LLB (Hons), NUS
Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore
Called to the Bar: 1990
Florence heads the corporate department in Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP. She commenced practice in Rajah & Tann in 1990, thereafter was a partner of Helen Yeo and Partners (now known as Denton Rodyk) before joining as partner in Joseph Tan Jude Benny in 2000. She had handled private residential / commercial housing project development work as legal counsel with one of the biggest renowned housing developer in Singapore, Far East Organisation / Orchard Parade Limited, giving her the opportunity to understand the work process of project development work of developer clients.
Florence has extensive corporate experience in highly complex cross border deals. Her work involves negotiating and advising on joint ventures in Singapore and across the world including Myanmar and Indonesia, structures for foreign investments, restructuring of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations. She also assisted clients in transactions involving vessel acquisition, vessel financing, aircraft acquisition, aircraft leasing documentation, and drafted a wide variety of corporate agreements such as joint venture agreements, investment agreement, syndicated loan agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements, commercial and industrial leasing agreements.
Florence had the privilege of being the legal adviser to Myanmar National Airlines, the sole Myanmar state owned flag carrier. She assisted them with the acquisition of their aircrafts and set up of branches in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. She was also recently engaged to advise on the development of a major offshore marine center in Indonesia between a Singapore entity and an Australian entity which is part of a conglomerate in Australia, a pre-eminent provider of wharf-side port logistics and port management services in the Australian region who is looking to expand its operations extensively in the South East Asia region.
Florence’s experience in real estate transactions coupled with her corporate background is a powerful combination enabling her to advise corporate clients effectively in any corporate deal involving land, which is a very specialized area of law. Her dedication and commitment towards her work has invariably left an indelible impression on her clients.