Teng Sen’s areas of practice encompass mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, corporate governance, general corporate, crisis management and securities related matters. Teng Sen also regularly advises on compliance issues with Singapore stock exchange listing rules.
He has advised companies, board of directors, financial institutions, private equities, venture funds as well as ultra-high net worth individuals.
As part of his practice, Teng Sen has advised mergers and acquisitions spanning various industries, including consumer markets, health care, real estate, logistics, transport cybersecurity and technology.
Prior to joining Drew & Napier, Teng Sen started his career with the Corporate M&A department in one of the largest law firms in Singapore. In 2010, Teng Sen was seconded to a leading Japanese law firm. Teng Sen also has experience as an in-house legal counsel in a leading international bank.
Teng Sen has been a tutor of the “Corporate Deals” module of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law since 2016 and he has facilitated the Advanced Corporate Practice for the Preparatory Course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations since 2018.
Chambers Asia Pacific and Global
Corporate/M&A 2022 – Up and Coming lawyer
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Corporate/M&A 2022 – Leading Individual
“Singled out by clients as ‘superb legal practitioners’”
“Tan Teng Sen is very on the ball and provides sound advice with an eye on commercial issues.”
“Tan Teng Sen is very knowledgeable and is able to offer sound and practical advice.”
"Tan 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'."
Mergers & Acquisitions 2021 – Highly Regarded lawyer
“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."
"He is very empathetic and helpful. Very experienced."
"Teng Sen is able to spot wider issues to a problem and not just deal with the question that is being asked. He then proposes holistic solutions in a manner that is well broken down, clear and concise. He is enthusiastic and it is very clear that he is driven by the desire to be a trusted legal adviser that his clients can rely on. He and his team's responses are extremely prompt."
"Very personable, excellent at communicating and always available/responsive."
"1. Leadership - led the deal when necessary but also allowed his junior partners and associates leeway to carry the deal. I think this resulted in a very cohesive and tight support from the D&N team for our deal. 2. Problem solver - found solutions and was extremely resourceful to tackle the issues on the deal."
"Commercially-minded, responsive and seeks to achieve a win-win outcome in negotiations."
"1. Intensity and responsiveness - always being available to assist with questions and clarifications on legal issues. 2. Deep understanding of the regulatory framework across the Singapore Code of Takeovers and Mergers and the Singapore Exchange Listing Rules. 3. Creativity - in developing solutions that would be acceptable to all stakeholders in a transaction (i.e. the company, the independent financial adviser and the regulators). 4. Knowledge of precedents/superior research - which enabled us to examine less known precedents and leverage the approaches taken in those situations to be applied to our particular circumstances."
"Very attentive, fast respond to queries and gave solid alternatives."
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Corporate and M&A 2021 - 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.”
Singapore Business Review
Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2019 – Listed lawyer