Real Estate

Angela Teo


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Angela embarked on her journey as a conveyancing lawyer at a time when most of her CHP colleagues had yet to come into existence.

Since that time, Angela counts her representation of a statutory board in the development and lease of the landmark projects of the Marina Bay Sands and Resort World Sentosa integrated resorts and her tenure as the first female Managing Partner of Donaldson & Burkinshaw in its 143 year history (having left after 37 years of practice there), as her career highlights. Apart from her real estate practice that includes property acquisitions and disposal, property financing, property letting and leasing, she also handles corporate and commercial matters, estate planning, probate and administration work.

Of the different facets of legal practice, Angela particularly enjoys drafting – a process that lets her draw out structures which introduce neatness and order around the vagaries of deal circumstances. That is not to say that she does not seek fulfilment through relatively more conventional outlets such as shopping, cooking and spending time with her family.

With an impressive number of years of experience under her belt, Angela brings an additional depth of knowledge to the firm and offers guidance to both our budding lawyers and the management team.

Deal Highlights:

• Acted for a statutory board in 1984 in the redevelopment and revitalisation of the then popular family recreational park, Haw Par Villa by a joint venture company formed by Fraser & Neave and Times Publishing with a multi-million dollar investment to modernise the theme park

• Acted for a statutory board in 2003 in the lease of land at the Marina Promenade, Marina Centre for 30 years for the multi-million dollar development of the Singapore Flyer which opened in 2008 and earned its reputation (until 2014) as the highest ferris wheel in the world

• Acted for a New Zealand company in 2004 in the lease and development of the first ever unique wheeled gravity ride on Sentosa which is now a must ride attraction on the island

• Acted for a statutory board in 2005 in the sub-lease of land for 30 years for the S$75 million development in Chinatown of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a Chinese Buddhist cultural complex housing Buddhist religious artefacts including the temple’s centrepiece, the Buddha Tooth Relic said to be the last canine tooth of Buddha and housed in a 3,500 kilograms golden stupa

• Acted for a statutory board in 2005 in the lease of land at Marina Bay for the development by Las Vegas Sands of a multi-billion dollar integrated resort with world class tourism and MICE facilities and attractions, including a casino being the first ever casino permitted in Singapore, and known as Marina Bay Sands which officially opened in June 2010

• Acted for a statutory board in 2006 in the lease of a 50 hectares plot of land at Sentosa for the development by Genting Singapore of another multi-billion dollar integrated resort in Singapore and now known as Resort World Sentosa, with key attractions that include tourism facilities and attractions such as hotels, themed parks and exhibition halls and the other of the two casinos permitted in Singapore, which casino became Singapore’s first casino when it began operations on 14 February 2010