Doreen Sim is a senior partner in our Finance Practice Group. She specialises in general banking, finance and security transactions. She has extensive experience in a wide range of loan and other debt related transactions (both domestic and cross border) including bilateral, club and syndicated loans, property financing and acquisition and asset financing. Her clients include local and foreign banks, large corporates, real estate investment trusts and funds.
Doreen has led in major project finance, onshore and offshore financing, profit participation security transactions and securitisations. Doreen has also advised on banking, insolvency and other financial laws and regulations and has been involved in debt restructurings.
Doreen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree from Girton College, Cambridge in 1988 and has been practising banking law since her call to the Singapore Bar in 1990. She has been named as a Leading Lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific since 2009 and in Chambers Global since 2009. She has been a Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance in Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2007.
Doreen has been cited in Chambers Asia as "a highly respected name in this sphere, with particularly noteworthy experience in property financing" and who is regarded as "commercially aware, sensible and reasonable" by market sources. She has been highlighted in Chambers Global as a "true-blue banking lawyer with an active general banking practice who is adept at handling a wide range of banking and finance matters, including bilateral and syndicated loans and asset financing. She is particularly well known for property financing.” Doreen has been mentioned in Asialaw Profiles as being respected for her “commercial approach” and commended by clients for her exceptional drafting and negotiation skills.