Projects, Energy & Infrastructure (Corporate & Finance)

Asia is evolving into a new sphere of global influence. With rapid development and urbanisation in the region, the demand for energy and infrastructure has seen steady growth especially in the transport, telecommunications, water and sanitation, social infrastructure and urban solutions sectors. Stakeholders now need more innovative and sustainable solutions to tackle the increasing scale and complexity of projects in the region.

Drew & Napier's Projects, Energy & Infrastructure practice comprises a team of multi-disciplinary specialists to leverage on the expertise of the firm’s esteemed practice areas, including banking & finance, construction, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, mineral, oil & gas, real estate, investment funds, private equity, competition, restructuring and dispute resolution. Our integrated team supports clients at every stage of the project life cycle and beyond, from structuring, regulation and advisory, to project finance, investment and construction, to dispute resolution.  

We have experience across a broad spectrum of sectors, including energy, petrochemical, oil & gas, renewables, telecommunications, transportation, technology, waste disposal, water, utilities and construction and housing projects. We are accustomed to playing a leading role on matters throughout Asia and are frequently sought out by international firms and clients to work on the local or regional elements of substantial international mandates.

Governments, statutory bodies, state-owned enterprises, financial institutions, sponsors, contractors and market leaders rely on our industry knowledge, technical capabilities and commercial prowess to offer practical insight and innovative solutions that place them ahead of their competition.

Industry Knowledge

Our industry knowledge spans across a spectrum of sectors and across the region. We work closely with stakeholders and participate in industry events to develop a deeper understanding of and insights into the business, legal and political landscape that may be relevant to projects and the development of long term infrastructure solutions.

Regulation & Advisory

Our lawyers have advised clients on the structuring of projects, regulatory and licensing requirements and policies and environmental and tax considerations. We have supported clients on bids and tenders for the operation and development of public private partnership projects and public infrastructure projects across a spectrum of sectors including power, transport, construction and public works.

We have also advised on the restructuring of project companies with significant creditors and stakeholders such as governments and statutory bodies.

Our experience includes:

  • Assisting in a consortium led by Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, in respect of a stake in a toll road operator.
  • Acting as Singapore counsel for one of the tenderers who submitted bids in the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s call for tenders for the right to operate the first bus package under the Government Contracting Model (as it was then known).
  • Advising a government agency on the debt restructuring of a desalination facility and power plant.
  • Advising an MNC, in a design and build project for the construction and commissioning of a production facility in Singapore and procurement contracts for the design, manufacture and installation of a production plant.
  • Advising the employer in the drafting of the tender documentation and the conditions of contract for the development and construction of a data centre in Singapore.
  • Acting for Emirates National Oil Company (Singapore), a subsidiary of the ENOC, a wholly-owned Dubai Government company, on transfer pricing issues and performed a tax analysis of its business process.
Project Finance & Investment

Our lawyers have acted for financiers, sponsors, project companies and government agencies across a broad spectrum of matters in the region and internationally including in relation to the financing of power & desalination plants, oil & gas assets, renewable energy assets, telecommunications assets, iconic developments and integrated resorts. We are alive to traditional considerations including security structures and intercreditor arrangements, direct agreements and step-in rights as well as increasingly relevant considerations such as green finance solutions.

Our lawyers also regularly carry out due diligence and have advised on the acquisition and divestment of interests in companies and assets in various sectors including energy and power, oil & natural gas, LPG, transport and healthcare sectors.


Our experience includes:

  • Acting for Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd., in its syndication of up to S$4.1925 billion (US$3 billion) syndicated senior secured credit facilities for the construction and development of a world-class integrated resort on Singapore’s Sentosa Island.
  • Acting for a syndicate of lenders financing part of China Huaneng Group's S$4.2 billion acquisition of Tuas Power, one of three gencos divested by Temasek Holdings, the Singapore Government's investment arm.
  • Advising a NASDAQ-listed borrowing group in the business of manufacturing solar modules and harnessing solar energy as Singapore counsel in relation to obtaining of multi-million dollar revolving and swingline loans from a syndicate of international banks.
  • Acting for the lenders in relation to specific Singapore law security aspects of the multi-billion dollar development by PT Cirebon Energi Prasarana of the 1,000 MW expansion of the Cirebon coal-fired power plant in West Java, Indonesia.
  • Acting for Hyflux Ltd and its subsidiaries in relation to the construction and estimated $890 million project financing of Singapore's second desalination plant, as well as the documentation and advice in relation to the design, engineering, construction, erection, completion, testing and commissioning of a combined cycle gas turbine power plant.


  • Acting for Banpu PCL as Singapore counsel in relation to the sale of its 47.5% shareholding in Sunseap Holding Pte. Ltd. to EDP Renováveis, S.A. for approximately S$490 million. Sunseap Group Pte. Ltd. is an energy system developer, owner and operator in Singapore, which portfolio includes 5.5GW of renewable projects across nine markets in Southeast Asia.
  • Acted for Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd. as Singapore counsel in the acquisition of shares in Antara Koh Private Limited (“AKPL”) for S$88 million on 23 December 2021. AKPL is a specialist contractor in the field of civil engineering and marine structure, jetty and harbour construction which has a regional presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, India and Bangladesh.
  • Acted for RSK Group Limited, a UK-headquartered international environmental, engineering and technical services businesses, as Singapore counsel in its acquisition of Black & Veatch’s Water Europe and Water Asia business which have since been rebranded under Binnies.
  • Acted for a Canadian infrastructure fund in its restructuring of its solar energy business in the Asian region.
  • Acted for a South-east Asia head-quartered group in a competitive bid process for utilities assets which were situated in South-east Asia.
Energy & Construction

The team draws on its top tier energy, oil & gas and construction and engineering expertise in advising on project contracts (including O&M contracts, concession agreements, offtake and supply agreements and EPC contracts), related risks and mitigation of such risks. Our lawyers have advised on all construction project documentation relevant to various sectors including power, pharmaceutical and desalination plants.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising the developer on all construction project documentation (including EPC and O&M contracts) for the design, construction and commissioning of its gas-fired thermal power project in Taipei, Republic of Taiwan.
  • Advising the master developer on its US$10 billion island project off the north-eastern coast of Abu Dhabi in relation to its contracts for:
    • design and construction of roads and bridges
    • concession of and engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of a power distribution network (concession, DBO and off-take)
    • concession of and engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of its water and waste-water distribution network (concession, DBO and off-take)
    • concession, design and build and off-take agreements for the district cooling reticulation network and plant
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting advance payment contracts for term supply of crude worth more than US$1 billion. The advance payment arrangements involve complex waterfall and roll-over mechanisms with national oil companies and the government of an autonomous region in the Middle East.
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting a crude-product swap contract to off-take and swap Chelekan crude worth approximately US$300 million. The transaction involved complicated transportation arrangement to transport the crude out of the landed locked Caspian region.
  • Acting for a PRC state-owned oil company in an oil exploration, development and production project in East Africa.
Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers have represented clients in mediations, adjudications, arbitrations and court proceedings for the energy and infrastructure space including disputes relating to power plants, petroleum companies, oil and gas producers and coal producers. Our experience provides us with an understanding of the problems that land parties into dispute in the financing and implementation of projects, and allows us to guide our clients to avoid disputes as well as to advise on appropriate steps to protect and further our clients' interests. If a fight is unavoidable, we can provide our clients with representation by the leading disputes practice in Singapore. 

Our experience includes:

  • Successfully defending one of the biggest Korean international construction companies, Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd (now rebranded as DL E&C), as counsel in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules 2010 involving claims amounting to US$434.7 million. The claims arise out of the Dahej project, which is construction of Asia’s biggest petrochemical plant.
  • Acting in a high stakes dispute between a Korean state-owned power company against its Indian partner and its shareholders in the construction of a coal-based power plant. The total of parties’ claim amounts in the SIAC arbitration exceeds US$600 million.
  • Acting for a Vietnamese state-linked entity (employer), against a Chinese state-linked construction company (contractor) in a Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) US$210 million arbitration over a hydro-electric dam project in central Vietnam.
  • Acting for PT Koalindo Tuhup, a producer of premium coking coal, in various Singapore court proceedings and 4 SIAC arbitrations against their off-take partner over the rights to coal produced by the Tuhup mine in Central Kalimantan.
  • Advising a large land-based utility scale solar farm in Singapore and its related entities on various matters and acting for them in various adjudications and court proceedings in the Singapore courts.

For more information on our Dispute Resolution capabilities in Projects, Energy & Infrastructure, please click here.


The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Projects & Energy 2024 - Tier 1; Tier 2 for 12 consecutive years

Recommended Lawyers
Jimmy Yim, SC
Mahesh Rai
Christopher Chong
Chua Tju Liang
Renu Menon

​“One of the strongest teams in the region.”
“Outstanding in every respect.”
“Jimmy Yim, SC and Mahesh Rai are top-class, and think outside the box for solutions.”
“Comprehensive full-service firm with depth of expertise in a range of critical areas that are indispensable for our day-to-day operations. The firm brings a depth and breadth of knowledge to all key aspects of the disputes process.”
”Christopher Chong is a singularly exceptional practitioner, who is well-rounded in terms of depth of legal knowledge, commercial acumen, client responsiveness, innovation and unmatched local knowledge. His dedication to his craft and in assisting us to find sensible, practical and mutually beneficial solutions is close to peerless. Chris is backed by a solid team, whether as a whole or individually, who are more than capable of pulling their own weight and delivering value to us in the context of the role they play.”
“Mahesh is impressive and genuine. He has great analytical skills, able to listen well, and very good in communication. He also always comes up with great strategies.”
“Christopher Chong is very impressive in renewable projects disputes. He is supported by a solid team of associates.”

"Excellent sector knowledge."
"Understand the underlying commercial issues on major projects and provide pragmatic advice."
The team is “sharp, responsive” and “dedicated”.
Team “renowned” for their “speed and efficiency”.


Chua Tju Liang - Recommended Lawyer
Clients complimented his “exceptional negotiation skills”, and praised him as “clearly a really smart guy”.

Banking & Finance 2024 – Leading firm for 13 consecutive years

Recommended Lawyers
Renu Menon
Pauline Chong

​“The team is able to explain complex issues is commercial terms making it easy to understand.”
“Drew & Napier LLC – Banking and Finance strength lies in their profound expertise demonstrated through their dealing of the transaction. They possess a deep understanding of the industry landscape, allowing them to provide insightful solutions and legal advice. Compared to other firms, this practice comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering a ranger of perspectives that enhance problem-solving.”
“Renu Menon promptly addresses and answers queries raised regarding the various transaction documents. She pays careful attention to specifics and embraces a customer-focused methodology. Unlike other competitors, Renu Menon ensures that every aspect of the transaction is thoroughly attended to, fostering a level of care and engagement that sets her apart in the field.”
“The team is known to adopt a nonsense approach. No stone too big or too small to look under, and they will try their utmost to find a solution to the matter. They offer service pro bono with no lack or reduction of their service.”
“Despite being a legal powerhouse and requires little or no introduction in Singapore, no deal or enquiry is too small for Drew. This is what that sets Drew apart and makes Drew relatable to both institutions and retailers alike.”
“Pauline Chong provides “gold” standard of service and unparalleled strategic depth and speed with her high-level advice on exacting legal and commercial difficulties posed to her.”
“Drew & Napier is a firm that is in the bank’s panel. We have worked with them as lenders counsel in transactions and they have consistently delivered.”

“Pauline Chong is very approachable, highly professional, and responsive.”“The diversity of skills and knowledge of the legal eagles at Drew Napier is astounding and exudes confidence. They have the resources at hand to afford excellent service”
“The team is highly professional in their dealings and advice. They are responsive and approachable in meeting timeline and providing solutions and alternatives to protect the interest of the bank.”
The firm is an “active force in acquisition finance, refinancings, project finance and receivables financing.”
Clients of Drew & Napier LLC have a "high level of confidence in the team", and note that the lawyers display "considerable business acumen".
“Renu Menon has been most helpful and provides quick responses despite her punishing schedule. Advice is practical and wholesome.”
Pauline Chong is "professional, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful" and "is highly recommended".

Corporate/M&A 2024 - Tier 3 firm for 7 consecutive years

Leading Individual:
Corporate/M&A 2024
Tan Teng Sen (2 consecutive years)

Recommended Lawyers:
Corporate/M&A 2024
Benjamin Gaw
Jon Nair
Seraphina Ho
Priscilla Wang

“Commercially-minded team, who are sensitive to the timeline and cost pressures of in-house clients and go out of their way to meet such needs. Drew’s full-service capabilities is also very useful in transactional work by providing a one-stop shop.”
“Tan Teng Sen is a commercially-minded partner.”
“Extremely experienced and knowledgeable team.”
“Benjamin Gaw is a very approachable and extremely detailed oriented person.”
“A very experienced and capable team who are client centric. Easy to work with and are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.”
“Steven Lo and Tan Teng Sen are experienced in what they do and are able to distill and communicate the issues effectively.”
“Drew & Napier LLC’s corporate and M&A team stands out for its distinctive blend of expertise and innovation. The team’s strengths lie in their deep legal knowledge, combined with their practical problem-solving skills.”
“Jon Nair has unparalleled legal acumen and strategic thinking, which consistently leads to innovation solutions. He is able to effectively anticipate legal trends and provide strategic legal solutions to problems that arise.”
“Commercially-minded, responsive and sensitive to client’s needs both in terms of meeting timelines, deliverables and final billing amount.”

The firm "is incredibly strong in matters involving listed companies", "is very well-coordinated, highly attentive and hands-on", with "an exceptional ability to both anticipate issues and recommend solutions".
"The ‘highly competent’ team at Drew & Napier LLC has ‘the right balance of commercial sense and up-to-date legal knowledge’"
"A highly professional’ corporate team, which provides advice with ‘quick turnaround times"
"Teng Sen is 'an-up-and-coming partner' who provides 'amazing response times, a meticulous approach and an ability to work well under pressure'; he is recommended as 'a counsel of choice to investment banks and financial advisers'."

Real Estate 2024 – Top Tier for 24 consecutive years

Leading Individual:
Lau Sok Hiang (Recommended lawyer for 4 consecutive years in 2020 - 2023)

Recommended Lawyers:
April Mak (3 consecutive years)

“Very knowledgeable team and meticulous in their assessment of the deal.”
“Drew & Napier LLC has a team of very robust and competent lawyers to handle conveyancing matters. They are thorough and meticulous in their work.”
“Lau Sok Hiang is very meticulous and careful.”
“Professional, clear and quick turnaround time.”
“Extremely dedicated, and practical, willing to go the extra mile.”
“Ho Soo Lih and his team are experienced and caring. They are willing to go extra mile to help their clients.”
“The team is very responsive to all queries, big or small. they respond quickly and efficiently to emails and phone calls. The service is top notch.”
“Competent, responsive, personable and collaborative.”
“The lawyers are very professional and careful; providing advice and in-depth opinions when complicated problems arise. Prompt responses with efficient work, having good understanding of our business.”
“Drew and Napier LLC are professional and their legal work is up to mark. In fact, they sometimes go above and beyond the routine to ensure that the legal matters are satisfactorily resolved for the client, even when it seems that the matter is a bit grey. They actually called up a contact in the government to clarify certain matters that were not in black and white. They are also responsive and will call the client back to update the progress.”

The Drew team looks after the client’s best interests, very efficient and depth of knowledge in real estate transactions due to their experience in wide and varied types of transactions.
The real estate team is very thorough in their review of legal documents and able to distil key risks for the client. In a class of their own where it comes to looking after client interests and are also able to tap on other areas of practice to help clients where necessary.
Lau Sok Hiang listens to the client and takes time to explain the issues clearly. She is a joy to work with. Complex negotiations move along better with Sok Hiang around.
Lau Sok Hiang is very friendly and provided good legal advice on the matter at hand.
Lau Sok Hiang is praised for her “depth of knowledge, customer engagement, and timely updates. Able to explain things clearly.

Construction 2024 – Tier 3; Tier 3 for 2 consecutive years in 2022 - 2023; Tier 4 in 2021

Next generation partner:
Kelvin Teo

Recommended Lawyers:
Christopher Chong – (for 2 consecutive years)
Jimmy Yim SC
Cavinder Bull SC

“Outstanding in every respect. Genuinely satisfied with their performance.”
“Jimmy Yim SC and Mahesh Rai are top-class advocates, thinking out of the box for solutions.”

“Comprehensive full-service firm with depth of expertise in a range of critical areas that are indispensable for our day-to-day operations, whether during a growth cycle or a downward trend, such as construction, corporate, insolvency & restructuring, security of payment matters and dispute resolution. Drew & Napier has been our trusted go-to firm on a regular, consistent basis for some years now with full intention on our part to continue this relationship for a long time to come.”
“For an international conglomerate operating subsidiaries in Singapore, we need (and expect) that practitioners have an international perspective and at the same time is in tune with the local pulse and practices. Excellent legal work aside, the Drew & Napier team excels in bringing in-depth local on-the-ground knowledge to the table, conveyed in a matter that an international client would readily understand and appreciate. Their knowledge, responsiveness, and efficiency in matters, is something that other firms can only aspire to.”
“Drew & Napier LLC is “renowned” for real estate and construction, advising on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction, engineering and related insurance issues."

Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global

Projects & Energy 2016 - Tier 2

“Sources say: ‘They will be there for you right up until the very end, and their response time is tip-top." "Their strategic thinking and expertise are really unparalleled.’”
"They really listen and develop effective solutions."

Chua Tju Liang - Up and Coming Individual

Banking & Finance 2024 - Leading firm for 19 consecutive years
Pauline Chong - Band 4 lawyer

“They are highly responsive; their turnaround is one of the fastest I have met. They are also very well versed with the key legal terms in any facility.”
“Drew & Napier has an excellent team that has strong knowledge and is very dependable on tight closing deadlines.”
“The team produces excellent work and is able to explain to those less knowledgeable. Their knowledge is excellent and there is always someone to help, from very high level to more specific matters.” 

One interviewee praises Drew & Napier's "very good quality of service, and ability to deliver and understand our needs."
Another source describes the team as "meticulous" in its approach.
"It's a formidable firm with a strong resource base," a client says, adding: "The lawyers are responsive, diligent and detailed." Another praises the lawyers, calling them "very professional, reliable and target-oriented."
"Clients report that the firm is a "very well-established and recognised name in Singapore; they're responsive and clearly a leader in this industry."
"Their work and turnaround time were exceptional. They far exceeded our expectations compared to our dealings with other firms in the past."

Corporate/M&A 2024 - Band 3

Gary Pryke - Senior Statespeople
Steven Lo - Band 4
Tan Teng Sen - Band 5

“They have intelligence, up-to-date business commercial savvy, sensitivity and responsiveness in addressing needs and requirements.”
Clients appreciate that "the partners are directly involved in developing strategies and negotiations with counterparties," adding that the "associates are amongst the best that we have worked with."
“The team's client service is commonly picked out as a key strength: ‘They are very professional, easy to get along with and efficient in meeting deadlines.’"
"They are timely and relentless in their pursuit of providing holistic advice and guidance to their clients."
"Whenever something came out of left field we hadn't prepared for and we needed advice, there was always someone in the team with the right experience - really a full service shop."
“Offers all-round expertise in both the transactional and financing aspects of acquisitions. Enjoys a strong standing amongst private and public companies, multinational corporates and financial institutions, which it advises on a wide range of M&A deals.

Real Estate 2024 – Band 2; Band 3 for 3 consecutive years

“Drew & Napier has a strong and well-resourced team with multiple contact points. They are always timely and responsive with their work.”
“They are very knowledgeable in their field of expertise and able to handle themselves well in negotiations.”

Drew & Napier's "services are consistently good and reliable".
A client admires the team's "prompt response and client care".
The team takes a very commercial approach."

Christopher Chong – Band 2 in 2024; Band 3 in 2020 and 2021; Leading Lawyer in 2019
Construction 2020 – Noted Practitioner (2 consecutive years)

“A market commentator praises Drew & Napier's attention to detail and says it is "an extremely efficient firm that provides excellent services."”
A client remarks, "We are very happy with their performance. Their legal strategy is sound and they deliver on tight timelines. They are particularly good at analysing various available legal options and communicating those to us so that we can take considered decisions."
“The team made themselves available and were always on point, with a very good understanding of the whole process."
"Christopher is pragmatic and quick on his feet”.
Christopher is "a very sound construction lawyer."
A client praised Christopher for his "knowledge and practical experience," added that "he is excellent and has a very bright mind."

asialaw Profiles

Infrastructure 2023 – Highly Recommended practice for 5 consecutive years
Energy 2023 – Recommended; Notable practice for 3 consecutive years

Banking and Financial Services 2023 – Highly Recommended practice for 5 consecutive years
Banking & Finance 2023 – Recommended for 4 consecutive years

“Prompt, solutions-oriented, knowledgeable.” 
“While being a top tier firm in Singapore, fees were extremely reasonable and accommodating to the fact that we were a non-revenue generating start-up. The partner in charge broke down the potential issues clearly, gave us the relevant advice and offered forward-thinking considerations for us to take note. The analysis was deep, yet easy to understand, thorough and commercially practical.” 
“Legal counsel was thorough and provided us with the pros and cons of the case objectively.”
"A very capable overall banking and finance practice."
Pauline Chong is “willing to go the extra mile for the client, innovative" and has "good communication skills.
She is “professional" and has a "clear understanding of issue and ability to provide solutions.

Corporate and M&A 2023 - Highly Recommended practice 

“Knowledgeable, professional and supportive of small businesses.” 
“The team is capable of looking beyond the legal aspects and putting into the perspectives of the different stakeholders. They provided value-added service and are indeed great partners for business owners.”
“Responsive, quick and commercially minded.”
“I liked their flexibility while providing good coverage on the necessary work for this deal.”
“Communication and ability to distil facts into easy to understand terms. They are also very good at highlighting the possible issues with the transaction.”
“Sound in legal knowledge and able to provide alternative solutions.” 

“Very prompt reply, client-oriented, responsible and reliable.”  
“The firm is indeed altogether outstanding; however, there are also individuals who are also outstanding by their own merit.”
“Very knowledgeable on the practical application of the law and very commercial-minded.”
“Drew is a full-service law firm and it excels in every practice area. It is very structured with very good black letter lawyers and very good at finding solutions when the market is difficult to navigate. It's a pleasure to work with the firm.”
“Excellent technically, responsive, focused. Understand the client’s needs.”

Real Estate 2023 - Highly recommended for 6 consecutive years

Sound legal strategy and strong implementation.
Lau Sok Hiang is “very responsive and promptly comes up with problems solving.
Lau Sok Hiang is commended to be “very responsive and customer-oriented. Able to get things done with little fuss. Knowledgeable about the subject matter”.
Lau Sok Hiang “helped us understand the various possible risks of the loan documents presented for signing, and provided us with recommendations to amend some aspects of the same documents”.

Construction 2022 – Recommended firm (4 consecutive years)
Construction & Real Estate 2013 to 2018 – Highly Recommended firm (6 consecutive years)

“A group of very talented lawyers” who “gave much valuable and insightful advice” and produce “really excellent work [despite] tremendous pressure.”

asialaw Leading Lawyers

Energy & Natural Resources 2018

Corporate and M&A 2023
Gary Pryke - Senior Statesman
Steven Lo - Distinguished Practitioner
Tan Teng Sen - Notable Practitioner 

Teng Sen is a professional and dependable legal advisor on our transactions. He consistently meets timelines and delivers sound quality advice with a strong commercial sense.
A client commended Teng Sen as “Very competent and sound technically; able to come up with practical solutions; listens and reads the situation well and resourceful - knows where to go looking for answers beyond the usual port of calls.

Construction 2023
Christopher Chong – Distinguished Practitioner (4 consecutive years)


Project Development 2023/4 – Tier 3 for 3 consecutive years
Energy and Infrastructure 2017 – Tier 2 for 4 consecutive years

"The firm has a strong track record in projects work especially in energy."

Energy and Infrastructure, M&A 2023/4
Chua Tju Liang — Highly regarded

"All good. Known him and worked with him for more than 15 years."

Banking & Finance 2023/4 – Leading firm for 11 consecutive years

“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.”
Pauline Chong is commended for being “highly professional, responsive and knowledgeable" and provides “excellent legal and commercial advice on banking matters which is current and practical for business purposes”.
One of the better legal professionals around, Pauline is helpful, knowledgeable and professional in her dealings.
Renu Menon is “friendly and easy to work with,” she has “thorough knowledge and provides quick solutions.”
“She’s efficient, detailed and experienced in her field of work.”

Corporate/M&A 2023/4 - Tier 2 firm for 18 consecutive years
Tan Teng Sen - Highly Regarded Lawyer

“The team from Drew & Napier in charge of our M&A work was detailed, thorough and quick in producing results. I was very satisfied with the outcome.”
"D&N has been a very knowledgeable, professional and progressive law firm - so much so that we retain D&N not only for our corporate, legal and investment work but also highly recommend D&N to our network of businesses.”
“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.”
“Even though they have a lot of work from many other clients, they do not hesitate to respond to our queries and sometimes ‘time-wasting questions’…. It is with the M&A team at Drew and Napier that my company has the confidence in moving forward to make deals or form ventures and undertake M&A activities knowing full well that we have the most competent and able lawyers behind us all the way.” Tan Teng Sen is "professional, experienced and importantly very helpful. Goes the extra mile to put the client in a better position."
"Teng Sen's user-friendliness to in-house counsels and investment bankers alike stems from his innate pragmatism, communicativeness, solid instincts and robust views. He confronts complex and time-critical exigencies with an ease born from years of experience applying the listing rules and the Takeover Code in unprecedented situations."

Who’s Who Legal
Thought Leaders Guide: Construction 2022
Christopher Chong – Thought Leader

Global Guide: Construction 2023
Christopher Chong – Leading Lawyer for 5 consecutive years

National Guide: Southeast Asia - Construction 2023
Christopher Chong – Leading Lawyer

Christopher Chong is held in high esteem by market commentators as “extremely thorough in his work” for private and public urban development matters.
Christopher earns praise for his “unparalleled strategic mindset and commercial outlook”.
Christopher’s “high quality, clear and effective arguments and drafting” are considered to be “a delight to behold”.

Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Construction Law 2024
Cavinder Bull, SC – Endorsed individual
Jimmy Yim, SC – Endorsed individual
Christopher Chong – Endorsed individual (4 consecutive years)

Asian Legal Business S.E. Asia Law Awards 2022
Drew & Napier named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year for the third time

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

Practical Law Company Which Lawyer?
Project Finance 2012 – Recommended

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