In 1985, Milbank became one of the first Wall Street law firms to open an office in Singapore. Since then, the office has grown to become an important base from which we serve clients in Singapore and throughout the region in countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand and also the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East. We are also regularly involved in transactions in North Asia involving among other places Japan, China, Korea and Mongolia, often working closely with lawyers in our Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo offices.
We are one of the leading international law firms in Asia, and have played a pivotal role in structuring and financing many of Asia’s largest and most cutting-edge corporate and financing transactions to date. Our clients include US, European and other companies, financial institutions and governmental agencies conducting business throughout the region as well as Asian companies in their investment, expansion and financing activities both regionally and internationally.
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Our Singapore team includes lawyers with expertise in a wide range of practice areas including, but not limited to Corporate, Credit and Bank Lending, Financial Restructuring, M&A, Private Equity, Project Finance, Securities and Securitizations.
Our Indonesian practice is preeminent among international law firms and our Singapore-based lawyers are regularly involved in many of the most important and significant transactions taking place in Indonesia. In addition, we have practice groups with expertise in countries throughout the Asia Pacific region such as China, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Indian Subcontinent.
We routinely receive “Deal and Firm of the Year” awards and top rankings from international legal and financial publications and our Singapore team regularly works on award-wining and innovative transactions. Some of our recent deal awards which showcase our industry and practice area expertise include "Best High Yield Bond for 2010" , "Islamic Finance Deal of the Year", "Power Deal of the Year", "Infrastructure & Project Finance Deal of the Year", "Best Asian High Yield of the Year" and "Local Banking Deal of the Year". We also receive many awards for our work in the Asia-Pacific region including "Best Sri Lanka Deal of the Year", "SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year", "China M&A Deal of the Year", "China PF Deal of the Year", "Asian M&A Deal of the Year" and "Asia Pacific M&A Deal of the Year".
Our partners and associates in Asia are widely recognized as among the “world’s leading lawyers” in capital markets, M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate restructuring, banking and finance, by legal publications, including recent editions of Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers – Asia Law & Practice, Euromoney Legal Media Group’s “Best of the Best” Legal Expert Guide, IFLR’s Expert Guide, IFLR1000, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.