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Singapore 049909

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About Our Singapore Office

Sidley has had a presence in Asia Pacific for over 40 years and is one of the few U.S. law firms to have maintained on-the-ground capabilities to serve clients in the region for more than four decades.

Established in 1982, our Singapore office was Sidley’s first office in the Asia Pacific region. In 2013, Sidley was one of only four firms to be awarded a license to practice Singapore law under Singapore’s Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) scheme. Sidley’s QFLP license was renewed in 2020, and the firm continues to advise on the laws of Singapore, Hong Kong, England, and the U.S. from our Singapore office.

“Invaluable that the team are able to advise on Singapore law, New York law and English law.”
– The Legal 500 2023: Asia Pacific: Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms

Sidley’s lawyers in the Singapore office have been practicing in Southeast Asia, India, and the Greater China region for many years. The Singapore office serves as Sidley’s Southeast Asia regional hub, with a longstanding focus on jurisdictions such as Indonesia , the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Recent recognition for our practices includes the following:

Capital Markets

“Sidley Austin has an established team in Singapore that advises issuers and underwriters across the full spectrum of securities work including IPOs, rights issues, high-yield bonds and debt restructuring. The firm maintains a strong focus and expertise in advising on Indonesia and India deals. The team regularly advises on listings and issuances in the TMT, real estate, banking and manufacturing sectors.”

– Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore Capital Markets: International

“Sidley Austin LLP houses a seasoned international capital markets team in Singapore which is recognised for its strong credentials in all types of security work, including IPOs, convertible bonds and high-yield offerings. The team acts for an impressive roster of underwriters and issuers in transactions across an array of sectors, ranging from energy to real estate, tech, telecoms and healthcare, and jurisdictions such as India, Singapore and Indonesia, just to name a few.”

The Legal 500 2023: Asia Pacific: Singapore: Capital Markets: Equity and Debt: Foreign Firms

“Sidley Austin has a superb Asia-wide high-yield practice which is especially commended for its work on complex issuances in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. It also works on a range of investment-grade debt and hybrid products across the region, including MTN programmes. The ECM practice continues to be active in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has been building strength in India. Sought out for advice on IPOs, rights issues and secondary offerings. The team is regularly instructed by a stellar line-up of international investment banks and regional financial institutions.”

– Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products

A client says that “Sidley Austin is well versed with international offering rules, especially for complex transactions across various jurisdictions.”

– Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Capital Markets (Debt, Equity and High-Yield Products)

“They are very commercially oriented and provide excellent inputs.”

– Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Capital Markets (Debt, Equity and High-Yield Products) and Singapore Capital Markets: International


“The Sidley team are proactive to address issues that are identified, and are skilled in drafting complex agreements.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore, Corporate/M&A: International: The Elite

“Their advice is very well thought out with regards to both commercial and legal aspects of the transaction.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore Corporate/M&A: International: The Elite

“The team’s strength[s] include the broad range of expertise in M&A practices across various jurisdictions and familiarity with different concepts in different countries.”

The Legal 500 2023: Asia Pacific: Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms

A client praises Sidley Austin for “being tenacious,” adding that it “can be counted upon to navigate through complex situations to deliver the eventual outcome.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Corporate/M&A and Singapore Corporate/M&A: International

Another source appreciates the team’s “expertise in US laws.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Singapore Corporate/M&A: International

International Arbitration

“The firm obviously has a very experienced arbitration team that knows the landscape very well and is very diligent.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Arbitration (International)

A client praises the team for “understanding our constraints and having the excellent collaborative skills to meet our needs,” asserting: “Sidley’s overall service is perfect.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Arbitration (International)

Another client is particularly impressed that “they are able to grasp the key issues of the case and are able to come up with an arbitration strategy very quickly.”
Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Arbitration (International)

Investment Funds

“Sidley Austin LLP’s Singapore funds team is part of a well-developed Asia Pacific and international practice. The group works especially closely with Hong Kong colleagues, and has an established record in private equity and hedge funds alongside extensive experience with Singapore’s VCC regime.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore: Investment Funds – Foreign Firms

“Sidley Austin are able to work to very compressed timelines and there is a very good coordination between the Singapore team and the U.S. team to provide seamless service.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Investment Funds (Hedge Funds and Private Equity)

“Sidley is always responsive and understands how our fund management practice works. They give workable advice that is helpful in structuring our daily activities.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Investment Funds (Hedge Funds and Private Equity)

“Sidley Austin’s global network is identified as a key advantage by a client, who states that ‘it has been great to have a seamless coverage,’ adding: ‘I also like the responsiveness of their team.’”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Investment Funds (Hedge Funds and Private Equity)

Start-ups, Emerging Companies, Venture and Growth Capital

“The team is well placed to handle matters, requiring little supervision due to their expertise.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore, Startups & Emerging Companies

The team “provide[s] innovative solutions to structuring transactions in the private equity and pre-IPO investment space, and work[s] across practice groups to deliver seamless advice.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore: Corporate and M&A – Foreign Firms

White Collar Defense & Investigations

“Sidley Austin Singapore and its partners are very responsive, comprehensive and provide strong strategic response to issues.”

– Benchmark Litigation 2023, Singapore, White-Collar Crime

“Everything is excellent! It’s why they have almost all of my business in the region, and have for so long. The team… is best in class.”

– Benchmark Litigation 2023, Singapore, White-Collar Crime

“The practitioners bring a wealth of experience in investigations [including] knowledge of the life sciences industry.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore: White-Collar Crime – Foreign Firms (Firms To Watch)