Shaun's practice focuses on banking and asset finance transactions in the aviation, maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors. He has acted for financiers (financial institutions, funds and other lending structures) as well as sponsors / companies (for equity investors, sponsors and borrowers or lessors) in complex and high value asset financing deals including loan financings and structured leasing transactions.

His portfolio of work also includes representing clients within the maritime and aviation space with other non-contentious maritime matters such as sale and purchase transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial charters and contracts. He has also assisted with numerous high-profile debt-restructuring, primarily in relation to distressed shipping and offshore debt.

Shaun has been commended by clients in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings as having "strong industry and market knowledge", being "able to add value on top of good legal advice with practical assistance" and for having "clear analysis of legal problems" and providing "practicable solutions for the business".

Shaun graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree in 2014. He joined Allen & Gledhill as a Practice Trainee in end 2014.

Work Highlights

  • Acted for a major creditor in connection with the restructuring of approximately US$900 million in debt owed by the Borr Drilling Limited group, as part of the group’s overall restructuring of its secured debt amounting to more than US$2 billion in aggregate.
  • Advising a leading harbour towage operator headquartered in Italy on its acquisition of two major providers of harbour towage services based in Singapore and Malaysia.
  • Acted for a shipyard in relation to finance and operating leases offered by the shipyard for its customer for newly built drilling rigs.
  • Acted as transaction counsel for an Australian bank in relation to a limited recourse uncommitted term facility of up to US$50 million to certain subsidiaries of a prominent Singapore-listed trading company, to finance its acquisition of four Singapore-flagged vessels.