Career Highlights

2018

: Overseeing and executing the expansion of the New Ubin Seafood Group with the opening of two new outlets in CHIJMES and Ramada Hotel (Zhongshan Park) in January 2018 and December 2018 respectively.
2017 :

Acting for a multinational advisory and investment firm on numerous briefs, including enforcement of claims, liquidation, restructuring proceedings and providing advice on complex issues of credit and security, including maritime claims and trade finance disputes.

2017 :

Advising a “white knight” in a proposed rescue and restructuring of an offshore marine construction firm.

2017 :

Acting for a US private equity fund in opposing a debt restructuring proposal in the Singapore High Court.

2017 :

Successfully representing Bank of America in opposing a moratorium and restructuring proposal by Pacific Andes. Complex issues of cross-border restructuring, jurisdiction and statutory interpretation were involved: see Pacific Andes Resources Development Ltd and other matters [2016] SGHC 210).

2017 :

Representing a healthcare company in mediation concerning an asset acquisition dispute with a monetary value of approximately SGD 10 million. A positive outcome was secured.

2017 :

Acting for an SGX Mainboard-listed company on numerous briefs, including negotiations with statutory bodies and providing employment and general corporate law advice.

2017 :

Advising an international accounting firm on its employment practices and facilitating cross-border human resource deployment to ensure compliance with Singapore law.

2017 :

Acting for a Norwegian creditor in connection with a claim in excess of USD 6 million against an SGX Mainboard-listed offshore marine company.

2016 :

Acting for an institutional creditor in connection with the restructuring of the Swiber Group.

2016 :

Advising an institutional creditor on the validity and enforceability of its security interests in certain of the Swiber Group’s assets.

2016 :

Lead counsel in acting for a company in complex cross-border restructuring, involving advising the client on trade-receivable financing, creditors’ claims and security interests. Separately, I advised the client as a creditor of an Indian MNC undergoing restructuring under India’s revised restructuring laws.

2016 :

Advising a US private equity fund on complex issues of credit and security and its claims against an MNC. Legal issues involved the enforcement of a US judgment (original and renewed) in Singapore, sealing of court orders and the recognition of foreign court orders concerning ancillary matters.

2016 :

Acting for the Bumi Group in obtaining interim moratoriums to support a global restructuring of the Group’s debts in excess of USD 5 billion.

2014 :

Successfully representing Beluga Chartering GmbH in obtaining a court-ordered repatriation of Singapore-based assets to the client’s liquidator in Germany: see Beluga Chartering GmbH (in liquidation) and others v Beluga Projects (Singapore) Pte Ltd (in liquidation) and another (deugro (Singapore) Pte Ltd, non-party) [2014] SGCA 14; and Beluga Chartering GmbH (in liquidation) v Beluga Projects (Singapore) Pte Ltd (in liquidation) and another (Deugro (Singapore) Pte Ltd, non-party) [2013] 2 SLR 1035.