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Financial Services

Our Financial Services Practice is recognised as an eminent team in Singapore. Our client centric lawyers and practitioners have experience advising domestic and international banks, financial institutions and corporations. The firm is also a market leader in the FinTech, Blockchain and ICO space.

We handle a wide variety of domestic and international loan financing, and act for financiers, borrowers and security providers. The team also advises on derivatives transactions and banking and financial regulations and compliance issues.

Serving both local and international clientele, our practice is consistently appointed by the largest financial institutions operating in the region. We also regularly act for many of the leading corporations in Singapore and the region.

FinTech

Singapore is Asia’s FinTech hub, with key elements supporting FinTech innovation, namely, markets, talent, capital, regulation and government support, converging in this vibrant city state.

FinTech innovation brings several legal challenges, including those arising from financial services regulation, securities regulation, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, contract and consumer laws.

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is a market leader in this sector and has worked with international companies, both in the financial services and technology sectors, providing a wide variety of solutions.

Our team is proud to have worked with more than 200 FinTech platforms globally.

We understand and anticipate the issues our clients may face. Our approach is practical and risk-focused, with an objective of facilitating our clients’ business objectives.

  • Regulatory compliance and Governance
  • Data protection
  • Employment and HR
  • Real Estate
  • IT/commercial contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate Secretarial Services
  • General banking transactions and facilities
  • Derivatives transactions
  • Standard form banking documentation
  • Acquisition finance
  • Asset and asset-backed financing
  • Bilateral, club and syndicated loans
  • Loan restructurings and refinancing
  • Project development and financing
  • Property finance
  • Trade and commodity finance
  • Financial Disputes resolution
  • Enforcement and loan recovery
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Regulatory analysis of impact of business model
  • Regulatory sandbox applications
  • Regulatory licensing applications
  • Designing of compliance framework
  • Drafting of transactional and other legal documentation
  • Ongoing legal and compliance transaction
  • Fund-raising
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Issuance of securities and utilities tokens
  • Training
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Advising on various insurance products and related documentation
  • Advising insurers and re-insurers on compliance and regulatory issues
Our expertise is wide ranging, and covers both regional and domestic transactions. Our team has in their past experiences successfully advised on a number of Islamic financial structures, real estate, project financings, bonds and sukuks, developing new Islamic financial products, and ensuring the structures or deals meet Islamic regulatory requirements. We offer invaluable Islamic structures in bringing together conventional banks, Islamic banks and other financiers with investors that require funding to be provided on a Shariah compliant basis. Here are some examples:
Islamic Banking & Financing
  • Murabaha Structure
  • Commodity Murabaha Arrangement
  • Simple Ijara Lease
  • Ijara wa iqtina
  • Diminishing Musharaka
  • Istisna’ Financing Structure
  • Spot Murabaha
  • Cross border Islamic banking and finance advisory work
Islamic Capital Market / Funds Structures
  • Cross border Islamic Fund initiatives
  • Sukuk based on various structures
  • Islamic Money Market Instruments
  • Islamic Foreign Investments
  • Islamic Real Estate Investments Trusts
  • Islamic Funds Transactions
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital- Mudharabah & Musharakah
  • Islamic Profit Rate Swap (
  • Cross border Islamic Capital Market / Fund Structures advisory work
Takaful
  • Islamic insurance products development (cross border advisory work)
  • Bespoke financing for high-net-worth individuals
  • Advising on personal wealth structures, locally and globally
  • Legal and financial services regulatory compliance solutions
  • Consultation, policy-making and best practice advisory
  • Pre-inspection strategic preparation, post-inspection remediation program
  • Islamic finance compliance
  • Crisis management

At the requests of our clients, we have seconded our lawyers to financial institutions to assist our clients on their internal legal support needs and hence are familiar with the day to day legal matters of a financial institution.

Key Contacts

Deputy Head of Practice (FinTech)
CHNG Li-Ling
+65 6381 6777
li-ling.chng@rhtlawtaylorwessing.com

Founder-Senior Consultant
Rajan Menon
+65 6381 6750
rajan.menon@rhtlawtaylorwessing.com

Partner (FinTech)
Jonathan KOK
+65 6381 6890
jonathan.kok@rhtlawtaylorwessing.com

Partner (FinTech)
Amanda CHEN 
+65 6381 6781
amanda.chen@rhtlawtaylorwessing.com

Partner (FinTech)
NG Yi Wayn
+65 6381 6851
yiwayn.ng@rhtlawtaylorwessing.com

Partner (FinTech)
Jeremiah HUANG
+65 6381 6856
jeremiah.huang@rhtlawtaylorwessing.com