David K. Cheng

David Cheng is the chair and managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s China and Asia-Pacific practice. He is qualified in both the United States and Hong Kong. He focuses on cross-border transactions, litigations and investigations, advising on issues ranging from acquisitions, capital financing (initial public offering), intellectual property protection and disputes to fraud, FCPA and SEC investigations. He has a client portfolio from all over the world: United States, Middle East, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

Firm Overview:

We see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures.

Our focus is on knowing what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.

San San Peh

San San Peh is the Head of Shipping Services in the Singapore office of Mayer Brown. She has extensive experience advising commercial lenders on the financing of various cross-border shipping projects. She advises banks and other financial institutions on financing structures, prepares cross-border bilateral and syndicated credit facility documentation and reviews shipbuilding contracts, refund guarantees, employment and service contracts. She has acted for shipowners in financing transactions for acquisition of newbuilding’s, refinancing of existing vessels and has also advised bidding consortiums in relation to the tendering, acquisition and long-term chartering of newbuilding vessels for LNG projects. San San has more than 10 years of experience in the banking industry. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Firm Overview:

Mayer Brown has been advising our clients on Singapore-related matters from our other Asian offices for many years. With an expanding portfolio of work across the Asia Pacific region, Singapore is an important financial centre and legal marketplace. Our Singapore office was established in direct response to strong client demand and focuses on the practice areas of asset finance; bank lending; international arbitration; international trade; M&A and private equity; projects; tax and trade finance.

Dr. Theodor Strohal

Education and Experience:

  • Graduated from Theresianische Akademie in 1968, from Vienna University School of Law in 1974; twice awarded a scholarship for outstanding academic records
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1979 (cum laude)
  • Founder of the chamber in Vienna 1979
  • Admitted as foreign lawyer in Singapore 1994
  • Admitted as a legal consultant in the United Arab Emirates 2005
  • Opening a law firm in Yangon, Myanmar, 2011
  • Resident in the UAE and Thailand

Main Areas of Activity

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • International Taxation


  • Keynote speaker at seminars on property law, corporate taxation and international tax law
  • Retired lecturer at the post-graduate Academy of Journalism , Vienna
  • Lecturer at Dubai University for company formation and business setup
  • Professor at Modul Dubai University, teaching business law and intellectual property law


Fluent in German and English; knowledge of Spanish, French  and Indonesian

Strohal Legal Group:


We are always up-to-date on all changes and developments in business and tax laws at each of our locations. We counsel our clients in any legal questions for their day-to-day business. We understand to analyze any individual case and aim to achieve our clients’ goals.

We offer a network of legal consultants, tax advisers and management consultants to support clients in finding the right solution of every individual query. We understand to work transparently and therefore guarantee an efficient and cost-effective investment. Here are the answers to your questions:

What to do when outside capital is required?

We have an efficient network that also comprises international financial advisors. In collaboration with our legal knowledge and investment counseling we understand to find the best solutions for your company. We understand to analyze our client’s needs and collaborate with advisors and investors.

What liabilities could be involved?

Did you know that owning a limited liability company doesn’t automatically exclude personal liability? Something as simple as a shareholder or associate liabilities can differ from contractual form and country. We counsel our clients to prevent personal damage. Our expertise lies in:

  • Business law
  • Corporate law
  • Business formation
  • Insolvency law
  • International tax law
  • Immigration law
  • Labor law
  • Real Estate law
  • Legacy law
  • International contract law
  • European law

Legal advice should be cost-effective. The fees for our legal consultation depend on the service. We believe that every individual case is to be financially adjusted – to the advisory and the client. Options include: billing by the hour, lump sum agreements or a combination of both. We are flexible in finding the appropriate billing method in the first consultation, which is free of charge.


Wendy LIN

Wendy LIN is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices.

Wendy is a commercial litigator who specialises in high-value, multi-jurisdictional, and complex disputes. Her active practice covers a wide array of commercial and corporate, cross-border trade and investment, fraud, shipping, and insolvency disputes.

Wendy regularly appears as counsel (including against Senior Counsel) before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in arbitrations conducted under various arbitral rules, including the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and LMAA rules. She is also actively involved in arbitration-related court proceedings, the most recent of which includes securing a rare setting-aside by the Singapore Courts of a substantial arbitral award.

Some recent notable matters for which Wendy has been instructed as counsel include acting in two-related ICC arbitrations arising out of the sale and purchase of one of South East Asia’s leading renewable energy companies based in Thailand; acting for the majority-owned subsidiary of a Singapore-listed company in pursuing a multimillion claim in the Singapore High Court against a Malaysia-listed company and in related cross-border litigation proceedings; securing a substantial HKIAC arbitral award on behalf of a Malaysia-listed healthcare company against its former joint venture partner, a PRC state-owned pharmaceutical enterprise; securing the recognition of a RM16.8 million claim on behalf of two Sarawak state-owned companies in a heavily contested Singapore High Court action against Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd; and pursuing a multimillion claim in the Singapore High Court against a large trust/wealth management company for breaches of duty of care.

Other matters of significance which Wendy has been involved in include acting for the liquidator of one of the largest steel manufacturers in South East Asia in a dispute with Indian purchasers involving claims of over US$600 million, governed by Philippine law, and in achieving a rare setting-aside of an SIAC arbitration award of over US$100 million, which gave rise to novel and complex issues as to the implications of this setting-aside (decided for the first time by the Court of Appeal); successfully acting for an Italian company, one of the pioneers in the field of pipe coating for the oil and gas industries, in an ICC arbitration against its former joint venture partner, a large Malaysia-listed company, involving claims of more than US$60 million; and successfully acting for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) in defeating the claim brought against it by the PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (“PNGSDP”) at the jurisdictional stage, marking the first win for a Singapore law firm in an ICSID arbitration, as well as for PNG in a parallel proceedings before the Singapore High Court concerning the management of PNGSDP’s US$1.5 billion assets.

Wendy graduated from the National University of Singapore, which she represented in the Jessup International Law Moot (in the U.S.).

Wendy was appointed Young Amicus Curiae by the Supreme Court in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. She has been praised for being “very analytical in her approach” and having “an excellent grasp of the law” by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession 2015.

Wendy is a Contributing Editor of the Singapore “White Book” (Singapore Civil Procedure) as well as to the Annotated Acts for the International Arbitration Act (Chapter 143A) and Arbitration Act (Chapter 10).


Edmund Kronenburg

Edmund Kronenburg started his legal career in Drew & Napier in 1996 and is today the Managing Partner of Braddell Brothers LLP, Singapore’s third-oldest law practice, founded in 1883 by the sons of Singapore’s first Attorney-General.  He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) and Solicitor (England & Wales).

As litigation counsel, Edmund is actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy predominantly in Singapore’s High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also been instructed by other solicitors to act as Counsel. Edmund has argued against a variety of Senior Counsel in trials and other hearings, and against Queen’s Counsel, successfully, in an appeal before the Singapore High Court in July 2012. Edmund is privileged to be an invited Honorary Overseas Member of both COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association), England and the Chancery Bar Association, England, as well as an active member of the IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel), headquartered in Chicago.

Edmund’s practice areas include commercial litigation and arbitration, pre-emptive relief and injunctions, medical negligence and misconduct, corporate insolvency and complex family and matrimonial litigation.

Since 2010, Edmund has been instructed on no less than 7 Worldwide Mareva Injunctions / Freezing Injunctions with a combined value of over USD 1 billion.

Edmund and his team also acted for the Indonesian Lippo group’s First Media in successfully resisting the enforcement of over 99% of a USD250 million SIAC arbitration award obtained against it by the Malaysian Astro group, in Singapore.

As arbitration counsel, Edmund represents clients in international arbitrations predominantly under the SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb).

Edmund also actively sits as an Arbitrator.  He is admitted to the arbitrators’ panels / lists of (in alphabetical order): BANI (Indonesia), BDAC (Brunei), CAA (Taiwan), HKIAC (Hong Kong), IIAM  (India), KLRCA (Malaysia), PDRC (Philippines), SIARB (Singapore), SCCA (Saudi Arabia), TAI (Thailand), VIAC (Vietnam) and VLCAC (Vietnam).

Edmund has received recognition in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Asialaw Leading Lawyers guides.

He has been variously described by the Legal 500 as “aggressive”, “articulate”, “good strategist”, “trusted confidant”, “good advocate”, “best in class”, having a “flair for arbitration” and providing “great, practical, no-nonsense advice’ in international arbitrations”.

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2015 quoted one source as saying  that Edmund “has the ability to think beyond the conventional and has brilliant ideas in terms of legal strategy” and also reports that Edmund “is a deeply experienced litigator” with an “ability to anticipate the reactions of the opposing party, thus helping clients to counter such reactions appropriately.”

Asialaw Leading Lawyers regards Edmund as a “Market Leading Lawyer” in the field of Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Edmund also frequently gives talks and lectures on dispute resolution, arbitration and medical law.  He has taught Medical Negligence at the DUKE-NUS Medical School since 2009 as well as Trial Advocacy and Cross-Examination at the NUS Law Faculty since 1997.  Edmund is also an Honorary Legal Advisor to the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and a member of the Singapore Medical Association’s CMEP Teaching Faculty.


Farah Namazie

Farah has worked in the field of Intellectual Property & Technology law since her call to the Singapore Bar in 1991. She left private practice to work as in house counsel for Apple Computer Inc. where she worked on a range of technology law issues, including complex software licensing and outsourcing projects. She returned to private practice and in 2001 founded Namazie & Co., where she has since been involved comprehensively in the practice of Intellectual Property & Technology law. She represents and works closely with many international clients to develop and maintain their IPR portfolios, with a particular focus on IP protection and IP transactional work.

A graduate of Oxford University, she obtained a Masters in Intellectual Property & Commercial law from the University of London, and qualified as a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn before returning to Singapore to start a career in Intellectual Property law. Farah has published and lectured on IP & Technology law internationally. She is a member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and the ASEAN IPA and is a registered Patent Agent in Singapore.


NAMAZIE & Co. is an Intellectual Property & Technology law firm. Founded in 2001, it serves clients who require specialized legal services and solutions to protect and commercialise their Intellectual Property assets in Asia.

The firm’s clientele includes a rich mix of multi-national corporations, local and foreign law firms, research institutions, technology start-ups, small and medium enterprises and individuals, both locally and internationally, across diverse industries.

NAMAZIE & Co. has earned an international reputation for providing “first-class service” and “excellent support to clients” on a range of legal issues in Intellectual Property & Technology law.

Our guiding principles have consistently been:-

  • Specialization in IP & Technology law
  • Acquiring Contemporary, Industry based experience
  • To Provide Optimal Solutions for our clients


Alan Dickson

Alan Dickson is Director and Head of the Singapore office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Alan joined Conyers in 2000.

Alan’s practice includes many areas of corporate and commercial law, with particular experience in securities law, private equity, investment funds and mergers and acquisitions. Alan also advises public and private companies in a wide range of financings and restructurings.


  • Dalhousie University, Canada, LLB, 1983
  • Mount Allison University, Canada B.A. (Hons. Economics), 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Canada
  • England & Wales (not currently practising)

Industry Accolades

  • Recognised for leading work in Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250 2012
  • Recognised leading corporate finance lawyer, Chambers Global 2002
Conyers Dill & Pearman:

Founded in 1928, Conyers Dill & Pearman is an international law firm advising on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. With a global network that includes 140 lawyers spanning eight offices worldwide, Conyers provides responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven legal advice to clients seeking specialised expertise on corporate and commercial, litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and trust and private client matters. Conyers is affiliated with the Codan group of companies, which provide a range of trust, corporate secretarial, accounting and management services.

David Phua

David is a senior associate in our Asia Pacific energy and natural resources practice and is based in our Singapore office.

David represents a diverse range of international companies on oil and gas transactions, conventional and renewable power projects, and the drafting and negotiating of agreements for the transportation, storage and offtake of energy commodities. In particular, David is experienced in advising on all aspects of the LNG value chain, including export projects, import and regasification projects, spot and long term sale agreements as well as the downstream sale of regasified LNG. Most recently, David has acted as international counsel for greenfield export projects in the United States, Canada, East Africa and Papua New Guinea, as well as import projects in Singapore, Indonesia and India.

Recent deals/Highlights:


  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in connection with the development of the Mozambique LNG project and associated LNG sale and purchase agreements;
  • PETRONAS in connection with the development of the Pacific Northwest LNG project in Canada;
  • the Singapore LNG Corporation in connection with the multi-user LNG import terminal project in the Republic of Singapore, including advising on the terminal use arrangements and ancillary agreements;
  • the Asian Development Bank in connection with the development of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project, including advising on the gas transportation arrangements and shareholders’ agreement for the TAPI pipeline company; and
  • Reliance Industires Limited in connection with the preparation and review of several Indian domestic long-term gas sale and purchase agreements.


Sushma Jobanputra

Sushma Jobanputra has advised clients on a variety of banking, corporate, and structured finance matters across Asia including India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. She also has acted for lenders and other creditors in cross-border restructurings.

Before joining Jones Day, Sushma was a managing director at Barclays Capital, heading a team in the structured transactions department, with responsibility on behalf of the bank for the execution of all large complex structured transactions with other financial institutions and multinationals. Prior to that she was a partner at a Magic Circle firm in London where her practice focused on structured and acquisition finance.

Sushma was included as one of Asia’s “Hot 100” lawyers for 2011 by Asia Legal Business magazine, which recognizes lawyers who are leaders, movers and shakers, and dealmakers in Asia. She is also listed in Chambers Global 2015 as a “Foreign Expert Based in Singapore” for banking & finance in both India and Singapore. Sushma is also a member of the Expert Panel of Cross-Border Commercial Law, a leading center of commercial law research in Asia.

Sushma has lived in India, Canada, France, and England prior to moving to Singapore. She is fluent in English, French, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Jones Day Singapore:

Jones Day lawyers have been advising clients in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years. The Jones Day Singapore Office comprises approximately 30 lawyers who have lived and worked in the region for many years and who understand the unique cultures and ways of doing business in the different South and Southeast Asian nations. Opened in 2001, the office acts as an ideal base for lawyers providing multijurisdictional advice in Singapore and the fast-growing economies of the wider region including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition to English, our multilingual lawyers are fluent in a wide variety of languages, including Indonesian, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Malay, and Mandarin.

Our lawyers are familiar with multiple legal jurisdictions, including the United States, England & Wales, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. In 2013, Jones Day was one of only four foreign international law firms awarded a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licence to practice Singapore law in permitted areas (primarily commercial and corporate). This licence enables Jones Day to offer both the local and international legal knowledge increasingly required by complex cross-border transactions. Licence winners were noted for having “extensive global networks and deep expertise in key practice areas that will support the growth of the Singapore economy.”

Our lawyers work as part of a fully integrated global team with lawyers from Jones Day’s 40 other offices around the world. They handle complex and innovative cross-border transactions and have experience in international corporate and commercial work, M&A, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, fund formation, banking and finance, debt and equity capital markets, energy (oil & gas), projects and infrastructure, international dispute resolution, and arbitration.

Jones Day actively supports its local community. In September 2012, the Jones Day Foundation made a donation of US$500,000 to the Singapore Management University (SMU) to fund a Professorship of Commercial Law for a term of seven years. As SMU’s largest gift from a law firm, this exemplifies Jones Day’s commitment to Singapore, and the further development of its commercial laws.

Subramanian Pillai

Subra’s practice has been primarily in the field of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration with particular emphasis in construction and engineering disputes.

As an accredited Arbitrator and experienced Arbitration Counsel, Subra has advised and represented clients in several international arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules of Arbitration, and, before the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Recent Accolades include:

“Construction, engineering and infrastructure projects practice leader Subramanian Pillai brings considerable experience in litigation and arbitration to the table.”

– Asialaw Profiles 2011

“Subramanian Pillai is noted for strength in engineering and construction disputes.”

– The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013

Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2014 – leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution

Firm Description

Established in 1988, Colin Ng & Partners LLP (CNP) is a Singapore law firm with a talent for cross-border business. With more than 125 staff, including 50 fee-earners, and a strong network of international contacts, the firm has the capability to deliver legal solutions in Singapore and beyond.

We have what it takes to provide exceptional service to all our clients. CNP is consistently recognised as being among the top full-service law firms in Singapore by leading legal market publications such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, International Financial Law Review 1000, Asialaw Profiles and Chambers Asia.

Client feedback to IFLR 1000 2013 included the following comments:

“I found that Colin Ng & Partners was refreshingly frank: they were able to see the issues really clearly and they thought like I thought. I didn’t need to oversimplify because they understood me right away.”

“They are excellent value for money.”

“They’re always competitive. When I pay the bills, I don’t get the feeling that I’m overpaying. Their price points are perfect.”