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Abdul Jabbar Bin Karam Din

Executive Committee Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Head, Corporate and Transactional Group

Practice Area:

Banking & Finance
Corporate Commercial
Employment & Benefits
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Client

LLB (Hons) (Second Upper), National University of Singapore
Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

T +65 6232 0465
E abdul.jabbar@rajahtann.com

Abdul Jabbar Bin Karam Din heads the Corporate and Transactional Group of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.

Jabbar has more than 25 years of extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, banking and finance, general commercial and private client work, both local and international.

He has acted for both purchasers and sellers in a wide range of cross-border and local merger and acquisition transactions. He also advises regularly on transfer of businesses and undertakings, statutory amalgamations, joint ventures, partnership agreements, group reorganisations and company disposals. 

He regularly acts for both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of cross-border and local financing transactions, including both conventional and Islamic financing transactions and debt capital market transactions such as bond issuances and securitisation transactions.

He also advises companies on corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters. He regularly trains directors on corporate governance and the requirements of the SGX Listing Manual. He serves on the board as company secretary to numerous private and public listed and unlisted companies as well as several registered foreign companies with Singapore branches.

Jabbar has been listed as a leading practitioner in Who's Who Legal – Corporate Governance from 2017 to 2024, as well as in Who’s Who Legal – Labour & Employment from 2011 to 2024. He has also been recommended in The Legal 500 (Corporate and M&A) and cited as providing his clients with 'consistently sound’ and ‘high quality commercial’ advice. He is also recognised as a leading practitioner in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2017.

  • Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee, and Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, Global Investments Limited
  • Director, R&T Corporate Services Pte Ltd
  • Director, RTA Collab Capital Pte Ltd
  • Director, ISCA (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) Cares Ltd
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)
  • Member, Practice Development and Accreditation Committee, Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Corporate Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Corporate Law Advisory Panel, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
  • Member, Legal Services Committee, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)
  • Member, Ethics Committee, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Member, Corporate Governance Working Group, Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore (CSIS)
  • Member, Consultant Editorial Board for Lexis Practical Guidance, LexisNexis
  • Honorary Legal Adviser, UAE Singapore Business Council (UAESBC)
  • Managing Conflict of Interest to Mitigate Corruption Risks (SID Directors Bulletin)
  • Corporate governance challenges of group companies (The Business Times)
  • Navigating corporate governance of group structures (The Business Times)
  • Harassment, intimidation and sabotage: Can more be done to protect whistleblowers? (Channel News Asia)
  • How Should a Board Respond when its Members are Under a Criminal Investigation? (The Business Times; SID Directors Bulletin)
  • The Need for Universal Legislation on Whistleblowing (The Business Times, Boardroom Matters)
  • A Practical Guide to Company Secretary Obligations in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Singapore Chapter, The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, 4th Edition
  • Establishing a Business in Singapore (Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide)
  • Pass It On: Succession Planning and Preparing for Contingencies (The Business Times Legal Advisor)