Chambers Global (2016)

Banking & Finance - Band 3
Ranked Lawyer: Christopher Lee - Band 3

What the team is known for
This firm is a frequent choice of counsel for financial institutions and corporations across the Asia-Pacific region, particularly Japan and Singapore, acting as local adviser on cross-border transactions. Areas of expertise include project financing, syndicated facilities and sukuk issuances.

Christopher Lee is well known for his broad practice that covers corporate, banking and projects mandates. Within the general banking sector, he focuses on project finance and DCM. In a notable highlight, he acted for several Cagamas entities, including Cagamas Global, in connection with a USD2.5 billion MTN programme and a USD2.5 billion sukuk issuance.

Corporate/M&A - Band 3
Ranked Lawyer - Christopher Lee - Band 3

What the team is known for
Offers considerable cross-border capabilities, owing to its membership of the Rajah & Tann Asia network. Serves clients across the Asia-Pacific region including Japan, Australia and China. Highlighted for its proficient handling of M&A and takeovers, particularly in the natural resources space.

Christopher Lee is regarded as “a strong corporate lawyer” who is also experienced in banking and projects work. He is especially knowledgeable in handling M&A transactions, catering to a number of major clients throughout Asia.

Jainil Bhandari is dual-qualified in Malaysia and Singapore, and handles a range of contentious shipping matters across these two jurisdictions. His recent work highlights include assisting a domestic energy company with a dispute regarding a burst undersea oil pipeline.