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Catherine Hanam

Joint Managing Director
Location: Suntec City office


  • LL.B Hons (London)

  • Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple), [1984 – 1994]

  • Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), 1986

  • Solicitor (England & Wales), 1994

Practice Areas:   

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Company & Commercial Law

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • Real Estate & Conveyancing

  • Joint Ventures

  • Venture Capital

  • Employment Law and Employee Benefit Schemes

  • Estate Planning & Trusts


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Catherine Hanam’s legal practice spans 3 decades and focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate & Conveyancing.

In relation to her Corporate and Commercial Law practice, Catherine has had vast experience advising both individual and corporate clientele on corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, including involvement in cross-border transactions covering multiple jurisdictions such as Australia, Brunei, Cook Islands, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

She frequently advises privately held companies on structuring effective corporate structures for investments and capital raising. Catherine also works with foreign law firms, advising Singapore law on various transactions undertaken.

Catherine's experience includes

  • advising a privately held investment company in connection with its acquisition of an interest in a REIT manager in Singapore and in its financing and security documentation.

  • advising a major multi-national corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange worth in excess of US$40 billion, on the Singapore law aspects of a worldwide demerger, commercial agreements, corporate re-structuring, asset and business transfers, employment, and intellectual property-related issues.

  • advising a US-listed major multi-national corporation on the Singapore law aspects of a worldwide merger, commercial agreements, corporate structuring, asset and business transfers.

  • advising a Singapore company in a US$40 million acquisition by a US-based MNC.

  • advising a foreign public listed multi-national corporation on the re-structuring of a group of subsidiaries which involved negotiating the acquisition of shares held by the minority shareholders in various property and hotel projects in Australia including restructuring of loans and intercompany debts and liquidation of companies in Hong Kong, Cook Islands and British Virgin Islands.

Catherine’s portfolio also includes real estate transactions in Singapore and she regularly acts for individual and corporate clientele in sales and purchases of residential, commercial and
mixed-development properties.  

In particular, Catherine has acted for foreign investors both residing in and out of Singapore in their acquisitions and disposals of Singapore property. During her career, Catherine has acted for various local banks, such as DBS, UOB, OCBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Leong Finance, Singapura Finance Limited, Citibank, HSBC Bank, CIMB Bank, ANZ Singapore, and Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, in their mortgage-related transactions for real estate purchases, in respect of both private and commercial properties and company acquisitions.

Catherine merged her practice in early 2014 with Attorneys Inc.

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