International Financial Law Review (IFLR)

IFLR Asia Awards

Restructuring Deal of the Year 2016
The restructuring of PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk

Rising Star, Restructuring 2016
Mohan Gopalan

M&A Deal of the Year 2014 
Fraser & Neave contested takeover

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

Financial and Corporate 2019
Restructuring & Insolvency – Tier 1 for 12 consecutive years
Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 2 for 14 consecutive years
Capital Markets – Tier 3 for 14 consecutive years
Banking & Finance – Tier 3 for 7 consecutive years
Project Development  – Tier 2 for 2 consecutive years

Restructuring & Insolvency
Tier 1 for 12 consecutive years
Sushil Nair (Higly regarded for 2 consecutive years, previously Leading lawyer from 2011 to 2017)
Julian Kwek (Highly regarded for 2 consecutive years, previously Leading lawyer from 2012 to 2017)
Chan Wei Meng (Highly regarded, up from Notable practitioner) 
Blossom Hing (Rising star for 6 consecutive years)
Mohan Gopalan (Rising star, up from Notable practitioner) 

Mergers & Acquisitions
Tier 2 for 14 consecutive years
Gary Pryke (Highly regarded for 2 consecutive years, previously Leading lawyer from 2006 to 2017)
Steven Lo (Highlly regarded, up from Notable practitioner) 
Grace Lai (Notable practitioner)

Capital Markets
Tier 3 for 14 consecutive years
Boon Ann Sin (Highly regarded for 2 consecutive years, previously Leading lawyer from 2011 to 2017)
Petrus Huang (Notable practitioner for 2 consecutive years) 
Grace Lai (Notable practitioner for 2 consecutive years) 

Banking
Tier 3 for 7 consecutive years

IFLR 1000 Review: Financial and Corporate

Drew & Napier is strong in restructuring and insolvency. With desks in Indonesia and China, the firm is well situated to take on cross-border transactions.  

In M&A, the firm advised Sealed Air Corporation on sale and transfer of assets and shares to Bain Capital and is acting for China Mining International on a reverse takeover. 

In restructuring and insolvency, the firm has extensive experience dealing with contentious and non-contentious matters and is experienced acting for both debtors and creditors. The firm was active on a number of complex cross-border restructurings involving the shipping and maritime sector. Highlight deals saw the team represent key clients like Ezra Holdings and Pacific Andes Resources Developments on cross-border debt restructurings. 

Key clients include Bank of China, CWT, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Hyflux, CapitaLand, PwC, CVC Partners, and PT Bumi Resources.

Client Feedback

“Highly accessible, easy to work, and possesses in-depth knowledge." – Banking & Finance

"Responsive, sound technical knowledge and has the ability to deliver good advice." – Banking & Finance

"Excellent work. A pleasure to work with." – Capital Markets

"Very high level legal service, quick, efficient and very much comprehensive." – M&A

"Always provides professional advice promptly on information for the related issues. The firm pays attention to details and are supported by committed team members." – M&A