Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Having developed her legal career in both commercial and criminal litigation since joining the firm as a pupil upon graduation in 2007, Sheila Ng has been involved in a broad spectrum of disputes and advisory work. She enjoys a practice particularly in corporate restructuring and contentious insolvency, as well as financial disputes, investigations, fraud and asset recovery; and has deep experience and expertise in these areas.
Sheila has been at the forefront of major insolvencies in the region, having acted and continuing to act for the liquidators of Dynamic Oil Trading (part of the O.W. Bunker Group), MF Global Singapore, BSI Bank, and various Lehman Brothers Singapore entities. She also has experience acting for debtors or financial institution creditors in corporate restructuring exercises, and had recently successfully represented a listed debtor company in obtaining an order granting super priority in the form of security over unencumbered assets, which is a first under Singapore’s rescue financing regime introduced in 2017.
Sheila has also advised and represented various international entities in the investigation and prosecution of cross-border claims involving commercial fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties, and the recovery of assets globally. She has also acted for major international banks and brokerages in investigations into regulatory, risk and compliance issues related to matters such as market manipulation, fixing of benchmark rates, layering and spoofing, and insider trading.
Sheila is a Fellow of INSOL International, and is one of the first three Singapore-qualified lawyers to have earned this recognition. She is also recently inducted into the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Program, Class IX. Sheila was also recently featured in the Global Investigations Review (GIR) 40 Under 40 - a list of 40 accomplished young investigations specialists from all over the world, and recognised in the 2019 Edition of Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in the field of Investigations. She was also featured as one of a hundred female investigations specialists in Global Investigations Review’s Women in Investigations 2018.