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 consultant 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 2022 – Leading firm for 14 consecutive years

Sin Boon Ann was a leading lawyer for 9 consecutive years since 2011

“Excellent” in terms of the lawyers' "dedication, professionalism, creativity and responsiveness."

“They are familiar with capital markets transactions and are therefore able to provide effective solutions having assessed the problems faced by the company. They are also able to pre-empt certain issues before they arise, giving the company sufficient time to resolve them.”

“A group of very talented lawyers with valuable and insightful advice, especially on the current business environment. They provide very detailed guidance and solutions.”

“They perform their tasks with a high level of expertise,” says another source.

A client notes that the team is "commercially savvy," explaining that it is "always commercially very sharp and puts client considerations first."

"They are capable of providing technically sound and commercially viable advice to the company in a timely manner. The team is very responsive in addressing the issues the company might be faced with and provides value-adding advice from all commercial angles."

"Without exception their work is timely, efficient and of top quality. Full marks for client service, they're always available and personable."

The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Capital Markets 2022 – Leading firm for 11 consecutive years

Endorsed Individuals:
Steven Lo – Recommended lawyer
Gary Wan – Recommended lawyer
Renu Menon – Recommended lawyer
Ron Cheng – Recommended lawyer for 2 years
Sin Boon Ann – Recommended Lawyer for 3 consecutive years, previously a Leading Individual for 13 consecutive years from 2006 to 2018

“Drew & Napier LLC possess a team of committed lawyers with sound business acumen and industry knowledge that offers great client service and quick turnaround times. They know the area very well and they know the other players.”

“The team works as a whole, from a multi-facet angle and provide its clients a holistic total solution.”

“The team is quite responsive to clients’ needs and makes time for clients no matter how late it is. The team is very collaborative and pulls in different teams of expertise to work together with the client and ensures constant communication and monitoring of the progress of the projects.”

“They are always attentive and committed to assist clients 24/7. They are creative, productive and always come up with solution for clients’ problems.”

“They are very knowledgeable and provide an excellent service, with the appropriate imagination to think out of the box when necessary.”

“In particular, they have a strong sense of responsibility for the project and a strong sense of social responsibility. Based on this, they often bring us more resources so we can succeed in almost every project and gain more. This is why we have chosen D&N firm for many years despite the many options we have.”

“The team has a good mix of senior experienced partners, younger partners, and associates. They are knowledgeable, professional and competent, friendly and always make time for our meetings and informal discussions over the phone. Most important of all, their fees are very competitive and reasonable.”

“Sin Boon Ann... [has] been there as steady as a lighthouse on a cape to guide us all these years on how to best liaise with and operate within the Listco requirements.”

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

”They are very knowledgeable and provide an excellent service, with the appropriate imagination to think out of the box when necessary.”

“...understands our business needs. [The firm] demonstrated an excellent understanding of laws and practice to help the client to plan its corporate goal by providing a specific and concise legal road map.”

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

IFLR 1000: Guide to World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Capital Markets 2022/2023 – Leading firm for 18 consecutive years

Leading Individuals
Sin Boon Ann – Expert Consultant, previously Highly regarded for 5 consecutive years, previously Leading lawyer from 2011 to 2017
Wu Geng – Notable Practitioner for 5 consecutive years

"Professional, dedicated and resourceful. Delivers quality." 

"A strong team of insolvency practitioners with good support. The team provides good legal advice." 

"The best legal advisory services, including deep knowledge in all SGX requirements." 

“Professionalism, knowledgeable with problem-solving abilities and dependable.”

“The lawyers who worked on our files in addition to being technically very strong, they approach a challenge by employing a '360 thought process', delivering a comprehensive solution that works legally and commercially.”

“Provided constructive comments to resolve issues through the project and proactive in following up with the clients to facilitate the entire due diligence process.”

“A group of very talented lawyers... They gave valuable and insightful advice to our clients, especially for the current business environment. Provided very detail guidance and solutions for our clients. Really excellent work from him and his team, who were able to work under tremendous pressure.”

“Knowledge of the Singapore regulatory environment and liaison with exchange authorities.”

“The work is of the highest quality.”

“Excellent. The law firm understands legal and commercial requirements.”

“It provides the full range of legal services to the clients. It is resourceful in helping the clients arrive at effective solutions in a timely manner when handling corporate work. The team exhibits a strong understanding of the business and provides value-added solutions.”

A client commended the team for its "excellent work," and that the team is "a pleasure to work with."

A client singled out Boon Ann as a “top notch” lawyer, and he does “overall excellent work.”

“Completely professional and highly responsive.”

“...delivers timely and effective solutions and advice to the client, and really understands the needs of the business and owner. Great time management.“

Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Leading Individuals 
Capital Markets Law 2022 – Sin Boon Ann
Corporate Law 2022 – Sin Boon Ann

asialaw Profiles
Capital Markets 2022 – Recommended law firm for 10 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.

Consultant Sin Boon Ann is respected for his “commitment, skill and dedication”.

A client is “very satisfied with the quality, professionalism and timeliness of the work offered by Drew & Napier.”

“It provides a full range of legal services and value-added advice and solutions to the client. Very resourceful and great working team.”

asialaw Leading Lawyers
Capital Markets 2022

"Excellent works".

"[The firm] helps us manage the timeline well to tie in the corporate goals of each corporate action. Very resourceful. Great team."

The Straits Times – Singapore’s Best Law Firms 
Rated 4 stars for Company and commercial law in the inaugural Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2021 survey by Singapore’s largest circulating broadsheet, The Straits Times, and international research company, Statista.

Who's Who Legal
Capital Markets 2013
Sin Boon Ann for 2 consecutive years

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

Leading Individuals:     
Sin Boon Ann  

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