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SINGAPORE Our team in Singapore provides multi-jurisdictional law advice to regional and global clients across many sectors. TALENT. TEAMWORK. RESULTS. 1,900 LAWYERS WORLDWIDE 30+ YEARS IN ASIA 18 GLOBAL
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SINGAPORE Our team in Singapore provides multi-jurisdictional law advice to regional and global clients across many sectors. TALENT. TEAMWORK. RESULTS. 1,900 LAWYERS WORLDWIDE 30+ YEARS IN ASIA 18 GLOBAL OFFICES Sidley in Singapore Established in 1982, the Singapore office is Sidley Austin LLP s Southeast Asian regional base. In 2013, Sidley was one of only four firms to be granted a license to practice local law in Singapore under Singapore s Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) program. We are currently only one of nine international law firms in Singapore permitted to practice local law. Our team of more than 20 lawyers provides multi-jurisdictional legal advice under the laws of the U.S., Singapore, Hong Kong and England and Wales. Several of our lawyers are also qualified in, and very familiar with, the laws and business customs of other jurisdictions in the region where we are not permitted to practice local law due to regulatory restrictions such as Indonesia, India and the Philippines. Our Capabilities in Singapore Our team in Singapore provides multi-jurisdictional legal advice principally in the fields of capital markets; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; global finance, including bankruptcy, restructuring, structured finance, securitization and asset finance; energy; project finance and infrastructure; international arbitration; investment funds; privacy, data security and compliance; and life sciences. We regularly advise multinational and regionally-based corporations, banks and investment banks, state-owned enterprises and governmental ministries and agencies. Our partners have been the lead lawyers in a number of the most significant corporate and securities transactions, privatizations, mergers and acquisitions and other matters in Asia. Several members of our team who are based in Singapore are listed as leading lawyers in their fields, including in the areas of capital markets and corporate/m&a. Sidley lawyers have been practicing in Southeast Asia and the Greater China region for a significant number of years, working on transactions throughout the region, in locations such as Indonesia, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia in addition to Singapore. Our lawyers in Singapore speak Mandarin, Cantonese and other Chinese dialects, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Japanese, Tagalog and Hindi as well as English. Sidley Austin s advice is on time, technically competent and commercial. ASIA PACIFIC LEGAL 500, 2014 A helpful team with great technical ability. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2013 Responsive and hands-on. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2013 Sidley s Singapore office is located in Six Battery Road, a landmark building situated in the heart of Raffles Place, Singapore s financial and commercial hub. SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 3 Key Practice Areas Capital markets DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED CAPITAL MARKETS Sidley has built a widely respected debt capital markets practice in Asia. We advise clients on all types of debt transactions from plain vanilla deals to complex crossborder deals involving multiple jurisdictions, multiple tranches and various collateral, repayment and priority structures. Sidley has an extensive track record advising leading financial institutions in Asia, including Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Macquarie Group, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS on debt transactions, as well as corporate issuers, many of which are market leaders in Southeast Asia, China and other parts of Asia. Thomson Reuters ranked Sidley as the number one issuer counsel on Asia Pacific bonds transactions, based on the number of transactions completed in We completed 25% more bonds transactions than our next nearest competitor. HIGH-YIELD DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS Our Asian capital markets team is a recognized leader in high-yield debt transactions. Lawyers in the team have lived and worked in Asia Pacific for many years and have advised on some of the region s largest and most complex high-yield debt transactions. Several of the partners are recognized as leading lawyers in this field and our practice has been identified as being top-ranked. Sidley s commitment to Asia, combined with lawyers with product knowledge in the region, provides us with a solid understanding of Asian markets and enhances our ability to deliver practical solutions to issues faced by our local, regional and international clients. Since January 2010, Sidley has been counsel to issuers and underwriters on over 85 high-yield debt capital markets transactions in Asia Pacific, totaling more than US$35 billion. In 2014, Sidley completed 22 high-yield debt capital markets transactions in Asia Pacific, totaling more than US$7.4 billion. EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS Our multi-jurisdictional law capabilities enhance our competitive position representing clients on dual listings and international offerings from our Asia offices, representing both Asia-based and multinational clients in connection with listings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK), the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the London Stock Exchange, the Indonesia Stock Exchange and the Singapore Exchange, among others. In jurisdictions where we do not practice local law, we nurture strong working relationships with leading local law firms and consultants to ensure our clients receive high-quality domestic legal representation. Sidley is one of the top ones; they have wonderful blue-chip work. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2014 Sidley Austin handles a high volume of deals in the high-yield arena, although RMB bonds and investment-grade debt are also key areas of expertise. ASIA PACIFIC LEGAL 500, 2013 Sidley Austin has a strong reputation for quality for its structured finance and high-yield debt experience, particularly on the issuer side. IFLR1000, 2013 Over the last 10-year period, Sidley was ranked the No. 1 issuer s counsel and No. 2 underwriter s counsel for U.S. capital markets offerings, having worked on 2,262 offerings raising over US$1.4 trillion in deal value as issuer s counsel and 2,767 offerings raising over US$1.7 trillion in deal value as underwriter s counsel. THOMSON REUTERS 4 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP International investment funds Sidley is a recognized leader in investment funds, both globally and regionally. We were named Best Onshore Law Firm for Client Service in the HFM Asia Hedge Fund Services Awards in 2014 and we were presented with AsianInvestor s Marquee Award in 2013 for Legal Services Provider of the Year. Sidley was also named by AsianInvestor as the Best Law Firm for Alternative Assets in 2012, 2010 and 2008, Best Offshore Law Firm for Alternative Assets in Japan in 2009, and by Asian Legal Business as Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year in 2014 and Our regional investment funds team comprises U.S., Hong Kong, Japanese, Singapore and English-qualified lawyers. We offer a leading capability in local and international law with a one-stop service to clients looking to access markets and investors across the region. Our lawyers are internationally recognized as leaders in the development of new financial products and innovative investment fund structures in the Asia Pacific region. We work closely with the fund management industry, regulators and government entities and are regularly at the forefront of development of new policy and legislative reform relating to financial services. Partner Han Ming Ho, who leads our Singapore investment funds practice, is also the Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in Singapore, a member of the Regulatory Committee of IMAS (Investment Management Association of Singapore) and a director of RICE (Returns Invested in Children and Education). Energy Energy represents the largest segment of the global industrial economy. Our lawyers in Singapore have advised clients in the energy industry for several decades. Sidley is committed to working alongside a broad range of oil and gas and electric power industry participants in connection with hydrocarbon exploration and production, refining transportation and marketing and electric power, generation, transmission and distribution activities. We are also now advising many of our energy clients involved in the shale revolution. ASIA 2014 HEDGE FUND SERVICES AWARDS The team at Sidley Austin is rated for its very strong business acumen and good industry knowledge in the funds space. ASIA PACIFIC LEGAL 500, 2014 Sidley has a diversified energy practice with lawyers actively working with industry participants from across the globe. In Asia Pacific, this includes clients from China, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Japan, India, Korea, the Middle East and Australia. We represent clients in virtually every aspect of the energy industry, including upstream oil and gas developers, oilfield service companies, pipelines, electric utilities, merchant electric transmission companies, independent power producers, alternative energy developers, suppliers and contractors, energy trading companies, and the financial institutions that serve companies in all of these industry segments. SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 5 Project finance and infrastructure Sidley has a leading, diversified project finance practice. Our lawyers in Singapore have advised clients on a numerous projects in Asia Pacific and around the globe including infrastructure, energy, power (fossil fuel), alternative generation (including wind, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power, biomass and geothermal), transmission, oil and gas pipelines, biofuels (including biodiesel, renewable diesel and ethanol), gas-toliquids, petrochemicals, metals and mining, transportation and telecommunications. The firm regularly represents and advises project sponsors, senior and subordinated lenders, equity investors, construction contractors and service providers (such as fuel suppliers and transporters and operation and maintenance providers in project development, financing acquisitions and dispositions and restructurings). Our lawyers have extensive experience in addressing the needs of different project participants and are adept at crafting solutions that meet the commercial objectives of the key stakeholders. Sidley strikes me as one of the more commercially minded teams around. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2014 You get the full package good service is a given. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2013 Global finance Sidley has, for decades, pioneered the development of innovative financial instruments for the world s financial markets and that reputation for innovation extends to the Asia Pacific region. In Singapore, our professionals provide a range of sophisticated services to the market participants in the financial services industry. ASSET-BASED DEBT FINANCE, LEVERAGED FINANCE AND STRUCTURED FINANCE Sidley lawyers provide a full range of legal services to the regional and international financial services industry, including: acquisition finance asset based lending recapitalizations derivatives leveraged finance privately placed lending facilities commercial property finance structured finance construction and development loans secured and unsecured financings From the inception of the securitization industry in the 1970s, Sidley lawyers have played a leading role in the development of structured finance transactions involving numerous asset classes and transactional structures. We regularly advise originators, issuers, arrangers, trustees and agents from mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan as well as multinational clients from around the world. 6 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP RESTRUCTURING AND WORKOUTS Sidley lawyers have significant workout and restructuring experience, on behalf of both lending and debtor clients, with respect to a variety of financing transactions. Our experience includes representing debtors and lenders in liquidity facilities, debt-to-equity exchange transactions, out-of-court sale processes, distressed asset purchases, insolvency financings, plan of reorganization exit financings, bankruptcy sales and the interpretation, negotiation and resolution of complex intercreditor and subordination issues attendant to these situations. Notably, we represented LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (LDK) in its efforts to restructure more than US$700 million in claims owed by LDK and its subsidiaries incorporated under the laws of several jurisdictions. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court granted the final approval, following favorable rulings from the High Court of Hong Kong and the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, for LDK to complete the international restructuring of its off-shore liabilities. This restructuring is believed to be the first judicially approved, multi-jurisdictional debt restructuring of its kind for a China-based entity. Sidley s lawyers located in Hong Kong, the U.S. and London crafted the restructuring to ensure that it was recognized in all key jurisdictions. INTERNATIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHINA LAW & PRACTICE 2014 AND 2013 They are very professional and organized. In disputes it s important to be clear about what resources you have, and they make you feel confident in this regard. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2013 International arbitration Lawyers in Sidley s International Arbitration practice provide cost-effective and efficient representation and support through all stages of the arbitration process. Through our arbitration lawyers in Hong Kong, we are able to represent clients in disputes submitted to ad hoc and institutional arbitration under various rules, including those of the following: Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) American Arbitration Association (AAA) s International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 7 Mergers and acquisitions Members of the Sidley Singapore team have extensive experience in structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and privatizations, including in the telecommunications, power, petrochemicals, oil and gas, coal, timber, finance, insurance, media, and agricultural resources sectors. The Singapore team regularly represents multinational companies in connection with acquiring minority and majority interests, as well as representing companies based in Asia Pacific with respect to their interests with business entities in and outside the region. Sidley assists clients in all aspects of M&A activity including: I was impressed by Sidley s ability to strategise on a number of fronts. It was global strategy, also considering other issues that were going on in another jurisdiction. I feel they ve identified the right issues. They re very thorough and always seem more prepared than the other side. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2014 due diligence; regulatory issues; structuring and negotiating acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, strategic stake acquisitions and sales, and privatizations; public company acquisitions and mergers of equals (including the representation of special committees of independent directors); corporate separations (spin-offs); They set the benchmark for good partnerships: we have robust discussions and if everyone agrees, then we all move on. They are first choice for compliance. CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2013 tender offers; negotiated and unsolicited transactions; transactions involving troubled companies; and financings, including through banks, the capital markets and financial sponsors, such as private equity and hedge funds. Given the key role lawyers play in structuring business transactions, much of our work in this area involves structuring, planning and negotiating the approach with the deal team, in addition to customary legal analysis and drafting. In addition, we have a detailed understanding of national and local regulatory frameworks and decision-making processes throughout the Asia Pacific region. Our dedicated team also possesses practical experience in dealing with government authorities and commercial bodies. These attributes enable us to provide high-quality, professional services and make Sidley a valuable resource for businesses considering M&A projects in Southeast Asia. Members of the Singapore M&A team have handled transactions in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Australia, India, Japan, Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong, often collaborating with colleagues from our other offices in Asia, the U.S. and London, working with locally qualified lawyers as appropriate. Sidley s Singapore office has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific as having one of the leading M&A practices among international firms. 8 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP Private equity and venture capital Our Private Equity lawyers advise on leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, growth capital investments, venture capital investments, PIPEs and a variety of other acquisitions and financings. We represent private equity sponsors, the private equity arms of financial institutions and other organizations, and hedge funds in these matters. We also regularly advise private equity sponsored portfolio companies, assisting them in all their legal needs, including add-on acquisitions, financings, recapitalizations, investments, liquidity events and other extraordinary transactions. In addition to representing clients in leveraged buyouts and private equity investments, lawyers in Singapore and across the region handle a broad variety of other M&A transactions, including going private transactions, public company acquisitions and mergers-of-equals, corporate separations (spin-offs), tender offers, negotiated and unsolicited transactions, auctions, proxy solicitations, joint ventures, transactions involving troubled companies and various forms of related financings. FIRM OF THE YEAR FOR REGULATORY/ COMPLIANCE IN CHINA ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL 2013 International Firm of the Year for Life Sciences CHINA LAW & PRACTICE, 2014 Life sciences Sidley has built a sterling reputation for being the trusted legal adviser to regional and global businesses in the life sciences field, ranging from pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) to nutritional and animal feed companies. Our global life sciences practice extends to our Singapore office and the Southeast Asia region. The areas of focus for the practice include: Corporate Transactions, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Licensing and Privatizations The private equity team at Sidley Austin keeps providing an excellent service; the firm provided high-quality guidance in a timely, responsive fashion, according to one client. IFLR1000, 2013 Regulatory and Compliance Enforcement and Arbitration Our lawyers counsel life sciences clients in the region on the full array of issues they face across the life-cycle of their products, resolving disputes on their behalf across the globe; advising in relation to enforcement actions; advising on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and antitrust issues; assisting with strategic transactions; and representing their interests in legislative and key regulatory agencies. We are the only firm that has received Tier-1 rankings four years in a row in Chambers Asia Pacific since this category was launched in Professionals in our Asia Life Sciences team include a former prosecutor, in-house counsel and regulators. Regulatory and compliance Our regulatory and compliance lawyers in Singapore and Hong Kong work regularly with the firm s offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. The group s work includes regulatory investigations as well as matters related to privacy and data protecti
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