Christopher Tan is a partner in Singapore with nearly two decades of practice experience. His areas of practice include corporate and commercial (with a focus on cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings), banking and finance (including structured and syndicated loans and debt capital markets) as well as employment law, frequently and wherever necessary instructing and collaborating with locally admitted counsel across different jurisdictions (with a particular focus on South East Asia) for these purposes.
Mr. Tan has represented private equity firms, multinational corporations and private companies on outbound and inbound investments in the region using both equity as well as hybrid structures, and has handled transactions covering Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, China as well as Mongolia.
Mr. Tan has also acted for both lenders and borrowers on onshore as well as offshore financing transactions, involving vanilla bilateral, structured, mezzanine as well as syndicated loans.
Mr. Tan also leads the employment practice in Singapore, and has most recently been ranked (in Band 2) for Employment (International) by Chambers and Partners (2020 Edition) as well as listed as a recommended lawyer for Labour & Employment in every edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2017.
The 2019 Edition of Chambers and Partners commented that 'Clients praise Christopher Tan as "very responsive" and a "pleasure to work with". He provides clients with employment advice related to restructurings and M&A transactions. He is also well versed in employment contracts and terminations'.
Legal 500 Asia Pacific lauded Mr. Tan over the years as being 'particularly good and quite unique in his qualities' and 'has extensive and invaluable experience practising both international and Singapore employment law in a global firm context, and he also has a strong disputes and transactional background which is invariably useful'.
In addition, Mr. Tan’s team has also been recognized, with Chambers commenting that 'Interviewees value the team's business acumen and the quality of its client service, with one saying: "They provided outstanding customer service and demonstrated good commercial awareness by proposing practical solutions while protecting our business interests." "They have fast turnaround time and are commercial," as further sources added'.
Chambers also noted that the team 'combines local employment knowledge with notable cross-border capabilities, stemming from the firm's regional network of offices', and are 'particularly adept at assisting clients in the TMT sector'.