Chambers Global (2018)

Banking & Finance - Band 3

What the team is known for 
Established and experienced team handling a comprehensive range of finance matters. Particularly well placed to advise on energy-related project finance, the team also handles syndicated loans, acquisition and asset finance, restructuring and Islamic finance. Christopher Lee and Fiona Sequerah co-head the department and are key contacts.

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

What the team is known for

Robust corporate team, advising on a broad range of transactional and regulatory issues. Acts for domestic and international clients on M&A, including cross-border deals, with particular activity in the real estate and private equity sectors. Also handles ECM offerings. The firm's cross-border capability is boosted by its membership of the Rajah & Tann Asia network.

Notable practitioners
Christopher Lee is highly regarded among clients, who report that he "understands complex transactions and is highly versatile." He is well placed to handle M&A, joint ventures, reverse takeovers and infrastructure projects. He advised Mega First Corporation on its MYR250 million rights issue, which was used to finance the Don Sahong hydropower project in Laos.

As deputy head of the shipping and international trade practice group, Jainil Bhandari of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP continues to command recognition in commercial litigation and shipping cases, having appeared in both Malaysian and Singaporean courts. He possesses experience in charter party cases and collision disputes, and acted for the owners of 'APL Denver' after its collision with the vessel 'Wan Hai 301'.