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Capital Markets

We have a full service capital markets practice which is divided into three broad areas: equity capital markets, debt capital markets, and funds markets. Prestigious legal publications regularly cite our work.

We offer our clients breadth of service and depth of expertise. Our knowledge of the Singapore market and our clients' business is complemented by our ability to approach problems from a range of perspectives.

We offer solutions that take into account the requirements of our clients, regulators, stakeholders, and other professionals. This capability is deepened by our extensive deal experience and longstanding interactions with regulators like the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Singapore Stock Exchange, and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

We use the experience we have acquired over the years to benefit our ongoing client work, as well as in our contributions to law reform. For example, our practice’s co-head, Boon Ann, was a member of the Company Law Regulatory Framework Committee (1999-2002), whose report resulted in major policy changes to Singapore’s company law and regulatory framework.

Our ability to tap into the strengths of our other specialist practices enhances our capabilities.

Practice Areas 

Equity Capital Markets
We advise our clients in a wide range of matters, for example:

  • Initial public offerings and listings
  • Secondary offerings such as placements and rights issues
  • Structuring and listing of real estate investment trusts
  • Dual listings
  • Reverse takeovers
  • Trade sales
  • Privatisations
  • Compliance with post-listing obligations

Debt Capital Markets
We advise our clients in a wide range of matters, for example:

  • Convertible bond offerings
  • Medium term note programmes
  • Multi-currency certificates of deposit
  • Fixed and floating rate notes

Funds Markets
We advise our clients in a wide range of matters, for example:

  • Structuring, establishing, promoting, and operating different types of funds
  • Collective investment schemes (authorised, recognised, and restricted)
  • Asset management arrangements

Accolades

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Global
Capital Markets 2017 – Band 3 firm for 9 consecutive years

Leading Individuals:     
Sin Boon Ann

"They are very responsive and whenever we encounter a problem they are very fast in coming up with solutions - they go beyond normal workload, and are very proactive."

"They are very good in terms of professionalism, attitude and services, and they have a deep knowledge of the SGX."

The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Capital Markets 2018 – Tier 2 for 7 consecutive years

Leading Individuals:     
Sin Boon Ann

Recommended Individuals:
Petrus Huang
Grace Lai
Ron Cheng

The team is praised for its work in REIT offerings, Catalist board listings and offerings by Israeli issuers.

Sin Boon Ann was commended for his “maturity and experience.”

Asialaw Profiles
Capital Markets 2018 – Highly Recommended for 6 consecutive years

“Drew & Napier is a well-established firm with a very professional and dedicated team who work tirelessly to meet client expectation,” remarks a client.

Practice co-head Sin Boon Ann is respected for his “commitment, skill and dedication”.

Asialaw Market Leading Lawyer
Capital Markets 2017
Petrus Huang

IFLR 1000: Guide to World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Capital Markets 2018 – Leading firm for 13 consecutive years

Capital Markets 2018
Sin Boon Ann – Highly Regarded; Leading Lawyer from 2006 to 2017
Petrus Huang – Notable Practitioners
Grace Lai – Notable Practitioners

Practical Law Company Which Lawyer?
Capital Markets 2012 – Recommended for 3 consecutive years

Leading Individuals:     
Sin Boon Ann  
Petrus Huang

Best Lawyers International
Leading Individuals 2012:    
Sin Boon Ann  (Capital Markets)
Petrus Huang (Mutual Funds)