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Singapore

WHY CLIENTS CHOOSE US

With more than a decade of experience advising clients doing business with Singapore, our lawyers are positioned to deliver meaningful, tailored advice to clients wherever their business takes them. Because we spend significant time in South-east Asia, principally Singapore, we are well-known to the influential players in the region’s business community.

Our relationships with Singaporean firms allow us to work collaboratively to ensure clients’ needs are satisfied. Our firm hosts the Toronto office of the Honorary Consulate of Singapore and we regularly counsel clients on inbound and outbound transactions regarding strategic business advice and guidance through Canada’s legislative and regulatory framework.

We offer relevant, region-specific expertise spanning a wide range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on:

Real Estate: we are consistently ranked as Canada’s first choice real estate law practice. We use innovative and collaborative strategies to reach practical and timely solutions. Our lawyers’ breadth of knowledge of the Canadian commercial real estate market is unsurpassed, enabling us to advise you on the complete spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, development and municipal properties.

Infrastructure: we have worked on innumerable, exceptionally complex infrastructure mandates which positions us well to provide the practical and strategic guidance to manage critical infrastructure projects. We are consistently recognized for our market-leading counsel and offer meaningful advice to leading government entities, bidding consortia, financial institutions, constructors, service providers and equity investors related to the procurement, construction, project finance and development of various infrastructure projects.

In addition, our team offers the same depth of expertise across the following key industry sectors: 

  • Financial services
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Transportation

CROSS CULTURAL CONNECTION

  • We consistently engage with the region, building strong relationships with local firms and companies so that we can provide the best service to our clients.
  • We regularly work with clients such as GIC, PSA Americas Pte Ltd., Turn, Inc., Samsonite Canada Inc., United Overseas Bank Limited, Port of Singapore and WSP Global Inc.
  • We actively participate in conversations regarding trade, real estate, emerging industries and infrastructure with recognized organizations such as CanCham and the Canada ASEAN business counsel.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • GIC Private Limited and Brookfield Infrastructure in the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., US freight railroad owner and operator
  • GIC Private Limited and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a C$475 million and C$225 million investment as part of a subscription receipt private placement in CAE
  • GIC Private Limited in the C$260 million private placement of subscription receipts related to WSP Global Inc.'s US$1.14 billion proposed acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Enterra Holdings Ltd.
  • PSA Americas Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based container port operator, in its acquisition of a 60% stake in Ashcroft Terminal Ltd.
  • Turn, Inc. on the Canadian aspects of its US$310 million acquisition by Amobee, a subsidiary of Singtel, Singapore’s leading communications provider
  • Akzo Nobel N.V., and The Carlyle Group, as competition counsel on Akzo Nobel N.V.'s sale of 100% of its Specialty Chemicals operation to The Carlyle Group and Singapore’s GIC sovereign wealth fund for €10.1 billion
  • United Overseas Bank, the lender, in connection with:
    • the C$37 million refinancing of Deerhurst Hotel and Resort and the Horseshoe Valley Hotel and Resort
    • the King Edward Hotel’s credit facility for its refinancing and renovation
  • Carmanah Technologies in its €21.5 million acquisition of Sabik Group of Companies 
  • CEF Holdings Ltd., part of a consortium of equity funds, in the acquisition of the Niobec Mine from IAMGOLD Corp.