Christopher & Lee Ong, a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, has strengthened its capital markets practice with the addition of new partners Annette Soh and Daphne Lam, and their team of lawyers.
Soh joins the capital market practice as co-head, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the field of equity capital markets, acquisitions and disposals, mergers and demergers, and joint ventures. She began her career at a prominent law firm in Malaysia, where she grew her expertise in corporate finance and general litigation, before focusing her practice on capital markets. Soh has advised on many notable IPOs and corporate exercises over the years. She was also involved in the drafting of the Malaysia Equity Capital Markets Due Diligence Guide. She is a member of the Bar Council Corporate and Commercial Law Committee (CCLC), and she heads the Securities Commission Sub-Committee.
On the other hand, Lam brings extensive experience in this field, having successfully advised on numerous IPOs, as well as equity and debt securities offerings. She has advised clients from a wide range of industries, from industrial automation solutions providers to those in the construction and manufacturing industries, on their corporate exercises. Her expertise also extends to matters involving takeovers, M&As, commercial property transactions and joint ventures.
Mayer Brown has added Soumitro Mukerji as a partner in its banking and finance practice in Singapore. He joins from Hogan Lovells in Singapore, and previously practiced in London at Linklaters. Mukerji has nearly 15 years of experience advising on complex banking and finance matters, including fund-level financing, leveraged and acquisition financing, general corporate financing and structured lending. His clientele includes banks, financial institutions, funds, corporates and financial advisors across the credit spectrum. Having previously worked in London and Mumbai, and based in Singapore since 2019, he is able to offer a truly international perspective on transactions. Alongside his broad finance practice, Mukerji has one of the most active fund finance practices in Singapore, concentrating on representing both financial institutions and fund managers on fund financing products, including subscription line financings, umbrella facilities, NAVs, hybrids and GP facilities. He sits on the APAC Advisory Council of the Fund Finance Association (FFA), where he actively supports the development of the investment funds market within the APAC. He also sits on the FFA’s APAC Diversity Committee, and is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusiveness within the APAC finance community.
LC Lawyers, the Hong Kong law firm member of the EY global network, has added LI Fai as a partner. He advises on corporate finance, capital markets, M&A and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining the firm, LI had been with reputable international and Mainland China-based law firms. He is experienced in Hong Kong IPOs, as well as fund raising and M&A involving Hong Kong-listed companies.