Rhys specialises in capital markets and corporate regulatory and compliance.
He has extensive experience acting for issuers, underwriters and shareholders on a wide range of equity-linked products, including initial public offerings of companies, business trusts and real estate investment trusts, spin-off listings, dual listings on securities exchanges in other jurisdictions and block trades of securities.
Rhys has advised on some of the most significant initial public offerings and equity fund raisings on the Singapore Exchange. He continues to advise issuers after listing on their equity fund raisings as well as their ongoing corporate and compliance work.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific notes that Rhys has been “praised for his ‘100% dedication and commitment’ to ‘deliver a high-quality product’ and ‘get the deal done’”. Who’s Who Legal cites Rhys as a recommended practitioner and notes that he is a “highly experienced practitioner who provides thorough and practical advice”. IFLR1000 cites Rhys as a notable practitioner and notes clients’ feedback that he is “excellent”, “extremely well versed in the Singapore IPO market with strong practical knowledge of the regulators”, “commercially sharp and sensitive to clients’ needs”, “offers thoughtful and holistic advice and solutions” and is “probably among the Top 4 general corporate and IPO lawyers for Singapore”. Another client observes that “he is completely professional in his conduct” and “when the other side listens to his advice as well, one knows that he is in safe hands”.
Rhys has been a Partner of the Firm since 2009. Prior to joining Allen & Gledhill in 2006, he was an associate in the Singapore office of a US law firm.
- Acted as transaction counsel and advised Singtel and NetLink NBN Management (as trustee-manager of NetLink NBN Trust) on the S$2.3 billion initial public offering and listing of NetLink NBN Trust on the Singapore Exchange, together with the concurrent S$1.9 billion acquisition of units in NetLink Trust by NetLink NBN Trust from Singtel.
- Acted as transaction counsel and advised Nanofilm Technologies International on its S$510.1 million initial public offering and listing on the Singapore Exchange. Nanofilm Technologies International is the first nanotechnology solutions provider to be listed on the Singapore Exchange, and the first deep-tech company in many years to do so, and had a market capitalisation of approximately S$1.705 billion on listing.
- Acted as transaction counsel and advised Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation on its renounceable underwritten rights issue of shares which raised gross proceeds of S$3.34 billion.
- Advised affiliates of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation on their block trade of shares in Global Logistic Properties, which raised gross proceeds of S$1.55 billion.