The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has set the country's women's rights back 20 years. This is why we should care. “All I could see around me were the fearful and scared faces of women and ugly faces of men who hate women, who do not like women to get educated, work and have freedom. Most devastating to me were the ones who looked happy and made fun of women.” – The Guardian, 15 August 2021. A Rude Awakening These words, by a female teacher at an English-language education centre in Kabul, and other similar stories were what jolted the world as Kabul fell to the Taliban two Sundays ago in its lightning and bloodless re-taking of Pakistan...
TSMP Law Corporation is a law firm with both dispute resolution and transactional law capabilities. Boutique in size with over 60 dedicated lawyers, we punch far above our weight, whether in the courtroom or across the negotiating table.
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TSMP is not in the business of providing cookie cutter legal product. Every client is different - from his business problem to his preferences - and we invest time in understanding those needs, customising our service and solutions to meet them.
This means three things: High partner engagement, bespoke legal solutions and out-of-the-box thinking.
Our frequent engagement on multi-jurisdictional transactions and with international counsel mean we're used to 24-hour turnaround demands. Our in-depth knowledge of how Asia thinks and works has, time and again, proven invaluable in getting the deal done.
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The law is a noble profession. It demands uncompromising standards of excellence without sacrificing the principles of integrity. This underpins everything we do.
"Highly renowned and a firmly established name in the legal community"
- Chambers Asia
"This firm confirms the maxim that size is not everything. It has the capability and experience to represent both international and local banks, listed companies and government entities".
- Chambers Global
Year this Office was Established: 1998
Lawyers Worldwide: 125
Languages: English, Mandarin. Bahasa Melayu
Areas of Practice
Joint Managing & Senior Executive Directors
Executive Directors & Directors
Not yet in the driver’s seat but hungry for change, millennials are lobbying to shape the way the companies are run. What do North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin, United States Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They are all captains in their fields. And they are all millennials. Widely defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, the collective term “millennials” has long been an oft derision-loaded byword for the younger generation...
On 26 July 2021, TSMP Law Corporation joint managing partner Stefanie Yuen Thio was quoted in a Business Times article about the increased IPO activity in South-east Asia, a trend that is expected to continue till the end of the year. She noted that soaring US markets have helped feed appetite for IPOs. She said “Singapore lags behind, partially as a victim of our own economic success.” She also noted that the US has had a boom of SPACs that are seeking attractive targets. But Chinese companies have not been a good option for these SPACs – given current relations between the US and China, and Beijing’s crackdown on homegrown unicorns...
TSMP advised Allianz Real Estate in its approx. US$190 million all-cash purchase of 98 per cent of the ZLink office tower in Beijing. The property investment arm of Germany's Allianz SE expects China to account for up to half of its Asia-Pacific fund allocation going forward from 40 per cent now, with focus on the new economy and logistics sectors. Allianz Real Estate is just one of many foreign investment firms betting on growth in the commercial property markets of China's top-tier cities, driven by high demand from small start-ups to large corporates...