm and one of the largest in the country. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, through member firms of WPG, a regional law network, we are a leading provider of legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. Together, WPG offers the expertise of over 400 professionals to meet the needs of our clients throughout the region.

About WPG

As part of WongPartnership's 25th anniversary celebrations, the firm has launched WPG, a regional law network. WongPartnership brings together a group of five prominent law firms across seven countries in a collaboration to provide clients with legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. The WPG law network comprises WongPartnership and its member firms Al Aidarous Advocates and Legal Consultants (Middle East), Foong & Partners (Malaysia), Makes & Partners (Indonesia) and ZGLaw (Philippines). Doing business together is not only better, it is now easier.

WPG. Winning Partnerships. Leading Excellence.

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