Harry Elias Partnership

Singapore

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Founded in 1988, Harry Elias Partnership is a full-service Singaporean law firm active in the financial and corporate space. In 2020, the firm ended its three-year merger with multinational law firm Eversheds Sutherland.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm boasts a well-diversified financial and corporate practice.

The corporate team has experience in sectors such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals, fintech, mining, infrastructure, technology and logistics.

The restructuring team’s clients include companies, shareholders, liquidators, judicial managers, receivers, and creditors.

 

Key clients

Recent clients include Eastern Asia Engineering, HSBC Institutional Trust Services, Surbana Jurong Consultants, Sysma Jade, Maybank Kim Eng Securities and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

The banking team recently acted for financial institutions as lenders and also advised on regulatory compliance.

Corporate highlights include advising Sun Venture Group on the acquisition of CR-71 Robinson Road Singapore, and advising India’s largest digital retail payments platform on concurrent fundraising and share sales.

On the projects front, the firm recently advised the project manager on the landmark development of a port.

In restructuring, the firm notably advised Ascendas REIT on the high profile restructuring of the Hyflux Group. Another newsworthy deal saw the firm act for a creditor in the restructuring of Agritrade International.

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Agritrade International debt restructuring

Brightoil Group restructuring

Hyflux Group debt restructuring

Sysma Jade S$30.4 million acquisition of KH Engineering and KH Instrumentation

Tuas Terminal port project 1

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Banking

“Incredibly client service. The firm has consistently met very challenging deadlines for us.”

 

M&A

“Superb knowledge, commitment, advice and experience for M&A and real estate acquisitions. Putting the client's interest first and close "hand-holding" throughout the entire process.”

“Practical advice.”

“They know their work well and the transaction was completed smoothly.”

 

Private equity

“Practical advice.”

 

Restructuring and insolvency

“Follows up regularly.”