Continuously rated over the years amongst the top law firms in Singapore, Lee & Lee indeed remains committed to serving her clients' best interests and continuing her tradition of excellence and integrity.
This group is particularly noted for its ability to act on multifaceted issues, offering transactional advice and co-ordinating with counsel across several jurisdictions. It has an impressive client list which includes DBS Bank, United Overseas Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. – Chambers Asia-Pacific
Sources say: "I'm very comfortable with Lee & Lee. It has a personal, human approach – even when handling the most complex issues." - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Lee & Lee's "highly competent" banking and finance practice led by Louise Tan handles cross-border structured financings for foreign lenders and refinancing work for property developers. - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Lee & Lee’s strong project financing capability, in conjunction with its joint law venture with Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, maintains its strong presence in the PPP sector. Finance expert Louise Tan is recommended. – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Louise Tan heads the Corporate Banking and Finance Practice Group and has been named by Global Counsel 3000 as one of the leading experts in banking and finance in South and South East Asia. She was also named as a Recommended Lawyer in the Singapore section of Global Counsel Web’s Leading Specialists in Corporate Real Estate: Which Lawyer? (previously known as PLC Global Counsel 3000)
Louise Tan is the “foremost finance expert”, and she leads “a team acting for banks and borrowers on the range of banking work. REITs are a strong area, along with property and construction project financing” - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Louise Tan “always grasps the commercial requirements in any case immediately”. Under her leadership, the firm’s banking team “found favour with clients due to the fact that it sticks to unreasonable deadlines and works hard to keep clients happy”. The team was also described as “attentive to the client’s needs” and crystal clear when offering advice” - Chambers Global “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business”
Louise Tan is a leading individual and “praised for her appreciation of which points are of commercial importance” and the team at Lee & Lee is “best known for its financing work within the real estate sphere.... particularly in connection with REIT financing. A long-established name in the Singapore market, the team has won some impressive mandates” - Chambers Asia in its Guide to Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business
This full-service firm is one of Singapore's most well-established practices. Its joint venture with international law firm Hogan Lovells ensures ever increasing opportunities for cross-border work. Over the past year, it assisted the Singapore partners of a clean energy project in China, a reverse take over of a real estate business, and M&A activity in the real estate sector. – Chambers Asia-Pacific
Sources say: "The firm is up to date and informed of the business environment. It can identify and make serious efforts to research the possible viability of a commercial transaction regardless of its complexities, then provide practical solutions and directions." - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Adrian Chan heads the corporate department and handles an impressive range of corporate matters, including M&A, corporate finance, restructuring and joint ventures. He is described as "energetic and helpful," and "refreshing in his approach to get things done through rational negotiation and logic." – Chambers Asia-Pacific
Loo Hwee Fang of Lee & Lee is "great to work with – she really knows her stuff and is able to advise clients on how to structure their funds very effectively," say sources. She regularly advises local and international entities on fund investments and offerings of funds, including the establishment of private equity funds, regulatory issues, and licensing and exempt status. – Chambers Asia-Pacific
Lee & Lee’s corporate practice, led by the "well-respected" Adrian Chan, advised on headline deals including Peter Lim’s acquisition of Thomson Medical Centre. – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Clients were reported as "pleased to receive clear, unequivocal advice which we do not receive from other firms" - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Adrian Chan is "fair-minded, sensible and friendly - in short, he is someone you can enjoy having opposite you," state sources. - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Michelle Tan provides "concise advice". - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Lee & Lee advises on IPOs and SGX-ST listings and specialised OTCs, as well as dual listings on SGX-ST, NASDAQ and ASX. Adrian Chan and Lee Pih Peng are key names. – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
This experienced, seven-partner department has a proven track record of success in IP. It offers a broad-based practice, and is especially rated in relation to copyright and trade marks. - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Sources say: "High quality, responsive, productive and pragmatic. The team is very friendly, very client-oriented and technically able." - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Litigator Tan Tee Jim heads Lee & Lee’s team. It handles contentious and non-contentious matters, including brand protection work, representing Pfizer and Hospira in patent infringement actions, and acting for Pioneers & Leaders (Publishers) in a copyright infringement action. – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Clients reveal that Tan Tee Jim SC "has a wealth of experience and is very responsive and pragmatic. He is such a gentleman, with no airs and graces; he will roll up his sleeves and make sure the client is happy with the work he has produced". - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Tan Tee Jim is strong in IP and copyright matters. – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
The arrival of Tan Tee Jim SC "was a real booster shot to the practice," according to one commentator. Peers recognise him as a well-reputed and highly experienced practitioner. Clients praise his impressive disputes and enforcement work, with one praising him as "an intellectual and determined litigator." – Chambers Asia-Pacific
Lee & Lee retains a respected profile in telecommunications and new media, with a particular focus on drafting, reviewing and advising on technology and software transactions and agreements. The team has also been active in developing new licensing frameworks and strategies. Tan Tee Jim is a well regarded contact in this area, having been involved in a number of landmark cases in the local dispute resolution and IP fields. Among a number of noteworthy accolades, he is also deputy president of the Copyright Tribunal and the Income Tax Board of Review as well as a member of the Competition Appeal Board – Asialaw
Nominated as IP Law Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2011.
A "Top 5" IP firm in Singapore.
- Asian Legal Business "Asia's Top IP Firms"
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Quek Mong Hua leads Lee & Lee's full service dispute resolution practice which clients regard as being good both "in and out of court". - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Lee Han Tiong and Matthew Saw are leading names. - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Lee Han Tiong offers "sound and practical" advice. - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Julian Tay is also recommended. - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Lee & Lee is one of the most established firms in Singapore, and is well reputed in the real estate field. Clients include publicly listed companies, banks and financial institutions, as well as developers of residential, commercial and industrial projects. The firm is particularly known for advising on en bloc schemes. – Chambers Asia-Pacific
Sources say: "Known in Singapore as a leader; they are very commercially minded.” – Chambers Asia-Pacific
Lee & Lee handles high-value real estate and financing transactions, notably advising banks and other lenders on structured lending to REITs. Practice head Ow Yong Thian Soo advises on en bloc sales and purchases. - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Department head Ow Yong Thian Soo is highlighted for his particular expertise in collective sales projects on behalf of both buyers and sellers. - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Ow Yong Thian Soo, who heads the real estate practice, is noted for his ability to pitch his advice at a "level that can easily be understood by a non-legal person". - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Dedicated real estate practitioner Kwa Kim Li is an increasingly prominent practitioner and is regarded as a key member of the team. - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Winner of the Corporate INTL Magazine 2011 Singapore Real Estate Law Firm of the Year Award.
Nominated as Real Estate Law Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2011