Pauline Lee heads Harry Elias Partnership LLP’s Real Estate and Banking Practice Group.
Pauline’s main areas of expertise are in real estate transactions involving state and private lands and real estate financing. She has extensive experience in advising on numerous major residential, commercial and industrial projects in Singapore. Her clients include listed and major developer companies such as City Developments Limited, CapitaLand, Singapore Press Holdings, Sentosa Development Corporation, Hong Leong Group, Sime Darby Group, Fraser Centrepoint Group, Aspial Corporation Group, Wee Hur Group, Tiong Aik Group, Sysma Group and Sustained Land Group as well as private real estate investment and development company such as the Sun Venture Group of companies. She also represents all major banks in Singapore.
Pauline has been involved in some of Singapore’s major projects which make up its magnificent skyline. She advised on Connexion, the first mediplex in Singapore, comprising a hospital, hotel and medical suites. She also acted for Marriot International Inc. in relation to the development and management of The Ritz-Carlton Residences Singapore, a 58-unit luxury residential condominium project.
She represented the Hang Huo Enterprise Group Limited, the first foreign company from Macau, in the development and construction of Link Hotel at Tiong Bahru Road, an innovative conversion of two blocks of Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flats into a new hotel. She also advised the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort as well as the Singapore Flyer on aspects of their acquisition and financing. Some of her recent commercial projects include acting for major groups in the acquisition of Grade ‘A’ commercial buildings and offices such as Samsung Hub, Springleaf Tower and strategically located Paya Lebar Square (next to MRT), iconic Straits Trading Building and most recently Westgate Tower for a consideration of over half a billion Singapore dollars.
Her recent projects also include the acquisition and development of the flagship facility of the Eurokars group known as Eurokars City Centre. The Eurokars group is the largest privately held car distributor in Singapore and the facility houses premium brands Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Mini all under one roof. She currently advises the Eurokars group on their other facilities.
Pauline is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 2016. Her experience in acting for high-profile clients was highlighted in the Asian In-House Handbook 2009. Her Practice Group was awarded “Real Estate Firm of the Year” by Asian Counsel Firms Of The Year 2008 and her team has been described by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as ‘excellent, efficient’ under her leadership. Her Practice Group was the winner of Global Awards 2013 Best Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2013 awarded by InterContinental Finance Magazine.
Pauline was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990.