Recognizing the growing need for high-end legal advice and representation in the emerging markets of South and Southeast Asia, Shearman & Sterling set up its Singapore office in 1995. Today, our Singapore office serves major companies, financial institutions and other financial market participants, including banks and investment banks, fund managers, custodians, exchanges, clearing houses and corporate end users, and governments throughout this region, as well as clients from around the world that do business there.
Shearman & Sterling's Singapore office includes lawyers of eight nationalities, admitted to practice in several jurisdictions, including England, France and the United States. Lawyers in Singapore work closely with colleagues in our other Asian offices and throughout the firm's global network.
Our Singapore practices and lawyers are consistently ranked as leaders in their respective fields. The Capital Markets team has experience in a broad range of securities offerings in South Asia (including India) and Southeast Asia. In US capital markets, we have represented issuers and underwriters in landmark IPOs, privatizations, and bond offerings.
The Singapore Project Development & Finance Group advises developers and financial institutions on all aspects of the development and financing of the region's major international projects. It has worked on transactions across sectors, including power, infrastructure, telecoms, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, transportation and water.
The Mergers & Acquisitions team advises corporate, private equity and financial institutions clients on a wide range of cross-border transactions throughout the region, including Vietnam’s largest foreign direct investment transaction to date.
Our International Arbitration team in Asia, led from the Singapore office, is distinguished by its size and its international reach and experience. Of particular note is the team's skill in investment treaty arbitration, a developing field that few lawyers in the region have experience with. Our reputation for corporate restructuring work in Asia is second to none, and a testament to this is our recent involvement in the largest ever cross-border restructuring in Asia.
Our Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory team in Asia, centered in our Singapore and Hong Kong offices, works closely with financial institutions and other financial market participants, including banks and investment banks, fund managers, custodians, exchanges, clearing houses and corporate end users, on a range of regulatory and compliance issues and proprietary transactional and investigations matters.