In Singapore our clients appreciate Linklaters’ deep understanding of how international laws impact their business needs and how we provide the best solutions for them.
We offer clients premium international legal advice with lawyers advising English and US law. Singapore is our hub for South East Asia and India, forming an integral part of the firm’s global capital markets, corporate/M&A, banking and projects teams. We serve clients across Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, providing them with an international legal service unparalleled in excellence.
Recent significant transactions include advising
- the Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners on the US$3.2 billion IPO of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGVH) on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. To date this is the largest IPO in Asia in 2012 and the second largest in the world this year after Facebook;
- on the Khazanah SG$1.5 billion sukuk – the largest sukuk issuance in Singapore with the longest tenor, the largest Singapore dollar issuance by a foreign issuer in Singapore and the first Singapore dollar sukuk issuance out of the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre. Islamic Finance Deal of the Year, ALB SE Asia Awards 2011 and Singapore Deal of the Year, Corporate Finance Deal of the Year, Islamic Finance News Awards 2010;
- the Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Lead Managers on the Republic of Indonesia U.S.$9 billion Global Medium Term Note Program update and issue of U.S.$2.5 billion 4.875 per cent. Fixed Rate Notes due 2021. One of the largest single-tranche US dollar offerings by an Asian borrower and the lowest coupon ever achieved by Indonesia for a 10-year dollar bond;
- the arrangers on the US$6 billion acquisition financing to members of the Vedanta Plc group to fund the acquisition of a controlling stake in Cairn Energy Limited – one of the largest in-bound acquisitions into India to date with a complex acquisition and financing structure;
- Vallar PLC’s US$3 billion acquisition of stakes in Bumi Resources and Berau Coal Energy. This was the first Indonesian controlled company listed on the London Stock Exchange; and
- CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Deutsche Bank (Malaysia) Berhad for the establishment of a U.S.$1 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme by CIMB Bank Berhad. The first MTN in Malaysia which allows for notes denominated both in Ringgit and other currencies as well as subordinated notes in a single programme