Banking & Structured Trade Finance

Our banking services include the formation of foreign banks in Singapore and advising clients regarding ongoing compliance matters, including compliance with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, anti- money laundering regulations, and other applicable laws.

We represent local and foreign banks on their loan transactions to Singapore companies and advise on the validity and enforceability of such loans and security documentation. We are consistently at the forefront of many banking law developments, including innovative debt instruments, project finance, securitisation and debt restructuring. Our law corporation has extensive experience representing banks in the restructuring of corporate debt.

We have expertise in negotiation and documentation pertaining to structures ranging from pre-export financings through advance payment facilities to special purpose vehicle structures. We also cover Islamic financing structures, the use of derivatives and the regulatory impact of structures under Basel II.

Our law corporation has the ability to provide advice not only on the legal aspects of the deal but also on its commercial aspects. With our depth of commercial knowledge, we are well equipped to deal with issues arising from changes in markets, such as privatization, the onset of competition, the opening up of hitherto closed jurisdictions and increasing securitization of trade finance receivables.

We also render advisory services on all aspects of international trade and commodity financing transactions that includes advice on taxation, corporate recovery and restructuring, insurance and re-insurance, documenting financing transactions, risk management in credit, trading and commodity-related investment transactions, dispute resolution and debt recovery.