Joint Managing Partner
Jerry is Joint Managing Partner of Allen & Gledhill.
Jerry has been practising as a corporate lawyer since 1993. Jerry’s main areas of practice include Capital Markets, M&A and Investment Funds, and he has advised on numerous international and domestic transactions. Jerry joined the Firm as a Partner in 2001 from an international firm in Hong Kong. Jerry heads the Firm’s REITs Practice. He was Co-Head of the Financial Services Department and Deputy Managing Partner of the Firm prior to assuming the role of Joint Managing Partner.
Jerry is the leading authority on REITs and business trusts, and has been involved in the listing of almost all the REITs and business trusts in the Singapore market. He was the lead counsel of Hutchinson Port Holdings Trust in the largest IPO in South-east Asia to-date. Jerry has also been involved in almost all the secondary offerings and convertible bond issues by Singapore REITs and business trusts. He has further advised on a number of listings in Malaysia.
Jerry also regularly advises on M&A and private equity transactions, establishment of private funds, complex securitisation and structured finance transactions, and corporate governance. Jerry was involved in the recently announced mergers of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and OUE Hospitality Trust, as well as Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust.
Jerry is cited as a leading practitioner in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal. He has been recognised as a thought leader by Who’s Who Legal. Jerry is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Jerry was the former Co-Chair of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is now a member of its Advisory Board. He is also the current Asia Pacific Regional Forum Liaison Officer of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee. Jerry is also the Secretary of the REIT Association of Singapore, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Editorial Board of Business Law Journal.
Jerry believes in giving back to the community and is active in community work. He currently serves as a director of The National Kidney Foundation.