A key market for our clients
King & Wood Mallesons is a licensed foreign law practice in Singapore, having opened in May 2015.
King & Wood Mallesons’ Singapore practice focuses on Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Funds and Investments and Projects, Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. Our M&A and Projects teams advise on the full spectrum of Corporate, M&A and Projects work, including joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments, corporate restructurings and commercial agreements. With one of the most experienced Funds teams in the market, we handle all types of funds-related work including fundraising, fund investments, clubs, secondaries, management acquisitions as well as cross-border investments and joint ventures by funds.
The substantial capital flows in and out of South East Asia, and Singapore’s role as a financial services hub, have created a significant demand for high-quality legal services. As part of the only international law firm in the world headquartered in Asia, KWM’s Singapore practice is uniquely positioned to support our clients’ commercial objectives in the region.
We have an established track record for inbound and outbound work involving Singapore and the South East Asian region and with the broader KWM network we have worked on many of the region’s most important transactions. We have a proven ability to manage and execute cross-border matters to a high standard and on time.
Some recent examples of our work include:
- A major international fund manager on several large infrastructure fund raisings both Pan-Asian and country specific
- A Singaporean fund on the sale process for divestment of its Philippines solar portfolio
- Adamantem Capital on the structuring and establishment of a large new private equity fund
- AMP Capital on several Indian Infrastructure funds
- Ascendas on its Australian hotel investments and Australian aspects of its Ascendas Hospitality Trust IPO on SGX
- ACWA Power on its bid for a conventional power project in the Philippines
- Humanwell and Citic Capital on their acquisition of Ansell’s sexual wellness business
- Ascott/CapitaLand on various regional investments
- Australand (former CapitaLand and now Frasers’ subsidiary) on its activities, its acquisition by Frasers and Australian aspects of the Logistics & Investment Trust IPO
- Shell on its successful bid for a further 1 mtpa of LNG import capacity in Singapore, extending its existing 3 mtpa franchise (formerly held by BG Group), and related restructuring of LNG terminal and domestic gas supply arrangements
- Shell on its successful joint bid with Keppel for Singapore’s first LNG bunkering licences, and related joint venture arrangements
- Colonial First State Global Asset Management on its global infrastructure fund
- ENGIE on a convertible debt investment in Renewable Heat & Power Limited
- Equis on several infrastructure fund raisings and establishment of an Australian platform
- Japanese utility on a significant long term LNG purchase arrangement
- Keppel T&T on Australian aspects of its Keppel DC REIT IPO and Keppel REIT on various regional investments
- Macquarie on its US3.3 billion second Asian regional infrastructure fund (MAIF2), as well as its predecessor MAIF
- Macquarie on a consortium JV for its private acquisition of Energy Development Corporation in Philippines
- Macquarie on the sale of the manager of APPT (on a SGX-listed pay TV business trust)
- LaSalle Investment Management on various real estate activities
- PAG on various real estate investments and joint ventures
- Puma Energy acquisition of PNG oil refinery and petroleum distribution business
- Queensland Investment Corporation on its global infrastructure fund
- Reach Energy Berhad on its acquisition of a majority interest in Palaeontol B.V. (owner of upstream oil assets in Kazakhstan)
- Securus on its Australian data centre investments
- Singapore based sovereign wealth funds on various regional investments and other transactions in various sectors
- China Light & Power on its acquisition of TRUenergy (formerly TXU Australia) from Singapore Power
- SP AusNet on its acquisition of certain gas and electricity assets from Singapore Power
- Telstra on the divestment of non-core RSP assets in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand
- Tiger Airways disposal of interest in Tiger Airways Australia
- Various real estate managers on cross border investments and major investors on fund investments.
"Well positioned to handle the increasing demand for multijurisdictional fund-raisings and provide Asia-focused fund formation and regulatory advice."
“The firm has great talent and great service, and is incredibly responsive in terms of getting the job done.”
“Impressed with the team’s collective years of knowledge, legal track record in fund financial services, coverage in Asia and the rapport between team members.”
King & Wood Mallesons LLP is a licensed foreign law practice and is not entitled to practise Singapore law.