Shaun is a dual qualified Partner (advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and solicitor of England and Wales) specialising in cross-border banking and financing transactions and with significant experience working on consensual work-outs. 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 matters.

His portfolio of work also includes representing clients in the maritime / offshore / aviation sectors with non-financing matters such as asset acquisitions, leases and charters, mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts.

Shaun has been commended by clients in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings (2021 and 2022 editions) 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 (NYSE / OSE: BORR) group, as part of the group’s overall restructuring of its secured debt amounting to more than US$2 billion in aggregate.
  • Acted for a private equity fund in connection with a financing collateralized against its investment in a leading food and beverage producer and distributor.
  • Acted for Starhub Ltd in relation to a bridge loan extended to MyRepublic Holdings Ltd in connection with Starhub’s acquisition of MyRepublic Broadband Pte Ltd.
  • Acted for a leading Southeast Asian bank on its approximately S$156 million financing to a Singapore based purchaser for the acquisition of a regional pharmaceutical distribution group.
  • Acted for a global private equity firm in relation to a convertible term loan facility to a leading gas distribution network owner and operator.
  • 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 customers 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.
  • Acted for Rowsley Ltd. in connection with a working capital term and revolving facilities collateralized against real estate in Malaysia.