Reed Smith



Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Reed Smith in Singapore is active across the financial and corporate space.

In banking, the firm has a particular focus on in structured trade and commodities finance, advising on transactions including prepayments, pre-export financings, borrowing base facilities, limited recourse structures and inventory finance. The banking team regularly takes on mandates from banks, funds and trading houses.

In capital markets, the firm advises companies, underwriters, sponsors and other market participants on a range of capital-raising transactions. Recent highlights include advising issuers on IPOs on domestic and foreign exchanges and advising issuers on bond offerings.

In the corporate space, the firm often focuses on energy and natural resources, advising institutional energy and natural resources clients as well as investors including private equity, venture capital and family office investors. A recent high value mandate saw the firm advising the sellers in the disposal of their stake in Orange Renewable Holding. An award winning cross-border deal saw the firm acting for the seller in the divestment of a stake in hydropower plant operator in Vietnam.

The firm’s project development expertise cover sectors such as oil and gas, conventional power, renewables, utilities and manufacturing. A significant confidential mandate saw the firm advising a contractor on the development of a power project in Indonesia.

During the review period, the banking team welcomed counsel Hagen Rooke from Linklaters.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      Dagat-dagatan Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant upgrade

•                      Greenko Power Projects $1 billion acquisition of a stake in Orange Renewable Holding

•                      Inchcape Shipping Services acquisition of V.Ships’ global port agency business

•                      Infraco Asia Development divestment of a minority stake in Viet Hydro

Client feedback

“Flexible, nimble and client-centric in its solution delivery.” – Capital markets              

“The team was easy to work with and focused the need for my input to the relevant issues and was adept at capturing the advice I gave in the way the transaction ultimately was shaped.” – M&A

“Good quality and service!” – M&A