Ally Smith

Ally Smith

Senior Associate

Email ally.smith@​

Phone +65 6538 0900

Fax +65 6538 7077

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"Ally Smith is a rising star and one to watch. She impresses clients with her ability to blend her technical excellence with the “bigger picture” – she is very measured, sharp and user-friendly."

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

Originally from the US and having practiced in the UK and Singapore, Ally benefits from a unique international perspective which drives her deep understanding of the needs of multi-national corporate clients.

Ally advises clients on a wide range of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.  She pairs an eye for detail and technical accuracy with a true appreciation of the big picture to meet clients' needs.  While practising in Singapore, Ally has advised clients on deals in key South and Southeast Asian jurisdictions, including Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Ally studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Brasenose College, Oxford and Law at St Edmund's College, Cambridge.  She has previously interned at the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court and the Office of the Public Defender in Florida, as well at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria.  Ally is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales.

Representative experience

Advising Aboitiz Power on the US$46m acquisition of Mekong Wind in Vietnam from Armstrong Asset Management.

Advising Navis Capital on the sale of its majority stake in Classic Stripes (India) and acquisition of Classic Stripes (US) and Classic Stripes (Indonesia).

Advising Navis Capital Partners on the purchase of a majority stake in one of the world’s leading premium tannery groups.

Advising a US-based clean energy player on a Singapore joint venture arrangement with a China-based partner to develop clean energy plants around the world.

Walmart Inc. on the US$16 billion acquisition of a 77 percent majority stake in Flipkart Private Limited, the prominent Indian e-commerce marketplace company.

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