A Partner in the the firm's Singapore Corporate Team.
12+ years’ experience working in over 9 different Asian countries, including working for a major US law firm prior to joining the firm.
Focused on cross-border M&A, private equity and various forms of foreign direct investment including on pre-investment anti-bribery and corruption issues. Also regularly advises clients with respect to labour and employment issues arising from restructuring and reorganization, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and post-acquisition integration and on global mobility concerns relating to expatriate assignments or the transfer of personnel between countries.
Transactional experience captures 10+ South-East Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Working across 8 different sectors: real estate & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, banking, auto-finance, telecommunications, textile, pulp and paper and timber and trading sectors.
Examples of work include: an acquisition of a resources company in Indonesia; a joint venture for a MNC in the mobile banking business in Myanmar; corporate advisory to various Japanese trading companies for their global projects; and pre-listing restructuring of businesses in Asia including dealing with various employment related issues.
Examples of clients are Marubeni Corporation, Lum Chang, Yoma Strategic, Yoma Bank and Atlantic Navigation Holdings.
Notable achievements include the restructuring of a Middle Eastern shipping business to be listed on the Singapore secondary exchange (Catalist). This was the first Middle Eastern business of its kind to be listed on the Catalist.
Qualified as an English Solicitor and fluent in Malay and Bahasa Indonesia.
Atlantic Navigation Holdings Inc (ANH) - Advised as International counsel to Atlantic Navigation Holdings Inc (ANH) on the restructuring of its marine logistics and ship repair and fabrication business for the subsequent S$146m back door listing of the company on the Singapore Catalist (a sponsor-supervised exchange) through the reverse takeover of Fastube Limited.
Singaporean listed entity - Advising a Singapore entity in relation to investment and development of a prominent large scale mixed-used development in Myanmar.
Marubeni Corporation - Advised Marubeni Corporation on the formation of a 50-50 aircraft engine leasing joint venture with Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd's aerospace unit. The joint venture, known as Total Engine Asset Management (TEAM), will have an initial leasing portfolio comprising CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines to power narrow-body aircrafts such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.
TechnoFibre Group - Advised the shareholders in relation to the restructuring and the subsequent disposal of the individual interest in the TechnoFibre Group (Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Middle East) to Destini Berhad. The consideration for the disposal was listed shares in the Buyer and required various regulatory clearance requirements in Malaysia.
Long Haul Holdings Limited - Advised on the Long Haul Holdings Limited and PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (Bakrie Group) on the US$1 billion sale of part of the Bakrie Group interest in London-listed Bumi Plc to Borneo Lumbung Energy and Metal.
Representing a “Fortune 500” company in relation to employment-related issues including termination, dismissal, retrenchment, etc arising from its exit from SE Asia as well as breach of fiduciary duties by its directors in two SE Asian countries.
Representing Asian headquartered MNCs in relation to their regional employment-related issues.
Representing a multinational corporation on various employment related issues arising from its investment and subsequent exit from various SE Asian countries.