Established in 1982, the Singapore office is Sidley’s South East Asian regional base. The Singapore office provides multi-jurisdictional law advice principally in the fields of corporate law and corporate finance, securities, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, privatization, securitization, banking and finance, reorganizations, debt and equity restructurings, non-performing loan dispositions and financings, direct investments, investment companies and funds, enforcement of creditors' rights and investment adviser and broker-dealer regulation. We also have the capability to provide international arbitration and litigation services, representing clients across the region on business matters relating to U.S. securities, stock exchange, SFC and other regulatory investigations, IP, insolvency, antitrust, life sciences, construction, insurance, shipping, international trade and employment.
With 10 lawyers, including two partners, resident in Sidley’s Singapore office, we regularly advise multinational and regionally-based corporations, banks and investment banks, state-owned enterprises and governmental ministries, agencies and other instrumentalities. Our partners have been the lead lawyers in a number of the largest securitization, corporate and debt restructurings, securities offerings, privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, non-performing loan and direct investment transactions as well as major international arbitrations in Asia. They have also been the lead lawyers on transactions that have been noted for being the first of their kind in their field and are multiple winners of industry awards for innovation, structure and execution.
Sidley lawyers in the Singapore office have been practicing in South East Asia and the Greater China region for a significant number of years, working on transactions throughout the region, in locations such as India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, in addition to Singapore. Our lawyers in Singapore speak Mandarin, Cantonese and other Chinese dialects, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, French and Japanese as well as English.
Sidley’s Singapore office is located in 6 Battery Road, a landmark building situated in the heart of Raffles Place, Singapore's financial and commercial hub.