Banking & Finance

In today’s increasingly diverse and complex financial markets, banks, other financial institutions, local companies and multi-national corporations alike rely on Rajah & Tann LLP’s experienced banking and finance practice to advise them on all aspects of finance transactions including cross-border arrangements.

Highly recommended by industry commentators and popular among clients for banking and finance, our lawyers have a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of the regulatory frameworks in Asia to help clients raise debt effectively.Our forte lies in offering thoughtful and comprehensive legal advice to domestic and international banks and other financial institutions, as well as their clients on a wide variety of instruments and cross-border transactions.


Practice areas

Rajah & Tann LLP covers all forms of banking and finance practice, including the following areas:

  • Corporate Banking
  • Trade Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Islamic Banking
  • Project Finance
  • Structured Finance
Corporate Banking

We regularly advise domestic and international banks, financial institutions, funds and corporates on a wide range of corporate banking matters, including domestic and cross-border syndicated and bilateral lending transactions, security arrangements, leveraged and acquisition finance, registration and enforcement of loans and security in Singapore and foreign jurisdictions. We also provide advice on loan restructuring and the sale and purchase of loans.

Trade Finance

We have an active trade and commodity finance practice, regularly advising clients on pre-export, advance payment, import and stock financing facilities. We have broad experience in collateral management arrangements and taking security over soft and hard commodities both locally and in the region.

Debt Capital Markets

We advise our clients on a full range of debt fund raising exercises, such as the issues of bonds (including convertible and exchangeable bonds), notes (including medium term note programmes), and other debt instruments, and the restructuring of debt arrangements such as bond exchange offers.

Islamic Banking

Islamic banking is a fairly new area of law in Singapore. We advise on a wide range of Islamic Finance products (including mudaraba, murabaha, musharaka, ijara and sukuk), and have acted for Islamic banks, conventional banks, financial institutions and corporate bodies.

Project Finance

We are experienced in advising sponsors and funders on the financing aspects of projects in a range of industry sectors.

Structured Finance

We offer specialised legal advice on structured finance, including securitisation transactions, which addresses and encompasses a broad range of issues, including corporate, finance, tax, disclosure, licensing and other regulatory issues. Our practice extends to both domestic and cross-border securitisations. In this area of practice, we have advised originators, structurers, lead managers, rating agencies, trustees and service providers.