NUS Centre for Banking & Finance Law Presents The Project Finance Academy Workshop – 14-16 November

A recent Asian Development Bank report indicates that Asia needs to invest US$26 trillion from 2016 to 2030 if the region is to maintain its growth momentum. Given the pressing need to accelerate the pace of energy and infrastructure upgrading and developments in this part of the world, Singapore is
positioning itself as the Infrastructure Hub for Asia.

This three-day practical “hands-on” workshop will take participants through the main legal considerations in structuring project finance transactions. Participants will gain an understanding of the real-life considerations and tensions that underlie key provisions of a typical Concession Agreement, and related Project and Financing Documents. Participants will learn how to structure and negotiate documents that anticipate and deal with potential issues. The focus will be on project finance practice as it happens in Asia. Participants will also get to interact with a panel of experienced market players active in the region. Participants will be expected to participate actively in role-play exercises that illustrate the evolving dynamics of a typical transaction.

Participants may obtain up to 15 public CPD points for this workshop. For more details or registration, please click here Project Finance Academy.

TKQP Strengthens Corporate and Commercial Practice

We are delighted to announce that Ms Li Li Choo has joined TKQP as a Consultant in our Corporate and Commercial practice to diversify our offerings.

Li Li commenced practice in a leading law firm specializing in loan financing transactions in domestic and cross border transactions. She also advises investors on the establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances, sale and purchase of shares and assets, and the restructuring of companies and businesses. Li Li’s practice further includes advising clients on branding and management agreements, licence and franchise agreements and distribution agreements.

Prior to joining TKQP, Li Li was part of the legal team advising a consortium of Singapore companies on the establishment of an industrial park in China. Li Li has also spent a year working in a Tokyo law firm, advising Japanese clients on their overseas investments in Europe.

TKQP Shortlisted for Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards

TKQP’s award-winning Disputes practice has been shortlisted for the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2018’s Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year and Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year awards.

The Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of law firms and in-house counsel to the legal landscape in South East Asia. An independent judging panel comprising at least 30 reputable members from numerous sectors will select the winners for the various award categories.

We take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their support and confidence in our firm.

Alcina Lynn Chew recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under 2017″

Of Counsel, Alcina Lynn Chew has been recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under 2017”. This annual listing profiles young lawyers in Singapore who have shaped the Singapore legal industry. Lawyers were chosen based on thought leadership, influence, and success. Read more

In an effort to showcase and recognise young talented lawyers, Singapore Business Review does not rank a lawyer more than once. TKQP’s lawyers have been ranked in this list for four consecutive years.

TKQP Announces Promotions

TKQP is delighted to announce the promotions of one Partner, one Of Counsel and six Senior Associates, effective 1 January 2018.

The following is a list of the newly promoted lawyers:

  • Keith Tnee, Partner, Disputes
  • Alcina Chew, Of Counsel, Disputes
  • Chan Yi Zhang, Senior Associate, Disputes
  • Rachel Chin, Senior Associate, Disputes
  • Leonard Loh, Senior Associate, Disputes
  • Kristy Teo, Senior Associate, Disputes
  • Daniel Cheong, Senior Associate, Insurance
  • Javier Yong, Senior Associate, Insurance.

TKQP Sweeps Three Awards at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that our firm’s sterling Disputes practice has clinched the “Disputes Boutique of the Year” and the “Matters of the Year” awards from Asialaw, amid keen competition from law firms across 14 jurisdictions in the region. In addition, Senior Partner Paul Seah beat six other disputes lawyers (including two Senior Counsel) in the region to win the “Disputes Star of the Year” award.

The awards ceremony took place at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on 28 September.

Please refer to the press release for further details.

TKQP Scores Victory in Minority Oppression Case

TKQP has secured a favourable judgment in a minority oppression case which involved Mdm Kwik Poh Leng, the matriarch of the Thio family.

The Thio family members own a very successful dairy products business in Singapore through their company, Malaysia Dairy Industries Pte Ltd, which produces well-known products such as Vitagen, Marigold, HL Milk, Peel Fresh, Cowbell, Lady General, King of Kings and Double Happiness.

Three members of the Thio family commenced an action against their mother, Mdm Kwik, and two other siblings for acts that were allegedly oppressive and prejudicial to their interests as shareholders of certain companies owned by the Thio family. The plaintiffs sought a buyout from the defendants, or alternatively that the companies in question be wound up.

Following a 16-day trial, we succeeded in having the claims against our client dismissed.

The team is led by Senior Partner, Paul Seah with support from:

  • Of Counsel, Keith Tnee;
  • Senior Associate, Alcina Lynn Chew; and
  • Associate, Rachel Chin.