Banking & Finance

Drew & Napier has undisputed strength in Banking & Finance. We act in this field through our Corporate Banking and Banking Litigation Practices.

Our clients include large corporations, banks, and other financial institutions, and government bodies. We are consistently cited and recommended by international research houses and publications for our versatility, efficiency, and the quality of our work.

Corporate Banking Practice

The Corporate Banking Practice is constantly sought after as Singapore counsel in major local as well as offshore financing transactions and projects.

The Corporate Banking Practice provides expert advice and representation across a wide range of financing and loan transactions. They include bilateral and syndicated loans, bond issues, acquisition financing and debt restructuring, and banking advisory and regulatory work.

We are also heavily involved in project financing and real estate/construction financing deals in Singapore and have acted in some of the largest local plant and integrated resort financing projects as well as large residential prime commercial and retail real estate financing.

Banking Litigation Practice

The Banking Litigation Practice has an enviable record of successful representation in most of Singapore’s major banking disputes.

We are at the forefront of the developing Banking & Finance law in Singapore, and we handle all areas of complex banking related disputes.

Matters we regularly deal with include fraud, regulatory investigations and related legal proceedings, loan and credit recovery, enforcement of securities, and advice on regulatory issues.

We also regularly advise and act for banks and financial institutions in responding to customer and financial product claims, and issues relating to foreign court orders and sanctions.

The practices are closely supported by Drew's other specialist practices, including Financial Services Regulation, Real Estate, and Tax.

Accolades

Chambers Asia Pacific and Global
Banking & Finance 2019 – Leading firm

“Clients describe the outfit as ‘an approachable and dedicated team’.”

"Definitely one of the best full-service firms in Singapore," says one interviewee, adding: "Their advice is relevant and uncluttered, because they take the time to understand each deal with its specific needs."

"They have knowledge and professionalism."

“Sources say: ‘An excellent practice, which is extremely pragmatic and responsive’.”

"Many high-profile firms give good technical advice but sometimes it's not very commercial – we want proactive, problem-solving solutions and this is something you get from Drew & Napier.”

"Clients praise the team's 'diligent and responsive approach – you know they’ll have everything covered'.”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Banking & Finance 2018 – Tier 2 Leading firm

Recommended Lawyers
Banking & Finance 2018
Renu Menon

Banking & Finance 2017
Pauline Chong

The team is ‘very professional’ and ‘runs transactions seamlessly’.

Drew & Napier LLC’s banking team is rated for its ‘very commercial’ approach and the ‘accessibility’ of lead partners.”

"Drew & Napier LLC demonstrates ‘particularly good industry and country knowledge’."

"Clients of Drew & Napier LLC have a ‘high level of confidence in the team’, and note that the lawyers display ‘considerable business acumen’."

“Pauline Chong is highly recommended.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Banking & Finance 2019 – Leading firm

"Responsive, sound technical knowledge and has the ability to deliver good advice."

"Highly accessible, easy to work, and possesses in-depth knowledge."

 “Over the years, Drew & Napier has provided us with first class legal services. We have tried several international law firms operating out of Singapore but have not found one as good as Drew & Napier.”

“Very responsive and quick to deliver. Always ready to attend to questions and a pleasure to deal with. Solution oriented and practical in approach. Extremely reliable in terms of the research that is done to back up advice.”

The firm’s lawyers are praised for our “good knowledge and acumen”.

“Drew & Napier is one of the best law firms that I have the privilege to work with especially in relation to complicated financial transactions. Not only can they identify the key issues arising from the transactions, but [they] also provide the clients with innovative solutions to address those issues.”

“We have been using Drew & Napier as our main legal counsel for more than 10 years now and have always found the firm to be thoroughly professional and the staff members assigned to us knowledgeable both in the legal aspects as well as able to advise on the commercial impact and ramifications.”

Asialaw Profiles
Banking & Finance 2019 – Highly Recommended for 6 consecutive years

“Able to meet tight timeline and provide clear advice.”

“Professional and easy to work with.”

"A very capable overall banking and finance practice."

Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards
Asset and Corporate Finance Deal of the Year 2016 (Takeover of STATS ChipPAC Ltd by Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET))
Southeast Asia Deal of the Year 2014 (Takeover of Fraser & Neave)

ALB Innovative List
Top 10 firm across Asia 2016 (Takeover of STATS ChipPAC Ltd by JCET)

The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards
Finance Deal of the Year: Banking 2016 (Takeover of STATS ChipPAC Ltd by JCET)

Singapore Business Review Business Ranking Awards
Deal of the Year 2015 (Takeover of STATS ChipPAC Ltd by JCET)

Asian-MENA Counsel ‘In House Community Firm of the Year’
Projects and Project Financing Singapore Firm of the Year 2014

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