Our Singapore office combines the talent and experience of Bryan Cave LLP and BCIC, our trade and customs consultancy. Backed by our “One Firm” philosophy, our Singapore office works in a seamless, cost-efficient manner with other Asian and global offices to ensure the most comprehensive firmwide expertise and resources on each matter.
Our team of lawyers and consulting professionals represent multinational corporations, local companies and governments. Our Singapore office has significant experience in a range of areas including aerospace; energy; natural resources; transportation; pharmaceutical/biotechnology; defence products; intellectual property and information technology; international trade; customs; and international arbitration.
We have experience working with clients and handling international trade-related matters involving China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Languages spoken by lawyers in our Singapore office include Chinese (Mandarin and Hokkien), Korean, French, Swedish and German.
Areas of concentration in our Singapore office include:
International Trade and Commodities
Our lawyers assist clients on issues arising from international trade and the sale and purchase of goods and commodities, including physical and paper trades; derivatives; shipping; storage; trade financing; regulation; and insurance.
Our experience covers a wide range of commodities in various markets including coal, metals (ferrous and non-ferrous), minerals, ores and steel; oil and oil products, natural gas (including LNG and LPG) and chemicals; and agri-commodities and oleochemicals (including edible oils and palm oil).
Our non-contentious practice includes drafting and advice on standard terms and conditions of sale and related carriage terms; distribution, agency and joint venture agreements; off-take and marketing agreements; tankage and warehousing agreements; trade finance and letters of credit; trade and credit risk; and anti-corruption/anti-bribery compliance.
Our International Arbitration Team is designed to provide advice and representation in connection with arbitration and related dispute resolution procedures. We have handled disputes covering a broad range of industries.
We regularly act in disputes where business transactions give rise to multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. We have considerable experience of coordinating and supervising legal proceedings in various jurisdictions.
Our arbitration experience includes:
- DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and UNCITRAL arbitrations
- FOSFA, GAFTA, LME and London Cotton Association arbitrations
Our lawyers assist clients in all aspects of the identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, from the protection of confidential information to patent licensing. This includes commercial arrangements for the exploitation of intellectual property issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, company financing and employment and consultancy contracts. We have experience of trademarks, literary and software copyright and registered designs.