Drew Singer

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Drew Singer

Registered Foreign Lawyer

Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4757 | +852 3518 4777


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Drew Singer represents public and private companies and multilateral organizations in complex transactions, such as corporate acquisitions, PPPs, IPOs and refinancings. Mr. Singer has also assisted clients with international commercial and licensing disputes before regulators, arbitrators and courts. He actively engages in pro bono work, focusing on refugee and human trafficking issues.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Singer was a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Hong Kong office of an international law firm. He began his legal career as the law clerk to the Honorable Judge Florence Y. Pan of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. 

Education
  • Cornell University, B.A., 2012, cum laude
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2015, cum laude
Admissions
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong
  • New York
Experience

Capital markets 

  • The real estate subsidiary of Philippines conglomerate on its planned IPO of the first REIT to be listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange pursuant to the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Act of 2009.
  • D.M. Wenceslao & Associates, Incorporated on its IPO of 679,172,800 Common Shares on the Philippine Stock Exchange. DMWAI successfully raised over 8 billion Philippine Pesos (US$155 million) in its listing in what was the first IPO in the Philippines in 2018. The transaction also included an over-allotment option for the sale by DMWAI’s majority shareholder of up to an additional 101,876,000 Common Shares. Proceeds from the IPO will contribute significantly to the further development of DMWAI’s real estate projects in Aseana City.
  • A NYSE-listed, Chinese property development company as Inspector of Elections at its Annual General Meeting 2018.
  • Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd., one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, as representation of special committee of independent directors in a management buyout and going-private transaction by a consortium of investors led by its former CEO.
Banking & finance
  • Global Emerging Markets on multiple financing transactions, pursuant to Share Subscription Facility agreements with listed companies in Singapore, Korea and Myanmar.
  • A privately held real estate investment management firm through corporate restructuring and connected financing to enable the restructuring.
  • Ted Baker PLC, a UK fashion retailer, in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit facilities.
  • The Hong Kong branch of a French bank on sub-participation of its interest in a syndicated loan.
M&A
  • A Malaysian gas and oil industry joint venture on its issuance of additional share capital necessary to maintain its regulatory license in Malaysia.
  • A Dutch human resources company in sale of the APAC portion of its global employee hiring platform to an Indian purchaser.
  • An American private equity fund in potential acquisition of oil and gas assets offshore Brunei.
Projects & Infrastructure
  • Asian Development Bank and the Kazakh KPPF in connection with the proposed est. US$500 million Turkestan Highway Network Public-Private Partnership Project. 
  • Asian Development Bank, as international legal counsel, on project to assist review of legal framework for international investment in small hydropower plants in Kyrgyzstan.  
  • A water services subsidiary of a Philippines conglomerate in review of bidding documentation for water services project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Global Disputes
  • An international investment bank in dispute before Taiwanese court regarding alleged improper sub-participation of its interest in a syndicated loan.
  • An Indonesian oil and gas company in ongoing arbitration before the LCIA in conjunction with disputed Indonesian tax liabilities.  
  • A Philippines property firm in dispute against a former-JV partner before a tribunal formed under the rules of the SIAC.  A confidential settlement was ultimately reached.
  • An Indonesian oil and gas drilling products company in its application for reinstatement of its suspended and terminated product licenses from the American Petroleum Institute.  
Pro Bono
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the creation of a Country of Origin memorandum in support of a Cameroonian woman accused of witchcraft.
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the creation of a Country of Origin memorandum in support of an Eritrean man who avoided compulsory national military service.
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the collection of corporate documents from the Gambian Companies Registry in support of a refugee from Gambia.
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the creation of a Country of Origin memorandum in support of a political activist from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir threatened due to his association with a certain political party.
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the creation of a Country of Origin memorandum in support of a Liberian former child soldier who had been human trafficked throughout Africa and the Middle East.
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the creation of a Country of Origin memorandum in support of an Indonesian domestic worker who was the victim of domestic abuse and human trafficking.
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the creation of a Country of Origin memorandum in support of a homosexual man from Tanzania.
  • Justice Centre Hong Kong on the creation of a Country of Origin memorandum in support of an Egyptian man threatened due to his political speech.
  • Lawyers without Borders in conjunction with a regional survey of Southeast Asian countries to identify regional patterns of human trafficking.  
Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm
Clerkships
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Honorable Florence Y. Pan