Asia Practice

Singapore

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Asia Practice is a Singapore headquartered law firm active in the financial and corporate space. Key figures at the firm include directors Jonathan Tan and Leon Low.

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm is recognised for its banking and finance and corporate and M&A offerings.

The banking team is experienced with clients including lenders, arrangers, and borrowers on an array of transactions such as asset finance, acquisition financing, debt restructuring, syndicated financing and refinancing.

The corporate team has experience ina range of sectors including technology, real estate, agriculture, social infrastructure and manufacturing.

 

Key clients  

Notable clients include Chang Hua Group, Amer International Group, Modex Energy Rentals, and Macnica Networks Corporation,

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

Banking and finance

"Ability to listen and provide quick response and timely action as well as good judgement and clear communication."

"Highly responsive, speed and attention to client needs and timeline is always at a high standard, and they are careful to consider terms which may disadvantage us and go above and beyond to make suggestions on the same."

 

Capital markets

"They are prompt and give holistic guidance related to the issue at hand."

"The firm was extremely responsive with their feedback and knowledgeable in proposing suitable alternatives and countermeasures for us when we faced resistance from the opposing counsel. At the same time, they went above and beyond the initial scope to help with the actual legal negotiations."

 

Financial services regulatory

"Fast, warm and friendly but more importantly thorough explanation of their reasoning, referencing relevant acts, consultations and other relevant documents for the basis of their reasoning. Availability to meet, speak and provide quick turnaround which is reliable."

"Always linking its legal advice with the big picture especially when the business parameters have changed. Always delivering high-quality documents even in tight timeline required by the client. Top service without 'overhead' - both partner and associate play their roles effectively at the right time and to the right extent."

 

Investment funds

"They have a good grasp of the law and are very attuned to the risks and liabilities that we as investors face. They are flexible enough to discuss solutions with us and to help us manage our risks. They are also very current with the latest market customs and trends and tailor their advice to give realistic and reasonable options."

 

M&A

"Fantastic attention to detail, quick and thorough communication, very commercial with a strong focus on getting the deal done within the timeline agreed between the commercial parties. Did very well in dealing with an extremely combative counsel on the other side of the transaction."

"Asia Practice is able to complete the work assigned within very short lead time given. In addition, their work is very detailed and they always provided sufficient explanations to let clients understand their mindset and reason in preparing the work."

 

Private equity

"Ethical, sincere, professional. They patiently listened to my challenges and were able to empathise and provide good advice on how to settle the issues professionally. The director even took the time to call me up personally and guided me on how to manage the conversation with the other parties."

 

Project development

"The firm's partner and other team are very professional."

"Good service & follow-up."